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COVID Plan & FAQ

Most recent update: 8/30/2022

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

Campuses are open to the public and business hours are normally Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. You are welcome to call in advance to confirm access.

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

Face Coverings

Currently, face coverings are required in instructional spaces, student health and counseling spaces, on university provided transportation, and by request with approval and notice. For more information, consult the UAS Face Covering Policy.

Course Schedule Information

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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

Wear a mask as soon as you find out you were exposed and continue masking for 10 days. Watch for COVID symptoms. If you develop symptoms, isolate immediately and get tested. Stay off campus until symptoms are gone and you’ve received a negative COVID test result. Get tested on day 6, even if you don’t develop symptoms. If you test positive, isolate immediately.

People who test positive must isolate for 5 days from the onset of symptoms (if they have any) or from the date their positive sample was taken if they are asymptomatic. After 5 days, isolation may end if there has been no fever for 24 hours and other symptoms have reduced. Masking is required for the 5 days following isolation.

Notify your faculty members. If you live in Housing on the Juneau campus, call a residence life staff member. Email uas.virusresponse@alaska.edu if you have any questions or if you need assistance.

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. 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 Access

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

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.

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