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View Chancellor Sandeen's summary of the University of Alaska's current response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the latest information visit UA's Coronavirus information page.
Health officials worldwide are managing the worldwide spread of a respiratory disease associated with a novel coronavirus first reported in Wuhan, China. A novel virus is one that had not previously been identified. In mid-February, the World Health Organization named the disease associated with the virus “coronavirus disease 2019” or “COVID-19" and in mid-March characterized it as a pandemic.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services are leading the respective national and state responses to the outbreak, in collaboration with local partners. The university is one of those local partners. Our health and emergency management teams are monitoring the status of the outbreak and are working with university leaders to manage this rapidly changing situation to best keep our students, employees and communities safe and healthy.