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COVID-19 Update: Carolina Together Testing Program

Barcode labels being applied to sample collection vials at the UNC-CH COVID Surveillance Laboratory. The vials will be used in the collection kits that are also assembled at the lab. Samples are brought to this lab where they are run through a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing process to determine if the sample is positive or negative for COVID-19. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

We have a brief update for today regarding the Carolina Together Testing Program. Since Jan. 11, we have conducted more than 66,000 tests. Our overall positivity rate is 0.6% and has been 0.14% over the past week. This decreasing positivity rate is truly a testament to the many members of our community working hard to adhere to our COVID-19 Community Standards and keep everyone around them safe.

We know that it can be hard to continue to be vigilant after 11 months in this pandemic, but please stick to it. Your actions make a difference, and we need everyone to continue to persevere while the vaccines are rolling out around the country. Keep wearing a mask, keep maintaining physical distance, keep washing our hands and keep getting tested often.

HallPass Updates

HallPass will have an update to the user terms and conditions next week. You will be sent email and text messages suggesting you log in HallPass and agree to the updated user terms and conditions before your next appointment. If you experience any issues, please logout and back into HallPass. We ask that you take a moment to do this before arriving for a testing appointment window to ensure the testing process remains streamlined and quick.

Wellness Day Testing

We hope that you were able to rest and recharge during the first set of Wellness Days. As a reminder, if you traveled during the long weekend, you should have tested immediately once you returned to Chapel Hill/Carrboro and once again in the next seven days. Please do not forget to test again this first week back, regardless of your group requirements, so any potential exposure to COVID-19 can be detected as soon as possible.

Hours and Parking

We are resuming normal hours for the coming weekend and week.

  • Frank Porter Graham Student Union, gallery space, side closest to Davis Library
    • Saturday, 11am-5pm
    • Sunday, 11am-2pm
    • Monday through Friday, 7am-6pm
    • Parking is available in the Undergraduate Library Parking Lot
  • CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio
    • Saturday, 11am-5pm
    • Sunday, 11am-2pm
    • Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm
    • Parking is available in the Granville Towers West Parking Lot
  • UNC Rams Head Recreation Center, multi-purpose room, closest to dining hall
    • Saturday, 11am-5pm
    • Sunday, CLOSED
    • Monday through Friday, 9am-6pm
    • Parking is available in the Rams Head Parking Deck
      • Pull ticket from machine upon entry
      • Validate parking at the testing site
      • Give validation ticket to parking attendant upon exit

You can find maps to the parking locations on the Carolina Together website. There are signs for designated spots at the Undergraduate Library lot and at Granville Towers.

Thank you for your continued commitment to participating in the testing program and the COVID-19 Community Standards.

Sincerely,

The Carolina Together Testing Program Team