UNA announces Spring 2021 COVID plan
FLORENCE – The University of North Alabama has released its plan to return to campus for the Spring 2021 semester amid the pandemic.
The Covid-19 Recovery Task Force originally developed the plan for the Fall 2020 semester, university officials said. The task force updated it to reflect the safety measures and practices already in place at UNA.
“The spring guidance provides updates to the travel policy, Covid symptom reporting and contact tracing, and information related to the academic calendar,” said Tammy Jacques, assistant vice president for Student Affairs. “Most of the edits are updated to keep language current. We want to remind the campus community and visitors that cloth face coverings will continue to be required in spring semester. There are only a few exceptions that are noted in the guidance plan.”
The updated guidance plan may be viewed here. UNA students will return to campus on Jan. 4, with classes set to resume Jan. 6. Asymptomatic Covid sentinel testing will continue for students and employees for the spring semester through the GuideSafe program. University Health Services now has the capability to do diagnostic (symptomatic) testing for the UNA community as well.