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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Last Updated: Aug. 8, 2022

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Welcome back! We are excited about everything we know we will achieve this year.

But, COVID-19 continues to present challenges across the world — and Idaho is no exception. We have proven the University of Idaho is bold and brave and ready to deliver the incredible in-person academic experience we are known for – and our students deserve.

We will continue to support each of you in doing what is best for you and your health. Taking individual responsibility for your health is important. This approach has the support of Idaho Public Health and Gritman Medical Center.

Masking is optional at all university locations and will not be required in any setting including classrooms, although you are certainly encouraged to wear a mask if that option is best for you and your health.

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COVID-19 Guidance

No. Masking is optional at all university locations and will not be required in any setting including classrooms, although you are certainly encouraged to wear a mask if that option is best for you and your health.

  • If you need medical care and access to a test, contact your primary care provider or the Vandal Health Clinic at 208-885-6693 to make an appointment.
  • At-home rapid antigen tests can be picked up in one of three locations across campus during the buildings operating hours with a valid VandalCard. Locations include: ISUB Info Desk, Pitman Center Info Desk, and Student Rec Center Info Desk. Contact your center executive office for pick-up information in Boise, Idaho Falls and Coeur d’Alene.
  • Vault at-home PCR tests are available by e-mailing covid19questions@uidaho.edu.
  • Find an at-home rapid or PCR test at a local pharmacy. Most insurance providers are required to reimburse the cost of at-home rapid tests; check with providers for details on how to request reimbursement.
  • Order free at-home rapid antigen tests ahead of time. Every home in the U.S. is eligible up to three rounds of free at-home tests. Orders ship in 7-12 days. Request yours quickly online at COVIDtests.gov.

Students, report any positive cases through a VandalCare report so the university can best assist you.

Employees, if you test positive, work with your supervisor and Human Resources to use the standard sick leave and employee support process.

The CDC recommendations around isolation, masking and returning to normal activities after being exposed or testing positive have many variations. If you fall ill, the CDC timeline calculator can provide helpful isolation guidance. But in all cases, we encourage you to work with your healthcare provider to determine what is best for your situation.

The CDC timeline calculator can provide helpful quarantine guidance if you’ve been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you live in a residence hall or Greek chapter facility, file a VandalCare report for additional guidance.

This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

Vandal Health Clinic

Physical Address:

831 Ash Street
Moscow, ID 83843

Phone: 208-885-6693

Directions to Vandal Health Clinic