Progress will not stop with the issuance of this update.  Throughout Spring 2021, three teams will continue to meet regularly and will assist President Bell with ongoing response to COVID-19.  These include:

UA System Health and Safety Task Force

UA professionals are active participants in the UA System Health and Safety Task Force.  This group will continue to meet throughout Spring 2021 and may update the UA System Health and Safety Guidelines.  The latest information is available at

Situational Response Team

President Bell has established a situational response team, consisting of representatives and experts from the President’s Office, Academic Affairs, Finance and Operations, Health Sciences, IT, Public Safety, Research, Strategic Communications, and Student Life.  This group serves as the campus command center and will monitor and address issues that may arise by continuously assessing the UA plan, recommending adjustments, monitoring important data points, and advising leadership.

Presidential Advisory Committee

The advisory committee is the central work group that helped establish the initial return plan. It has grown in both membership and functions, with additional faculty, staff, and student representatives to advise the President on the campus community and its response to this plan.