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State Announces Updates on COVID-19 Vaccine and Restrictions

Update on North Carolina Vaccine Distribution

On Thursday, March 25, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State of North Carolina will open COVID-19 vaccine distribution to Group 4b, which includes multiple people residing in close group living facilities such as students living in residence halls, starting March 31. All North Carolina adults will be eligible beginning April 7. 

Upcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics for Students

UNC Charlotte has partnered with Atrium Health to facilitate vaccine distribution to students, as it did for employees earlier this month. More information is forthcoming and will be shared via University email directly with students. 

What Students Should Do Right Now

Establish a MyAtriumHealth account to ensure you are able to quickly register for a vaccine when appointments become available.

You do not have to be an Atrium patient to sign up for an account. 

  • Go to
  • Click Sign up Now to create an account.
  • Answer the questions and then fill out the information to create an account. (Note: You may be asked a series of questions or be asked to take part in a soft credit check in order to verify your identity when you create your account. If you have any issues, there will be a number at the top of the page you can call for assistance.) 
  • This will also allow Atrium to notify you when you are eligible for the vaccine. 

If you already have a MyAtriumHealth account, you are all set. Just make sure you can log in using your username and password. 

You are free to receive your vaccine at your provider of choice. You do not need to provide documentation of your vaccine to the University, but you should retain your vaccination record. Additional information about external vaccine resources is available on the Niner Nation Cares website

Easing of additional COVID-19 restrictions

On Tuesday, March 23, Governor Cooper announced that the state would ease some of its COVID-19 restrictions beginning Friday, March 26, at 5 p.m. 

This executive order lifts the 11 p.m. curfew for on-site alcohol consumption, increases mass gathering limits and modifies the capacity limits for certain businesses and facilities. The mask mandate and public health restrictions remain in place. An FAQ can be found on the state’s website.

Learn more about what you can expect at UNC Charlotte at this time.

Fall Semester Updates from the Chancellor

Due to the decline of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in our county and state, and the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccination, we are hopeful for a return to full operations in fall 2021. Here is what what we are planning and what you can expect: 

  • Face-to-face classes will resume at pre-pandemic levels. 
  • Our residence halls will be at full occupancy. 
  • Employees will return to their offices, and all campus services will be offered in person. 
  • All buildings and facilities will return to regular capacity, including dining and recreational options. 
  • We plan to once again welcome spectators at Charlotte 49ers events, though the exact capacity is still being determined with the state. 

Read the complete faculty/staff and student messages.

Update on North Carolina Vaccine Distribution

On Tuesday, March 2, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State of North Carolina will open COVID-19 vaccine distribution to Group 3b, which includes UNC Charlotte faculty and staff, starting March 3.

All employees and students are encouraged to receive the vaccine for their health and the health of the community as we prepare for the fall semester and the return to more normal operations. Similar to other colleges and universities, UNC Charlotte does not currently require the COVID-19 vaccine.

Read the full update on the Campus Updates page.

Wastewater Testing

Information on wastewater testing and results can be found on the Wastewater Testing Updates page.

North Carolina COVID-19 County Alert System

On Tuesday, Nov. 17, Governor Cooper announced the launch of a COVID-19 County Alert System that will demonstrate current COVID-19 metrics in each county and what residents can do to combat further spread. The latest report and more information can be found via the links below.

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This page was last updated on Thursday, March 25, 2021.