Faculty and Staff Contact Tracing and COVID-19 Testing

Where can Faculty and Staff learn what happens if there is possible exposure to COVID-19?

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Where can Faculty and Staff learn what happens if there is possible exposure to COVID-19?

We anticipate we will have cases on campus and are relying on our community members to make good decisions in support of one another.

If you test positive or exhibit symptoms, please remain at home until you are no longer symptomatic or for five days if you are asymptomatic, regardless of your vaccination status.

All members of the Carolina Community can help limit the spread by avoiding large gatherings and wearing a mask as much as possible.

Faculty and staff should continue to seek testing through their community health care provider. Asymptomatic testing for is available for at the Carolina Together Testing Program by appointment only via Hallpass.

Learn more on the Carolina Together contact tracing webpage.

Find specific information by visiting the EHS COVID-19 webpage and scrolling to the Employee Health Guidance tab.

Where can Faculty & Staff learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and COVID-19 testing?

Carolina Together Testing Program

Since last fall, complete information about the Carolina Together Testing Program has been updated regularly on the Carolina Together website.

The CTTP webpage is frequently updated with information on testing locations and hours and updated testing requirements for students, faculty and staff.

Testing at the Carolina Together Testing Program is by appointment only via HallPass.

COVID-19 Vaccinations and the federal vaccination requirement

Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines and the federal vaccination requirement on the Carolina Together COVID-19 vaccine webpage.

What can Faculty & Staff communicate about positive cases?

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What can Faculty & Staff communicate about positive cases?

School or Department Communications

If you become aware of a positive COVID-19 case or infection, there are limited circumstances where it will be appropriate to share that personal health information with others. Since last fall, Carolina has been clear how positive cases of COVID-19 are communicated and this information has been posted on the Carolina Together website:

Consistent with the State Human Resources Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as well as other privacy considerations, schools, departments and units should not communicate about COVID-19 positive cases broadly to their populations. Individuals who have been potentially exposed to the positive case will be notified through the University’s contact tracing procedures, making broad communications unnecessary.

In some circumstances this fall, it will be appropriate for communications to be sent about specific campus populations and in those cases, decisions will be made based upon approved guidelines and in careful consultation with Campus Health, EHS, OCHD and the affected schools, departments and units.

Communicating with Students

As with any health concern, communications with students or your colleagues about individual health information are personal and private. All of us are bound by the same state and federal laws from sharing this information widely.

Campus Health and Student Affairs encourage students who test positive for COVID-19 to reach out to their instructors to alert them of their absence or make accommodations to make up the work. Students may choose not to disclose if they have tested positive since this is confidential health information, but if they do, please keep that information private and be discreet.

In addition, students who test positive for COVID-19 will be approved for a University Approved Absence. For all other illnesses when students are experiencing symptoms and absences due to quarantine or isolation, remember that faculty have the flexibility to work with students, and we strongly encourage you to exercise this flexibility in all cases.

Where can Faculty & Staff find more information?

Find more information about the office and lab on the In the Workplace and Lab page.

Find COVID-19 teaching resources for instructors at keepteaching.unc.edu.

Find more information about campus operations on the On Campus page.

Learn more about Campus Buildings, Maps, Parking and Transportation.

Find COVID-19 teaching resources for instructors at keepteaching.unc.edu.