UA Faculty, Staff Returning from Remote Work Must Test

  • September 18th, 2020

University of Alabama employees who have not already been tested for re-entry and are still working remotely need to test for COVID-19 before returning to campus for work.

In addition to testing, faculty and staff must complete the online training module through myBama and check symptoms daily on UA’s Health Check.

Faculty and staff should wait until notified by a supervisor of a return date before completing a re-entry test at Coleman Coliseum. If you have already completed the re-entry testing process and continued to work remotely, you do not have to test for re-entry again.

In addition to re-entry testing, employees may be asked to test for the following reasons:

  • Possible exposure to someone with a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Having been in a geographic area with a notable increase in cases.
  • Sentinel testing.
  • Experiencing possible symptoms of COVID-19.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to report symptoms to the COVID-19 Support Program and wait for instructions from a case manager. Symptomatic employees who need to be tested should contact the University Medical Center at 205-348-1770.

“The campus community is safer when our faculty and staff members get tested on campus when needed so we know if and where the virus is spreading,” said Dr. Richard Friend, dean of UA’s College of Community Health Sciences.

If testing with a personal physician or off-campus health care provider for any reason, employees are asked to report a positive test result to the COVID-19 Support Program.

For more information: contact the UA COVID-19 Hotline at 205-348-CV19 (2819).

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.