COVID-19 Communications

Coronavirus

 

Plan for Academic Reopening of Campus for Fall 2020

 Academic Reopening Plan for Fall 2020

 

Remote Instruction for May and Summer Terms


In light of the projections for when the virus may peak in our area, we have decided to extend the use of online learning through the May and Summer terms. Students will not return to campus for classes this May/Summer. Courses scheduled to be taught on campus for the May term and for all Summer terms will be delivered in an online format. 

 

For Students

With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading in our region, the health, well-being and continued education of our students are top priorities. USA students who have questions, or are in need of assistance, are encouraged to visit the USA OneStop website or email OneStop@SouthAlabama.edu for help with academics, counseling and any other issues. In addition, students with emergency financial needs can submit a request for assistance through our South CARES program.

USA has established the South CARES Emergency Fund, which directs critical resources to students who find themselves with urgent expenses they are unprepared to meet. If you are able to make a gift to assist our students, you may do so at giving.southalabama.edu/southcares. Thank you for supporting our students!

▼   Student Communications from the President's Office and Academic Affairs

For Employees

On the recommendation of the University Pandemic Emergency Management Team, we have moved all on-campus courses fully online effective March 23, 2020 due to the spread of COVID -19.   

In light of the projections for when the virus may peak in our area, we have decided to extend the use of online learning through the May and Summer terms. Students will not return to campus for classes this May/Summer. Courses scheduled to be taught on campus for the May term and for all Summer terms will be delivered in an online format.

▼   Faculty & Staff Communications from the President's Office and Academic Affairs

Tips to Stay Healthy from USA Health

Hand Washing

Hand washing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing 

Covering Coughs

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash 

If You're Sick: Call Ahead

Call ahead to a healthcare professional if you develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, and have been in close contact with a person known to have Coronavirus or if you live in or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread

Cleaning Surfaces

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe

Avoiding Your Face

Avoid touching your face, including your eyes, nose, and mouth 

If You're Sick: Tell Your Provider

Tell your healthcare professional about your recent travel or contact

Monitoring

Monitoring and self-isolation (home isolation) for 14 days for individuals who suspect they are infected

Maintaining Distance

Maintaining distance from people who are sick

If You're Sick: Next Steps

Your healthcare professional will work with your state’s public health department and CDC to determine if you need to be tested for Coronavirus