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UNA Statement Regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

Mar. 6, 2020



FLORENCE, AL The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff at the University of North Alabama is a top priority. Like many universities, UNA is keeping a close eye on the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak and how it is affecting citizens and communities across the country.

The University is responding to all CDC protocols and taking necessary precautions to protect against any coronavirus infections. No one on UNA’s campus or participating in UNA international programs has reported having or having tested positive for the virus. As the University reviews campus programs and events, it is implementing measures to protect campus visitors as well.

For those planning to participate in UNA study abroad, study away, or alternative break programs, the University will allow refunds for students who choose not to travel either internationally or domestically on scheduled trips. This is consistent with UNA’s decision to allow its colleges/departments discretion and input in travel decisions.

The University also recognizes that parents and guardians are concerned about the health and well-being of their loved ones who are furthering their education and college life on UNA’s campus. Please be assured that the University is taking all necessary steps to promote health and safety.

For more information regarding precautions against the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, please refer to the FAQs about student health at the university website, www.una.edu/healthservices. To inquire about additional precautions UNA is taking, call 256-765-5000 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., and someone will respond to your questions as quickly as possible.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA

Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/