COVID-19 and Reentry Updates

This page serves as the central location for updates and guidance from the University of Arizona on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and our plans for reentry for fall 2020.

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

Updated 11:42 a.m. September 21, 2020

Status

  • Students are strongly urged to shelter in place from 9/14 through 9/29. Exceptions include the following - attending essential in person classes, seeking medical treatment, COVID-19 testing, obtaining food/groceries or attending work. Students are encouraged to seek food/grocery via delivery or within as close a proximity as possible to their housing (announcement on pima.gov) new
  • Some In-Person or Flex In-Person courses might be online at the start of the semester. Because of this staged launch, students have a choice with their on-campus housing.
  • Fall semester began August 24 with a mix of in-person and online classes (see fall 2020 class formats).
  • All classes will finish online after Thanksgiving Break (including final exams and tests).
  • Information on all COVID-19 testing for students, faculty and staff. See locations and hours.

Instruction Stage Overview

  • Week of 9/28 and earlier: Stage 1: Essential In-Person / Outdoor instruction

Weekly Press Briefing

Weekly briefings on the Campus Reentry Plan are held Mondays at 10 a.m. Watch live or find previous briefings on YouTube.

Reentry Updates


Latest Communications

Date author Communications link
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
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
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