Updated July 29, 2022
We are excited to welcome you back to campus for the Fall 2022 semester.
This marks the start of the third academic year that has been impacted by COVID-19, and our understanding of the virus is greater than ever thanks to the diligent research of our infectious disease experts. Vaccines and boosters are readily available, and nearly 80% of our country has received at least one dose. Our health care facilities’ capacity for outpatient treatment has expanded, and home test kits allow for rapid identification of cases.
As we have done in previous semesters, we will continue to monitor the current conditions and make changes to our standards if necessary.
Per the extension of the Governor’s May 4 executive order, eligible UNC System employees who provide documentation of receiving their first COVID-19 booster prior to Aug. 31, 2022 will get an extra eight (8) hours of paid leave (prorated for part-time employees). This special leave is available for use now and will expire March 31, 2023.
For details on eligibility and how to use this leave, please visit the COVID-19 Leave Information page of the HR at UNC website.