Covid-19 Cluster Notifications

Updated September 1, 2021

Update to campus on emergency notifications related to COVID-19 clusters

When the University began the cluster notification process last August, our country was in a very different place with the virus, and as we have all adapted over the last year, we have also modified the way we notify our campus of clusters, moving from emergency Alert Carolina notifications to social media notifications last fall. We have once again evaluated the way we are providing these notifications, and after consulting with the Orange County Health Department, we will now update the Carolina Together dashboard with any clusters in residence halls and fraternity and sorority houses as well as new case counts each weekday and provide a regular email from the CTTP summarizing the latest information from testing and clusters.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services defines COVID-19 clusters as “a minimum of five (5) cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day period AND plausible epidemiologic linkage between cases.”

Active clusters

August 31, 2021 – Multiple Cluster Notification 

August 21, 2021 – Cluster Notification-Avery Residence Hall

August 11, 2021 – Cluster Notification-Eshelman School of Pharmacy

No longer in cluster status

April 21, 2021 -Cluster Notification-Rams Village Building 3

April 15, 2021–Cluster Notification-Hinton James Residence Hall

September 3, 2020 – Cluster Notification-Rams Village Building #5

January 13, 2021–Cluster Notification–Carmichael Residence Hall

January 29, 2021–Cluster Notification-Avery Residence Hall

February 2, 2021–Cluster Notification– Morrison Residence Hall

February 4, 2021–Cluster Notification–Connor Residence Hall

Clusters identified prior to Aug. 28 were communicated via Alert Carolina and are archived on the Alert Carolina website.