The following checklists apply to the university’s entry plan. The Health System is on a separate plan to transition from the Limited Business Model and began resuming clinical operations in early May.

Note: Guidance and requirements – including testing – are subject to change and will be updated prior to future phases of entry.

Student COVID-19 Entry Checklist

UAB is prioritizing the health and safety of all students as we unite on campus. As you make plans to come to campus, here is a checklist of what you have to do to safely enter UAB's campus.

guidesafe testing

GuideSafe™ Testing: (required)

Each student will be required to take a COVID-19 entry test before coming to campus. Free tests are provided to eligible students by GuideSafe™. Check your UAB email daily for information about testing.

Learn more

Online Training

Online Training: (required)

Students will be required to complete campus entry training via Canvas. An email will be sent to your UAB email with a link to the training courses. You can access the course via Canvas.

Access course

Complete UAB Healthcheck

Complete UAB Healthcheck: (required)

A COVID-19 assessment tool for employees and students to report the existence of any current COVID-19-related symptoms, exposure history, and testing history on a daily basis. You may begin using Healthcheck now. As described here on the UAB United website, students will be required to complete the COVID-19 assessment tool Healthcheck on a daily basis, and their assigned risk level will automatically be communicated to the GuideSafe™ Event Passport system. Students will press the “Passport” button after completing Healthcheck to get their passports, which are good for 24 hours. Each user is assigned a unique passport number indicating their status which will show a “Clear” screen or “Not Clear” screen to display on students’ phones. A clear passport will be required to enter classes, meetings, the library and other events on campus.

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GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App

GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App:

The GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App facilitates anonymous self-reporting and automates alerts to individuals with previous proximity or close contact with a later positive COVID-19 person.

Learn more

Sentinel Testing

Participate in Sentinel Testing:

We are adopting sentinel testing across the full campus, both academic and medical. Random testing of a percentage of our population on a weekly basis will provide a snapshot of how much of the COVID-19 virus is circulating among our population. Testing is voluntary. But we hope that you will help us in the fight against this virus so that we can continue to put measures in place to keep you safe.

Learn more

Non-compliance with the required items will result in students not being able to remain on campus or participate in any in-person classes, meetings, jobs, extracurricular activities, and events.

Check your email and uab.edu/uabunited for regular updates.

Student Classroom Health and Safety Checklist

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Get Ready for the Classroom

This checklist will help you have a healthy and safe semester with UAB’s campus safety plan. To get you started, we’ve measured each classroom to encourage proper social distancing, provided sanitizing wipes and installed equipment to support hybrid and remote learning.

Before you arrive to your classroom

  • Read UAB safety strategies at UAB United (uab.edu/uabunited).
  • Look to your UAB email (including Greenmail on Wednesdays) for information and updates
  • Wear a face covering properly, covering your nose and mouth
  • Complete your Healthcheck every day and get your Passport on the final screen
    • If your passport is red, do not go to class until cleared by Student Health
  • Be sure this is your assigned Attendance Day for this class

Expectations for students in the classroom

  • Wear a mask properly (covering mouth and nose); no eating will be permitted
    • Students without face coverings will be required to leave
  • Use the hand sanitizer stations nearby on your way into the classroom
  • Wipe down your chair/desk with provided sanitizing wipes
  • Take your seat promptly and maintain your social distancing
  • Prepare to show your Healthcheck passport
    • Do not show your passport at the door to avoid groups
    • You can print your passport from a PC if necessary
    • Once seated and when requested by the instructor, show your Healthcheck passport. If necessary, “zoom in/enlarge” your name/date on the screen.
    If you have a red screen, an out-of-date screen or no screen, you should leave immediately.
    • If you refuse, the instructor has the right to cancel class and must report your non-compliance to Student Conduct for progressive discipline; OneCards can be shut off due to non-compliance
  • If you witness non-compliance with safety requirements, alert your instructor. You can also report non-compliance anonymously or to Student Conduct.
  • At the end of class, wipe down your chair/desk and maintain social distancing as you leave

Questions/Concerns

UAB GuideSafe Hotline: 205-934-SAFE (7233)

Student Health Services: 205-934-3581 or access the Patient Portal

Student Compliance/Conduct: 205-996-1512 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Student Counseling Services: 205-934-5816 or access the Patient Portal

Disability Support Services: 205-934-4205 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Faculty & Staff COVID-19 Entry Checklist

UAB is prioritizing the health and safety of all students as we unite on campus. As you make plans to come to campus, here is a quick checklist of what you have to do to safely enter UAB's campus.

guidesafe testing

GuideSafe™ Testing:

COVID-19 campus entry testing will be offered to faculty and university staff coming to campus in August, but it is not required. Campus entry testing is a self-administered nostril swab, not the nasopharyngeal swab.

Learn more

Online Training

Online Training:

All on-campus faculty and staff must complete the web-based training course. Faculty and staff can access the course through www.uab.edu/CampusLMS.

Access the courses

Already completed your training courses?

Click here to see what's new.

Complete UAB Healthcheck

Complete UAB Healthcheck:

A COVID-19 assessment tool for employees and students to report the existence of any current COVID-19-related symptoms, exposure history, and testing history on a daily basis. You may begin using Healthcheck now. As described here on the UAB United website, students will be required to complete the COVID-19 assessment tool Healthcheck on a daily basis, and their assigned risk level will automatically be communicated to the GuideSafe™ Event Passport system. Employees and students will press the “Passport” button after completing Healthcheck to get their passports, which are good for 24 hours. Each user is assigned a unique passport number indicating their status which will show a “Clear” screen or “Not Clear” screen to display on students’ phones. A clear passport will be required to enter classes, meetings, the library and other events on campus.

Learn more

GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App

GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App:

The GuideSafe™ Exposure Notification App facilitates anonymous self-reporting and automates alerts to individuals with previous proximity or close contact with a later positive COVID-19 person. More information will be sent to your UAB email address.

Learn more

Sentinel Testing

Participate in Sentinel Testing:

We are adopting sentinel testing across the full campus, both academic and medical. Random testing of a percentage of our population on a weekly basis will provide a snapshot of how much of the COVID-19 virus is circulating among our population. We hope that you will help us in the fight against this virus so that we can continue to put measures in place to keep you safe.

Learn more

Each member of the UAB community must be personally responsible for general health and safety monitoring and act to facilitate and maintain compliance with established guidelines. To sustain a culture of safety, there must be increased vigilance, monitoring, effective structures for reporting concerns, and appropriate corrective action for non-compliance. Click here to learn more about compliance with established guidelines. 

The Health System is on a separate plan to transition from the Limited Business Model and began resuming clinical operations in early May.

Faculty Classroom Health and Safety Checklist

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Get Ready for the Classroom

This checklist will help you have a healthy and safe semester with UAB’s campus safety plan. To get you started, we’ve measured each classroom for proper social distancing, provided sanitizing wipes, and installed equipment to support hybrid and remote learning.

Before the semester starts

  • Get to know your classroom technology
    • Find what technology is available in your classroom (There are seven different setups with different capabilities): go.uab.edu/tech
    • Attend in-person 30-minute workshops or virtual workshops on classroom technology offered by eLearning.
    • Familiarize yourself with Zoom, Kaltura and Canvas capabilities: go.uab.edu/elearn.

Before you arrive to your classroom

  • Be familiar with UAB safety strategies at UAB United (uab.edu/uabunited).
  • Actively monitor your UAB email (including eReporter) for information and updates.
  • Wear a mask and/or face shield (bring disposable masks to provide for students who may forget).
  • Complete your Healthcheck every day.

When you arrive to your classroom

  • Arrive early and prop open the door to minimize bottlenecks and touching.
  • Locate hand sanitizer stations nearby and point students/others to them if necessary.
  • Confirm sanitizing wipes are in the room to wipe down desks and workstations.
    • If there are no wipes, borrow from another room or cancel class (alert the dean’s office).
  • Confirm social distancing furniture arrangements have not been changed.
    • If they have, you can move the furniture or cancel class (alert the dean’s office).
  • Go to your designated lecturer space marked with tape to encourage social distancing.
  • Check the technology you will use.

Expectations for students in the classroom

  • Students can only attend class on days they are designated to attend in-person.
  • Students must wear a mask properly (covering mouth and nose); no eating will be permitted.
  • Students must wipe down their chair and/or desk before and after class with sanitized wipes.
  • Students must show their Healthcheck passport upon request (show yours as an example).
  • Student should comply with all safety requirements.
    • If a student is not assigned to be present in-person or fails to show a current green Passport, ask the student to leave the class.
    • If a student has no mask, request student to put on a mask (provide a disposable mask if necessary). If non-compliant, request the student to leave the class.
    • In all cases, if non-compliance persists, cancel the remainder of the class and report the student. For more information on student misconduct: 205-996-1512, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Expectations for faculty in the classroom

  • Start on time: In classrooms with newly installed cameras, Kaltura will automatically start recording at the scheduled time and finish at the scheduled finish time.
  • To avoid congestion, do not check Passports at the door. Consider showing your green Healthcheck passport to demonstrate your commitment to UAB United and our students.
  • Record all Zoom classroom sessions.
  • Check passports from a distance. Have students raise their phones (or printed copy of green status). Have students enlarge screen showing name and date.
  • Prompt students to follow safety requirements, and report non-compliance. Student Affairs will lead a process of progressive discipline to address compliance issues with safety requirements (e.g., masks/face coverings, Healthcheck, ability to show a current green passport).
  • Consider providing guidance for students on what to do if they start feeling ill before/during/after class built into first lecture slide (information at go.uab.edu/studentguidance).
  • Edit Zoom and Kaltura recordings if necessary. Publish recordings to make available to students.

Questions/Concerns

UAB GuideSafe Hotline: 205-934-SAFE (7233)

eLearning Teaching Support: 205-934-7217 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IT/Equipment: Use contact information for IT support posted in each classroom. (It has name, phone and email for classroom-specific IT support.)
General IT: 205-996-5555 or www.uab.edu/askIT

Facilities (furniture, cleaning supplies): 205-934-WORK or www.uab.edu/facilities/home/swo