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June 8, 2021

Auburn University students have returned to Ariccia, Italy, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly canceled study abroad plans for college students around the world.

June 7, 2021

As of June 1, 2021, individuals are no longer required to complete a daily Healthcheck screener before coming to campus. Completing a Healthcheck and displaying a green passport is also no longer required before using university transit or entering campus events.

May 26, 2021
Effective June 1, 2021, Auburn University will require face coverings for all individuals only in certain areas.
May 14, 2021
Auburn has now extended the third phase of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan to include area community residents age 12 and older.
April 27, 2021

In the past several months, Auburn has fostered a safe return to on-campus work while following its COVID-19 guidelines.

April 21, 2021

Auburn announced today that it plans a full in-person, on-campus academic and student life experience for fall 2021.

April 9, 2021

Auburn University professors Joanna Sztuba-Solinska, Spencer Durham and Danilea Werner weighed in on the topic, giving their thoughts about what the rest of the spring and summer may look like as the second year of the pandemic marches on.

April 9, 2021

Effective with the start of the upcoming summer semester, Auburn faculty, staff and students may resume domestic travel activities by following appropriate personal and community COVID-19 safety precautions.

April 9, 2021

Auburn University is nearing the completion of its phase 1 distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and will soon move into a second phase, expanding  access to the vaccine to all students, faculty and staff regardless of any previously required qualifications.

April 8, 2021

Auburn requires face coverings inside campus buildings and facilities, with exceptions granted in designated areas. Attendees at athletics events are required to wear face coverings when entering and exiting the venue and in public spaces, such as concourses, restrooms and concession lines, and encouraged to wear them when seated.

March 22, 2021

Auburn has been awarded $7.8 million in additional federal emergency student funding to address certain COVID-19-related expenses. 

The funding, made possible from the U.S. Department of Education through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund, or HEERF II, marks the second round of such relief aid to Auburn in the past year to provide emergency help to students with financial needs due to COVID-19. The aid will be prioritized to students based on exceptional need as determined by the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form. The limited funding will remain open until all funds are spent.

March 19, 2021

Beginning Monday, March 22, events with up to 150 attendees will be permitted. All events must have prior approval and comply with university protocols. Exceptions require approval from the executive vice president or provost.

All policies are informed by current campus and community health trends. Any updates will be communicated via email.

March 1, 2021

Auburn University has again received additional doses of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 and is today notifying via email employees and students who are eligible to receive a dose from the latest batch. With the latest allotment, the university now has enough supply to fulfill the need of those who have been awaiting their second dose inoculation. Prioritization will first be given to those needing that second dose. Following that, the remaining supply of vaccine will be used to administer as many first doses as possible.

February 11, 2021
As more vaccine becomes available, the University will continue to open more appointments for employees and students.
February 5, 2021

Full on-site operations resume Monday. To help ensure Auburn remains a safe environment for the entire campus community, employees are urged to review the information below before returning to campus.

February 4, 2021

More than a year into the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines from various pharmaceutical companies are making their ways to hospitals, pharmacies, clinics, health departments and other points of care. With the arrival of the much-anticipated vaccines comes questions on what it is, what it does and how it affects people.

January 22, 2021

Auburn University will resume full on-site campus operations on Monday, Feb. 8. This one-week extension will allow for (1) the additional review of COVID-19 policy changes recently announced by the Biden administration and (2) supervisors to transition all remote employees back to campus in alignment with safety protocols.

January 15, 2021
Auburn has now completed Phase 1A of its COVID-19 vaccination plan and is moving forward with Phase 1B. The initial 1A phase of inoculations was focused this week on individuals serving in healthcare settings with the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and unable to work remotely, as well as those identified as campus first responders.
January 15, 2021

Dave Brackett, coordinator of the Clinical Services Department in the Harrison School of Pharmacy, is among those on the frontlines working Auburn’s new “Let’s Test” sentinel testing program and furthering its effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.

January 15, 2021

After consideration of current public health scenarios, Auburn will extend the current remote operations through Sunday, Jan. 31.

January 11, 2021

Auburn’s new sentinel testing program, being offered by the Harrison School of Pharmacy’s Pharmaceutical Care Clinic, has launched.

January 8, 2021
A reservation form for Auburn employees and students at highest risk for COVID-19 and wanting to receive the COVID-19 vaccine is now live. Access the reservation form here.
January 6, 2021
Auburn University received on Wednesday its first batch of the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19, with 3,500 doses being delivered and the university immediately initiating a phased approach in administering vaccinations amid the ongoing global pandemic.
January 5, 2021

Starting this week, a random selection of Auburn employees and students will receive an email to participate in the university’s new sentinel testing program, which is designed to protect the Auburn Family from virus spread amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

December 29, 2020
Auburn University will reopen on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, as scheduled. The university’s current operational modifications will apply through Sunday, Jan. 24.
December 18, 2020
Auburn University should soon receive its first shipment of a vaccine against COVID-19 and is setting forth a phased plan for distribution on campus.
December 18, 2020

Auburn University will facilitate a new campus sentinel testing program for the spring semester designed to protect the Auburn Family from virus spread amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

December 16, 2020
Auburn University will reopen on Jan. 4, 2021, as scheduled. Employees who are able to work remotely may continue to do so through Jan. 10 in alignment with the university’s spring 2021 academic calendar.
December 10, 2020

Beginning Monday, Dec. 14, Auburn will require everyone on campus — in all indoor and outdoor spaces — to wear a face covering. The policy is effective until further notice and extends to the entire campus, with exceptions granted in designated areas. Individuals who are performing specific activities or have approved medical reasons are also exempt. Read the complete policy here.

December 7, 2020

In observance of current health and safety guidelines amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Auburn University will recognize its fall 2020 graduates with additional safety protocols in place for the fall commencement ceremonies set for Saturday, Dec. 12, in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

November 17, 2020

Auburn University recently published “Return to Campus” guidance for all employees and staff to return to campus by Nov. 30. Within that guidance, it stated that the university would continue to monitor the impact of COVID-19 on our community and reassess directives as deemed necessary should new developments arise. 

November 16, 2020
Informed by the best medical advice available, Auburn has continuously evaluated the university’s policies, guidelines and timeline for returning to full on-campus operations since the onset of the pandemic. Out of an abundance of caution, the university is making operational adjustments in response to emerging health scenarios in Lee County, in Alabama and across the country.
November 16, 2020
If you have not already had COVID-19, you are encouraged to consider getting tested for active COVID-19 infection before holiday travel or spending time with family and friends.
November 13, 2020

In response to a call from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Auburn has partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, to address the high positivity rate of SARS-CoV-2 among the college-aged demographic. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19.

November 6, 2020

Auburn University has released its spring 2021 academic plans, which include modifications to the academic calendar and updates to key protocols designed to foster a safe campus environment.

October 26, 2020

Amid an unprecedented fall semester, Auburn University has continued to keep the Auburn Family connected through many in-person and virtual events.

October 22, 2020

An Auburn University researcher is leading a yearlong project that examines the COVID-19 pandemic in low-income, health-vulnerable communities in the three poorest states in the Southeast—Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi—to examine how decision makers interpret and communicate information to compel collective action during a crisis. The project was authored because Black, Indigenous and other people of color are suffering disproportionate health and socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic.

October 13, 2020

Auburn’s fall 2020 graduates will be recognized at the university’s fall commencement ceremonies scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12 in Jordan-Hare Stadium, contingent on current health and safety guidelines and weather.

October 9, 2020

Auburn President Jay Gogue will participate next week in Everbridge’s Autumn 2020 “COVID-19 R2R: The Road to Recovery” virtual leadership summit Oct. 14-15, a global virtual symposium that will focus on the road to recovery from COVID-19. The event will feature such prominent speakers as Dr. Anthony Fauci and Sir Richard Branson.

October 9, 2020

Students and employees taking a ride on Auburn’s Tiger Transit service this fall have likely noticed several new safety protocols in place amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

October 8, 2020

Many of you have inquired about the university’s spring 2021 plans. Given the success of the fall semester, thanks to you and the entire campus community, we are confident that with your continued adherence to safety protocols, Auburn can safely hold a spring 2021 semester that supports in-person teaching as our primary instructional delivery method.

October 2, 2020

Auburn University’s Recreation and Wellness Center has enacted several additional cleaning and safeguard measures this fall to ensure the safety of its patrons amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

September 29, 2020

Auburn University’s Recreation and Wellness Center is providing many classes and other offerings this fall that support the mental health of students, faculty and staff amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

September 25, 2020

From weekly COVID-19 tests to new protocols involving social distancing, mask wearing and the addition of many hand sanitizer stations and informational signage, Auburn Athletics is kicking off a 2020 season unlike any before it.

September 24, 2020
World-renowned health official and physician Ambassador Dr. Deborah Birx—the White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator—commended Auburn University and Southeastern Conference leadership and students for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic during a visit to Auburn’s campus Thursday afternoon.
September 22, 2020

In his latest weekly update, Auburn University Medical Clinic Director Dr. Fred Kam on Tuesday again noted a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases on campus for the past week, citing a “lull” in numbers but encouraging the Auburn Family to stay committed to safeguards as cooler temperatures and the holiday travel season near.

September 22, 2020
Following an ongoing evaluation of university operations, Auburn has modified its policies and processes in response to recent guidance from public health officials.
September 22, 2020

Along with initiating many other safety protocols, Auburn University’s Facilities Management Department this fall has contracted for an additional 35 full-time employees to assist with nightly cleanings of all classroom spaces on campus.

September 16, 2020

In another of his weekly updates, Auburn University Medical Clinic Director Dr. Fred Kam on Tuesday spoke to a significant decrease in positive COVID-19 cases on campus for the past week and provided a cautious outlook for the week to come.

September 16, 2020

Auburn University Housing has enacted many safeguards this year to address the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Amid such change, student demand for on-campus housing remains high, and occupancy rates are on par with those of last year.

September 14, 2020
The GuideSafe Sentinel Testing program has launched at Auburn University, with students having participated in a pilot phase this past week that showed a 6.4 percent positivity rate among a random sampling of those chosen for the testing.
September 10, 2020

In his weekly COVID-19 update, Auburn University Medical Clinic Director Dr. Fred Kam on Tuesday put into perspective the university’s latest weekly COVID-19 positive case number and urged the public to continue following safeguards amid a crucial time following the recent Labor Day weekend.

September 9, 2020

Lockers aren’t just for gyms and school hallways anymore. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Auburn University is employing lockers for food delivery in one of its many new dining safeguard measures.

September 4, 2020
Auburn’s GuideSafe Sentinel Testing program will be fully implemented on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and is currently scheduled to continue through the end of the semester.
September 3, 2020

As part of A Healthier U, Auburn has implemented a confidential Self-Report Form for the campus community to report positive COVID-19 test results.

September 3, 2020

Entry testing has ended, and currently our AU campus community is transitioning to sentinel testing. We are currently conducting a pilot test of the sentinel testing program in preparation for the full launch of the AU GuideSafe Sentinel Testing program after Labor Day. In contrast to entry testing, the sentinel testing program will include faculty and staff as well as students.

August 28, 2020

Two weeks into a new semester, the results of the A Healthier U reentry plan are being seen throughout campus. As COVID-19 reports continue, though, a renewed and even stronger push of the plan’s required safeguards will be needed.

August 28, 2020

To support continued efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 on campus, Auburn limits attendees at in-person events to 50 people or fewer until further notice.

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