Community Health Standards


Community Health Standards

Updated March 7, 2022: Optional masking.

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. 

Get vaccinated and boosted

We strongly encourage our campus community to get vaccinated and get a booster shot. Vaccines and booster shots are proven to keep people out of the hospital and prevent death due to COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 vaccination is eligible for 5 years of age and older.
  • Booster shot is eligible for ages 12 and older.

Optional masking

At UNCSA, wearing masks is optional for all faculty, staff, students and patrons as of Monday, March 7. The mask requirement will continue in all health care settings, including Counseling Services and Health Services, as well as on any public transportation including campus buses. 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 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. 

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.