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Effective 4 p.m. March 4, 2022, UAB no longer requires masks to be worn inside non-clinical university buildings; read more below. UAB continues to consult public health and infectious diseases experts to assess the pandemic and make data-driven decisions to safely pursue our vital mission.

Personal Safety Practices

Effective 4 p.m. March 4, 2022, UAB no longer requires masks to be worn inside non-clinical university buildings, except:

  • UAB Medicine employees and others working in or entering UAB Medicine buildings where patient care is delivered should continue to follow UAB Medicine-specific guidance.
  • Individuals are still required to wear a mask in accordance with CDC guidance, including:Following an isolation period after a positive test (i.e., wear a mask for five days when around people following the isolation period).
    • After an unvaccinated person’s close-contact exposure to a COVID-positive individual (i.e., wear a mask for five days following the exposure.
  • Masks are not required in university meetings, events, classrooms or laboratories unless there is a non-COVID environmental health and safety policy or guideline that otherwise requires a mask for the setting or activity being performed.
  • In university buildings that have both clinical and non-clinical areas (e.g., schools of Dentistry and Optometry), masks are required where patient care is being delivered and in patient-facing areas (including common areas like lobbies and waiting areas).
  • Masks will continue to be recommended on Blazer Express.

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

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.

UAB Ethics Hotline

Regardless of vaccination status, students and employees must comply with COVID-19 safety precautions. Non-compliance concerns can be reported through the UAB Ethics Hotline.