The Academic Calendar has been revised and posted. Note: Staff, faculty and students will not have Labor Day off this year. Fall and spring
breaks will not occur to accommodate a longer Winter Break period.
The Holiday calendar has been revised that employees will be required to us 8 hours of vacation or bonus
leave or compensatory time during Winter Holiday Break
Faculty requesting a health accommodation should contact Human Resources regarding
their return to work. Each request will be reviewed by HR and the Office of the Provost
on a case-by-case basis, as governed by applicable laws and policy.
COVID-19 Response Plan for Employees
The COVID-19 Response Plan for Employees (enter your UNCSA credentials to access PDF) explains how UNCSA will respond when
an employee exhibits symptoms of COVID-19 in the workplace, at home and or tests positive/negative
for COVID-19. The goal of this plan is to help protect the health and safety of the
employee and everyone else in the workplace. Effective execution of the plan requires
collaboration, compassion, and attention to details by employees, supervisors/managers,
Human Resources, Facilities, Emergency Operations, and University leadership. If you
have any questions or concerns about this plan, please contact Human Resources.
The State Health Plan is waiving cost of
copay for in-person and virtual PCP visits to screen for COVID-19,
For the 2020-21 academic year only, an adjustment in the ratio of face-to-face and
distance engagement has been made to encompass a broader range of engagement ratios.
Hybrid instruction will encompass a range of online/in-person engagement from 33%
(1/3 online and 2/3 in-person) to 66% (1/3 in-person and 2/3 online). These percentages
may be shaped by an individual school or division, based on the business need of the
unit. Faculty are expected to have regular in-person engagement with their students,
spread over the course of a semester, in a hybrid model.
The Fitness Center is open with limited hours and capacity. The Fitness Center also
is offering indoor, outdoor and virtual fitness opportunities. Refer to the Fitness Center website for specifics and protocols
Having a robust wireless connection able to handle the demands of remote classroom
sessions from residence halls is a concern. Our chosen platform, Zoom, performs best
over wired connections as does any online meeting platform. For that reason, we are
currently investigating all of our residence halls' wired connectivity with the intention
of ensuring that we have wired connectivity in place for each of the rooms when possible.
Please keep in mind that in order to take advantage of the wired connections, students
will need an RJ-45 Ethernet port on their device or a dongle that converts USB to
RJ-45, as well as an Ethernet patch cable to utilize the port.
Self-service will be eliminated and to-go options have been increased. While the cafeteria,
Pickle Jar and the Library Café will be open, seating will be reduced, limiting numbers,
and using Eisenberg Social Hall and outdoor spaces as overflow dining areas to allow
for social distancing
A negative COVID-19 test will be required for campus access before the start of the
spring 2021 semester. Faculty, staff and students will all be required to submit a negative COVID-19 test
before the spring semester begins. We will send more information about this process
in upcoming weeks.
UNCSA is able to test students for COVID-19, in partnership with Wake Forest Baptist
Health. Faculty and staff need to contact their medical provider for testing. Surveillance
testing helps to identify if there are areas where COVID-19 is popping up, and therefore,
whether and where further testing is needed. See COVID-19 Testing webpage.
In Forsyth County, contact tracing is led by the County Health Department with assistance
from UNCSA. Forsyth County has hired and trained additional contact tracers to respond
to the pandemic.
We expect everyone to uphold our community health standards, whether they are on- or off-campus. Failure to comply with our community health
standards will result in progressive disciplinary actions
The Environmental Services Department will be implementing new CDC and EPA recommended
cleaning protocols for classrooms, offices and common areas on campus. New daily cleaning
methods such as utilizing electrostatic foggers and sprayers will be added to the
morning cleaning rounds. Faculty and staff will be provided with disinfectant wipes
so that individual areas can be further cleaned and disinfected as needed by faculty
and staff throughout the day, which will enable our Environmental Services technicians
to increase cleaning and disinfection in high traffic and high touch areas throughout
Faculty requesting a health accommodation should contact HR regarding their return
to work. Each request will be reviewed by HR and the Office of the Provost on a case-by-case
basis, as governed by applicable laws and policy.
Social distancing and occupancy restrictions are in place in public restrooms on campus,
and it is required that you wear a mask in public restrooms on campus. Wash your hands
for 20 seconds before leaving restrooms.
Air purifiers or scrubbers are only recommended for use when students have to be unmasked
for arts used with other layered barriers when instruction is taking place that can't
be completed with a mask. It is recommended that employees remained masked in the
office, which would eliminate the need for an air purifier or scrubber.
It is required that employees use a mask or face covering when working in shared office
or cubicle spaces together, particularly when social distancing is not possible.
Campus departmental representatives can request additional protective equipment supplies
(disposable surgical masks, cloth masks, face shields, KN95 masks and clear face masks)
and COVID-19 adhesive decals or card stock flyers. See examples:
Safety Signage (PDF): Sanitize hands, Enter only, Leave This Seat Empty, Line Starts Here, Online/Phone-In
Order Pickup Here, Maximum Occupancy Feeling Sick? Stop!, Wear a Mask, Social Distance
Deans and faculty are developing innovative performance and production plans that
prioritize the health and safety of our students while reflecting the evolution of
the industry as it faces the effects of COVID-19. More information will be announced.
The Schools of Dance, Design & Production, Filmmaking and Music are reimagining how
our students will collaborate on an alternative performance of "The Nutcracker" that
follows health and safety protocols and provides educational opportunities. We will
share the plans for this production as soon as they are finalized.
We will be adding additional information as it becomes available. If you have a question
not answered above, please ask.