The UA System coronavirus dashboard notes one other 158 instances have been recorded on campus over the course of the yr previous to August 18, bringing the overall to 1,201 instances. Courses resumed August 19.
UA in Tuscaloosa has by far probably the most college students who’ve examined optimistic for Covid-19 among the many three campuses that make up the College of Alabama System. The College of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has confirmed 157 instances amongst college students this yr, and the College of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) has reported 10, per the dashboard.
“Our publicity notification efforts have revealed no proof of virus transmission as a consequence of in-person class instruction,” stated Dr. Ricky Good friend, dean of the Faculty of Neighborhood Well being Sciences at UA.
“We stay glad that the precautions carried out previous to the resumption of courses — together with masking, distancing, and a mix of in-person and distant instruction — are acceptable and efficient,” he stated.
“At this essential time, we should be united and absolutely dedicated in our struggle in opposition to COVID-19,” Bell stated. “I imagine we shall be profitable this semester, and all of us need to stay on campus all through this fall, however we will solely accomplish that along with your every day help.”