Jan. 20, 2021
The University’s financial problems didn’t start with the coronavirus pandemic, but the health crisis has exacerbated the need for budget cutting, UNC’s top administrators are telling the campus community. They are sharing information about a...Read More
Jan. 13, 2021
The University on Wednesday announced that it had identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Carmichael Residence Hall. A cluster is defined by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as five or more...Read More
Jan. 7, 2021
Acknowledging that COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are at record levels in North Carolina and elsewhere in the country, the University announced Thursday that there will be no in-person undergraduate classes for the first three weeks...Read More
UNC is encouraging students living on campus this semester and those living in the Chapel Hill area to get themselves tested for COVID-19 before leaving town for the winter break.
Campus Health will extend its hours at the Carolina Union for free asymptomatic testing during the week of Nov. 16. Test results are expected within one to two days, and students are asked to plan to be able to get results before they travel.
While those who are asymptomatic and are not considered a close contact to a positive individual can get tested, those with symptoms and positive close contacts should contact Campus Health separately to get tested.
Students also are being encouraged to plan to reduce their exposure risk for the 14 days prior to returning home for the break.
The fall semester will end when exams are finished Nov. 24, two days before Thanksgiving. The spring semester is set to start Jan. 19.
About 1,500 students with special circumstances have remained in on-campus housing this fall. On-campus rates of COVID-19 infection by mid-October were negligible.