For Immediate Release

UA System Reports Zero COVID Positives at UAH, Record Low System-wide

Today, The University of Alabama System announced zero positive cases of COVID-19 at the University of Alabama in Huntsville over the last week, with very few positives at The University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

These figures represent three consecutive weeks of record low positives among students, faculty, staff and clinical enterprise employees across the System for the 2020-2021 academic year.

UAH President Darren Dawson stated today: "We are tremendously grateful for the leadership of The Board of Trustees, the UA System Health and Safety Task Force, our medical team on campus and our academic and student life administrators, who have worked tirelessly all year to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to continuing this effort to finish out the semester and return in the fall with full, in-person activities."

The data also provides strong support for the UA System Health and Safety Task Force's projection for full-capacity and normal operations in the fall semester on all three campuses. The Task Force will remain vigilant and monitor data in coming weeks as many sectors of the economy resume full normal operations.

Key COVID dashboard data this week:

  • Only 6 academic faculty and staff tested positive this week across the entire System. When combined with the 14 clinical enterprise employees, which also represents a pandemic low point, only 0.05% of UA System employees tested positive last week.
  • Sentinel testing positivity remains very low, with 0 out of 1,594 students testing positive at UAB this past week. This figure indicates minimal risk of asymptomatic transmission on campus.
  • With only 3 students in designated quarantine and isolation housing across the System, the vacancy level is over 99.5%.

The next UA System Dashboard update will be released Friday, March 12

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