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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

COVID-19 FAQs

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

Masks and Classroom Guidance

Testing

Quarantine, Isolation and Contact Tracing

  • Will I have to quarantine or isolate if I test positive for COVID-19?

    Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status, will need to isolate. Generally, people who test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate for 10 days after their symptoms first appeared, or 10 days from the date of their positive test if they are asymptomatic. 

    Visit our quarantine and isolation webpage for more information. 

    It is the responsibility of each individual to inform their supervisor/instructor if they have been placed in quarantine or isolation. Faculty should notify their department chair/school director; staff should notify their supervisors; students should notify all of their instructors.

  • Will I have to quarantine or isolate if I am exposed to someone who has COVID-19?

    Guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation are different depending on your vaccination status. Generally, people who are fully vaccinated do not need to quarantine unless they are experiencing symptoms.  

    Visit our quarantine and isolation webpage for more information. 

    It is the responsibility of each individual to inform their supervisor/instructor if they have been placed in quarantine or isolation. Faculty should notify their department chair/school director; staff should notify their supervisors; students should notify all of their instructors.

  • Are faculty required to provide special accommodations for students who are required to quarantine?

    All faculty are encouraged to post copies of announcements, handouts, PowerPoint slides, etc. on their Canvas website to assist students who are forced to miss a class for any reason. Students who are unable to attend class are responsible for notifying their instructor. Instructors should accommodate students as they would in any semester where a student was unable to attend class for an extended period of time. Faculty may not require doctor's notes during the pandemic.

Reporting Symptoms and Positive Cases

UNC's Vaccine Requirement

Information about COVID-19 Vaccines