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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

UNC COVID-19 Information

The University of Northern Colorado is actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and providing regular updates to the UNC community on this website.

Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19 or received a positive COVID-19 test should submit a COVID-19 Report Form, regardless of vaccination status.

Submit your COVID-19 Report Form

Exposures, Symptoms and Positive Tests

Important Definitions:

Fully Vaccinated —  defined as two weeks after your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or two weeks after your first dose of Johnson and Johnson. This intial series is also called the primary COVID-19 vaccine series.

Booster Eligibility — you are eligible for and should receive a booster shot five months after your second Pfizer or Moderna dose or two months after your single Johnson and Johnson dose.

What To Do If You Have Been Exposed

An exposure is defined as being within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. It is not considered an exposure in a classroom setting if everyone was wearing a mask.

What To Do If You Have Symptoms

  • I have COVID-19 symptoms

    Regardless of vaccination or booster status, students/employees who begin to experience new, non-chronic (this should not include symptoms from seasonal allergies) COVID-19 symptoms, should NOT come to campus.

    Get tested immediately, submit the COVID-19 Report Form and follow isolation guidelines until you have been released by a UNC COVID Response Team member.

    Symptoms include: 

    • fever (100.4 F or above) 
    • cough 
    • sore throat 
    • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • chills
    • muscle or body aches 
    • new loss of taste or smell 
    • fatigue 
    • headache 
    • congestion or runny nose 
    • nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

What To Do If You Test Positive

Public Health Measures 

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COVID-19 Vaccines

UNC students, faculty and staff are required to receive a COVID-19 booster shot before Feb. 7, 2022. Click below to view the policy and how to submit vaccination information.


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Indoor Mask Policy

UNC is currently requiring masks covering the nose and mouth in public indoor spaces. This applies to all individuals regardless of vaccination status.


Get Tested Today at the Community Testing Site

Community Testing Site

UNC Students and employees are strongly encouraged to be tested for COVID-19 often. The testing site located at Bishop-Lehr Hall on UNC's campus is simple, free.

Testing Site Info

Other COVID-19 Public Health Measures

  • Classrooms will operate at 100% capacity, masks are required. 
  • Dining will operate at 100% capacity, masks are required except when seated and actively eating. 
  • Offices will operate at 100% capacity, masks are required in open offices.
  • Campus Recreation Center and gyms will operate at 100% capacity, masks are required in all spaces and during all activities.
  • Indoor seated events will operate at 100% capacity, masks are required.
  • Indoor unseated events will operate at 100% capacity, masks are required.
  • Outdoor events will have no capacity limits.
  • UNC Bank of Colorado Arena will have no capacity limits, masks are required.

What to Know About COVID-19 and Influenza

Influenza and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms, but they are caused by very different viruses. Flu season in the U.S. typically begins to increase in October and can last as late as May. While last year’s flu activity was unusually low, likely due to COVID-19 measures such as wearing a mask and staying at home, many of those measures have been relaxed, which could lead to increased flu activity. The CDC anticipates that influenza and COVID-19 may be spreading at the same time this fall and winter. Learn what you can do to protect yourself: 

Need Additional Info?

UNC has established a dedicated group of staff to provide information and answers to questions regarding COVID-19 and the direct impact on our students, staff and faculty. 


Test results from the free community testing site  on campus are provided via the online account individuals create when registering for a test at the site. 

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We'll respond to inquiries within 24-48 hours or the next business day.

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