University Spring 2022 Operations

After a successful fall semester, The University of Alabama will resume operations on Jan. 4, with spring semester classes beginning Jan. 12. As national and local coronavirus transmission rates have increased, some updates to existing protocols are necessary and now in effect:

  1. The University Covid Support Program (CV19)remains open for consultation and guidance at 205-348-CV19.
    • Faculty, staff, and students must report positive tests to CV19 and follow instructions regarding testing, quarantine, and isolation.
    • Those who feel sick or symptomatic should call CV19 for guidance.
  2. Vaccinations and boosters remain strongly encouraged and are available at no cost at the University Medical Center (UMC) and Student Health Center (SHC).
  3. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask indoors and in outdoor crowds.
  4. Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, in specified locations:
    • Academic buildings, including library and classroom buildings
    • Administrative and office buildings (except when distanced)
    • Health care facilities, including UMC and SHC
    • Campus transportation
    • Other areas as officially designated by the University

Testing for sick and symptomatic individuals is available at UMC and SHC, and CV19 continues to provide advice and referrals, including the latest CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health guidance regarding quarantine and isolation protocols. Limited dedicated space remains on campus for those not able to return home or quarantine/isolate in place. 

College of Community Health Sciences Dean Dr. Ricky Friend continues to emphasize the effectiveness and importance of interventions like vaccinations, boosters, and wearing well-fitting masks in all public locations. The Situational Response Team will monitor conditions on campus and in the community and recommend any necessary changes.

Additional details, including information for those who are vulnerable or at risk, will be added to healthinfo.ua.eduand updated as conditions change.