Community Health Standards

Community Health Standards

Everyone at UNCSA must commit to doing their part to protect our campus community by following our Community Health Standards to limit the spread of viruses such as Influenza and COVID-19. 

Get vaccinated and boosted

We strongly encourage our campus community to get vaccinated and get a booster shot (if applicable) to protect against common viruses that could jeaorpardize the health of our campus.

COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccines and booster shots are proven to keep people out of the hospital and prevent death due to COVID-19. Refer to the CDC guidance to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccine.

Influenza vaccines

Being vaccinated against influenza (flu) will help reduce the overall burden of respiratory diseases and help conserve health care resources. Refer to the CDC guidance for the most up-to-date information on flu vaccines. Keep an eye out for announcements from UNCSA Health Services announcing regular flu vaccine events. 

Take preventative measures 


At UNCSA, wearing masks is optional for all faculty, staff, students and patrons. Any individual who wishes to continue to wear a face covering is encouraged to do so, especially those who are unvaccinated or at higher risk of serious illness from viruses such as COVID-19. 

Wash your hands

Everyone on campus must wash their hands frequently throughout the day (at least 20 seconds with soap and water) and use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Hand sanitizer dispensers are located throughout campus.

Stay home when you are sick

Students, faculty and staff should not come to campus if they are sick with any illness. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home until you have your results.

Test for COVID-19

Symptomatic testing will be available for students at Student Health Services. Employees can purchase tests at their local pharmacy or test at their doctor’s office.

Testing Positive for COVID-19

UNCSA follows CDC guidance for what to do if you test postive for COVID-19. If you test positive, you must isolate for at least 5 days. If you had no symptoms, or are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication), you may end isolation after day 5. If you are symptomatic, continue to isolate until you are fever-free for 24 hours. You should wear your mask through day 10. 

Exposure to COVID-19

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, you do not need to quarantine but should wear a mask for 10 days from the last day of exposure, monitor for symptoms, and test for COVID-19 on day 6 (at least 5 full days from your exposure).

Report positive test results

Students are still required to report any positive COVID-19 test results (from either at-home rapid antigen tests or lab-confirmed PCR tests) using the COVID-19 Reporting Hub.

Employees are strongly encouraged to report positive results to their supervisor.