Coronavirus Resource center

Throughout the UNC System, we are taking the necessary steps to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus and encourage and distribute vaccines. We appreciate our entire UNC System community’s participation in helping us reduce the spread.

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REcent Messages

The UNC System and its constituent institutions are working closely with local, state, and federal health authorities to monitor developments, coordinate and share information, and provide guidance regarding COVID-19. 

Messages to Chancellors from UNC System President Peter Hans

February 25, 2022 Memo Regarding UNC Institution Face Covering Protocols

August 5, 2021 Memo Regarding Fall 2021 COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

May 20, 2021 Memo Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Incentive Strategies 

April 29, 2021 Memo Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine

Institution-Specific webpages

Deep concern for the health and safety of UNC System students, faculty, and staff members is foremost in mind.

The table provides links to coronavirus information regarding semester schedules, confirmed case dashboards, resources, instruction, housing, and facilities from each of our institutions.

Institution COVID Webpages
Appalachian State UniversityUNC Charlotte
East Carolina UniversityUNC Greensboro
Elizabeth City State UniversityUNC Pembroke
Fayetteville State UniversityUNC Wilmington
N.C. A&T State UniversityUNC School of the Arts
North Carolina Central UniversityWestern Carolina University
North Carolina State UniversityWinston-Salem State University
UNC AshevilleNorth Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
UNC-Chapel Hill

Each campus has taken steps to minimize the risk of transmission on campus and has communicated community expectations to students, faculty, and staff. All precautions are in accordance with CDC and NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) guidance to institutions of higher education, as well as with the Governor’s executive orders. These actions address four areas of focus: community standards of behavior; facilities and the environment; instruction; and services and activities.


Faculty and Staff

The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program provides a variety resources specific to COVID-19.

The UNC System Digital Learning team has designed Moving to Alternative Instructional Formats to help faculty employ the technology to hold remote classes.

UNC System Human Resources has developed a set of resources to support faculty and staff with well-being, resilience, and stress management during these times.

UNC System Office Staff

System Office employees may log in to Human Resources System Office COVID-19 Resources to access a variety of resources, including guidance from senior leaders, access to ComPsych, and information on remote working.


During this unprecedented time, we understand that many of you are looking for more information. Please find some frequently asked questions below and links to additional resources, as appropriate:

Is the UNC System requiring a COVID vaccine for students, faculty, and staff?

What has the UNC System done about COVID-19?

Where can I find the latest information about positive cases in North Carolina?

What type of restrictions are in place for the state and our universities?

When and where can I get a vaccine to protect against COVID-19?

How can I avoid the virus or find out if I’ve been in contact with someone carrying the virus?

What does the CDC recommend for testing protocol?

What health organizations provide the most reliable information?

What policies does the UNC System implement to stop the spread of virus at our institutions?