Aug. 3, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic “continues to pose a substantial and indeterminate threat to the financial health and sustainability” of the University, UNC officials have reported to the state system that oversees it. “The University faces significant...Read More
July 28, 2020
When COVID-19 began to show its true virulence in the U.S., Catya McMullen ’11 and others in the performing arts scene in New York rued that they weren’t first responders. “We felt useless,” McMullen said....Read More
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
Students preparing for classes to begin on Aug. 10 have been told — as a condition of attending fall semester classes — to sign a pledge that they will abide by the public health guidelines and the University’s COVID-19 Community Standards and University Guidelines.
The requirement applies to all, regardless of whether they plan to attend classes in person or remotely.
“Although the risk of COVID-19 cannot be eliminated from campus, our collective commitment to consistently embracing and practicing these Community Standards and University Guidelines is how we can work together to help promote a safe and healthy campus for everyone,” Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz wrote in a message to students Thursday.
Students are asked to read and understand guidelines on wearing masks, maintaining physical distance from one another and self-monitoring their health. Students have until Monday, July 27, to sign the pledge via an online form.
The University is modifying classrooms and facilities on campus to help with physical distancing; providing face masks to students, faculty and staff; limiting the capacity of certain campus facilities; and messaging the importance of face masks, physical distancing and hygiene.
UNC has dedicated two residence halls for quarantine and isolation spaces and will provide testing and contact tracing services through Campus Health.