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COVID Plan & FAQ

Most recent update: 4/4/2022

UAS is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, and visitors as we start a new academic year. We continue to implement modifications to our regular operations. Check back regularly for updates. Full policies and resources can be found at the UAS/UA COVID-19 Information site.

Campus Access

If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus. We encourage you to contact Public Health or your local healthcare provider to assess your symptoms. Public Health contact information:

In Juneau
907-586-6000
In Ketchikan
907-247-8378
In Sitka
907-966-8799

Campus access varies based on community. See our Student Services Dashboard for up-to-date information, or call in advance.

Juneau Campus
907-796-6100 or toll free 877-465-4827
Ketchikan Campus
907-225-6177 or toll free 888-550-6177
Sitka Campus
907-747-7700 or toll free 800-478-6653

Student Services Dashboard: Contact UAS Staff

Face Coverings

Given the recommendations from local government and the high rate of community infection, this policy applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated people on UASCampuses. For more information, consult the UAS Face Covering Policy.

COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

The resources to support the UAS COVID Relief Fund are exhausted. As a result, UAS is no longer accepting COVID Relief Fund applications. Students are encouraged to consult with the UAS Financial Aid office to explore available financial support.

Course Schedule Information

Course Definitions

In-person or Face-to-Face

This course will be taught in a classroom setting. Seating will be spaced to support social distance and everyone in the classroom will be required to wear a face covering. Instructors may remove their face covering if they are teaching behind a classroom shield.

Online/Synchronous

Synchronous courses require attendance in scheduled class meetings (e.g., via audio conference, desktop video conference, or web conference). If your Face-to-Face course was changed to Online/Synchronous, you’ll know this because the course day(s) and time(s) will remain listed in your schedule and it will say "Distance Ed ELIVE".

Online/Asynchronous

In an asynchronous online course, students work on course material at a time of their choosing, within constraints provided by the instructor. For example, a threaded discussion might take place over the course of a week. These courses do not have a set meeting day(s) or time(s) listed in your schedule and it will say "Distance Ed Web".

COVID Positive or Close Contact Guidance

Do not come to campus. Please submit information via: uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu to be connected to resources for assistance. A staff member from UAS will reach out to you personally to provide assistance per your specific situation.

If at any time you have trouble breathing, have pain or pressure in your chest, or are having trouble staying awake - please call 911 or seek immediate medical assistance.

UAS is prepared to support you through this time. Please follow all instructions you’ve received from your health provider.

If your symptoms are less severe and:

  • you live on campus in Juneau, call your Residence Life staff member.
  • you live off campus, contact Public Health for an assessment to see whether or not you should be tested. Also, contact your faculty and your advisor to let them know you won’t be coming to/attending class, or need other accommodations.

COVID Assessment

In Juneau
907-586-6000
In Ketchikan
907-247-8378
In Sitka
907-966-8799

UAS COVID General Inquiries

uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu

Campus Contact Information

In Juneau
1-877-465-4827 (Toll free)
907-796-6100(Local)
uas.info@alaska.edu
In Ketchikan
1-888-550-6177 (Toll free)
907-225-6177(Local)
ketch.info@alaska.edu
In Sitka
1-800-478-6653 (Toll free)
907-747-7700(Local)
sitka.info@alaska.edu

Do not come to campus. Please submit information via: uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu to be connected to resources for assistance. A staff member from UAS will reach out to you personally to provide assistance per your specific situation.

If at any time you have trouble breathing, have pain or pressure in your chest, or are having trouble staying awake - please call 911 or seek immediate medical assistance.

UAS and Public Health can help you assess the situation.

COVID Assessment

In Juneau
907-586-6000
In Ketchikan
907-247-8378
In Sitka
907-966-8799

UAS COVID General Inquiries

uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu

Campus Contact Information

In Juneau
1-877-465-4827 (Toll free)
907-796-6100(Local)
uas.info@alaska.edu
In Ketchikan
1-888-550-6177 (Toll free)
907-225-6177(Local)
ketch.info@alaska.edu
In Sitka
1-800-478-6653 (Toll free)
907-747-7700(Local)
sitka.info@alaska.edu

Do not come to campus. Please submit information via: uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu to be connected to resources for assistance. A staff member from UAS will reach out to you personally to provide assistance per your specific situation.

If at any time you have trouble breathing, have pain or pressure in your chest, or are having trouble staying awake - please call 911 or seek immediate medical assistance.

UAS is prepared to support you through this time. Please follow all instructions you’ve received from your health provider.

If you live on campus in Juneau, contact a Residence Life staff member.

Contact your faculty and your advisor. If you’re not sure how to get in touch with them, contact any of our main campus numbers:

COVID Assessment

In Juneau
907-586-6000
In Ketchikan
907-247-8378
In Sitka
907-966-8799

UAS COVID General Inquiries

uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu

Campus Contact Information

In Juneau
1-877-465-4827 (Toll free)
907-796-6100(Local)
uas.info@alaska.edu
In Ketchikan
1-888-550-6177 (Toll free)
907-225-6177(Local)
ketch.info@alaska.edu
In Sitka
1-800-478-6653 (Toll free)
907-747-7700(Local)
sitka.info@alaska.edu

Masking Guidance

Yes. Please see the current UAS Face Covering Policy for more information.

Yes. Please see the current UAS Face Covering Policy for more information. Requests for accommodations with the required face covering policy at UAS can be made through Disability Services. Accomodations follow ADA guidelines.

No, you must wear a mask in class and in other required situations. Please see the current UAS Face Covering Policy for more information.

If you forget a mask, UAS will have disposable masks available on campus. We have supplies in our classrooms, at main desks in Ketchikan and Sitka, and in Juneau, at the Student Resource Center, Egan Library, and Lakeside Grill and Cafe.

Vaccine, Testing, and Travel Guidance

For information on current vaccination availability throughout Alaska, visit the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Vaccine Appointment page.

No. UAS is not offering COVID testing, but we are working closely with local community resources. Contact information for the Juneau, Ketchikan, and Sitka communities is listed below. If you live outside one of those communities, please contact your local health providers or city office for guidance.

COVID Assessment

In Juneau
907-586-6000
In Ketchikan
907-247-8378
In Sitka
907-966-8799

UAS COVID General Inquiries

uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu

No: Fully vaccinated people are exempt from UAS travel testing, quarantine, and other restrictions.

Yes. Non-vaccinated travelers are expected to obtain a negative result from a test taken within three days of travel and to follow strict-social distancing requirements for 5 days after arrival. See the UAS Travel-related Campus Entry policy.

Academic support & On-campus Housing Guidance

Yes. Please reach out to your faculty member(s) to inform them of your situation.

If you miss a class session, contact your instructor to let them know so they can work with you to keep current or catch up. It is important to remember that if you miss too many class sessions, it might not be possible to make up the material. In these situations, it may be necessary to take an incomplete (if eligible) or withdraw from the course.

Residence Life maintains a comprehensive website that includes all relevant COVID vaccine policies and testing/quarantine information for housing residents. Visit the Juneau Housing website to learn more.

In Juneau
The Egan Library, any empty classroom in the Egan Classroom Wing or the Anderson building (check the schedule outside of the classroom door first). Ask a faculty member or employee if you need space down at the Technical Education Center.
In Ketchikan and Sitka
Ask a faculty member or employee if you need a space on campus.

Additional Resources