Overcoming COVID-19

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Overcoming COVID-19

Updated: Aug. 24, 2021. Close contact testing protocol, moved video links to Communication Updates page.

This site serves as a single entry point for information and resources related to the University’s ongoing response to the pandemic. 

UNCSA on-campus operations have the health and wellness of our community as the top priority. Our planning has been informed by guidance from local, state and federal public health authorities, as well as applicable orders and regulations from the governor and relevant federal agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

We will follow the COVID-19 monitoring, containment and response protocols established and updated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for colleges and universities. These protocols can be found at cdc.gov.

Given the evolving nature of both our understanding of COVID-19 and the recommended guidance from public health and other governmental bodies, our guidance will be updated to respond to continuing developments. Updates will be communicated by email or through our website. If you can't find your answer, ask a question.

Testing

Students, faculty and staff who have not submitted proof of vaccination are required to complete surveillance testing weekly from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Tuesday in Eisenberg Social Hall of the Hanes Student Commons. Individuals required to test will be notified to schedule an appointment via UNCSA email. Any person, regardless of vaccination status, who has been identified as a close contact of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to be tested 3-5 days following the date of their exposure. 

Symptomatic students may contact UNCSA Health services for COVID-19 testing or may use an off-campus testing facility. Symptomatic faculty and staff need to contact their medical provider for testing.

Testing website

Community Health Standards

We all must commit to the actions and precautions we can take as individuals to protect our campus community. It will require all of us together to keep our community healthy. We expect all community members to show care for their friends, peers, colleagues and neighbors.

UNCSA community health standards