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UA System Releases Final COVID-19 Dashboard for Fall 2020 Semester — Reporting to Resume in January when Spring Semester Begins at UA, UAB, and UAH

The University of Alabama System reported minimal increases in positive COVID testing among students on the three campuses this week.

Concept art of new genomic medicine building.

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University of Alabama System Thanks Governor Kay Ivey — Governor’s $50 Million Commitment to Genomic Medicine/Data Sciences Center is an Investment in Every Alabama Citizen

“We deeply appreciate Governor Kay Ivey’s $50 million commitment to the Altec/Styslinger Genomic Medicine and Data Sciences Building at UAB,” Chancellor Finis St. John said today in response to Governor Ivey’s announcement of a $50 million commitment to the project. “This transformational research facility will have a life-changing impact on the citizens of Alabama for generations to come while improving health care delivery around the world.”

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Increase in UA System COVID Cases Remains Moderate — University Officials Urge Caution as State and National Numbers Climb

Despite record-setting state and national trends, the University of Alabama System reported moderate changes in new COVID cases on the three campuses this week.

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UA System COVID Dashboard Reports Minimal Number of Positive Cases — 1,400+ Sentinel Tests Produce Only 9 Positive Results

The University of Alabama System’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing program, which was implemented in August, continues to provide a weekly snapshot of positive cases on the three System campuses (UA, UAB, UAH) and among clinical enterprise staff in the medical center, hospitals and clinics.

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UA System Continues to Minimize the Impact of COVID-19 by Adhering to Comprehensive Health and Safety Plan

The University of Alabama System COVID-19 dashboard reports key indicators that the extensive health and safety protocols on the three UA System campuses are effectively controlling the virus spread. The low numbers of positive cases among students, faculty and staff at UA, UAB and UAH were tallied for the week of October 22-29.

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UA System COVID Numbers Remain Low Despite National Surge

The University of Alabama System’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies are keeping new virus cases to a minimum on the three campuses despite the national surge that set U.S. records yesterday.

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UA System COVID Testing Results Remain Minimal Over the Last Seven Days — Robust Testing Program Continues Systemwide

The weekly University of Alabama System COVID dashboard published today reports 101 new student cases across the three UAS campuses. There are 33 students in isolation facilities, which have a Systemwide capacity of 705 beds. Total UA System enrollment is 70,400.

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UA System Campuses Continue to Report Minimal COVID Cases as Mitigation Efforts Succeed

The University of Alabama System COVID-19 dashboard has been updated today with new data that affirms the effectiveness of the UA System’s comprehensive Health and Safety plan.

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COVID Dashboard Shows Another Significant Decline in Positive Cases

Preventive health measures, careful enforcement of event restrictions and robust testing produced another significant decline in positive COVID-19 cases throughout The University of Alabama System for the week ending October 1.

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UA System COVID Cases Decline Sharply for Third Successive Week — Fewer than 50 New Positives at UA

Today’s University of Alabama System COVID-19 dashboard reports another sharp decrease in the number of positive cases.

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UA System COVID Cases Reach Record Low

The University of Alabama System COVID-19 dashboard released today reports a continued sharp decline in positive cases and a dramatic reduction in the occupancy rate of isolation/quarantine space on the three UA System campuses.

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The COVID-19 dashboard released today by the University of Alabama System shows a significant overall decrease in the number of positive cases among students at the University of Alabama.

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Today, the University of Alabama System updated the COVID dashboard summarizing results of student, faculty and staff testing at UA, UAB and UAH for August 28-September 3.

Mike Saag, M.D., professor of medicine in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases.

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As university administrators consider their options in responding to the presence of COVID-19 outbreaks on campuses, consensus is building among experts that closing a university and sending students home may increase the public health risk.

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Today the University of Alabama System launched a COVID-19 dashboard that will be updated weekly with testing results for students, faculty, and staff on the three UA System campuses: The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville.

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“We are pleased to provide this new testing service to all public colleges and universities across our state. We appreciate the opportunity to work with Governor Ivey and her team to bring this project forward and help Alabama’s citizens during this unprecedented time.” — UA System Chancellor Finis St. John

Governor Kay Ivey announced two programs that will provide robust COVID-19 testing and symptom monitoring, as well as notification of exposure to COVID-19, initially to public institutions of higher education.

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Based on the recommendations of the University of Alabama System Task Force, the Board of Trustees believes that the UA System can best fulfill its core mission of teaching, research, and service by resuming on-campus activities in the Fall 2020 semester.

Selwyn M. Vickers, M.D., Dean, UAB School of Medicine.

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The news of the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery have brought forth expressions of deep anguish, fear, sadness, and rage in communities across the nation.

It is our duty at the University of Alabama System to maintain the academic, operational and financial integrity of our three campuses and the UAB Health System.