Of all the things we have to do, all our tasks and responsibilities, we must be well. We care about your well-being, and UWA Counseling Services can help if you are experiencing struggles that affect your ability to function and enjoy your daily life. This weekly series offers tips and guidance to help focus on your well-being amidst struggles intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. see more
GuideSafe™ Entry Testing was required
for every college student attending a public or private four-year college in the state of Alabama for the Fall 2020 semester. The test was provided throughout Alabama at no cost to students through an initiative supported by CARES Act funding. learn more
Find the latest information on the virus and confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
To the UWA Community:
In response to the expanding threat of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), and in adherence with advisories issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), UWA is taking precautions to ensure the health and safety of all our students, faculty, and staff. We recognize that some of the precautions may pose an inconvenience to you, but your cooperation and understanding are essential as we all work together to protect the health and safety of the entire University community.
Ken Tucker, Ph.D.
While the University has removed the outright prohibition on non-essential University-related travel, supervisors should still carefully examine all travel requests to determine necessity and the health and safety factors involved with the requested travel.
Factors used in determining whether a travel request should be approved include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Is the purpose of the travel critical to the overall mission and goals of the University? The question is not whether it is important to a single area or department. For example, does the travel support student enrollment, financial stability of the University, provide training needed to maintain licensure, or similar requirements?
- Can the purposes of the travel be accomplished in other ways or by other means? Can the meeting or training be done remotely, online, or otherwise virtually? Is different but adequate training available online?
- To where is the requested travel? How many people will be going? What is the chance of community spread if the employee returns infected?
Students, faculty, and staff who experience flu or flu-like symptoms should contact a healthcare provider immediately. Explain your symptoms and recent travel history to your medical care provider. For those with limited access to their current or preferred healthcare professional, UWA partners with Rush Medical Group of Livingston for basic health care services.
Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
Cover your mouth when coughing.
Use hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol or above.
Avoid contact with sick people.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid unnecessary travel.