At UA Little Rock, we are committed to providing you with accurate and reliable information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As plans are announced, we will provide information for our faculty here.
Face Masks, Vaccines, and Testing
State law (Act 1002 of 2021) mandates that face coverings may not be required as a condition for entry, education, or services in public institutions (except for health facilities); therefore, as of July 28, 2021, masks will not be required on campus. However, since masks are effective in preventing direct exposure to airborne virus particles, the university strongly recommends that all individuals continue to wear a mask when in close proximity to others until the current surge subsides. UA Little Rock will continue to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) including face masks, face shields, and sanitizer to students and employees.
Learn more about the personal protective equipment (PPE) and sanitization materials.
Physical distancing requirements are lifted as of August 2, 2021; however, discretion is advised for large-scale indoor events until the current surge subsides. Event organizers may wish to implement a registration or sign-in process to better facilitate contact tracing should it become necessary. We will continue to monitor on-campus coronavirus status to determine if policy changes are required.
Unvaccinated individuals are much more likely to become infected and are much more likely to become seriously ill. Getting vaccinated remains your best option for protection against the virus. You can receive a Johnson and Johnson vaccine at our campus Health Services facility or you may go to any number of local pharmacies and health centers to receive other brands of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, positive COVID-19 cases should be reported to Health Services.