General Questions

Please review the UAH COVID-19 website to learn everything you need to know about coming to UAH safely.


COVID-19 Testing and Notification

There is no re-entry testing requirement for faculty, staff or students who are coming back to campus for Fall 2021.

Yes. For more information, please visit the COVID-19 Testing page.

Students should send results to the Student Health Center at shc@uah.edu or upload them to the online Health Portal. Employees should send results to the Faculty and Staff Clinic at fsc@uah.edu or upload them to the online Health Portal.

Symptomatic individuals may not come in contact with members of the University community (students, faculty and staff) until they receive a negative test result.

Students and employees who participate in on-site testing will be notified directly of their results.

The UA System has developed a COVID-19 Dashboard that provides System-wide COVID-19 information to the public. This content is broken down by campus, and offers an aggregate System total. This data includes the number of known positive cases and vaccination percentages of students, faculty and staff on- and off- campus.

Please visit the Notification Protocol page for detailed information on UAH notification protocols.

Please visit the Notification Protocol page for detailed information on UAH notification protocols.

 


Face Coverings

Face coverings are required indoors on campus. This requirement applies to everyone, regardless of vaccination status.

Exceptions include:

  • When alone in offices and private workspaces
  • In residence hall rooms
  • While actively eating or drinking
  • While actively engaged in exercise

UAH will continue to monitor key data and public health guidance and will work in conjunction with the UA System Health and Safety Task Force to evaluate this temporary guidance.

 


Student Life and Athletics

Yes. UAH Student Life will assist student organizations, including Greek organizations, to comply with all campus restrictions on student organization-sponsored events.

Campus events, including events sponsored by student organizations, shall occur in accordance with pre-pandemic University policies. Face coverings are required indoors on campus.

 


Housing

Individuals who test positive are required to complete a 10-day isolation. Unvaccinated individuals are required to quarantine for 14 days following exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual. Students who are unable to quarantine in place will be asked to return to their permanent residence to complete quarantine or isolation. For those unable to return to their permanent residence, UAH will maintain a limited amount of housing for quarantine and isolation purposes.

Submit to for-cause testing at the discretion of the University.

Quarantine and isolation requirements should be received from the health care provider.

Submit to for-cause testing at the discretion of the University.

 


Employees

An employee who tests positive for COVID-19 should not report to work and must immediately contact Human Resources at hr@uah.edu. UAH employees who test positive and who have been directed to isolate may be allowed to work remotely if the supervisor determines that a remote work arrangement is feasible and supports the operational needs of the department. Any remote work arrangement is expected to be temporary and based on the specific needs of the employee. If remote work is not feasible, the employee will be required to use the appropriate leave time to meet their isolation or quarantine requirement. As a reminder, all COVID-related accommodations have expired, including remote work as a result of COVID. For additional information on remote work, please review the UAH Remote Work Guidance page.

Any employee who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who is waiting for test results, and unvaccinated employees who have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19, should not report to work and must immediately contact Human Resources at hr@uah.edu.

UAH employees who are required to isolate or quarantine may be allowed to work remotely if the supervisor determines that a remote work arrangement is feasible and supports the operational needs of the department. Any remote work arrangement is expected to be temporary and based on the specific needs of the employee. If remote work is not feasible, the employee will be required to use the appropriate leave time to meet their isolation or quarantine requirement. As a reminder, all COVID-related accommodations have expired, including remote work as a result of COVID. For additional information on remote work, please review the UAH Remote Work Guidance page.

Fully vaccinated individuals who are not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms but have been exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 are not required to report exposure or quarantine in accordance with public health guidance.

If an employee is the primary caregiver for an immediate family member (parent, spouse, child) who has been directed to quarantine by a medical professional, public health authority, or school or care facility, they may be allowed to work remotely if the supervisor determines that a remote work arrangement is feasible and supports the operational needs of the department. Any remote work arrangement is expected to be temporary and based on the specific needs of the employee. If remote work is not feasible, the employee will be required to use the appropriate leave time to meet the quarantine requirement. As a reminder, all COVID-related accommodations have expired, including remote work as a result of COVID. For additional information on remote work, please review the UAH Remote Work Guidance page.

 


Vaccine Information

If you continue to have questions after reviewing all of the information on this website, please contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at fsc@uah.edu or 256.824.2100, or the Student Health Center at shc@uah.edu or 256.824.6775.

Do not schedule a vaccine appointment if you are still recovering from an active COVID-19 infection.

UAH provides COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. We are currently administering Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines require two doses within a specified period – between 21 (Pfizer) and 28 (Moderna) days, depending on the manufacturer. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine requires a single dose.

Yes, you may schedule an appointment through the health portal at uahportal.pointnclick.com and choose Dose 2 of 2. Please bring your vaccine card showing dose 1.

Campus community members received an email with details and a link to the scheduling portal when they became eligible for vaccination. Currently all individuals ages 12 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Alabama.

Even if you previously tested positive, you should still be vaccinated. However, do not schedule a vaccine appointment if you are still recovering from an active COVID-19 infection.

No. Vaccination is not required for enrollment or employment at this time.

You will schedule your vaccine through the online health portal at uahportal.pointnclick.com. You will fill out a consent form the morning of your appointment and will receive other pertinent information. You will report to the vaccination site on the scheduled appointment date and receive the first dose. After the dose is administered, you will stay at the vaccination site for 15-30 minutes to be monitored for any potential reactions. During this first vaccination (for Pfizer or Moderna), you will also receive instructions on scheduling an appointment to receive the second dose. Non-UAH affiliated persons can call 256-824-2400 to schedule an appointment and will complete a paper consent form on-site.

Review the Vaccination Prep page for details. Bring your A Number and Charger ID or government-issued identification. Wear a mask and arrive no more than 15 minutes before your appointment time. Wear clothing that allows access to your shoulder and upper arm. You will have your temperature taken and asked health questions as part of the process.

You will stay at the vaccination site under medical supervision for 15-30 minutes to be monitored for any potential reactions. If you later experience an adverse reaction and need immediate medical attention, call 911. The CDC recommends that individuals consider using the V-Safe App. Details are on the CDC website.

Yes. You will be provided a certificate of immunization after receiving each dose. Bring the certificate to the second appointment.

You should consider your health circumstances and the available information on COVID-19 vaccines. Helpful information is on the on the FDA website, CDC website and ADPH website. Fact Sheets on vaccines authorized for emergency use are available on the CDC website.

No. The COVID-19 vaccines are free.

If you miss your first dose of the vaccine, contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at fsc@uah.edu or 256.824.2100, or the Student Health Center at shc@uah.edu or 256.824.6775.

If you miss your second dose of the vaccine, contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at fsc@uah.edu or 256.824.2100, or the Student Health Center at shc@uah.edu or 256.824.6775 as soon as possible.

If you are in quarantine on the date of your appointment, please contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at fsc@uah.edu or 256.824.2100, or the Student Health Center at shc@uah.edu or 256.824.6775 to reschedule your appointment.

Please contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic at fsc@uah.edu or 256.824.2100, or the Student Health Center at shc@uah.edu or 256.824.6775.