University of Alabama restricting gatherings for student safety
The University of Alabama is tightening the reins in an attempt at keeping the campus coronavirus-free and students in in-person classes.
“Tide Together now more than ever, we are seeing the harsh consequences at other universities which have been forced to close abruptly because safety protocols were not followed,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “The eyes of the nation are following us closely and I am confident we will meet and exceed our status as frontrunners.”
The new rules place stricter access restrictions and prohibit gatherings at on- and off-campus residences, along with a 14-day moratorium on all in-person student events.
“We are doing everything in our power to have a successful fall semester,” said Dr. Myron Pope, vice president for student life. “We are calling on our student body to do your part each and every day – on campus and off campus.”
The following are being implemented immediately:
Greek Houses – Access Restricted and Gatherings Prohibited
Housing and Residential Communities Facilities – Access Restricted and Gatherings Prohibited
Off-campus Houses – Gatherings Prohibited
Moratorium on Student Events
For more information on UA’s return plan and its directives and policies, go to the HealthInfo website.