Fall 2020 COVID-19 Plans

FROM THE PRESIDENT
On March 23, 2020, the University of Mobile suspended all on-ground classes and transitioned to an online delivery format. All activities were cancelled and resident halls and dining facilities vacated as our state dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the subsequent four months, the President of the university, assisted by his Senior Leadership Team (SLT), began planning for the eventual return to on-ground operations.

The university plans to resume such operations on August 17, 2020. It is our desire to return to as near a normal campus experience as possible. In addition to our long-standing tradition of offering the very best in academic preparation and student experience, the university will work diligently to ensure the health and safety of our students and employees. The key components of the plan will be pro-active measures designed to (1) reduce the risk of COVID-19 infections; (2) monitor students and employees to control any spread of infection; and (3) respond to any cases that appear. These plans are based on the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Alabama Department of Public Health, and the Mobile County Health Department. This document provides the highlights of the plan. Individual departments will have additional information for employees and students.

I would like to thank everyone in advance for your cooperation and flexibility. Please understand that any of our plans can be superseded at any time by new regulations from state and/or local officials. Depending on conditions that exist at the start of the fall semester, guidelines and requirements may be more or less restrictive. As always, we will act out of an abundance of caution. Please be in prayer for your university as we navigate through the upcoming semester.

Dr. Lonnie A. Burnett
President, University of Mobile