Community Health Standards


Community Health Standards

We strongly encourage our campus community to get vaccinated. Vaccines are proven to keep people out of the hospital and prevent death due to COVID-19. Everyone at UNCSA must commit to doing their part to protect our campus community by following commonly recognized guidelines for limiting the spread of COVID-19. We expect all students, faculty and staff to show care for our campus community by adhering to the following guidelines that began Tuesday, June 1, and will remain in place until July 31, 2021.

Wear a mask indoors

Everyone on campus is required to wear a mask or face covering at all times indoors. Masks or face coverings must comply with the UNCSA face-covering guidance. Employees do not have to wear masks indoors if they are alone in a walled office or if employees are in shared office spaces and everyone is vaccinated. Individuals may voluntarily share their vaccine status, but please don’t ask about their status. If you are unsure about someone’s status, it is best practice to assume they are not vaccinated and take appropriate action to protect your health, including wearing a face covering.

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.

Willingly Report Exposure and Positive Cases 

Students are required to immediately notify Health Services if they have received a positive COVID-19 test or were in close contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 so that contact tracing can begin. Faculty and staff are required to notify their supervisor of a positive COVID-19 test or if they were in close contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 immediately. Vaccinated individuals without symptoms do not need to be tested or quarantined if they come in close contact with a person who has COVID-19. Unvaccinated individuals must quarantine if you have a close contact.

Every member of the UNCSA community must participate in contact tracing. This is an essential process for protecting individuals who may have been exposed and protecting our campus from further spread.