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Normal operations have resumed for UNC-GA employees working in Orange County. Details.

The UNC System Office will function at Condition 1 of its Adverse Weather and Emergency Events policy starting at 8:00 am Thursday, February 20 and continuing through 10:00 am on Friday, February 21. (More Information)

As of noon Tuesday (Dec. 11), The UNC System Office will operate at Condition 1 thru noon on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Details.

Health Concern: Novel Coronoa Virus

Health Concern: Novel Coronavirus

The UNC System and each of its institutions are monitoring an outbreak of a novel (new) coronavirus that originated recently in Wuhan, China. The virus has spread to other countries, including the United States, prompting the declaration of a public health emergency. There are no reports of any coronavirus cases at any UNC System institutions or affiliates. 

The UNC System is continuing to work with state, federal, and international health authorities to monitor ongoing developments, coordinate and share information, and provide further guidance.

Many study or research abroad activities have been affected at this time. Questions should be directed to your institution’s study abroad or academic research administration.


About Novel Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “2019-nCoV”) that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, and that continues to expand. The majority of confirmed cases are in China. Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that include the common cold and cause respiratory symptoms, such as coughing and congestion, and flu-like symptoms, such as fever.

Recommendations to stay healthy include:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Immunize yourself against the flu if you have not already



The United States government has declared a public health emergency in response to the coronavirus outbreak in China, ordering as much as a 14-day quarantine of citizens returning from the province at the center of the outbreak and denying entry to some foreign citizens displaying symptoms. In addition, flights to the U.S. from China are restricted, and US airlines have already significantly cut travel to and from the China.


Health Resources for Students and Parents from UNC System Institutions

Appalachian State University     

East Carolina University

Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville State University

N.C. A&T State University

NC State University

UNC Asheville   

UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC Charlotte

UNC Greensboro

UNC Pembroke

UNC Wilmington

UNC School of the Arts

Western Carolina University      

Winston-Salem State University

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics


Health Monitoring Organizations

North Carolina Division of Public Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Travel Health Notice

U.S. Department of State Travel Warnings

World Health Organization



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