UNA's Entry to Campus Checklist

UNA employees and students may download the GuideSafe App to access the UNA Healthcheck on their phones.

GuideSafe Logo

GuideSafe QR

UNA employees and students are required to complete the UNA Healthcheck portion of the GuideSafe™ platform, powered by UAB. UNA Healthcheck is a daily COVID-19 self-screening assessment tool that allows users to report related symptoms and exposure. You may access the Healthcheck here or by downloading the GuideSafe App via any mobile device or computer with Internet access.

screenshot of app


flowchart for symptom checking

Upon completing the UNA Healthcheck, the Get Passport button is provided to access the daily Passport (referenced below). This passport may be used to enter events, classes, offices, or other functions as deemed necessary.

screenshot of app
screenshot of app

Sentinel Testing

GuideSafe Sentinel Testing involves UNA employees and students to signal trends, identify outbreaks, and monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 on campus. It involves a randomize sample of 2.5% of employees and students on a weekly basis. This program is supported by CARES Act funding through the State of Alabama. UNA tests on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the GUC Banquet Halls.

The test involves a nasal swab just inside the nostril, which is easy to self-administer and less invasive than the nasopharyngeal swab.

Nasal Swab test

Nasal Swab test

What is I test positive?

Those who test positive should self-isolate at home and have medical clearance from University Health Services prior to returning to UNA. Students should call University Health Services at 256-765-4328 during business hours (8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) and 256-765-5000 during afterhours and weekends.

What if I already had COVID-19?

You should not retest through GuideSafe™ if you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 12 weeks.

Why Am I Being Tested?

Our ability to test will go a long way in helping us maintain a safe environment for you this semester. At UNA, testing will supplement other safety strategies such as the use of cloth face coverings and observing six-feet physical distancing, as well as daily symptom health check.

How do I particpate in Sentinel Testing?

Create an account here.  Please click here to download the Step by Step Instructions Powerpoint (we are just pulling this part up already on website under the question) to learn how to create the account.


Example of Scheduling a Test