Frequently Asked Questions from Faculty
The FAQs are in lieu of updates to the Fall 2020 Handbook included above.
- A student in my in-person class informed me they have been required to quarantine/isolate.
Why haven’t Contact Tracers reached out to me?
Many factors determine whether the class is at increased risk. Contact tracers will reach out to you and your students as appropriate. More details are available on the Health Alerts webpage.
- The handbook says “faculty are not responsible for reporting – and should not announce
to their class – that a student in the class has tested positive.” It also says instructors
should submit a report through the Health Alerts page if a student informs them that
they have tested positive. I am a little confused?
Privacy considerations preclude reporting/announcing an individual student’s health status to an entire class. However, all members of the community are encouraged to use the forms below to make sure the university is aware of positive cases.
Unless a student was tested on campus it may take several days for the university to be notified by contact tracers from the site where the student was tested.
- Will proctoring software be made available if we are forced to go fully remote?
- I’m told there is a recommended syllabus statement regarding the Mask Policy. Where
can I find it?
All recommended syllabus statements are now conveniently housed on the CETL’s Syllabus Statements page.
- My student says their off-campus roommate (not a UNC student) tested positive. Should I let my student come to class?
- May I permit students to eat and drink during class?
No. Students who have chosen face to face classes are expected to wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times. Eating indoors on campus is restricted to private rooms/offices and dining halls (i.e., places that campus community members can avoid if they are not comfortable being around people who are not wearing masks).
Please ask your students not to bring food and drink to the classroom. If you teach a very long class, consider taking a break so that students can find a place away from other people outdoors if they need a snack or a drink of water.