COVID-19 Updates

Our entire UA System – UA, UAB, UAH and the UAB Health System – is dedicating all possible resources to reopen our campuses in a manner that will be the gold standard for colleges and universities across the nation. While we do not know when our students will return, when they do we will be ready to welcome them to the safest campuses in America. Chancellor Finis St. John has established a System-wide Task Force to meet our goals using strategies of all kinds: testing measures, enhanced cleaning, classroom procedures, housing policies, security and wellness programs, and more.

Comprehensive Health and Safety Plans

Comprehensive Health and Safety Plan – updated August 7, 2020

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UA Return Plan
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UAB Guide to Re-entry
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UAH Return to Campus Plan
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On Monday, August 4, Chancellor Finis St. John, UAB President Ray Watts, Dr. Selwyn Vickers and the UA System Health and Safety team launched America’s most comprehensive campus entry program for higher education students. The GuideSafe TM platform is funded by more than $30 million in CARES Act money provided by Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. See links to press release, livestream of the 8/04/020 press conference and news coverage:

State of Alabama, University of Alabama System officials unveil GuideSafe app aiming to keep schools virus-free

Alabama college students must report symptoms online after testing negative

News conference announcing GuideSafeTM, August 4, 2020