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3.23.21 COVID-19 Update: Carolina Together Testing Program

Dear Carolina Community,

We are sharing a few reminders regarding the Carolina Together Testing Program today.

First, as we head into the second half of the spring semester, please remember to continue to get tested based on your group requirements. We have been able to keep the asymptomatic positivity rate low on campus — 0.24% in the last week — thanks to the commitment and vigilance by so many members of our community adhering to the COVID-19 Community Standards and continuing to get regularly tested.

Also, we are excited to hear that so many of you are getting the COVID-19 vaccine as it becomes available to you. You may have seen the news that all of our employees and most of our students will soon be eligible for the vaccine as a part of Group 4B starting April 7, if they weren’t already eligible in Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4A.

However, it is important to keep up the comprehensive approach to preventing the spread of the virus once you have been vaccinated. Continue to wear your mask in public, limit your interactions and wash your hands often. At this time, we are continuing the testing requirements for all groups, regardless of their vaccination status, so please continue to get tested even once you have received the vaccine.

Thank you once again to our community members who continue to work hard to protect each other. And a special thank you to the staff and Carolina COVID-19 Student Service Corps volunteers who have logged over 15,500 hours this semester to keep our program running smoothly.

Sincerely,

The Carolina Together Testing Program Team