UA COVID-19 information

The University of Alaska has ended its formal pandemic response in tandem with the end of the federal public health emergency on May 11, 2023. This means that we will handle COVID-19 needs as part of our normal operations at the system level and at each of the universities. 

While the formal response has ended, most people won’t notice much difference in their university communities. All of the advice that was true throughout the pandemic remains true now. Stay home if you are sick, cover your cough, wash your hands and help keep our university communities healthy. 

General information

We are still asking people to follow current medical guidance if they have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive or have been exposed to COVID-19.  That guidance is not expected to change with the expiration of the federal public health emergency, and still includes testing, isolation and masking. The CDC website has the most current guidance:

If you are an employee or supervisor with questions

We have added answers to common questions to the HR Knowledge Base platform. You can also reach out to your local HR business partner for guidance. 

If you need information about vaccination

Being vaccinated is a good way to help you and your university community stay healthy. Visit the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccination page for information. The university doesn’t have a blanket vaccination requirement for students or employees. There may be some very specific situations, such as isolated field camps, that still have requirements. 

If you need resources for working or studying remotely

Working, learning and teaching remotely will continue for many in our community. The UA Office of Information Technology’s virtual campus website is a good place to start for information and resources. 

University-specific information

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