January 25, 2021

Returning University of Alabama students need virus tests

The University of Alabama is requiring that students who will live on campus for the spring 2021 semester to be tested for coronavirus, officials said.

The tests must happen within seven days of their arrival, no later than Jan. 19, The Tuscaloosa News reported. The spring semester will begin Jan. 13.

The university will offer free testing, or students can choose to get tested before returning to Tuscaloosa. Test results are expected to be provided within 24 hours to three days.

The spring reentry testing is only required for those living on campus including in residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses.

In addition to reentry testing, the university is continuing to conduct a variety of testing for all students, including sentinel, for-cause, exposure and symptomatic testing.

More details about the testing can be found on the university’s website.