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COVID-19 Response

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We’re working to keep you safe and healthy so you can focus on learning.

Spring 2022 Overview

All of our planning is aligned with local orders and ordinances of the City of Lafayette, the State of Louisiana’s Phased Reopening Model, and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Louisiana Department of Public Health.

We’ll update this website frequently as new information becomes available.

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Spring 2022 Overview

Vaccinations Required

UL Lafayette students are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a physician’s certification that the vaccine is medically contraindicated, or a written dissent. Learn more about the vaccination requirement.

Boosters are strongly encouraged.

Spring Classes & Campus Updates

Continue reading for updates about:

  • Face masks are recommended on campus
  • Courses to return to original delivery methods
  • COVID-19 testing site and vaccination site open on campus
  • University's COVID-19 testing strategy for Spring 2022 semester
  • Stay home if you do not feel well

Face masks recommended on campus

The University's Face Covering Policy was recently amended to recommend, but not require, that everyone wear face coverings in all indoor settings and outdoors while on University property.

A department or unit may require all individuals wear face coverings over their mouths and noses if it is determined to be necessary during a specific face-to-face course, in a specific classroom, laboratory, and/or private office/workspace, or other areas.

Additional exemptions and face covering guidelines are outlined in the policy. Read the Face Covering Policy on the University Policies website.

Courses to return to original delivery methods, employees to return to normal work schedules

The transmission rate of COVID-19 remains high in the Acadiana region and throughout the state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Louisiana Department of Health. However, the University is seeing a decline in positivity rates among its students and employees.

This decrease, combined with the University's comprehensive testing protocols, is enabling a return to normal course delivery methods and operations. Classes that transitioned to remote learning at the start of the spring semester will begin to transition back to their original course delivery methods beginning Monday, Feb. 7. All courses should have returned to their original modes of instruction by Monday, Feb. 21. Students should check Moodle and with their professors for more details regarding when their classes will transition back.

In-person student organization events, including meetings, socials, and service projects, will continue to be allowed on and off campus provided masks are worn and proper social distancing can be maintained. Additionally, intramural sports will resume.

COVID-19 testing and vaccination site open

The on-campus COVID-19 testing and vaccination site will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays in the former University Bookstore building at 210 E. St. Mary Blvd. Testing and vaccinations for COVID-19 are available to students, faculty and staff members, and the public.

Appointments are encouraged for COVID-19 tests, but walk-ins are also accepted. You can schedule a testing appointment.

Parking for the testing site is available in the E.K. Long parking lot at the corner of East St. Mary Boulevard and Girard Park Circle. The testing site is administered by members of the Louisiana National Guard in partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health and UL Lafayette.

University's COVID-19 testing strategy for Spring 2022 semester

As of April 7, testing of asymptomatic University employees and students (regardless of vaccination status) is suspended.

Stay home if you do not feel well

Students who do not feel well for any reason should stay home and complete the Anticipated or Unplanned Absence form.

If you experience any symptoms related to COVID-19, please do the following:

  • isolate at home/stay in your residence,
  • contact your medical provider or call the Student Health Services at (337) 482-1328; and
  • inform your roommates and avoid contact with them.

If you are told to quarantine or isolate because you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are presumed positive because of symptoms and testing, complete the isolation and quarantine form only. (You do not need to complete the Anticipated or Unplanned Absence form.)

Staff and Faculty Members
As a reminder, staff and faculty members must complete the Daily Self-Check Questionnaire each day prior to arriving to work on campus. University faculty and staff who are considered health care personnel and are at risk of contracting COVID-19 in a health care setting must complete the HCP Daily Self-Check Questionnaire.