Update: July 20, 2021

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. As of Monday, July 26, 2021, all campuses in the UA System will return to in-person instruction, events and activities. Read the full memo here.

UAB will return to in-person operations, with the following guidelines in place:

  • Unvaccinated individuals are expected to use face coverings inside campus buildings and should practice social distancing wherever possible.
  • Those in a clinical setting remain subject to the individual healthcare setting's protocols and requirements, which may include face covering, social distancing, visitor restrictions, health screenings and other established protocols for that setting.
  • Campus events can return to normal in accordance with pre-pandemic policies (Athletic events remain subject to NCAA and/or conference requirements.)
  • On-campus COVID testing will remain available.

Safe and effective vaccines are free and easy to get. If you have not yet been vaccinated, please do so as soon as possible to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, including the more contagious and dangerous Delta Variant. Click here to learn about COVID-19 vaccines. Additional guidance on lifted COVID restrictions can be found through out this site.

The UA System Health & Safety Task Force is increasingly concerned about the rise in COVID-19 cases throughout the state, as well as the prevalence of the delta variant. Widespread vaccination is key to mitigating further increases. The Task Force will remain intact and will continue to monitor data points such as vaccination rates on campus and in the community, COVID-positive cases per 100,000 individuals, age-specific hospitalization rates, rate of breakthrough infection or reinfection, and prevalence of emerging variants. This Plan remains subject to change based on these factors.


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