For Immediate Release

UA System COVID-Positive Count Remains Minimal with Record-Low Employee Numbers

Today’s update to the University of Alabama System COVID-19 Dashboard shows continued minimal COVID cases across the System.

Dashboard data reflects the lowest number of employee positive cases since the pandemic began, including record-low cases amongst our clinical enterprise employees who have been battling COVID on the frontlines. Of more than 70,000 students enrolled at UA System campuses, only 36 tested positive this week.

Each campus is currently offering a vaccine administration program. All eligible UA System employees will be offered vaccines by the end of this month. Increased vaccinations coupled with continued adherence to guidelines set forth by the UA System Health & Safety Task Force will provide for our planned return to normal operations and full capacity in the fall 2021 semester.

Key COVID dashboard data this week:

  • Testing continues to indicate minimal risk of asymptomatic transmission on our campuses. Zero individuals who participated in sentinel testing this week tested positive. There have been zero asymptomatic student cases at UAB in the past three weeks.
  • The number of COVID-positive tests remains extremely low System-wide, with just 36 students, 5 academic faculty and staff and 9 clinical enterprise employees testing positive last week.
  • Designated quarantine and isolation space is at 2% occupancy System-wide, with only 16 of the 710 rooms currently occupied.

The next UA System Dashboard update will be released Friday, March 26.

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