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 COVID-19. 

Note: Social distancing and capacity restrictions are eliminated indoors and outdoors. However, social distancing is still encouraged for programs that host students under the age of vaccine eligibility (currently age 11 and under).

Get vaccinated

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. 

Wear a mask indoors

Based on the most recent data about the COVID-19 delta variant, UNCSA is requiring all individuals to wear masks indoors regardless of their vaccination status. You may remove your mask for eating, drinking or in your residence. Employees may remove masks when alone in a walled office or in a shared office and everyone is vaccinated. Some instructional activities, as approved by deans, will be allowed to be done without masks. Outdoor masking is not required. Masks or face coverings must comply with the UNCSA face-covering guidance

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. 

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.
  • 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.
  • Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested and stay home and away from others per CDC guidance.