COVID weekly update: Possible Oct. 26 Return to Campus for Law

Oct. 15, 2020

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

The University of Arizona as of October 12 has begun a modified Stage 2 return.  Moving to Stage 2 welcomed back 1,500 additional members of the Wildcat community to campus.

Please check your email for two messages sent on October 14 -- one from President Robbins about Thanksgiving travel and one from Provost Folks about Spring Break 2021.  

Possible Return to In-Person Law Classes

  • Week of Oct. 19:  All Law classes, with the exception of some clinic and externship components, will continue fully online.
  • Week of Oct. 26:  The College of Law is surveying faculty and students about interest in resuming in-person instruction
  • Students, please complete your survey by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19.  The results of the student and faculty surveys, coupled with the College’s work with Provost Folks and her team, will inform a final decision on reopening.
  • We aim to announce a final decision regarding the plan for the Week of Oct. 26 late in the week of Oct. 19.  The decision will be communicated with all students, faculty and staff.
  • You can always check the latest College of Law Instruction Stage information here.  


Return to Campus Checklist

Before you return to campus in person, take these steps to keep yourself and our community safe:

  1. Get Tested (or, for many of us, tested again!)
  2. Wear a Face Covering
  3. Download the Covid Watch App
  4. Sign Up for Wildcat WellCheck
  5. Review the Arizona Law Pledge for a Safe Return
  6. Get a Flu Shot: Student Flu Shot Clinic | Employee Flu Shot Clinic


COVID-19 Reports

  • COVID-19 Testing Results from UA COVID-19 Dashboard (all test types, all test sources, all affiliations)
  • President Robbins Campus October 12 Reentry Briefing -- Oct. 12
    • There has been no contract tracing data showing any disease transmission between students and faculty or staff in the classroom. 
    • The Rt for the university zip code is 0.21.  The goal is to always keep that number below 1.0.  Rt is the average number of people who become infected by an infectious person.  If Rt is above 1.0, the virus will spread quickly.  When Rt is below 1.0, the virus will stop spreading. 
    • We join with university leaders in underscoring the importance of continued vigilance in public health practices, and encouraging testing and flu shots, both available on campus.
  • COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Outlook in Arizona and Pima County -- Oct. 9 (attached) via Dr. Joe Gerald/UA Zuckerman College of Public Health
    • Says Dr. Gerald, “Overall, we remain in a relatively good spot but complacency is a concern moving forward into our traditional viral respiratory season.”
    • Weekly COVID-19 Forecast Model Reports 

Thank you!

Bear Down.
And Mask Up,

Marc, Bernadette, and Leah

on behalf of the Arizona Law COVID Task Force Implementation Team