CHAPEL HILL, NC – UNC System President Peter Hans released this statement following updated Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services:
“Since the pandemic began, we have listened to and collaborated with leading public health officials while closely monitoring changing conditions across the state. We will continue to do so because health and safety is our priority. Each campus has unique resources and challenges, so flexibility is key. I’m working with each chancellor to weigh the best course for each campus.
I want to thank the faculty and staff doing extraordinary work under tough conditions. I also commend all of those students who have acted to protect themselves and our community. We all hoped for better circumstances this fall. But no matter what, we will provide the rich, rigorous education our students need and deserve.”