Coronavirus Information

This page serves as the central location for updates and guidance from the University of Arizona on the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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Updated 10:16 a.m. July 6, 2020

STATUS

  • All Summer 2020 classes are online.

RE-ENTRY UPDATES

Mask Update: Face coverings are required on campus — see directiveaccessibility considerations and graphic (English & Spanish).Updated 6/23/20

Fall 2020 Update: After much discussion, deliberation, and review of peer University plans, we have made the decision to allow our students to continue their semester at home following the Thanksgiving break. We plan on delivering all finals review and testing in an online modality. Professors will discuss the specifics with their classes at the beginning of the semester.New

  • Plans to resume in-person classes for Fall 2020 have been announced.
  • The university's decision to reopen in the fall heavily relies on the 'Test, Trace, Treat' strategy, part of the overarching Campus Reentry Plan.
  • Our Re-entry teams are developing plans with these guiding principles.

See all of the latest communications. And watch reentry task force briefings weekly at arizona.edu/live.


Health & Safety Information

Campus Health

Information on testing, how to cope with stress related to COVID-19, and up-to-date information.

CAMPUS HEALTH

Federal, State & Local

Additional resources you may find helpful to keep you informed.

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL

ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

PIMA COUNTY

Your safety and wellbeing is our priority. Please refer regularly to the Centers for Disease Control and the Arizona Department of Health Services for emerging guidance for COVID-19 health and safety.

IF YOU FEEL SICK

  • Stay home. Except for seeking medical care, avoid contact with others and do not travel.
  • Campus Health is testing for COVID-19 - please call (520) 621-9202 before you come in. 
    • Campus Health is testing individuals who are concerned that they are infected with or have been exposed to COVID-19.
    • They continue to test only students, staff, and faculty of the University at this time.
    • Campus Health providers will evaluate patients and order testing if appropriate.
    • Visit the Campus Health website for more information.

SYMPTOMS

COVID-19 Symptoms (May appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus)

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

PREVENTION

  • Wash your hands often. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol

  • Avoid touching your face. Your eyes, nose and mouth are common entry points for germs.

  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing. Use a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands).

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; door handles, groceries and take-out food containers, countertops, kitchen areas and cell phones.

Health & Wellness

Health & wellness partners from across campus have created a catalogue of resources for faculty, staff, students and parents.


Information For

Students needing technical assistance can call our 24/7 Support Center at (520) 626-TECH (8324) or (877) 522-7929.

Academic Information & Support

Financial Support

Additional Resources

We are grateful for the ongoing contributions from our Wildcat community, alumni and donors to the Arizona Student Emergency Fund and Campus Pantry. As of May 11, there have been over 1,700 undergraduate and graduate student applicants for the emergency fund and the Campus Pantry continues to serve students and staff.

And we are grateful for the relief the federally funded CARES Act is providing to institutions of higher learning. This includes $30.9 million for the University of Arizona, of which $15.4 million will be awarded for emergency financial aid grants to students for things like course materials, technology, food, housing, health care and childcare costs as a result of the disruption caused by COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing our students again in the near future. Until then, use the resources provided to support your wellbeing, continue to stay safe and Bear Down!

Facebook Live stream

On Wednesday, March 25, President Robert C. Robbins and Provost Liesl Folks answered questions in a Facebook Live event. Captioning is available in English and Spanish.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to work from home but are permitted to be on campus. 

Resources

Experiential Learning GuidelinesNew

Town Hall Q&As

President Robbins, Provost Folks and CFO Lisa Rulney are hosting virtual town hall forums with colleges and administrative units. A list of questions and answers will be updated regularly.

Read Questions & Answers

Q&A with President Robbins & Senior Leaders

Information presented in this Q&A is up-to-date as of April 17, 2020. As we navigate a rapidly evolving public health crisis, the solutions we implement can and will change. The university will continue to provide timely updates.

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  • Virtual Resources to help students, families and high school counselors plan for college futures.
  • Please visit our updated FAQ pages for First-yearTransfer and International students for answers on how COVID-19 will influence enrollment deadlines, financial aid and grades/official transcripts.

Research, Innovation & Impact is providing policy and planning information to manage research activities impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are research resources.

Commencement

University Operations

Events

  • All in-person campus events have been cancelled or postponed.

Latest Communications

June 5, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Mitigations – Return to Campus Planning for UA Employees
May 15, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Sabbaticals Approved before COVID-19
May 8, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Commencement, Semester End and Campus Status Updates
May 1, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan – Update on Summer Instructional Activity
April 28, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Financial Sustainability Update
April 23, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Summer 2020 Sessions and Beyond
April 6, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus usage during COVID-19 mitigation efforts
March 31, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected
March 30, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President

Adapting For The Future, Post-COVID-19

March 27, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Resilient Together
March 27, 2020 Campus Health

University of Arizona Students Support Pima County on COVID-19 Cases

March 27, 2020 Andrea Romero, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Promotion Guidelines
March 25, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Student Financial Emergency Fund
March 23, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President COVID-19 & Mental Health Resources
March 23, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Students in credit-bearing experiential learning placements
March 20, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President A message to students from President Robbins
March 20, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President A message to colleagues from President Robbins
March 20, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Commencement Update
March 20, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost [AMENDED] Revised Academic Grading and Eligibility Policies (for students)
March 20, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Revised Academic Grading and Eligibility Policies (for employees)
March 16, 2020 Facilities Management COVID-19 Cleaning Process
March 15, 2020 Kendal Washington White,
Vice Provost for Campus Life & Dean of Students
A Message from the Dean of Students
March 15, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Guidance on Student Workers in Academic Instruction Roles
March 13, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Update on COVID-19 Response
March 14, 2020 Research, Innovation & Impact COVID-19 Guidance for Research Students and Postdocs
March 13, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Update for Faculty and Staff
March 13, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Research Continuity Update
March 13, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan / Events, Meetings and Gatherings
March 13, 2020 Housing & Residential Life COVID-19 Update from UA Housing & Residential Life
March 13, 2020 College of Fine Arts Arizona Arts announces cancellations due to Coronavirus
March 11, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President     Delaying Start of Classes
March 11, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan (Students)
March 11, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan (Faculty)
March 11, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan (Staff)
March 11, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Campus Mitigation Plan (Research)
March 10, 2020 Michael Dake, SVP for Health Sciences AHS Suspension of Non-Essential Domestic Out-of-State Business Travel
March 9, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Class Absence Policy Modification / Effective Monday 16 March 2020
March 6, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Have a Safe Spring Break
March 6, 2020 Michael Dake, SVP for Health Sciences International Travel Suspension and Changes to Educational Activities
March 5, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Overseas Travel Information
March 3, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Modification to University of Arizona’s Class Absence Practices
March 3, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Coronavirus Update
March 3, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Italy and Iran Travel Suspension
February 1, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost China Travel Suspension
January 27, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost South Korea Travel Suspension
January 26, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Message from Campus Health Regarding Coronavirus Outbreak

UANews Coverage & Research

Frequently Asked Questions

For a collection of up-to-date answers, please visit the Campus Health COVID-19 page.

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