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 10:51 a.m. March 1, 2021

Status

Instruction Stage:

  • The University is currently in Stage 2: In-Person and flex in-person classes of under 50
  • All other courses will meet remotely during Stage 2.

Latest Updates

  • The University of Arizona is officially a high-capacity state COVID-19 vaccination site serving Southern Arizona.
  • If you have received both doses of the vaccine, you must upload your documentation here to be exempted from mandatory testing.
  • Campus Area Response Team began operating again on Thursday (1/14).
  • All students are asked to self-quarantine for 7 days following arrival to campus – only breaking quarantine for essential classes, work, medical care, obtaining food, etc.

Spring 2021 Student Checklist:

Weekly Press Briefing

Weekly briefings are typically held Mondays at 10 a.m. Watch live or find previous briefings on YouTube.

COVID-19 Compliance

If you have concerns about COVID-19 compliance and safety in our community you can reach out to the following resources to make a report:


Latest Communications

Date author Communications link
February 18, 2021 Liesl Folks, SVP for Academic Affairs & Provost Preparing for Stage 2 Instruction
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