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COVID-19: News and Campus Updates

Reporting and Contact Tracing

To maintain a safe and healthy environment on UNC's campus, students or employees who are exposed* to someone with COVID-19, experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 need to submit a COVID-19 report form.

*An exposure is defined as being within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. It is not considered an exposure in a classroom setting if everyone was wearing a mask.

Report Exposures, Symptoms and Positive Tests


Please refer to the “Exposures, Symptoms and Positive Tests” section on our coronavirus webpage for details regarding what to do if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19 or tested positive for COVID-19. 

Students and employees who are tested off campus are only reported to UNC if they disclose their affiliation to the university to public health investigators. Therefore, it is very important to report positive tests, symptoms and exposures through UNC’s confidential COVID-19 report form.  This helps contain the potential spread of the virus through our university community by notifying individuals who may have come in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. 

UNC doesn’t release any identifying information regarding COVID-19 cases. UNC asks that the entire community support its efforts to protect others’ privacy.   

When any member of the UNC community becomes ill with COVID-19, contact tracing begins.

The COVID-19 Response Team 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 as a result of exposure, they will be contacted by either the Weld County Department of Health or the COVID-19 Response Team. 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.