VIEW THE FULL FALL 2021 RETURN PLAN.

What’s Required

VACCINES: As a federal contractor, The University of Alabama, like most higher education institutions, must comply with Executive Order 14042 and accompanying guidance. Consequently, the University is required to ensure that all UA employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by Dec. 8, 2021, unless they have an approved medical, disability, or religious exemption.

FACE COVERINGS: The UA campus requirement for face coverings extends through Oct. 29. Face coverings are required inside all non-residential campus buildings, including all classrooms and academic buildings, and on campus transportation. The rule applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Limited exceptions include:

  • In office workspaces when distanced
  • When alone in offices and private workspaces
  • In residence hall rooms
  • In residential common areas when distanced
  • While actively eating or drinking (in dining venues – while seated at a table)
  • While actively exercising
  • When teaching, if distanced and behind plexiglass

What’s Expected

  • Everyone on campus is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated to Protect Our Herd. UA will continue to offer the vaccines at no cost through the Student Health Center and University Medical Center.
  • Students, faculty and staff should report vaccines received off campus to help UA better plan for the semester. Participating students will receive a thank-you Bama Cash reward.
  • Proper handwashing and hygiene practices are expected.
  • Individuals are responsible for cleaning/sanitizing personal workspaces.

What’s Offered

Note about On-Campus Student Social Events

Over the past few weeks, state COVID-19 numbers and hospital occupancy rates have increased. While we continue to gather student vaccination data, we want to be mindful of the health and safety of our campus. Beginning Aug. 24, 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.