Screening, Reporting, and Testing

Individuals must self-screen daily. In order to keep the campus community safe, UA Little Rock is utilizing a new COVID Screening which provides employees and students daily information about their ability to return to campus. The screening provides a date- and time-stamped red or green indicator that can be shown for the rest of the day on individual’s phones when they enter spaces on campus. A separate process will be developed to accommodate individuals without a smartphone. Although use of this tool is not required, it is strongly encouraged for on-campus students, employees, and visitors.

View data regarding positive cases on campus.

Screening Questions

On the screening tool, the following questions address symptoms, travel, and exposure:

  • Within the last two days, have you had an onset of fever of 100.4° or higher, cough, shortness of breath, chills, shaking with chills, or loss of smell or taste?
  • Have you traveled internationally in the last 14 days?
  • Within the last 14 days have you tested positive or had direct contact (meaning less than six feet for at least 15 minutes) with someone who tested positive for COVID-19?

When an individual receives a red “STOP” indicator, the following instructions are provided:

COVID-19 screening toolDo not come to campus. Your responses indicate that you may have the symptoms for COVID-19 or you may have recently been exposed to the virus.
If you’re symptomatic or have been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days, the recommendation is to self-quarantine for 14 days. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you have any emergency symptoms such as trouble breathing, chest pain, inability to stay awake, new confusion, or blue lips or face, go to the nearest hospital emergency department immediately or call 911.
To help you best determine if you need to seek testing for COVID-19, call UAMS COVID-19 Screening Line at 800-632-4502 or your personal physician.

If you are still undecided on the best course of action or if you have other health-related questions, please call Health Services at 501-569-3188.

When an individual receives a green “thumbs up” indicator, the following information is provided:

COVID-19 screening tool

On the basis of the information that you have provided, you do not appear to have any COVID-19 symptoms nor an increased chance of exposure.
Please show this green symbol when entering any area on campus with signage asking for it to be shown and upon request. We appreciate your participation to keep our campus safe.

If you have any questions about COVID-19, please call Health Services at 501-569-3188 or the UAMS Health Hotline at 1-800-632-4502.


Reporting a COVID-19 Positive Test Result

In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 on campus, positive COVID-19 cases should be reported to Health Services. Please report if you are either:

  • a student or employee of UA Little Rock and have tested positive for COVID-19, or
  • if a student or employee tells you they have tested positive but has not communicated this information to Health Services.

The information will be shared with the Arkansas Department of Health and/or UAMS to expedite contract tracing. Please note UA Little Rock participates in weekly meetings with UAMS and/or ADH concerning contact tracing procedures. Reporting and contract tracing procedures may be adjusted based on the number and frequency of new COVID-19 cases on campus. Prior to the start of the fall term, additional internal campus procedures will be developed for reporting and responding to positive COVID-19 cases.