Updated COVID-19 Housing Requirements and Guidelines
Revised April, 2023
UAMS is closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 situation and taking action to protect the health and wellbeing of UAMS students, faculty, and staff, as well as our neighboring communities. We understand that this is a very difficult and stressful time, but working together collaboratively to implement several CDC-recommended strategies is the most immediate and practical means of slowing and reducing the community spread of COVID-19 through person-to-person contact. Below are new on-campus residential living directives related to the public health and safety during the COVID-19 health crisis.
UAMS will continue to make policy adjustments and implement additional measures as necessary. Any updates to housing policies will be posted on the Campus Life webpage.
Masking Policy Amended
In residential buildings, face coverings are not required prior to entering any non-patient common area, if you are vaccinated (see update and list below). Please read masking policy information here.
- Laundry rooms
- Parking lots
- Outdoor common areas
- Mailrooms and other indoor common areas.
COVID-19 Update for Residence Hall Buildings
- Visitors and students. Revised 4/2023 Before entry into the Residence Hall, visitors must follow the steps below:
- Visitor screening questionnaire no longer required.
- If you think you may have COVID-19 contact UAMS Infection Prevention and Student and Employee Health COVID-19 restrictions and recommendations. Stay in your room. For grocery delivery, contact 501-686-5850.
- Residents must accompany their guest at all times while in the facility.
- Social Events. Social gatherings must follow current campus guidelines. https://events.apps.uams.edu/CovidAlert
- Common Areas. Small groups of students may gather in common areas.
- Community Kitchens. Residents should ensure that surfaces are wiped down and properly cleaned with suitable cleaning agents before and after using the kitchens.
Rent Obligation. As long as the Residence Hall remains open, residents are obligated to the contractual period documented on individual semester or monthly contracts.
Provide emergency contact information
- Each resident must verify the emergency contact information they provided at check-in. Also, please review and edit your emergency contact information on your GUS account.
- Update your personal contact information on your GUS account to ensure that you receive critical notifications from your college, program, or department.
What to do if you are experiencing symptoms
Anyone with COVID symptoms, possible exposures, or positive test results should immediately contact your college or assigned program coordinator. You must also contact Student and Employee Health Services (SEHS) at 501-686-6565.
Contact SEHS immediately. A hotline was established for screenings or general questions regarding COVID-19. The phone number is 800-632-4502.
Shared responsibility & support services
- Each resident should take steps to protect their health, which also helps safeguard their neighbors’ well-being. For information on mental and physical health, nutrition and well-being, please refer to the COVID-19 Wellness Resources page.
- For other personal health and support services, visit Student and Employee Health Services.
- Well-being Checklist Poster
What happens if you do not comply
It is important that everyone adhere to these directives for your own wellbeing and for the wellbeing of those around us–other students, faculty, and staff, and our community area neighbors, especially those who are elderly, immune-compromised, or otherwise vulnerable to COVID-19. Failure to comply with the expectations above may result in a disciplinary referral to your college, program, or department—including immediate removal from campus housing.
For questions relating to campus housing or student life, please call 501-686-5850.