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UAB Students,

COVID-19 cases are again on the rise in and around Birmingham. This is a critical time for UAB and our community, so we must be vigilant.

Please read and follow these urgent safety reminders:

  • Avoid gatherings (large and small) where masks are not worn, and where 6 feet of social distance is not maintained. Read about UAB restrictions/sanctions on student gatherings (on- and off-campus).
  • Make safe Halloween plans with masks and social distancing.
  • If you attend a UAB Athletics event, wear masks and socially distance (violations may result in limits on attendance at future games).
  • If you test positive for COVID-19: Help stop the spread by providing quick, accurate information for contact tracing and exposure notification.
  • If you test positive through an off-campus lab, alert UAB Student Health.

Student Health will not submit information about positive tests and student gatherings to Student Conduct, so disclosing a positive test or close contact to Student Health will not result in sanctions.

  • Our priority is to take care of your health and manage the spread of COVID-19.
  • Download the GuideSafe app to anonymously learn or notify others of exposures.
  • If you are ordered to quarantine: Complete the full duration. You cannot “test out” of quarantine early with a negative test.
  • If you have questions about exposures or protocols, call 205-934-SAFE.

Read tips from infectious disease and public health experts to have a fun, safe college experience during COVID, and follow the latest updates on the UA System COVID-19 Dashboard. Thank you for making the temporary sacrifices that SHOW your Blazer spirit and protect our community. Please stay vigilant. We will get through this together.

Looking for some spooky fun? Check out this year's Halloween events.