University of Alabama Says It’s Ready for Fall
Keeping classrooms and spaces clean and ensuring students, faculty and staff avoid COVID-19 is a priority for the University of Alabama, according to a news release Aug. 13.
UA’s Division of Finance and Operations spent the summer preparing classrooms, buildings and dorms and building a plan for cleaning and safety.
“The health and safety of all who study or work at The University of Alabama are paramount,” said Matt Fajack, vice president for the Division of Finance and Operations. “With the new semester upon us, we feel confident in our plan and will continue to be proactive in adapting as we learn more about COVID-19.”
Students and employees are being given two masks so complying with UA’s facial covering requirement is a simple process, the statement said.
In addition, campus buildings have been modified to minimize potential spread of COVID-19. That includes hand sanitizer stations, hands-free modifications to bathroom doors, directional signage in buildings, disabling drinking fountains and more.
Students and instructors will notice some changes in class as well, including seats marked to ensure proper social distancing, podiums with plexiglass shields and sanitizing wipe dispensers in all classrooms.