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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates


UNC informs faculty, staff, students and their loved ones about COVID-19 updates in the following ways: 

Browse the list below of frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19, the university's response to those questions and other important information for students, faculty and staff.

announcementAs UNC's response to the COVID-19 situation is further defined, this page will be updated with the most recent developments as they become available.

UNC Guidance on Public Health

  • What is UNC doing to ensure student safety on campus?

    The health and safety of our students, faculty and staff is our highest priority.  

    We are closely monitoring developments related to COVID-19 and taking preventative measures that are in line with current public health guidance and the level of COVID-19 transmission in our community. 

    The latest information and updates, including current mitigation measures, can be found on our coronavirus website. 

  • What are my options if I am at greater risk for COVID-19?

    Faculty and staff who have specific, medically documented reasons for extra caution about Covid-19 may contact Human Resources to see if they qualify for Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) or other workplace accommodations. Students may contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC) for assistance with classroom accommodations. 

Masks and Classroom Guidance


  • Am I required to get tested for COVID-19?

    UNC does not require anyone to get tested but we do strongly encourage it, especially for unvaccinated individuals, or for anyone who thinks they were exposed to someone with a positive case of COVID-19 or anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19.  

    free community testing site is available on campus on the east side of Bishop-Lehr Hall. 

  • Where should I get tested?

    UNC students and employees who are seeking COVID-19 testing are encouraged to use the free community testing site, conveniently located on campus at Bishop-Lehr. UNC students who live in on-campus residential housing can walk up to the site to get tested. 

    UNC’s Student Health Center will only provide testing for individuals seeking medical care. 

  • How do I get my COVID-19 test results from the testing site located on campus?

    The free community testing site on campus is ran by Mako Medical and results are provided by them via an online account. The time it takes to get your results will vary depending on the volume of testing. If you haven't received your results within the time frame indicated when you were tested, please contact Mako Medical at 919-351-MAKO (6256).   

Quarantine, Isolation and Contact Tracing

Reporting Exposures, Symptoms and Positive Cases

UNC's Vaccine/Booster Requirement

Information about COVID-19 Vaccines