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Weld County COVID Status

Due to continuous increases in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and positivity rates, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDHPE) moved Weld County to the Level Red: Severe Risk category on the state’s dial system effective 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. 

While our case numbers at UNC have remained manageable, there have been increases in the numbers of positive tests and close contacts associated with them.

  Colorado COVID-19 Dial Dashboard Nov. 20 COVID Digest

UNC Operations Impacts

In keeping with state guidelines for Level Red, the following operational adjustments and protective measures will go into effect on Sunday, Nov. 22 until further notice:

  • A limited number of courses continue to be delivered in-person when necessary. Instructors are communicating directly with students regarding their class delivery methods for the remaining weeks of the fall semester.
  • Residence halls remain open.
  • All non-instructional indoor events are canceled.
  • Public and private gatherings outside of your household are prohibited.
  • No in-person dining on campus.
  • Campus offices and facilities occupied at 10% (or less) of normal capacity.
  • The University Libraries will remain open but on an adjusted schedule.
    • Study Rooms and tables will be limited to one person.
  • Athletics will continue training and practice for winter sports only, following NCAA and conference guidance.
  • The Student Health Center will be closed from Nov. 25 - 29 and reopen with adjusted hours on Nov. 30

Resources are in place to help students stay well and succeed academically. Visit Student Outreach and Support for more information.

 Weld County Status

Level Green -
Protect Our Neighbors

Level Blue - Caution

Level Yellow - Concern

Level Orange - High Risk

Level Red - Severe Risk

Level Purple -
Extreme Risk

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Housing & Dining Information

Students staying on campus over Thanksgiving break will be able to pick up a special Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday (delivered to students in quarantine/isolation rooms) with turkey and trimmings.

And, even though campus will be quiet, we’re still planning lots of virtual activities for students staying in residence halls, from social media competitions and games, to take-and-do activities students can pick up at their front desks.

   Thanksgiving updates & plans  Dining Hours of Operation

Student Health Center Operations

The Student Health Center will be closed from Nov. 25-29. Starting on Monday, Nov. 30, the center will open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

View their clinic hours for alternate care providers when the health center is closed or call your insurance carrier for providers in your network.

Community Testing Kiosk on campus

Community Testing Kiosk

The state is encouraging all Coloradans with symptoms to get tested immediately. COVID-19 testing kiosks that are quick, easy and free to all students, staff and community members.  

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Practice Social Distancing

Practice Social Distancing

The largest driver of case growth is small private gatherings. As we approach the holidays, it’s important to think about ways to keep our family, friends and our communities safe.


Policies and Resources

All COVID-19 and fall operations policies follow directions and guidelines from the State of Colorado, the CDC, WHO. Find useful resources for campus operations.

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COVID-19 Prevention

Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is our priority on campus. We've implemented a mask policy, increased cleaning on campus and ask you to practice good personal hygiene.


Return to Campus & Fall Operations

The UNC campus is operating differently due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Visit this website for information about fall semester operations and campus policies.