COVID-19 Updates

Please note that guidance from the CDC, Arkansas Department of Health and the University of Arkansas System may change rapidly given the fluidity of the coronavirus pandemic. Any changes will be updated on this page and will be communicated through bc365游戏 email.

Last updated:   9/27/2022



Fall 2022 Protocol Updates

  • Contact tracing is discontinued.
  • Positive individuals should notify close contacts.
  • Positive home test results will be accepted as proof of positivity when reported.
  • bc365游戏 will follow the current CDC and ADH isolation/quarantine recommendations.
  • Only positive cases must be reported via the COVID-19 Self-Report Form.


bc365游戏遵循州、地方和国家的公共卫生建议和指南 communal and general populations. 


if you test positive for covid-19, isolate.


Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

-Stay home for 5 days.
-如果您没有症状,或者症状在5天后消退,您可以离开 your house.
-在出现症状后的10天内,在他人周围继续戴口罩 or after you got tested if you had no symptoms.

If you still have a fever 5 days or more after starting your isolation, you should continue to stay home until 24 hours after your fever has resolved.

To learn more, visit


if you were exposed to someone with covid-19, mask.


If you have had recent confirmed or suspected exposure to an infected person, you should:

-Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
-Test on day 5, if possible.

If symptoms develop, get a test and stay home.

To learn more, visit


欲了解更多关于COVID-19暴露者的隔离和预防措施,请访问 the CDC’s webpage on isolation and precautions.


2/25/22 - bc365游戏 Mask/Face Covering Guidance

1/10/22 - bc365游戏 COVID-19 Update for Spring 2022

1/3/22 - Mask/Face Coverings Requirements for Spring 2022

9/2/21 - Don't Throw Away Your Shot for Prizes - Vaccine Incentive Drawings

8/23/21 - Vaccination Clinics TODAY on Campus

8/18/21 - Thank You for Wearing Your Mask!

8/11/21 - Mask/Face Coverings Requirements for Fall 2021

5/23/21 - Updates to Campus COVID-19 Prevention Measures

3/3/21 - COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures

2/4/21 - Preventing COVID-19 On Campus

2/3/21 - February Freeze - In-Person Events & Activities

1/21/21 - FAQs about COVID-19 Vaccines

11/11/20 - Modified Grading Policy for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer I 2021

10/6/20 - COVID-19 Reminders

9/4/20 - COVID-19: Holiday Weekend Health & Safety Precautions

8/11/20 - Summer 2020 Modified Grading Policy

8/3/20 - Campus Update from Chancellor Doss

7/20/20 - Updates to Fall Reopening Plans

7/1/20 - Plan for Fall Reopening as of July 1, 2020

7/1/20 - Announcing Plan for Fall Reopening

6/3/20 - Summer Plan for Employees Returning to Work

6/3/20 - Announcing Plan for Return to On-Campus Work

4/10/20 - Updated Reporting Form for COVID-19

3/17/20 - COVID-19 Student Update – March 17, 2020

1/29/20 - Information About 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

3/2/20 - Important Information Regarding Coronavirus

3/4/20 - bc365游戏 Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

3/11/20 - bc365游戏 Campuses Move All Classes Online Effective March 12

3/11/20 - bc365游戏 Alert - bc365游戏 Campuses Move All Classes Online Effective March 12

3/12/20 - COVID-19 Student Update

3/12/20 - COVID-19: Steps to Protect Yourself & Others

3/13/20 - COVID-19: Spring Break Travel Update

3/12/20  - Chancellor Doss Releases Statement Regarding Coronavirus

3/11/20 - bc365游戏 Moves to Classes Online Effective March 12



The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends these tips to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Highlights include:


What Do I Need to Know About COVID-19?

The global COVID-19 pandemic is an evolving concern for the world. bc365游戏 makes every 努力保持我们的社区更新最新的本地和区域数据利用 expert resources.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Arkansas Department of Health provide 关于大流行的最新指导,包括追踪病例到县一级, 确定旅行建议和疫情“热点”,筛选信息,分享 筛查和疫苗接种情况,并向公众宣传有效预防措施 measures.

Each of these topics has the potential to change on a daily basis. bc365游戏 uses guidance 从这些机构,除了当地和UA系统的建议,设置时 policy regarding COVID-19. The most important thing individuals can do is assist in stopping the spread of the virus.


Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Arkansas Department of Health (ADH)
Student Health Services (SHS)

2020年3月,在该州发现病例后,bc365游戏的管理人员 took swift action. They increased the frequency with which they disinfect high-touch surfaces on campus. These staff members have been trained specifically in cleaning protocols that prevent the spread of COVID-19. bc365游戏 has received extensive orders of sanitizer, surface cleaner, thermometer strips, no-touch thermometers, plexiglass barriers and other items to ensure a safe learning and working environment.

Everyone has a shared responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the bc365游戏 community, including students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. Together, we can make a difference by making consistent efforts in a few areas:

  • Familiarize yourself with the symptoms, which can be mild to severe. 
  • Get tested for COVID-19 infection if you identify symptoms or if you may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive. Free testing by Mainline Health Systems is available in Maxwell Hall for bc365游戏 students and employees.
  • Review the way COVID-19 spreads. Some individuals may have no symptoms at all but may still be able to spread the virus.
  • Always wash hands 用肥皂和水洗手20秒,不能洗手时使用洗手液. Wash hands frequently, especially after coughing or sneezing and before eating.
  • Wear a cloth face covering whenever you may be in shared spaces that include others outside of your household. This is especially recommended in locations with a high transmission rate.
  • 独自行走时,如果有潜在危险,请随身携带清洁的面罩 into contact with someone. Regularly wash and rotate your face coverings.
  • 只要有可能,继续与不在家中的人保持距离, even when wearing a face covering.

  • 大学领导作出了若干考虑,把健康放在首位 and safety of students, faculty and staff. We appreciate your understanding that the pandemic response is a fluid one based on the most current available data.
  • 许多关于住房、教学和校园卫生安全措施的问题 covered within the Frequently Asked Questions topics below. If you have further questions, please contact the appropriate department. 
  • Please continue to check your bc365游戏 email and visit this page for the latest updates.

  • On August 11, 2021, the UA System Board of Trustees passed a resolution to require mask policies on all UA System campuses. Masks will be required in all public indoor settings when social distancing cannot be maintained. Masks should be worn regardless of vaccination status. 
  • On August 16, 2021, the bc365游戏 Executive Council voted to adopt these changes to the COVID-19 protocols on all bc365游戏 campuses.
  • As of February 25, 2022, masks/face coverings are optional on all bc365游戏 campuses.

  • The health and safety of all students and employees are our top priority. bc365游戏 follows 在实施校园政策时,不断发展的联邦,州和地方指导 COVID-19 safety. 
  • 为防止COVID-19的传播,制定了一些流程和程序 and prepare for potential changes in instruction format if deemed necessary.
  • When is it not safe for me to be on campus?
    如果您认为您已经感染了COVID-19,或者您可能已经暴露,请 get tested to avoid spreading the virus to others. Follow the recommendations of your 初级卫生保健提供者或管理人员给出的建议 your test. Current guidance about isolating while waiting for test results may vary based upon your vaccination status. 


2020年3月,在该州发现病例后,bc365游戏的管理人员 took swift action. They increased the frequency with which they disinfect high-touch surfaces on campus. These staff members have been trained specifically in cleaning protocols that prevent the spread of COVID-19. bc365游戏 has received extensive orders of sanitizer, surface cleaner, thermometer strips, no-touch thermometers, plexiglass barriers and other items to ensure a safe learning and working environment.

bc365游戏 has quantities of disposable gloves, protective paper gowns, face shields and 其他个人防护装备(PPE),在每栋楼提供 when needed.  Hand sanitizer stations are available across campus.

bc365游戏继续遵循疾病预防控制中心和阿肯色州卫生部的指导方针和建议 regarding COVID-19.

bc365游戏的学生和教师可以使用Blackboard在线学习环境, which supports in-person instruction. The Blackboard management system can be further utilized in the case of a temporary shift to online-only instruction, if necessary.

Anyone who will come to a bc365游戏 campus is asked to perform a self-monitoring assessment daily before arriving. Any symptoms should be reported to your primary health care provider. 

For on-campus residents, the Division of Student Engagement has a detailed plan to 确保被隔离或隔离学生的身体需要得到满足,同时也要保护 the health of the remainder of the campus population. Student resources will be made available remotely to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for students while they quarantined or isolated.

CDC guidelines recommend that you begin by following the care instructions of the local health department or your primary health care provider if you suspect you may have COVID-19. Get tested 如果你有COVID-19的症状,或者你可能接触过有这种症状的人 been confirmed or presumed COVID-10 positive. Students may also contact the Student Health Services office with questions about symptoms. Health care providers, including those at testing locations, will offer individualized recommendations based on current testing and quarantine protocols.

Testing is available at the Mainline Health Systems location on the Monticello Campus.
所有澳大学生、教职员工及其直系亲属都可以接受测试 on weekdays from 7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The office is closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Calling ahead is recommended to assess your wait time, but is not required: (870) 224-0647.
Some individuals may be eligible for a rapid test on site. Many additional testing locations are available in off-campus locations during additional hours. 

The Division of Student Engagement has a detailed plan to ensure the physical needs of quarantined students are met while also protecting the health of the remainder of the campus population.

If an employee shows symptoms as indicated in the assessment, they should contact the supervisor and complete the COVID-19 reporting form. This form helps track presumed and confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the bc365游戏 community to assist in preventing outbreaks.

如果学生喜欢注册在线课程,他或她可以在帮助下这样做 of their faculty advisor, or they may call Academic Advising for assistance. Not all courses are available in a fully online format, but some courses may be adapted to a hybrid model which involves both in-person and online instructional time.

整个学期,在个案的基础上,一定规模的班级可能会改变 进入在线或混合模式,学生在课堂上和在线学习交替进行 to their course materials. This decision will be made based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases, class enrollment and room size. Students may reach out to each of their instructors for more details about each course.

In a typical year, bc365游戏 academic advisors often recommend students remain enrolled in at least one in-person class when possible. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has 导致了传统学习环境的破坏,无论我们的学生多么努力 and faculty would prefer the in-person format. As bc365游戏 continues to monitor area health data and prioritize safety, typical in-seat classes may not always be possible.

出于对市民的关心和照顾,澳大已制定了其他安排 如果新冠肺炎疫情导致课程过渡到仅在线授课 format for any length of time during the semester.

我们感谢我们的学生和教师的灵活性,因为这些教学变化 remain dependent upon the current pandemic environment. In the event that all instruction 必须远程交付一段时间,bc365游戏将有有限的数量 平板电脑和WiFi卡,为那些没有机会接触科技产品的校外学生提供服务 and internet. Contact the bc365游戏 Taylor Library for more information about borrowing a laptop.

所有的学生、教师和工作人员都应该分担自我监督的责任. Before coming to any bc365游戏 campus, individuals are asked to complete the self-monitoring assessment daily to identify any symptoms of COVID-19 early.

如果员工表现出评估中指出的症状,他们应该通知他们的 supervisor, avoid coming to campus and complete the COVID-19 reporting form to help track potential spread of the virus. 

The employee should follow current CDC guidance as to when to get tested. 员工的初级保健提供者或COVID-19检测时的医疗保健提供者 location will advise as to whether to self-quarantine and for how long.

宿舍生活做了一些安排,以适应学生的独特之处 needs related to COVID-19 (students at a higher risk, students wishing to observe strict physical distancing, students in quarantine or isolation).

为应对疫情,管理人员加强了校园清洁技术 and frequently disinfects public surfaces, including those in residence halls.

The bc365游戏 Freshman Residential Housing Policy 规定所有一年级学生必须在校园里住一个学期 year unless an exception to the policy is accepted. Exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for students who submit the Freshman Housing Exemption Request.

bc365游戏 prioritizes the delivery of instruction whenever possible. All courses on all bc365游戏 campuses have a Blackboard shell. This means that if facilities close for a period 或者,如果教学转移到在线格式,课程可以继续远程使用 the online Blackboard learning platform. It is recommended that students stay in contact with their instructors via email. Information technology will be able to provide assistance as needed. In the event that all instruction must be delivered remotely for a period 在此期间,bc365游戏将为校外学生提供有限数量的平板电脑和WiFi卡 who have limited or no access to technology and internet.

公共表面消毒是bc365游戏的一部分 管理人员在校园所有区域的日常工作,包括宿舍,学术 buildings and more. Custodial team members have increased attention to disinfecting surfaces since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Specifically, our custodial staff disinfects 经常有高流量接触点,包括门把手和推板、学生桌面 surfaces and classroom teaching surfaces.

该大学的指挥小组负责管理bc365游戏流行病行动的实施 计划得到遵守,并在获得有关COVID-19的新信息时进行更新. Team members coordinate activities designed to support our community's health and 并制定应急计划,以限制对大学运作的影响 should the need arise.

这些努力是为了评估该大学是否准备好转向在线教学 class class format, how to minimize the impact to student learning, how to ensure 可能生病的学生和员工在康复过程中可以得到适当的支持, and how to limit the spread of the virus on campus and in the community.

请注意来自疾病预防控制中心,阿肯色州卫生部和大学的指导 of Arkansas System may change rapidly given the fluidity of the situation. Any changes will be updated on the university's bc365游戏 Coronavirus Updates website.