UAF COVID-19 information
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every member of Nanook Nation to live, work and learn in a new environment. Whether you are on campus, in our communities around Alaska or anywhere in the world, this page is the place to find information about UAF’s response to the pandemic. We have used information from public health and higher education resources to develop a plan to protect educational access and keep Nanook Nation healthy.
If you are sick or are exposed to COVID-19
All employees, students and contractors are required to report COVID-19 illness or close contact to Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management. We will use this information for contact tracing, which is the process of identifying people who were in contact with a person who has COVID-19. Learn more about UAF's new contact tracing procedure.
If you are fully vaccinated, you don't have to wear a face covering on campus, unless you are on a campus shuttle or some other form of public transportation or at the Student Health and Counseling Center.
We encourage all students and employees to get vaccinated. Visit the university’s vaccine information page to find out where to get your free COVID-19 vaccine. Students can also get vaccinated at the UAF Student Health and Counseling Center. Make your appointment with the SHCC via the patient portal.
Most employees will be working on site during the fall 2021 semester, though some may continue to work remotely, if that meets their departmental needs. Employees should work with their supervisors on any telework agreements. Find more information in the remote work FAQs and the UA’s long-term remote work policy website.
Events and meetings
For public events and those involving 25 or more people, fill out the UAF events form and prepare an event mitigation plan. While we are allowing more events on campus, we’re still requiring additional COVID-19 safety measures, such as physical distancing, limitations on food service and enhanced cleaning.
Students and employees are required to follow the UA Travel Guidance and all local, state, national and international guidelines for their destination. If you are not vaccinated, testing is required for international and out-of-state travel. For people who are fully vaccinated, testing is usually not required, unless you are coming into the United States from an international location.