COVID-19 Mitigation Policies

COVID-19 Mitigation Policies

Housing & Residential Life cares about the health and well-being of our students and staff and has developed the following policies to promote practices in the residential environment that are consistent with CDC guidelines for risk reduction related to COVID-19. These policies are specific to academic year 2020-2021 in response to the pandemic and should be reviewed along with our existing Policies & Procedures for Hall Living. These COVID-19 policies supersede all existing policies on the same topic. Failure to comply with these important measures will result in formal disciplinary action. Multiple violations of these policies may result in the termination of your License Agreement, which will result in your removal from Housing, and a visitation restriction will be put in place preventing you from entering any residence hall in the future.   

Stage 3

1.   COVID-19 GUEST POLICY: Only students assigned to any given apartment or room plus ONE (1) guest per assigned student are allowed in their assigned living space. The guest must reside in one of the residence halls on campus. Overnight guests are permitted so long as they are currently in Housing at the University of Arizona and have completed a COVID-19 test in the last 7 days.  

Residents are permitted to host up to two (2) University of Arizona students that do not reside in the residence halls as guests, but these guests must remain in common areas of the residence hall they are visiting and are not permitted to stay overnight. 

During their visit, all guests must wear a face covering in public areas, must be escorted by their host at all times, and must abide by all posted regulations. University of Arizona students are permitted to visit a residence hall they are not assigned to so long as they are hosted by an assigned resident of that hall and remain in common areas of the building. 

Residents must inform their guests of the Policies & Procedures for Hall Living, and guests are expected to comply. Residents are responsible for the behavior of their guest(s), and therefore can be held accountable for their guest’s actions. 

If you have been asked to isolate or quarantine yourself due to COVID-19 concerns, you are not permitted to host any guests in the residence hall.

All guests and hosts must be in compliance with institutional COVID-19 testing requirements. 

2.  COVID-19 FACE COVERINGS: Cloth face coverings must be worn in hallways, common spaces, lounges, bathrooms, kitchens and when interacting with a Housing & Residential Life staff member. Personal hygiene activities are exempt from this policy, while in the bathroom.  

3.    COVID-19 SIGNS: Maximum occupancy signs will be posted around the residence hall establishing a limit for the number of individuals who are permitted to be in common spaces at the same time. Signs stating behavioral expectations related to limiting the spread of COVID-19 will also be posted. Students must follow all expectations communicated in posted signs related to these behavioral expectations. Failure to follow these directives will result in disciplinary action. Guests who fail to follow these directives will be restricted from visiting any residence hall in the future.