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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.

Submit your COVID-19 Report Form

How and When to Report Exposures, Symptoms and Positive Tests

I am fully vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your second dose in a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after your first dose of Johnson and Johnson. 

  • Fully vaccinated and exposed — Only report if you have symptoms

    Fully vaccinated students/employees who are exposed to someone with COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or report if they remain asymptomatic. It is recommended to get tested 5-7 days following the date of exposure, even if asymptomatic, and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days after exposure or until you receive a negative test result. 

  • Fully vaccinated and symptomatic — YES, submit COVID-19 Report
    • Fully vaccinated 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. They should submit the COVID-19 Report form and stay home until they have been released by a UNC COVID Response Team member or a Public Health Official to return to work or class.

    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
  •  Fully vaccinated and received a positive test — YES, submit COVID-19 Report
    • Fully vaccinated students/employees who test positive for COVID-19 should go into isolation, submit the COVID-19 Report form and stay home until they have been released by a UNC COVID Response Team member or a Public Health Official to return to work, campus or class.  
    • Their close contacts should also monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 during the 14-day period after exposure. They should immediately isolate, report and get tested if they develop symptoms or test positive.

I am not vaccinated or not fully vaccinated.

You are not fully vaccinated if you haven’t received any vaccines, or it has not been 14 days since your second dose in a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or two weeks after your first dose of Johnson and Johnson. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions and we've got answers. Explore the list of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19, the university's response to those questions and other important information for students, faculty and staff.

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: 

Public Health Measures 

Moderna Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccines

All Coloradans age 12 and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Booster shots for Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson have all been approved for people in certain populations. Read more from the CDC.

COVID-19 Vaccine Info

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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 and is a temporary precaution during the Delta variant surge.


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 on the East Side of Bishop-Lehr Hall on UNC's campus is simple, free and utilizes a lower-nasal swab.

Testing Site Info

Fall COVID-19 Mitigation Measures

  • Vaccinations are required for all faculty, staff and students. Read the vaccination policy for more information, including how to submit completed vaccination records or a medical or nonmedical exemption.
  • Masks are required in public indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Read the Aug. 12 mask update for more information, including exceptions.
  • Testing is strongly encouraged, particularly for unvaccinated students and employees, and provided for free on campus on the east side of Bishop-Lehr Hall.
  • 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 locker rooms and while traveling through the facility, masks can be removed while exercising.
  • 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.


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. 


UNC does not have access to COVID-19 test results from the free community testing site on campus. Results are only provided through the online account created when individuals registered for testing. 

Student Feedback  Submit Inquiry

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

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