UNA Students Required to be COVID-19 Tested before Returning to Campus

By  | July 28, 2020 | Filed under: News

FLORENCE – Students returning to the University of North Alabama campus for the Fall

2020 semester will be required to take a free COVID-19 test through the GuideSafe™ Entry Testing initiative supported by CARES Act funding through the state of Alabama.


“In an ongoing effort to promote overall health and safety on campus as part of our comprehensive return-to-campus plan, we have partnered with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the GuideSafe™ Entry Testing initiative to provide these tests for UNA students,” said Dr. Kimberly Greenway, Vice President for Student Affairs and Chair of the COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. “It’s an additional step to creating and maintaining a safe environment as the semester gets underway.”

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As part of the process, students will receive an email from testing@guidesafe.org in   their UNA Portal account with information about the testing program so that each student can be tested within 14 days of their anticipated return-to-campus date. The information will also include the free COVID-19 testing locations. Those who test negative will be approved to return to UNA; those who test positive must have medical clearance from a health care provider after quarantine in order to return to campus. Once a student receives the email, they will need to complete the instructions included.


All UNA students, regardless of their geographic location, will receive this email and will be alerted to a testing site or other testing instructions. For additional information, log on to https://www.una.edu/test/unaentrytocampuschecklist.html.

Media Release/Ms. Michelle Eubanks | 256.765.4392
Director, Communications and Marketing
University Communications and Marketing

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