July 9, 2020
Thirty-seven Carolina athletes, coaches and athletics staff have tested positive for COVID-19. This week, the Orange County Health Department identified a cluster, which is defined as five or more related cases. Campus Health and UNC...Read More
June 16, 2020
If a survey of faculty members’ anticipation of the fall semester could be summed up in one word, “uncertainty” would be a top candidate. The survey was designed, sent to and returned by 1,224 faculty...Read More
June 12, 2020
A major study of novel coronavirus infection in human airways adds to evidence that wearing a mask is an important step toward limiting transmission of COVID-19. In a scientific article published in the journal Cell,...Read More
Carolina football players will begin returning to campus on June 12 and will return in four separate groups through July 1. Athletes in several sports are scheduled to return over the summer.
“We do not yet know how many fans we may be able to welcome to competitions,” Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham said in the release of the athletics portion of the University’s “roadmap” for return to campus. “We are planning for our sports teams to compete — with numerous safety precautions in place.”
All athletes, coaches and staff members will be tested for COVID-19 at least twice — once when they arrive and again seven to eight days later. Team members will be housed together, on and off campus.
Beginning June 1, the department’s facilities will be cleaned and prepared for the return of players and coaches. Athletes have been told to self-quarantine or wear a mask in public and social distance for at least a week prior to returning to campus.
Coaches and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to quarantine at home or another approved location. Athletes who test positive will be required to quarantine in a campus residence hall specified by the University or at their permanent residence.