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Clinical Areas

Effective Friday, March 17, 2023, UAB Medicine, UAB Dentistry and UAB Eye Care no longer require masking for health care workers who have received the primary COVID-19 vaccine and do not have any respiratory symptoms. Additionally, masking is not required for patients and visitors to inpatient and ambulatory settings who do not have any respiratory infection symptoms.

Masking will continue to be required in some clinical areas. Those with active respiratory infection symptoms in all health care settings are still required to mask. 

Read the updated visitor policy

Non-Clinical Areas and Blazer Express

Masks are not required inside non-clinical university buildings or on UAB Transportation, including Blazer Express buses. UAB continues to consult public health and infectious diseases experts to make data-driven decisions to safely pursue our vital mission.

Options for Face Masks

Many individuals in our campus community may choose to wear a well-fitting mask for many good reasons, including a weak immune system, a friend or family member at greater risk, an inability to get vaccinated, or simply for personal comfort and peace of mind. Please respect each individual’s choice; members of the campus community are encouraged to respect the decisions others make in keeping with our Shared Values.

Handwashing and Hand Sanitizers

Good hygiene remains an important line of defense against infection. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Hand sanitizers will be available at multiple locations in your building, and you should place a hand sanitizer in your workspace for easy access.