Stay Healthy: Top 5 Things to Know About COVID-19 Campus Guidance

While no longer required in any locations on campus, masks are still one of the best ways to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
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While no longer required in any locations on campus, masks are still one of the best ways to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

A new semester at the U of A is just around the corner. As preparation continues for what could be a record-breaking year for enrollment at the university, it’s a good time for a reminder about key COVID-19 guidance designed to help keep the campus safe and healthy.

The fall semester begins Aug. 22 with updated but mostly unchanged COVID-19 guidance.

TOP 5 THINGS TO KNOW

  • Stay Home If You Are Sick
    • Even though COVID-19 cases in the Northwest Arkansas area have declined and vaccination numbers have increased, it is important to remember to stay home if you feel sick and not attend work or class. Faculty are being asked to remain flexible with students who are sick.
  • Follow Isolation Guidelines
  • Masks Are Recommended Indoors
    • Masks are recommended in indoor settings. While no longer required in any locations on campus, masks are still one of the best ways to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
  • Free Masks Are Available On Campus
    • Free C195, KN95 and 3-ply disposable masks are available for members of the campus community. They are available at various help desks including in the Union Living Room and also may be acquired from Facilities Management Central Supply by request. Call 575-3840 to get free masks. 
  • Get Vaccinated and Up to Date with Boosters

While COVID-19 testing is still available at the Pat Walker Health Center by appointment, it may also be convenient to have a supply of self-tests on hand for your personal use. These are available at many retail outlets as well as for free via the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas' flagship institution, the U of A provides an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to Arkansas’ economy through the teaching of new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and job development, discovery through research and creative activity while also providing training for professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the U of A among the few U.S. colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. See how the U of A works to build a better world at Arkansas Research News

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