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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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