Alabama requiring all students to pass COVID test before returning to campus
For Alabama students, classes begin August 19; however, students will be required to take and pass a COVID-19 test 14 days before returning to campus for in-person classes.
The university announced its re-entry plan for students in a release Friday.
All students will receive a free test through the statewide Stay Safe Together program for Alabama. There is an at-home kit to take the test as well as 14 locations throughout the state to test. Students may also use their private doctors.
If a student tests positive, he or she must follow the isolation and quarantine protocols of the state in which they reside. Students must receive clearance from a health care provider before returning to campus.
“The University’s ability to test every student entering campus this fall will go a long way in helping us maintain a safe environment,” the release stated. “On our campus, testing will supplement other strategies to maintain a safe environment such as face coverings and physical distancing as well as daily symptom and exposure reporting. Faculty and staff are also being tested.”
You can read the full release from the university here.