Fall 2022 update on COVID-19

by Green & Gold News  |   

UAA Community,

As you may know, COVID-19 community transmission levels have changed in recent weeks. All of the communities where UAA has campuses have been moving in and out of the orange (high), yellow (medium) and green (low) statuses as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) community levels

We relaxed our masking requirements over the summer with the caveat that policies may change if CDC guidance changes. Our COVID-19 policies will not change at this time, but the UAA Business Continuity Team is monitoring the situation and assessing how it affects the campus community. 

To ensure you are aware of the most current conditions, the UAA COVID-19 website will be updated every Friday morning. This update will reflect the most current transmission levels not only for Anchorage and UAA but also UAF and UAS for those traveling to those campuses.

New CDC guidance states there is no longer a difference in COVID-19 protocols based on vaccination status, and there is no longer a quarantine requirement for known exposure.  However, if you are exposed, you should wear a mask for 10 days when around other people. If you become symptomatic, please isolate, test and stay off campus until symptoms subside. If you do not get symptoms, test at day six as a precaution. If at any time you test positive, isolate immediately for five days. On day six, if not symptomatic, you may return to campus but must wear a mask for an additional five days.

UAA community members have done an exceptional job protecting themselves, each other and our communities, and I am confident we will continue to do so. 

Thank you, Seawolves!

Tim Edwards
Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Risk Management Services & Emergency Management

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