Carolina Together

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.

Read more about our Fall 2022 COVID-19 operations

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.

Latest Updates

  • COVID-19 operations for the Fall 2022 semester

    As we prepare for the Fall 2022 Semester, we continue to monitor COVID-19 and its impact on our campus community. Our community standards remain in place from last spring and we will make changes as necessary throughout the school year.

  • COVID-19 Update: Summer testing plans

    As we end the spring semester, we will be closing the Carolina Testing Together Program. Starting May 9, enrolled students should contact Campus Health for testing or if they are symptomatic.

  • Carolina Together COVID-19 dashboard changes

    Today we will make changes to the Carolina Together COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard will be replaced with links to external resources, including federal, state and county dashboards, which are now the best indicators of cases in our local community. It will also ensure our campus community has access to the most comprehensive up-to-date data.

  • COVID-19 Update: Spring break and testing update

    As we approach spring break, we wanted to provide information about updated testing center hours and information about our testing program.