UNA Sees First COVID-19 Positive Cases

Jun. 9, 2020



Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392 

FLORENCE, AL – The University of North Alabama has determined that two employees as well as one student have tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals have remained in quarantine since their diagnosis, and safety precautions are being taken in order to prevent the spread of the disease to others on campus and in the community. 

“We have had measures in place for some time in the event that this would occur on campus,” said Dr. Kimberly Greenway, Vice President for Student Affairs and chair of the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. “We have done contact tracing with others these individuals might have encountered during their limited time on campus, and our Student Health Services is monitoring them closely and following up with them to ensure their recovery.” 

UNA shifted to an online/distance learning environment on March 16 in the wake of measures being taken at the federal and state levels in order to stem the tide of COVID-19 transmission. Since then, faculty and staff have operated remotely with limited access to campus buildings. The University is on track, however, to welcome students to campus for Fall 2020 with social distancing and other safety measures in place. 

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/