Carolina Together COVID-19 dashboard changes
Dear Carolina Community,
As we start looking ahead to the end of the spring semester, we have an update about the Carolina Together COVID-19 dashboard and a reminder about how to access testing.
Carolina Together COVID-19 Dashboard
The on-campus positivity rate has remained low the last few weeks, averaging less than 3%, and the number of cases has declined locally as well. Over the past two years, we have been responsive to the changing conditions of the virus and the needs of our community. 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.
Testing and Vaccines
Testing remains available through the Carolina Together Testing Program for asymptomatic individuals and through Campus Health for students who are showing symptoms. At-home rapid antigen tests are widely available now and have been very effective in quickly identifying positive cases and reducing spread. Free at-home tests are available through the United States Postal Service, and insurance providers will also cover the costs of up to eight tests per month. There is also a new “Test and Treat” website where you can both access rapid testing and immediate treatment at a pharmacy.
As always, we strongly encourage everyone to remain up to date on your vaccines and boosters. The CDC now recommends a second booster for adults 50 years and older.
We hope our campus community is feeling energized as we enter the final few weeks of the semester. We look forward to connecting in a few weeks. Go Heels!
The Carolina Together Testing Program Team