What’s Required

VACCINES: Federal courts have put the vaccine requirement on hold for further consideration. On Dec. 7, 2021, a federal court issued a nationwide order to suspend the vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors. This follows a Nov. 30 federal court order to suspend the CMS vaccine mandate for health care workers. As a result, UA’s vaccine requirement is suspended. At this time, UA will not be required to take action regarding unvaccinated employees on Jan. 4, 2022. Because the ultimate outcome of legal challenges is not decided, we will continue to closely monitor legal developments and provide guidance to employees.

FACE COVERINGS: Consistent with the Executive Order, effective Nov. 5, 2021, face coverings will no longer be required for fully vaccinated individuals in most UA facilities.  

Face coverings will be required:  

  • For unvaccinated individuals indoors, and in crowded outdoor settings or during outdoor activities that involve sustained close contact with others who are unvaccinated;  
  • For all individuals in patient clinical-care settings, including the University Medical Center, the Student Health Center, the Capstone Village assisted living and specialty care units, Brewer-Porch Children’s Center, and the Working on Womanhood program; and  
  • For all individuals on Crimson Ride buses.   

Unvaccinated individuals will not be required to wear masks when eating or drinking while maintaining appropriate distancing, when alone in an office with floor-to-ceiling walls and a closed door, while actively exercising, or in residence hall rooms. To the extent practicable, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should maintain social distancing.  

Anyone, including those who are fully vaccinated, should feel comfortable choosing to wear a mask, even when not required. 

POSITIVE TESTS: If you receive a COVID-positive test result through an off-campus facility, you must report your result immediately to the COVID Hotline Support program. You may be asked for documentation of your positive test.

What’s Expected

What’s Offered

Note about On-Campus Student Social Events

Any indoor social event over 250 participants will require some capacity limit considerations.  Please consult with Amelia Brock, Assistant Director of Student Involvement, or Kathleen Duffy, Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, who can assist you in addressing health and safety expectations to ensure a successful social event. Please note this extra step only applies to on-campus indoor social events with guest lists over 250 people. Masks are strongly encouraged, even when not required by campus policy.