We are excited to welcome you back to the campus with the start of the spring semester on January 18, 2022. This email provides important information concerning UA Little Rock’s coronavirus plans.
At this time, UA Little Rock is planning to start the spring semester as scheduled. Move-in to campus residences will begin on January 16, and classes will start on January 18. UA Little Rock has had relatively few on-campus coronavirus cases and will continue to follow health guidelines to mitigate coronavirus exposure on campus. Should it become necessary, UA Little Rock has contingency plans to pivot to virtual learning for a short period of time.
The following practices are currently in place:
- Vaccination remains the best way for you to safeguard against the coronavirus. To find out where you can be vaccinated, visit the COVID-19 Health Information website. UA Little Rock encourages but does not require coronavirus vaccination.
- Face masks are required indoors where physical distancing can’t be assured and are required in all classroom/lab and advising spaces.
- Individuals should practice hand hygiene, cough etiquette, cleanliness, and sanitation rigorously.
- With limited exceptions, residents in residence halls are limited to one person per bedroom.
- Current CDC guidance for higher education institutions requires individuals infected with the coronavirus to isolate for ten days, regardless of vaccination status. Individuals who may have come into contact with the coronavirus may need to quarantine based on their symptoms and vaccination status.
- Individuals who test positive for the coronavirus or who are exposed can follow information on the Health Services site on what to do regarding isolation or quarantine.
- UA Little Rock Health Services is available for coronavirus testing and vaccinations. An on-campus vaccination clinic is scheduled for February 3 in the Donaghey Student Center. More details about the vaccination clinic will be provided prior to February.
- UA Little Rock offices are open and available to serve students in-person and over email and phone.
Similar to prior semesters under the pandemic, the Coronavirus Emergency Response Team (CERT) will monitor guidance from health officials and advise the university leadership on needed changes. We expect to share another update with you by January 14.
We are excited and appreciative that you chose to continue your academic journey with UA Little Rock this spring. Please continue to monitor your email and the university website for important information about the spring semester.
Christina S. Drale
W. Cody Decker
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs & Chief Data Officer