COVID-19 Exposure and Health Alerts
In an effort to keep our community informed about the presence of COVID-19 on the UNC campus, the university will report the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the table below. A confirmed case is defined as a person who has tested positive for the 2019 novel coronavirus. UNC will only include confirmed cases through which there is an on-campus impact.
Report a Positive COVID-19 Test Result
To maintain a safe and healthy environment on UNC's campus, students or employees who test positive for COVID-19 should report their test result to UNC. This can be done through a confidential form in order for contact tracing to begin, which helps contain the potential spread of the virus by notifying individuals who may have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Report a Positive Case Form.
The UNC contact-tracing team is immediately notified of anyone who tests positive at the Student Health Center. If students or employees are tested off campus, UNC only finds out if the individual alerts UNC, or if they disclose to the investigator at the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE), or other county health departments, that they are a UNC student or employee. Therefore, it is very important to disclose a positive test result to those who are conducting contact tracing or via the form. We need everyone to do their part in stopping the spread of COVID and keeping their fellow Bears safe and healthy.
When Experiencing Symptoms
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to novel coronavirus you should self-quarantine per CDC guidelines for 14 days. Do not come to campus or go to work, school or events.
Submit the forms below to provide information about individuals who are, or should be, in self-isolation or self-quarantine as a result of COVID-19.
When a Positive Test is Reported
When a member of the UNC community becomes ill with COVID-19 and the university is notified, contact tracing will begin. UNC Student Health Services will work with the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment to identify and communicate directly with the individual(s) who may have been in close contact with the patient and assess the significance of the exposure. Please know that if there is a need for anyone to be quarantined or tested, they will be contacted by either the Weld County Department of Health or Student Health Services. Further instructions and information will be provided regarding UNC's quarantine, isolation, cleaning, health, safety and privacy protocols. Support services will also be offered to those directly affected.
UNC Student Health Services will also reach out to any affected departments and buildings to determine if additional communication, cleaning or building closures are required to follow public health guidelines.
Continued social distancing is vital to slowing the spread of COVID-19. Wearing a mask is now mandated by the State of Colorado and is a UNC policy for the summer and fall semesters. Please continue to take personal health precautions and follow the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention how to protect yourself, what to do if you are sick, and resources for managing anxiety and stress. Additional resources are available on the UNC Coronavirus and the UNC Return to Campus websites.
Learn about practicing preventative strategies recommended by the CDC.
To protect patient privacy, UNC will not release any identifying information regarding COVID-19 cases. We ask that the entire community support our efforts to protect others’ privacy. Further, during contact tracing, it is very important that individuals are truthful and thorough about where they have been and who they were around to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The staff performing contact tracing are public health officials; they are not connected to the university's student conduct office or law enforcement.
UNC will only include confirmed cases that have an on-campus impact. This webpage is updated daily Monday - Friday.
Updated on Sept 25 8:15AM