What’s Required

FACE COVERINGS IN SPECIFIC LOCATIONS ONLY:

  • Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, in health care facilities, including UMC and SHC.

What’s Expected

  • Those who feel sick or symptomatic should follow guidance provided on the “What If I … test positive, have symptoms, or have been exposed” web pages.
  • Students are expected to return to their legal residence (home, apartment, residence hall room) to quarantine or isolate.
  • Everyone on campus is strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted to Protect Our Herd. UA will continue to offer the vaccines at no cost through the Student Health Center and University Medical Center.
  • Faculty, staff and student employees may voluntarily report vaccination status to help UA plan.
  • Proper handwashing and hygiene practices are expected.
  • Individuals are responsible for cleaning/sanitizing personal workspaces.

What’s Offered

  • Testing for sick and symptomatic individuals is available at UMC and SHC.
  • Vaccines and boosters continue to be available at no cost through the Student Health Center (SHC) and University Medical Center (UMC).
  • UA will provide face coverings to at-risk employees and students who request them, pending supply, along with other reasonable preventive steps.
  • Existing accommodations processes remain available, and those at-risk, especially those who are not vaccinated, should take appropriate actions and precautions.

 


NOTICES
Ongoing Updates
As the situation related to COVID-19 evolves, UA protocols will change.  Continually monitor official channels of communication including emails and the  UA Health Info website, along with System plans at uasystem.edu.

Changes in Format or Schedule – Academics and Events
UA is committed to maintaining the delivery of instruction to allow students to continue their education with minimal disruption, but cannot guarantee or promise to provide a specific mode of delivery of services, classes, instruction, or experiences, or that the mode of delivery will not change during the semester.  This could include the transition from previously planned methods of delivery including on-campus, hybrid, and remote classes and experiences to – if circumstances warrant – the exclusive provision of services, classes, and other instruction or experiences on a remote basis, as practicable, or on an alternative schedule. While the method of delivery may change, educational instruction and opportunities will continue. As such, UA will not provide any refund of tuition, in whole or in-part, based on a change in the mode of instruction or schedule of delivery of any services, classes or other instruction or experiences. Final approval of an event may be denied, cancelled, or revoked by the Vice President for Student Life or Provost up to the day of the event, if necessitated by COVID or any other public health emergency.  Expenses incurred are the risk of student groups and will not be factored into the decision.

Acknowledgements
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness or even death, and there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place where people are present. Participation in on-campus educational programs and activities, events, on-campus work, clinical programs, or other campus activities may expose individuals to a risk of contracting COVID-19, especially if unvaccinated. Even if individuals and UA use all reasonable care, there is still a risk of exposure or infection while on UA grounds or property, or while taking part in UA activities or business.

The University of Alabama System and UA have implemented rules, regulations, and protocols, including the health and safety guidelines.  Faculty, staff, and students must comply with all health and safety guidelines and directives, which may be revised from time to time.

Failure to comply may subject faculty, staff, or students to discipline, up to and including the suspension or termination of employment, or suspension or expulsion from campus.