University of Arizona COVID-19 response (UPDATED 3/25/20)
While the risk of contracting COVID-19 in Tucson remains low, the global and national situation continues to evolve swiftly.
For the latest updates from the University of Arizona, please visit the University's COVID-19 webpage. This page serves as the central location for updates and guidance from the University of Arizona on the novel coronavirus.
Information specific to faculty and staff can be found on the Human Resources COVID-19 webpage.
- University classes will remain fully online for the remainder of the semester, and faculty and staff are encouraged to work from home.
- Campus support operations have been scaled back to meet the guidance set by city of Tucson. Student Union food services have moved to boxed and prepackaged meals, offered three times a day. Details are available on the Arizona Student Unions website.
- Campus Recreation facilities and the Main Library are closed until further notice.
- Research operations are continuing as usual.
- Events and gatherings on campus have been canceled or rescheduled, with updates to follow.
- Campus Health is operating with normal hours.
- Employees needing support should contact Life & Work Connections, 520-621-2493.
As the pandemic continues, University researchers and experts are doing their part to address the outbreak and help employees, students and families navigate a time of great uncertainty:
- Richard Rosen, interim director of the Take Charge America Institute for Consumer Financial Education and Research, has advice for those struggling with their finances in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- As millions of Americans continue to stay at home in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, UArizona researchers have tips on how to turn living spaces into healing spaces.
- Rebecca Friesen, doctoral student in the University of Arizona Department of Educational Psychology, provides help for parents educating their children at home for the first time.
- Amid a shortage of COVID-19 collection kits, University of Arizona scientists are racing to make more.
- University health experts and students are helping answer calls for county health departments that are inundated with questions from the public about COVID-19.
- University of Arizona researchers have created a toolkit to help families talk to kids about COVID-19.
- Scott Cederburg, associate professor of finance at the University of Arizona, discusses the state of the economy – and what's to come – as industries, investors and consumers across the globe respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Evan MacLean, director of the Arizona Canine Cognition Center, says dogs can help offset the negative mental and physical effects of social isolation.
- University of Arizona psychologist David Sbarra shares tips for how to take care of your mental health and support children and loved ones in an uncertain time.
Continuing UANews coverage of COVID-19 is available online.