Campus Guide & Updates
As the COVID-19 pandemic transitions to an endemic, Auburn University at Montgomery is adjusting its approach to this next phase of the virus in our campus community.
As AUM begins the 2023-2024 academic year, it will follow the newly updated COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.
As the new academic year begins, the university encourages students and employees to get vaccinated. At this time, Pfizer is updating their COVID-19 vaccine and the new formula is not scheduled to be available until September 2023. Warhawk Health Services does not have the COVID-19 vaccine at this time, but it is available at local pharmacies.
While the university does not require face masks to be worn indoors, students should pay close attention to course syllabi since faculty can require that masks be worn in classroom settings.
If you feel sick, please stay at home. COVID-19 testing is available at Warhawk Health Services and tests are available for purchase at local pharmacies. (delete the sentence that COVID-19 tests are available through the post office).
AUM will continue to monitor public health conditions and will make adjustments based on guidance from the CDC and Alabama Department of Public Health.
Reporting & Response
If you are an employee and test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, use the CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine protocol.
If you are a student and test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19, use the CDC guidance for isolation and quarantine protocol.
Vaccinations and Testing
While Warhawk Health Services does not currently have COVID-19 vaccines, they are working with vaccine supply chains to get the new COVID-19 vaccines when they become available for purchase.
Staying Safe on Campus
Do Your Part! Being part of the AUM Family means taking steps to keep ourselves safe, look out for one another and keep our campus community strong.
The obligation falls on each of us to take personal responsibility for our actions and do our part to help keep our community safe from the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to make well-informed decisions about protecting your own personal safety and the health and safety of others. Practicing safe hygiene, wearing masks, and staying up-to-date on vaccines all play a role in reducing the transmission of viruses.
COVID-19 Reporting, and Contact Tracing
COVID-19 Self-Reporting: With the start of the fall semester, the university will no longer require self-reports or offer contact tracing for positive test cases. Additionally, testing data will no longer be published on the COVID-19 dashboard. Individuals who test positive should follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance for quarantine/isolation and follow the treatment advice of their primary care physician. Students, faculty and staff should handle COVID-19-related absences the same way they handle any other health-related absence. Students who test positive or need to quarantine should contact their instructors to discuss missed classes, assignments, and exams. Employees who test positive and need to quarantine should contact their supervisor prior to the start of the workday, and can utilize sick leave or vacation leave during their absence.
Public Health Measures
Athletics And Events
Campus Housing, Dining and Transportation
The top priority of the university in all decisions is the health, safety and well-being of the campus community. As scientific knowledge of the coronavirus continues to evolve, the COVID-19 pandemic changes over time, and government and public health officials issue new orders and guidance, the university will update procedures and plans as needed. The university will follow all state and federal orders and will adhere to guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health in order to ensure the safest possible on-campus environment.
Last updated: August 30, 2023