The University of Alabama continues to monitor the impact of COVID-19. All in-person youth programs and activities have been permitted to resume beginning June 1, 2021. This is an evolving situation, and UA administration will continue to monitor the developments and follow the advice and guidance of federal, state, and local authorities, health agencies, and the UA System Office. Review UA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information for the latest UA policy news.

CERA has created a COVID-19 Safety Plan that all programs will be required to submit with their registration forms. We understand that this is a trying time for everyone and we are here to help! Please contact youthprotection@ua.edu for any questions or assistance with planning.

Youth Protection Program

The University has established a centralized office to support the needs of youth programs and maintain appropriate records related to youth activities operated by the University or held on-campus.  The toolkits linked below provide detailed information on program requirements and a collection of resources that may be of interest to program directors.  For more information regarding the Youth Protection Program, please contact Compliance, Ethics, and Regulatory Affairs at 205-348-2334 or youthprotection@ua.edu.

The Youth Protection Program has made many changes and updates to program requirements! Check out our Toolkits below for more detailed information.


UA Programs Toolkit

Access resources and reference material for programs owned and/or operated by The University of Alabama.

Third-Party Programs Toolkit

Access resources and reference material for programs owned and/or operated by external entities.

Online Programs Toolkit

Access resources and reference material for programs  that include live or asynchronous online components.