Dear Carolina Community,
As the fall semester comes to an end, the Carolina Together Testing Program Team would like to share how grateful we are for the efforts of this community to keep our campus safe and engaged during this challenging time. Your consistency has paid off, and our positivity rate continues to hold steady and low. Last week’s positivity rate was 0.25% and 0.21% the previous week. Most of the positive cases have shown mild, flu-like symptoms, and we have had no reported student hospitalizations for COVID-19 this semester.
The Carolina Together Testing Program
Asymptomatic and unvaccinated faculty, staff and students are required to test once a week. We continue to recommend that asymptomatic vaccinated students and employees test no more than once a week. The testing center hours will be modified during finals and winter break as follows:
- Friday, Dec. 3: 9am-2pm
- Saturday, Dec. 4 and Sunday, Dec. 5: CLOSED
- Monday, Dec. 6: 9am-5pm
- Tuesday, Dec. 7: 7am-5pm
- Wednesday, Dec. 8: 9am-5pm
- Thursday, Dec. 9: 7am-5pm
- Friday, Dec. 10: 9am-2pm
- Saturday, Dec. 11: 11am-2pm
- Sunday, Dec. 12: CLOSED
- Monday, Dec. 13-Wednesday, Dec. 15: CLOSED
- Thursday, Dec. 16: 7am-5pm
- Friday, Dec. 17: 9am-2pm
- Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19: CLOSED
- Monday, Dec. 20: 9am-5pm
- Tuesday, Dec. 21: 7am-5pm
- Wednesday, Dec. 22: 9am-2pm
- Thursday, Dec. 23-Sunday, Jan. 2: CLOSED
- Monday, Jan. 3: Regular hours resume
COVID-19 Vaccine Employee Requirement
In accordance with President Biden’s Executive Order 14042 and guidance from the Safer Workforce Task Force, the deadline for employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is Jan. 18, 2022. Learn more on the COVID-19 Vaccination page.
COVID-19 Booster Shot
The CDC announced this week that they recommend all adults 18 and over get a booster vaccine to increase their protection against COVID-19. We strongly encourage everyone eligible to receive a booster and to get it as soon as possible. Learn more in this email from Environment, Health and Safety, and Campus Health.
Flu cases are on the rise across the country, and there have been multiple cases on college campuses, including ours. Learn more about the importance of receiving your flu shot and where you can get it.
Our team wishes you a successful finals week. You have worked diligently in your studies and in your efforts to adhere to the COVID-19 Community Standards. It won’t be long before you can celebrate your successes and enjoy the winter break.
The Carolina Together Testing Team