Updated January 1, 2023

The well-being of AUC students and colleagues has been at the forefront of our pandemic response as we have supported the continuation of our students’ educational goals.  

We are in a vastly different place today than when COVID-19 first emerged. High levels of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity and availability of effective treatments and prevention tools have substantially reduced the risk of COVID-19-associated hospitalization and deaths, making it possible for AUC to hold on-campus activities and for our students to fully engage in clinical experiences. The pandemic is not over but we are moving to a point where COVID-19 is no longer disrupting daily life as it had before.  

AUC will continue to closely follow guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies regarding COVID-19. And, just as we have done throughout the pandemic, we will keep the health and well-being of our communities our top priority. In addition to strongly encouraging our students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, we continue to thoroughly clean and disinfect our campus; we also expect anyone who feels ill, develops symptoms, or tests positive for the virus stays home until they are recovered. More information about our COVID-19 policy can be found here

There are many reasons our students chose to step forward in their calling — making a real difference in the lives of others and their community likely tops that list. We are proud to count so many frontline workers as a part of our AUC family and we appreciate the ongoing commitment of our alumni, educators, and students to end the pandemic. 



Learn more about COVID-19 from the CDC: