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. 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
Jan. 5, 2021
Carolina will begin a more rigorous testing program for the COVID-19 virus as students soon return to town and the campus. Classes are scheduled to start Jan. 19. Going into the spring semester, all undergraduate...Read More
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 cases that are deemed to be in close physical proximity in location. Location is defined as a single residential hall or dwelling.
The individuals in this cluster have been identified and are isolating and receiving medical monitoring. The University has notified the Orange County Health Department and is working with that department to identify additional potential exposures.
This cluster involves students who lived in Carmichael over winter break and were identified through evaluation testing. People identified as close contacts to this cluster have been identified, tested and moved to quarantine, UNC reported. Dorm move-in for the spring semester started Wednesday.
Carolina will begin a testing program for COVID-19 more rigorous than last fall’s. All undergraduate students planning to live on campus and in Chapel Hill or Carrboro will be required to take a test at home prior to arrival as well as regular testing twice a week, even if they aren’t displaying symptoms.
Testing for graduate students will depend on their interactions on campus and the requirements determined by their program. Those coming to campus to teach, learn or work in a lab will be required to test regularly, while some will be required to use UNC’s Daily Health Checklist to monitor symptoms. Testing will be voluntary.
Faculty and staff working on campus will be asked to check for symptoms before coming to work each day.
UNC will use HallPass, a web-based app developed by UNC faculty that will administer the testing and contact tracing program.
Classes are set to start Jan. 19, but there will be no in-person classes until Feb. 8 due to the surge in the pandemic.
Campus information related to the pandemic is at carolinatogether.unc.edu.
The COVID-19 dashboard is intended to enable the public to track and analyze the impact on the campus and community.