Chancellor Dan White
March 4, 2021

Dear UAF faculty and staff,

With spring break coming up next week, I wanted to remind everyone of UAF’s COVID-19 guidance and resources, especially for those of you who will be traveling.

We continue to follow university guidelines and policies on face coverings and physical distancing.

If you travel outside of the state of Alaska for spring break, you will be required to have a negative test and practice strict social distancing for five days or to quarantine for 10 days before you return to in-person work or class. There are limited exceptions for people who were previously infected with COVID-19 and those who are fully vaccinated. Please be sure to review the requirements on University of Alaska campus entry restrictions.

I encourage faculty to be flexible with students, and supervisors to be flexible with employees who may be traveling. Find out more about COVID-19 leave options here.

I also want to bring to your attention the newly updated State of Alaska’s COVID-19 vaccine eligibility guidelines. The UA system sent a message about the changes yesterday, but the bottom line is that university employees are considered essential workers and are eligible to receive a vaccine. You can find vaccination appointments on the state’s COVID-19 vaccination website. The university’s COVID-19 vaccine information page also has resources and university-specific information.

The days are getting longer and the temperatures are warming. I hope that wherever you are spending spring break, you are able to take some time to relax. For those of you working to keep our operations going, thank you for your continued efforts on behalf of our students, faculty and staff.

Thank you for choosing UAF.

— Dan White, chancellor

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