In compliance with provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, the University of Northern Colorado has been informed that a UNC employee has tested positive for the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19. The employee has not been on campus in over a week. To protect the individual’s privacy, and to be consistent with Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment public notifications, no identifying information will be provided. The individual’s close contacts are being notified.
This is UNC's first confirmed case. UNC President Andy Feinstein previously announced that UNC's campus operations would be limited to essential personnel beginning at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Since that time, faculty and staff have been permitted only limited access to facilities over Spring Break and until 5 p.m. Friday, March 27, to access any remaining materials they need to provide instruction and complete other work from home. Feinstein has also announced:
- Transitioning all in-person classes to alternate delivery (online) for the remainder of the spring semester
- Canceling all in-person events and meetings for the remainder of the spring semester
- Postponing Spring Commencement ceremonies (alternate plans are in the works)
- Encouraging students who are able to live off campus to do so after Spring Break
UNC is undertaking these and other proactive steps in order to ensure the safety of all students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to actively monitor the health of our community and communicate about the wide variety of effects the pandemic response is having on our daily lives and operations.
In addition to social distancing, the university encourages members of the campus community to follow these CDC guidelines on ways to protect yourself.
More information is available on UNC's COVID-19 information page and updates will continue to posted on the site.