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COVID-19 Service Details and FAQs

COVID-19 Testing and Tracing

Campus Health offers diagnostic COVID-19 testing to UNC students, post-docs and eligible partners and spouses who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. Campus Health supports the Orange County Health Department with contact tracing.

If you are having no symptoms, you should be tested with the Carolina Together Testing Program.

Those students who are symptomatic should consider their needs - whether they want to see a provider who can offer a wider array of diagnostic tests or simply receive a COVID-19 test.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days, retesting is not recommended.

Carolina Together Testing Program

Mandatory and voluntary testing for students and staff without symptoms on campus is available at no cost to students and staff through the Carolina Together Testing Program and is not performed at Campus Health. 

Close contacts can also be tested at CTTP as long as they are asymptomatic.

  • Unvaccinated individuals should be tested immediately after being identified, and if negative, tested again in 5–7 days after last exposure. If symptoms develop during quarantine, test immediately at Campus Health or another medical facility, not at CTTP.
  • Vaccinated individuals who have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms. If symptoms develop during quarantine, test immediately at Campus Health or another medical facility, not at CTTP.

Diagnostic Testing at Campus Health

Diagnostic testing is recommended for those who have COVID-19 symptoms and should happen as soon as symptoms arise. Campus Health tests UNC students, post-docs and eligible partners who have symptoms.

  • Remember that many COVID-19 symptoms could indicate other conditions (flu, strep, mono, etc). If your concern is your symptoms, consider scheduling an appointment with a provider to diagnose the cause of your symptoms.
  • If your concern is only whether or not your symptoms are from COIVD-19, you can walk in for diagnostic testing Monday - Saturday from noon - 4 pm. The $50 weekend charge is waived for COVID-19 related care such as diagnostic testing.
  • How: Diagnostic testing is offered by nasal swab testing.
  • Parking: Campus Health offers several parking spaces next to our building. Request a parking pass be emailed to you when you make your appointment.
  • Results: Time to receive lab results can vary based on reference lab testing capacity and any shortage of testing supplies. Currently, test results are available in 1-2 business days. While awaiting results, if you're unvaccinated, you will be instructed to quarantine. If you are fully vaccinated, you should limit your activities (Do not attend class. Leave your residence only for medical attention. We encourage you to have food and supplies delivered to you if possible. Continue wearing your mask indoors). 

If your test result is positive - isolate

Students who test positive must isolate until they meet the criteria for ending isolation (i.e., 10 days from onset of symptoms or day of the positive test, as well as no fever or symptoms for 24 hours). You cannot test out of isolation. A negative result does not override the positive result.

Students and post-docs living off or on campus who test positive for COVID-19 somewhere besides Campus Health should message a nurse through the patient portal or call 919-966-2281 as soon as possible after receiving your result. 

Campus Health will contact any known positive student with isolation instructions.

Those who reside on-campus will be instructed on relocation to a dedicated isolation space on campus. 

Contact tracers will call you, so please answer your phone, even if the number is one you do not recognize.

If your test result is negative

A negative test result indicates your status at the moment of the test and does not mean that you will remain negative after the test. 

Even if you have a negative test result, be mindful about:

  • wearing a mask indoors as detailed by the community standards
  • staying physically distanced
  • avoiding crowds and indoor crowded places
  • washing your hands frequently
  • monitoring for symptoms and
  • minimizing contact with people at high risk of COVID-19 complications.

If you test negative but have been in an area with clusters of cases or have been otherwise exposed to the virus and are unvaccinated, you may still need to quarantine. It can take 2-14 days for someone who is exposed to SARS-CoV-2 to develop symptoms of COVID-19. In other words, a negative test is not a free pass out of quarantine. You could still unknowingly pass COVID-19 to others during those 14 days.

Close Contact Tracing by Campus Health

Campus Health, with guidance from the local Health Department, conducts close contact tracing when on-campus students test positive for COVID-19. Your name and information will not be shared during this process and remains confidential.

In the close contact tracing process, all named close contacts are passed to Orange County Health Department.

  • On-campus students named in the close contact process will be called by Campus Health.
  • Employees named in the close contact process will be called by the Orange County Health Department and/or EHS.

Campus Health uses the following definition of a close contact:

Any individual within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative time of 15 minutes starting from 2 days before symptom onset for symptomatic individuals and 2 days prior to positive specimen collection for asymptomatic individuals.

This means that people who stay at least 6 feet apart in a classroom or crowd will typically not be considered a close contact.

Carolina continues to work in close collaboration with the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) on contact tracing. Campus Health, UEOHC and OCHD are continuing to follow the CDC definition of a close contact. If anyone — faculty, staff or student — is considered to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be individually contacted as part of the tracing process. If you are not contacted or if a positive case is not in your household, then you have not been identified as a close contact. For example, people who are at least six feet apart in a classroom or group setting will typically not be considered a close contact.

Close contacts of a positive case will be given instructions by contact tracers on how to proceed including when to test, whether quarantine is required, self-monitoring instructions, and, if needed, arrangements for support. 

Close Contact and Quarantine Guidance

Being a close contact means you have been within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes cumulative time, regardless of whether a face mask was worn by either party. Even though you feel well now, it is possible that you are also infected. It can take 2 – 14 days to show symptoms, so you may not know for up to 14 days if you are infected or not. Some individuals do not develop symptoms but can be infected and are contagious.

Carolina continues to work in close collaboration with the Orange County Health Department (OCHD) on contact tracing. Campus Health, UEOHC and OCHD are continuing to follow the CDC definition of a close contact. If anyone — faculty, staff or student — is considered to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be individually contacted as part of the tracing process. If you are not contacted or if a positive case is not in your household, then you have not been identified as a close contact. For example, people who are at least six feet apart in a classroom or group setting will typically not be considered a close contact.

The Contact Tracing Staff can advise on your specific situation.

COVID Close Contact Chart

General Guidance for Vaccinated Close Contacts

In most cases, vaccinated close contacts do not need to quarantine unless directed to do so by a contact tracer or medical provider based on their specific situation. Monitor for symptoms for 14 days, and:

  • Vaccinated, asymptomatic close contacts should be tested 3 to 5 days after last known exposure. This test can take place at CTTP. You may attend class unless symptoms arise or you receive a positive test result.
  • If vaccinated and symptomatic, test as soon as possible at a medical facility such as Campus Health. Limit interactions and do not attend class until you receive your test result.

Do not use the Carolina Together Testing Program sites if you are symptomatic.

 If you test positive, notify Campus Health and follow isolation instructions.

Unvaccinated Close Contacts: Quarantine and Test

Testing Protocol

All unvaccinated close contacts should:

  • Test immediately.  If asymptomatic, you can test at CTTP. If symptomatic, test by appointment at Campus Health or with another testing health care provider. Do not use the Carolina Together Testing Program sites if you are symptomatic. 
  • Once tested, if you received a negative result, re-test 5-7 days after last known exposure.
  • Stay in quarantine for the full 10 days.
  • Continue to monitor for symptoms for a total of 14 days. COVID-19 can take up to 14 days to show in a person’s symptoms or in test results. Test at a medical facility if symptoms arise.

If you test positive, notify Campus Health and follow isolation instructions.

Quarantine Guidance

To prevent you from possibly spreading COVID-19 to uninfected people, you must avoid all activities that may put you in contact with others during the quarantine period.
  • Stay home or in your designated quarantine space on campus. Do not go to in-person classes or activities, including those connected to school, work, or located in other public areas. You may only leave your place of quarantine to get necessary medical care; call the medical facility before visiting.
  • Separate yourself from others in your residence. Stay in your specified room & away from other people in your residence. Use a separate bathroom. Do not prepare or serve food to others. Do not handle pets or other animals.
  • Do not allow visitors, especially stay away from those at higher risk of a serious illness. This includes people who are age 65 years or older or have a health problem such as a chronic disease or a weak immune system.
  • Stay at least 6 feet away from others and wear a medical grade mask if in spaces that other people use. Do not use a face covering if you are having trouble breathing or are unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The Contact Tracing staff will advise you of how long you should remain in quarantine. In general, close contacts quarantine for 10 days from the most recent encounter with the infectious person. People who are positive with COVID-19 are considered to be infectious from 48 hours before their symptoms first appeared or from the date of their positive lab test if they did not have symptoms.
  • Once you have completed quarantine, consider vaccination. Those who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if identified as an asymptomatic close contact. 

Communicating with Instructors

Most instructors are providing instructional options for students who need to miss class. Communicate with your instructors that you will be unable to attend class for the time-period you will be in isolation. You do not have to disclose your personal health information.

  • If Campus Health instructed you to isolate, you will receive an email that verifies your University Approved Absence which you will be responsible for forwarding to your faculty.
  • If you have tested positive off campus, send your result to Campus Health by emailing campushealth_records@unc.edu in order to be included in the process as outlined above.
  • If you have been instructed to quarantine by an off-campus provider or health department, go to the University Approved Absence website.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Campus Health will provide COVID-19 vaccines at Student Stores Pharmacy and Campus Health Pharmacy to UNC-CH students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows. The clinic has access to vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna, as well as Johnson and Johnson. 

Appointments are preferred. You can schedule your appointment for a vaccine at Student Stores Pharmacy by visiting covidvax.unc.edu. Walk-ins are also accepted Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at Student Stores Pharmacy on the top floor of UNC Student Stores or Campus Health Pharmacy in the basement of Campus Health.

When you book your appointment, avoid conflicts with classes, exams, or work. Plan for your visit to take 45 minutes. You will need to remain on-site for the entirety of your appointment including an observation period. Bring your insurance card.

Please reach out to Campus Health Immunization Staff at immunizations@unc.edu if you have questions. 

Can I receive a third or booster vaccination dose?

To strengthen and extend protections against severe illness, North Carolinians at high risk for serious illness or exposure who have been fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine for six months or more can now receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Visit NCDHHS to review eligibility criteria. Boosters are not currently available for those who received Moderna or J&J; check the website frequently for updates.

Third and booster doses are available to UNC students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows at Student Stores Pharmacy on the top floor of UNC Student Stores or Campus Health Pharmacy.

Reserve a vaccine appointment by visiting the bookings site. Walk-ins are also accepted Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

How do I schedule or reschedule my 2nd vaccination?

Moderna is a two-dose vaccine, given four weeks (28 days) apart. Pfizer is a two-dose vaccine, given 3 weeks (21 days) apart. Those being vaccinated at the Carolina Vaccine Clinic will determine a plan for the second vaccine dose during their initial vaccination visit.

Campus Health 2nd dose rescheduling: If you need to reschedule your 2nd vaccination appointment with Campus Health, please call 919-966-2281.

If I'm vaccinated and notified that I am a close contact, do I still need to quarantine?

If you are fully vaccinated and remain asymptomatic, you will not be required to quarantine. You should monitor for the development of symptoms and seek medical care if symptoms occur.

For more information, visit CDC's recommendations for quarantine in vaccinated individuals.

How should I prepare for my vaccine appointment?

We encourage you to eat food and drink water before coming to your vaccination appointment.  

Bring your insurance card.

Wear a mask. 

It is not recommended you take over-the-counter medicine – such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen – before vaccination for the purpose of trying to prevent vaccine-related side effects. It is not known how these medications might affect how well the vaccine works. However, if you take these medications regularly for other reasons, you should keep taking them before you get vaccinated. It is also not recommended to take antihistamines before getting a COVID-19 vaccine to try to prevent allergic reactions. 

Please allow for 45 minutes for your vaccine appointment. 

What side effects of the vaccine should I be prepared for? When should I be concerned?

It is common to feel pain, redness or swelling in the vaccinated arm after vaccination. To reduce pain and discomfort, try a cool, wet washcloth over the sore area. Keep your arm active and moving.  

You may experience tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, nausea, tiredness in the few days following your vaccine. To reduce discomfort from fever, drink plenty of fluids and dress lightly. 

In most cases, discomfort from pain or fever is a normal sign that your body is building protection. Contact your doctor or healthcare provider if the redness or tenderness where you got the shot gets worse after 24 hours, if your side effects are worrying you or they do not seem to be going away after a few days.  You can help the CDC track the safety of vaccines by reporting your side effects using the VSafe smart phone tool. 

A small percentage of patients experience lightheadedness or fainting upon receiving their vaccine. This is more likely in those who have had reactions to injections in the past. Please make the vaccinator aware if you have experienced this in the past. You can help yourself by eating food and drinking water prior to being vaccinated and taking deep breaths while you are being vaccinated.  

In extremely rare cases, more severe complications can occur from a vaccination. If you received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, seek medical attention during 3 weeks following vaccination if you experience severe headache, abdominal pain, leg pain, persistent nosebleed or shortness of breath. 

What are the benefits of vaccination?

COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be highly effective at preventing you from getting COVID-19 and preventing serious illness in the rare case a vaccinated person still contracts COVID-19 for at least 6 months (likely longer) after being vaccinated. 

Once you’ve reached full vaccination status (2 weeks after your final dose of a vaccine), you no longer need to quarantine after traveling or being exposed to someone with COVID (the only exceptions are if you live in a group setting or are having symptoms). You can visit indoors without a mask with one household of unvaccinated people who are not at risk for severe illness. You can visit inside a home without a mask with other fully vaccinated people. 

Should I get vaccinated if I have previously tested positive for COVID-19?

Yes! As long as you are out of your isolation period and are not having symptoms, you should get vaccinated. If you were treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma for COVID, then you should wait for 90 days after that treatment to get vaccinated.

Do vaccinated students still need to participate in Carolina Together Testing?

Effective August 1, 2021, student participation in the Carolina Together Testing Program (CTTP) is linked to a student's vaccination status. 

Unvaccinated students or students who do not wish to disclose their vaccination status will be required to test at a CTTP site once a week. 

Vaccinated students are not required to participate in the Carolina Together Testing Program. If vaccinated students are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, they should contact Campus Health for an appointment and medical evaluation.

After being vaccinated, what precautions do I still need to take?

To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
  • Wait 6 feet away from others
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid crowds
  • Avoid poorly ventilated spaces

​The University Community Standards should still be followed. 

Remember that you're not considered "fully vaccinated" and with the increased protection from COVID-19 until 2 weeks after your final dose of the vaccine. 

Do I need to tell UNC that I've been vaccinated?

Yes, please! Students, faculty and staff who have been fully vaccinated can complete the COVID-19 Vaccination Certification form

What if I lost my vaccination card?

Those who have been vaccinated in North Carolina can access your vaccination record on the North Carolina Vaccine Portal. You will be prompted to sign in with the username created at the time of your original vaccination appointment. After you are logged in, click on “My Dashboard” to access your record (under “Vaccine Record” tab). If you received the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, please make sure to get proof of both vaccine dates. For questions about accessing your vaccination record, call the COVID-19 vaccine help center at (888)-675-4567, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Covid-19 FAQs

DEFINITIONS: What are COVID-19 key terms I should know?

  • A close contact includes those within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 cumulative minutes. If anyone — faculty, staff or student — is considered to be a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, they will be individually contacted as part of the tracing process. If you are not contacted or if a positive case is not in your household, then you are not considered a close contact. For example, people who are at least six feet apart in a classroom or group setting will typically not be considered a close contact.
  • Physical distancing (social distancing) is for everyone. It means keeping people farther apart to prevent the virus from spreading in communities.
  • Quarantine is for people who may have been exposed to the virus. It means keeping them physically apart from others in case they are infected (i.e., staying at home).
  • Isolation is for people who have the virus. It means keeping them separated from people who don’t have it.

PROTECTION: How can I protect myself and others from getting COVID-19?

  • Get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • When indoors in public spaces, consider wearing a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Choose a mask with two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric that fits snugly against the sides of your face.
  • Stay at least 6 feet (about two arm lengths) from people who don’t live with you, particularly in crowded areas.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.
  • Avoid crowds and indoor spaces as much as possible, particularly ones that aren’t well ventilated.

SYMPTOMS: What are the symptoms of COVID-19? (Screening Checklist)

COVID-19 Screening Checklist

  • Do you have new muscle aches not related to another medical condition or another specific activity (e.g. due to physical exercise)?
  • Do you feel like you may have a temperature of greater than 100.0°F?
  • Do you have sore throat, runny nose and/or congestion not related to another medical condition (e.g. allergies)?
  • Do you have a new or worsening cough that is not related to another medical condition?
  • Do you have shortness of breath that is not attributable to another medical condition?
  • Do you have recent (<5 days) loss of smell and taste?
  • Do you have new onset of vomiting or diarrhea not related to another medical condition?
  • Have you had recent close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

If you are not vaccinated and answered yes to any of the questions above, please contact your medical provider as soon as possible and limit your interactions with others. 

If you are vaccinated and are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your medical provider for further evaluation and guidance.

Campus Health can be reached through the healthyheels.unc.edu Patient Portal or by calling 919-966-2281.

Employees may contact the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic:  919-966-9119

EXPOSURE: I don't have symptoms but I'm worried I might have been exposed. What do I do?

You can always discuss your situation with a nurse at Campus Health by messaging in the Patient Portal or calling 919-966-2281.

In general:

  • Unvaccinated, asymptomatic individuals who believe they have been exposed will be advised to:
    • Quarantine for 10 days
    • Test immediately, and, if negative, test again in 5–7 days after last exposure at CTTP. Test immediately at Campus Health or another medical facility if symptoms develop during quarantine.
    • Those students living on-campus who have been confirmed as a close contact will be relocated to the quarantine residence hall.
    •  A negative test will not shorten the 10 day quarantine period.
  • Fully vaccinated, asymptomatic individuals who believe they have been exposed will be advised to:
    • Get tested 3-5 days after exposure at CTTP. Test immediately at Campus Health or another medical facility if symptoms develop during quarantine.
    • Wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result. 

Most people with a history of test-confirmed COVID-19 who remain asymptomatic after recovery do not need to retest or quarantine if another exposure occurs within 90 days of their initial infection.

TESTING: When should someone consider being tested for COVID-19?

Students who are unvaccinated or do not provide their vaccination status will be required to participate in re-entry testing and regular asymptomatic evaluation testing according to the cadence designated by the Community Standards.

Campus Health offers testing by appointment for those students who are having symptoms. 

  • Unvaccinated individuals should be tested immediately after being identified, and if negative, tested again in 5–7 days after last exposure. If symptoms develop during quarantine, test immediately at Campus Health or another medical facility, not at CTTP.
  • Vaccinated individuals who have had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 should get tested 3-5 days after your exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms. If symptoms develop during quarantine, test immediately at Campus Health or another medical facility, not at CTTP.

Schedule online, by requesting an appointment through the patient portal or calling Campus Health to coordinate and facilitate your care.

If you believe you need to be tested for COVID-19, but are not living on or near campus, please visit this COVID-19 Test Finder to find a testing location in your area.

POSITIVE RESULT: Should I let Campus Health know if I test positive for COVID-19, even if I'm not living on campus?

Yes. Please message a nurse through the patient portal or call 919-966-2281 if you test positive for COVID-19 at a facility other than Campus Health as soon as possible after receiving your result. Students and post-docs who are living either on or off campus should let Campus Health know if they test positive.

QUARANTINE / ISOLATION: When and how do I quarantine or isolate myself for COVID-19?

Both isolation and quarantine mean staying physically apart from others to avoid the spread of infection. 

Isolation is for those who have COVID-19.

Quarantine is for unvaccinated people who have been exposed to the virus. Unvaccinated close contacts (have been within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes cumulatively) of infected individuals should quarantine for 10 days after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19 and monitor for symptoms for 14 days. Test immediately after being notified of your close contact status. If you test negative, repeat testing between days 5 and 7 after last known exposure. Even if you test negative for COVID-19 or feel healthy, you should stay home and continue to monitor for symptoms since symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

Detailed instructions for quarantine and isolation at UNC are available. Students asked to quarantine or isolate for COVID-19 should connect with Campus Health if they are on or off campus. Campus Health will regularly communicate with students and can help coordinate testing, contact tracing, and on-campus services coordination as needed. Message Campus Health for advice at healthyheels.unc.edu or call 919-966-2281. 

In general:

  • Stay home or in your assigned quarantine or isolation space on campus. Do not go to in-person work or school. Do not visit public areas. 
  • If you need items, request others pick them up for you or have them delivered.
  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not available.
  • Check your temperature twice daily. Keep a log of health symptoms including temperature, presence of cough, or trouble breathing. 
  • Campus Health or OCHD will contact you during your quarantine or isolation. 
  • Details available at CDC.gov.

Anyone who has completed quarantine or isolation should consider vaccination if they have not been vaccinated already. Those who have been fully vaccinated will not be required to quarantine if identified as an asymptomatic close contact.

SUPPORT: How do I support a friend who is in quarantine or isolation?

If you know someone struggling with COVID-related illness or quarantine, show them kindness. 

  • Listen with compassion.
  • Be present. Call, text or video chat with them to let them know you are there to support them.
  • Take cues about what you can do to best support them. Ideas:
    • Drop off food or drinks at their door.
    • Ask if they need any items the next time you go to the store.
    • Offer to run to the pharmacy for them.
    • Drop off or digitally send items you know they enjoy (magazines, comic books, craft supplies, music, etc).
    • Offer to do their yard work, take out their trash, or bring in their mail.
    • Offer to help with their pets.
    • Keep them informed with reliable news.
    • Ask about finances to see if they need support.
    • Help them create or maintain daily routine.
  • Get creative and come up with ideas among mutual friends. Consider sending snail mail, playing online games together, watching a Netflix series together, or listening to the same audiobooks.
  • Take care of yourself and your own mental health too.

TRAVEL: I'm planning to travel. What do I need to consider?

As you consider upcoming travel, check CDC guidance and travel requirements for your destination as well as testing recommendations for air travel, if applicable. Consider getting vaccinated for COVID before departure, and remember that you are not considered fully vaccinated until 14 days after you have completed the vaccine series. 

Reduce your risk of being exposed to COVID in the two weeks before you travel and while traveling:

  • limit the number of individuals you interact with
  • limit the time and duration spent near other people
  • be thoughtful about the location of interactions (outdoor is better than indoors) and
  • practice the 3Ws:
    • wash your hands frequently
    • wear a face mask and
    • wait six feet from other people. 

Take a COVID-19 test prior to departure. Free testing is offered on campus for students without symptoms nor exposure. Visit Carolina Together for details

For international travel, Campus Health offers an International Travel Clinic which provides up-to-date COVID test requirements and travel restrictions, along with a wide range of health-related travel information. You should also visit travel.state.gov for detailed requirements for each country and the CDC website on international travel.

Remember that a negative test is not a free pass to skip other precautions. Testing as a sole strategy for COVID risk reduction doesn’t work well because it can take 2-14 days for someone who is exposed to SARS-CoV-2 to develop symptoms of COVID-19. It is recommended that individuals wait until ~4-5 days after being exposed to a case of COVID-19 to get tested, since before this point, the false negative rate is high. Many situations have included people getting tested a day or two before embarking on a trip or going to an event, only to have one of the attendees become positive during or just after the event, potentially infecting many people.  You should still get tested before you travel or attend gatherings. A positive test should change holiday plans; a negative test, however, only gives you information for that point in time and doesn’t mean you will remain negative after that test. Even with a negative test result, continue to wear a mask and physically distance. 

MORE: Where can I learn more?

Students may email covidcareforstudents@unc.edu with questions or concerns.

The Carolina Together website shows university plans and updates.

CDC website for COVID-19 provides information on COVID-19 prevention, preparedness and treatment in multiple languages.

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