Masks covering the nose and mouth are required in all public indoor spaces on campus.
This applies to all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, including visitors and contractors.
When to Wear a Mask
- In classrooms, laboratories, open-plan workspaces and other indoor spaces, including the library.
- In the Campus Recreation Center in all spaces and during all activities.
- In all shared spaces in residence halls and hallways of university-owned apartments.
- Anyone who feels more comfortable wearing a mask is encouraged to do so even in settings in which masks are not required.
Limited Exceptions are Permitted
- Inside residence hall rooms.
- For faculty and staff who are alone in their offices.
- For individuals performing any of the following activities while such activity is being performed:
- UNC student-athletes who are actively engaged in practice or competition (as they are subject to additional testing protocols as defined by the NCAA and the Big Sky Conference).
- Individuals actively eating or drinking.
- Individuals who are asked to temporarily remove their face covering for identification purposes as part of a particular service requiring legal identification.
- Individuals who are actively engaged in a public safety role, such as law enforcement personnel, firefighters or emergency medical personnel.
- Children under 2 years old.
Public health officials strongly recommend all unvaccinated individuals or those who are not fully vaccinated wear a face covering in both public and non-public indoor spaces whenever possible. It takes two weeks after your second dose in a 2-dose series (Moderna or Pfizer) or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine to be considered fully vaccinated.