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Housing Handbook COVID-19 Information

Every residential student has a vital role to play in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 and keeping our campus community safe. This addendum outlines residents' expectations due to the current status of COVID. Please understand that Student Housing may need to make additional changes to our Community Standards. Included here are the Student Housing guidelines and expectations for general health and safety for on-campus living. Similar to all other rules and regulations, you are expected to comply with those outlined in the COVID addendum, failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.


Members of the UAB Housing community can reduce their risk of being exposed to COVID-19 by following these measures:

  • Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing/sneezing. Dispose of tissue in the trash after use.
  • Frequently wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use hand sanitizer, at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are unavailable.
  • Do not share food and drinks with others.
  • Disinfect common, shared household objects regularly.


Maintaining a safe and healthy environment is a shared responsibility. We must all do our part to make sure that we protect ourselves and our fellow Blazers. Student Housing highly encourages all students to get vaccinated.

COVID community standards may directly contradict other policies and practices outlined in the Housing Handbook – but COVID standards will override the original policy. Potential violations of these policies will be addressed through the Community Standards and Student Accountability Process. If found responsible for violating the policies through the process, appropriate outcomes will be assigned to residents. Outcomes may include removal from on-campus housing.