Spring 2021 entry checklists will be finalized in the coming weeks. Check back here frequently for updated information.

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.

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. Students should start to monitor symptoms and report known COVID-19 exposures with UAB Healthcheck on January 11 if you are registered for on-campus or hybrid classes. Please login to Healthcheck to start COVID-19 monitoring for the spring semester. Ensure daily Healthcheck notifications are active and you are able to retrieve your green passport to enter campus facilities. If you have stopped responding to Healthcheck notifications, you must visit the Healthcheck site to restore your account. If your spring schedule includes any hybrid or in-person classes, you must complete Healthcheck every day (even if you do not come to campus).

guidesafe testing

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.

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Set up your Verily account:

To ensure you are included in active sentinel testing, register with Verily, UAB's new COVID-19 testing strategy. Registration emails will come from Verily (Team Healthy). If you're unable to register at this time, check back by January 8.

Sentinel Testing

GuideSafe™ Active Sentinel Testing:

UAB has expanding it's testing strategy for the spring 2021 semester to a new, enhanced sentinel testing plan, called active sentinel testing. This new approach gives students the opportunity to test every other week. After receiving an email notification from Verily (Team Healthy), students will have seven days to complete their test. In addition, UAB will continue to test all students who report symptoms and close contact via Healthcheck via its existing testing platforms.

Online Training

Online Training:

All students whose schedules have any face-to-face or hybrid classes 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 also login to Canvas to complete the training course. If you do not complete the training by January 19, a hold will be placed on your account, which will impact class registration and drop/add.

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.

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

The associate dean in each school who is responsible for tracking students who test positive for COVID-19 will notify faculty when the student is cleared to come back to class. Student Health Services maintains communication with students and will let them know when they are clear to come back to class after testing positive for COVID-19.


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.

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. If you stopped using Healthcheck at the end of the fall 2020 semester, you should re-activate your Healthcheck account before returning to work in January 2021. All UAB employees will be required to complete Healthcheck on a daily basis, and their assigned risk level will automatically be communicated to the GuideSafe™ Event Passport system. As a reminder, 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 buildings, classes, meetings, the library and other events on campus.

Online Training

Online Training:

All on-campus faculty and staff must complete the web-based training course. New courses will be added in the coming days.

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. Download the app here.

verily

Create a Verily Account:

During the spring 2021 semester, UAB has a new, enhanced sentinel testing plan called active sentinel testing program, which allows faculty and staff who are regularly working on campus to receive a COVID-19 test every other week. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, employees must first register with Verily to ensure you are included in active sentinel testing. If you participated in entry testing in the fall 2020 semester and created a Verily account at that time, it will be active and available for you to use this spring. Emails for sentinel testing will be sent from Verily (Team Healthy) to those that are eligible to register. Verily is UAB's trusted testing partner and important testing communications will come from them.

Sentinel Testing

Participate in Active Sentinel Testing:

Every other week, campus faculty and staff who are designed by their unit administrators as on-campus or hybrid will have the opportunity to participate in active sentinel testing. These employees will receive an email from Verily (Team Healthy) notifying them that they can schedule a test if they're interested in doing so. After receiving the email, employees will have seven days to schedule their test at one of the designated testing locations on campus. This approach allows for more frequent testing and helps quickly identify and isolate asymptomatic positive cases.

Faculty and staff who are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should not schedule an active sentinel test. Use UAB Healthcheck to report your symptoms and follow the next steps to see if you need to be tested.

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

The associate dean in each school who is responsible for tracking students who test positive for COVID-19 will notify faculty when the student is cleared to come back to class. Student Health Services maintains communication with students and will let them know when they are clear to come back to class after testing positive for COVID-19.