Classes & Campus Updates
Continue reading for updates about:
- Face masks are recommended on campus
- Courses to return to original delivery methods
- COVID-19 testing on campus
- University's COVID-19 testing strategy
- 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 available on campus
COVID testing is available by appointment at Student Health Services on campus.
See a list of other local COVID-19 testing sites from the Louisiana Department of Health.
University's COVID-19 testing strategy
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 feel ill should stay home and call Student Health Services at (337) 482-1293 to schedule an appointment. Students are required to report illness or a known COVID-19 exposure via the UL Lafayette Student Quarantine and Isolation form.
View pdfs of the CDC's latest quarantine and isolation guidelines and what to do if you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Staff and Faculty Members
As a reminder, staff and faculty members who test positive for COVID-19 must contact their supervisors and complete the COVID-19 positive test reporting form. Additionally, faculty and staff who have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 must complete the COVID-19 exposure reporting form.
Reporting forms must be completed by faculty and staff who work on campus or remotely, and by those who are on leave awaiting test results.