Community Health Standards


Community Health Standards

Updated Aug. 16, 2022: Positive case reporting, 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. Refer to the CDC guidance to stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccine and use the CDC Booster Tool to know when to receive boosters.

Optional masking

At UNCSA, wearing masks is optional for all faculty, staff, students and patrons. 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. If you have been told by a health care provider or public health authority that you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, you must wear a mask for 10 days from the last day of exposure. 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 positive test results

  • Students are required to immediately notify Health Services if they have received a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Faculty and staff are required to immediately notify their supervisor of a positive COVID-19 test.
  • Individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested and follow CDC guidance if they are sick.