Wearing is Caring

  • June 29th, 2020

One of the best ways to demonstrate your care for others during this time is by wearing a mask when you are in public places such as stores, restaurants and parties, where social distancing is hard to maintain.

Female student wearing a face mask sitting outside.
A UA student wears a face mask as she studies at the Ferguson Center.

Cloth face masks are proven to limit coronavirus spread. They are meant to protect other people in case you are infected, and they also help you from inhaling the virus.

They should be worn over the mouth and nose the entire time you’re out.

Tips for wearing a cloth face mask:

  • Ensure it fits snugly around the face.
  • Wash your hands before putting it on and after removing it.
  • Do not touch the mask while wearing.
  • Handle the mask by its straps.
  • Wash the face mask regularly.

For more information on using a cloth face covering, visit the CDC website.

When is the next test of the UA Alert System?

Weather permitting, the University will test its emergency notification systems, including UA Alerts, the public address system and digital signage Wednesday, July 1, at 11:55 a.m.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.