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COVID-19 Update: Revised test center hours and safer socializing tips

A student sitting outside.
A student sits on one of the benches outside of South Building on Polk Place. (Photo by Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

Dear Carolina Community,

We hope you have been able to enjoy the recent winter weather and the beginning of February. Our number of cases and positivity rates are starting to decrease, which is promising. In the last seven days, we have had a 36% symptomatic positivity rate at Campus Health and 10.2% at CTTP. We are thrilled to see this decrease. For comparison, the positivity rate at UNC Health for symptomatic patients for the last seven days is 43%. The cases that Campus Health sees continue to have mild to moderate symptoms.

Updated CTTP Hours

Starting this week, the hours for the CTTP center will be as follows:

Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. – noon

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

As a reminder, the CTTP center is for asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff by appointment through HallPass. Symptomatic testing continues to be available at Campus Health for students. Faculty and staff should continue to seek symptomatic testing through their health care provider. All students should report positive results from off-campus testing or at-home tests to Campus Health. Employees should report positive test results to Occupational Health.

Staying Safe at Social Events

As we approach a weekend with the UNC-Duke men’s basketball game, please remember to continue to be safe when watching the Tar Heels. Testing is a tool to identify cases early, but it does not mean you should ignore the COVID-19 Community Standards. We encourage you to make plans to watch the games with friends virtually or outdoors. If you choose to watch indoors or at a local restaurant, remember to wear your mask when you are not actively eating or drinking.

Thank you once again for your continued support for your community by getting your vaccine and booster, wearing your mask and staying at home when you’re sick. Each action makes a difference in the success of our semester.

Sincerely,

The Carolina Together Testing Program Team