- August 4th, 2020
- in Student Messages
Originally posted on July 14, 2020
As the University prepares to welcome students, faculty and staff back to the Capstone, a new resource will provide up-to-date COVID-19 information to the campus community. Students, faculty and staff can call 205-348-CV19 (205-348-2819) to get answers to frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 and UA’s plan and protocols. In addition to providing information related to UA Student Life, Human Resources and Academic Affairs, two nurse practitioners will be available to answer basic medical questions and refer callers to testing, self-quarantine or medical care. Operators will also be able to guide those in the UA community who test positive for COVID-19 on what they need to do regarding work, housing and other protocols. The hotline was developed by UA’s College of Community Health Sciences and is operated by the Institute for Rural Health Research and department of community medicine and population health. The hotline operates daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Face Coverings Mandatory in All Campus Buildings
The UA System Health and Safety Task Force has updated its guidance for face coverings beginning immediately. Face coverings, which includes masks, face shields and cloth coverings over a person’s nose and mouth, are required in all University buildings with limited exceptions. In accordance with the recommendations of health experts and in compliance with local ordinancesmandating their use, face coverings must be worn in any campus building except when an individual is alone in an enclosed workspace or private office with no other personnel present.
Bama Dining Safety Plan Updates
Bama Dining is committed to taking extra precautions to keep the UA community well, and has been working to develop a plan that enhances student safety and mitigates the potential spread of COVID-19. In the interest of public safety, hand-to-hand interactions at dining facilities will be limited, and cash handling has been removed. Bama Dining locations will accept only Dining Dollars, Bama Cash and credit/debit cards, beginning Fall Semester 2020.
DEI Offers Common Book Read Experience
The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host a common read of the New York Times best-selling book “White Fragility” by Robin DiAngelo beginning the last week of July.
Ferguson Supe Store Reopens This Week
The Supe Store location in the Ferguson Center is reopening this week; check the website for hours of operation. Face masks are required, and customers are asked to practice social distancing inside the store. The Supe Store is offering in-store and online savings.
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