Latest Updates

COVID-19 Updates

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

Visit the COVID-19 data dashboard for the latest testing results, updated nightly.

Updated 7:52 a.m. November 3, 2022

Latest Updates

  • Campus Health offers Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, including the FDA-approved bivalent booster shots. You can also receive your vaccines at several locations across Pima County or find a location near you at vaccines.gov
  • TakeAway Testing allows students, employees and DCCs to pick up a PCR saline gargle test kit and drop off a sample at one of the designated locations. As a reminder, it is important to register for TakeAway Testing before dropping off  a sample to get the results.
  • President Robbins shared updates on COVID-19 mitigation at the University for the Fall 2022 semester, including information about monkeypox. 
  • We continue to strongly encourage employees to get vaccinated and verify their vaccination status.
Latest Press Briefing

University of Arizona President Robert C. Robbins holds regular press briefings regarding COVID-19. View past briefings by going to arizona.edu/live.

 


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      Latest Communications

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      Sept. 27, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President

      Hispanic Heritage Month, Campus Safety Resources, and Vaccination and Testing Updates

      Aug. 19, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President

      University Operations and COVID-19 Mitigation Update

       

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      July 21, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President COVID-19 Mitigation for the Fall
      June 20, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President

      Summer COVID-19 Mitigation

       

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      April 12, 2022 Executive Office of the President

      Recap: University Status Update Briefing, April 11, 2022

      March 26, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Week of 3.21.22: Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, Supporting LGBTQ+ Students and Employees, and Basketball
      March 18, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Week of 3.14.22: Face Covering Guidance, Day of Memory, Women of Impact Campaign, SXSW Wonder House, and Basketball
      March 14, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President

      Upcoming Changes to COVID-19 Protocol on Face Coverings

      Feb. 28, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President

      Update: COVID-19 Mitigation Protocols

      Feb. 22, 2022 Executive Office of the President Recap: University Status Update Briefing, February 21, 2022
      Feb. 6, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Week of 1.31.22: New UAPD Chief, UAGC coordination, Giving Day, COVID Response Updates, and Good News!
      Jan. 25, 2022 Executive Office of the President Recap: University Status Update Briefing, January 24, 2022
      Jan. 25, 2022 Executive Office of the President University Status Update Briefing, January 24, 2022
      Jan. 22, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President University Highlights, Week of January 17, 2022
      Jan. 12, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Welcome Back
      Jan. 7, 2022 The University of Arizona Updated Testing Recommendations and Face Mask Protocol
      Jan. 6, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President

      Required testing and face covering updates for all main campus students

      Jan. 6, 2022 Robert C. Robbins, President Update to current COVID-19 mitigation practices
      Jan. 1, 2022 The University of Arizona TakeAway Testing Available Sunday, Jan. 2

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      Dec. 21, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Prepare Now to Return for Spring 2022

      Dec. 10, 2021

      Robert C. Robbins, President

      University Highlights, Week of December 6, 2021

      Dec. 3, 2021

      Robert C. Robbins, President

      University Highlights, Week of November 29, 2021

      Nov. 30, 2021 Executive Office of the President

      Recap: University Status Update Briefing, November 29, 2021

      Nov. 20, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President

      University Highlights, Week of November 15, 2021

      Nov. 16, 2021 Executive Office of the President University Status Update Briefing, November 15, 2021
      Nov. 5, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President University Highlights, Weeks of October 25 and November 1, 2021
      Oct. 23, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President University Highlights, Week of October 18, 2021
      Oct. 19, 2021 Executive Office of the President Recap: University Status Update Briefing, October 18, 2021
      Oct. 15, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President University Compliance with Federal Vaccine Requirement
      Oct. 10, 2021 Executive Office of the President Campus Mitigation Strategies, Fall 2021: Dr. Robbins' Perspective
      Oct. 8, 2021 Executive Office of the President University Highlights, Week of October 4, 2021
      Oct. 4, 2021 Executive Office of the President

      Recap: University Status Update Briefing, October 4, 2021

      Oct. 1, 2021 Executive Office of the President

      University Highlights, Week of September 27, 2021

      Sept. 28, 2021 Executive Office of the President University Status Update Briefing, September 27, 2021
      Sept. 17, 2021  Robert C. Robbins, President University Highlights, Week of September 13, 2021
      Sept. 14, 2021 Executive Office of the President Recap: University Status Update Briefing, September 13, 2021
      Aug. 31, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President University Status Update Briefing, August 30, 2021
      Aug. 24, 2021 Executive Office of the President Recap: University Status Update Briefing, August 23, 2021
      Aug. 19, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Important Updates for Fall Semester
      Aug. 16, 2021

      Executive Office of the President

      Recap: University Status Update Week of August 16, 2021
      Aug. 11, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Updated Mask Guidance

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      July 23, 2021 The University of Arizona

      Updated University COVID-19 Protocols

      June 23, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President University of Arizona Vaccine POD Closing
      June 16, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Update to COVID-19 Mitigation
      May 19, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Update to the Administrative Directive on Face Coverings
      May 11, 2021  Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost

      Summer Attendance and COVID-19 Testing

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      May 5, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President

      Recap: University Status Update Week of May 3, 2021

      April 28, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Recap: University Status Update Week of April 26, 2021
      April 23, 2021

      Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost

      Academic Update
      April 22, 2021

      Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost

      COVID-19 Check-in Survey
      April 21, 2021

      University of Arizona

      Guidance on Return to In-Person Work
      April 21, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Transitioning Back to Campus
      April 15, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Student Vaccination Survey
      April 8, 2021 University of Arizona Vaccination Task Force Same-Day Vaccination Appointments Available For Students
      April 1, 2021 University of Arizona Vaccination Task Force Get Vaccinated Rewards, End Testing
      March 26, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Recap: University Status Update Week of March 22, 2021
      March 26, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Please Continue to Mask Up
      March 22, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President President Update to Vaccine Eligibility
      March 15, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Recap: University Status Update Week of March 15
      March 12, 2021 University of Arizona Anyone age 55 and older is eligible for COVID-19 vaccination
      March 9, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Fall 2021 Semester Update
      March 4, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Recap: University Status Update Week of March 1
      March 1, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Employee Vaccination Survey Results
      February 18, 2021 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Preparing for Stage 2 Instruction
      February 17, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Recap: University Status Update Week of Feb. 15
      February 16, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Registration Opening For University of Arizona State Vaccination Site
      February 15, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Guidance about on-site and remote work
      February 10, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President State Point of Distribution for COVID-19 Vaccine
      February 10, 2021 COVID-19 Testing Program COVID-19 Testing Exemption for Vaccinated Students and Employees
      February 8, 2021 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Preparing for Stage 2 In-Person Classes: Students
      February 8, 2021 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Preparing for Stage 2 In-Person Classes: Faculty and Staff
      February 8, 2021 COVID-19 Testing Program Campus Housing Resident Testing Update
      February 4, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Vaccine Registration Update
      February 2, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Recap: University Status Update
      January 28, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Vaccination Partnership with Pima County
      January 21, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Mandatory COVID-19 Testing Rewards Program
      January 21, 2021 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Spring 2021 COVID-19 Testing Webinar
      January 20, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Update: University of Arizona vaccination site
      January 14, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President University of Arizona vaccination site
      January 11, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Spring 2021 Employee COVID-19 Testing
      January 8, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President A message from President Robbins: Welcome Back
      January 8, 2021 Robert C. Robbins, President Update: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
      January 6, 2021 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Spring 2021 Plan and Testing
      January 6, 2021 University of Arizona Spring 2021 Student Checklist

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      December 30, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Special Update: Furlough and Furlough-based Salary Programs
      December 30, 2020 Lisa Rulney, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

      Special Update FOLLOW UP: Furlough and Furlough-based Salary Programs

      December 21, 2020 Michael Dake, SVP for Health Sciences COVID-19 Vaccine for Phase 1A Priority Population Registration
      December 17, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President End of Year Students
      December 17, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President End of Year Faculty and Staff
      November 19, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Resources to Stay Safe During the Holiday Season
      November 10, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Fall 2020 Academic Grading and Withdrawal Policies
      November 2, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Spring Semester Update
      October 29, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Financial Mitigation Update: Furlough and Furlough-Based Salary Programs
      October 23, 2020 University of Arizona Mandatory: Thanksgiving Travel Survey and Guidelines
      October 20, 2020 David Salafsky, Interim Co-Executive Director, Campus Health Service Flu Shots for Students
      October 20, 2020 University of Arizona Flu Shots for Employees
      October 20, 2020 Elizabeth Cantwell, SVP for Research & Innovation Campus Covid Research Project
      October 14, 2020 University of Arizona Three Must-do's for Thanksgiving break
      October 14, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Spring Break 2021 Announcement
      September 14, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Update to Reentry Plan
      September 4, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Please Stay Safe this Labor Day Weekend
      September 1, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President COVID-19 Safe Campus Requirements
      August 25, 2020       Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost     Week 2 / Week of August 31 - UA to Remain in Stage 1 Instruction
      August 19, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Reentry Briefing - recap and reminder
      August 19, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Covid Watch Exposure Notification App Now Available
      August 13, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Reentry Briefing - recap and reminder
      August 12, 2020                 Liesl Folks, Lisa Rulney & Helena Rodrigues Face Coverings are Mandatory for All Employees in Accord with the University's Administrative Directive
      August 6, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Campus Reentry Briefing - recap and reminder
      July 31, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost The Road Back
      July 23, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Fall 2020 Reentry

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      July 20, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President University Reentry Briefing, Week 7
      July 14, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Lawsuit Challenging ICE’s Recent Order on International Students
      July 11, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost What to expect in our campus workspaces
      July 10, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President Returning to Campus
      June 26, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President University Reentry Briefing Week 6
      June 22, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President     University Reentry Briefing Week 5
      June 14, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President University Reentry Briefing Week 4
      June 5, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President University Reentry Briefing Week 3
      June 5, 2020 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost COVID-19 Mitigations – Return to Campus Planning for UA Employees
      May 28, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President University Reentry Working Group Briefing Week 2
      May 22, 2020 Robert C. Robbins, President University of Arizona Reentry Taskforce

      DATE AUTHOR COMMUNICATIONS LINK
      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