Coronavirus Information

Review the latest campus updates:

University Assistance to County and State Response to COVID-19
Similar to other universities, we are working closely with state and local officials to assess the needs of our respective communities in this extraordinary situation. During this time, it may become necessary for South Village residence halls (Holshouser, Hunt, Laurel, Levine, Sanford and Scott) to be used in conjunction with Mecklenburg County or the state of North Carolina’s planning and response efforts for COVID-19. All efforts in support of the county and state’s plans are critical to protecting the health and safety of our community as a whole. More information.

Important information about phased move out of South Village
The South Village move-out is being handled in two phases. The first phase is for Hunt, Laurel and Levine. Their appointment scheduling opened on Thursday morning and that process will take place beginning the weekend of April 3. 

The second phase is for Holshouser, Scott and Sanford. Their appointment scheduling will open early next week (we anticipate on Tuesday) and that move-out process will take place beginning the weekend of April 10.

Refunds
The UNC System announced that institutions will be able to provide students prorated housing and dining refunds for the spring semester. The University is committed to working with the System to provide these refunds as soon as possible. We are working diligently to finalize the details, and expect to have more information to share about the refund process in the next few weeks. 

Summer Classes and Fall Registration
Registration for all summer terms and the fall semester opened as scheduled on March 30. All courses for the full summer term, the first-half summer term (Session A) and the second-half summer term (Session B) will be completely online. More information is available on the Niner Central website

Communication about Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
UNC Charlotte is committed to keeping faculty, staff and students informed about confirmed cases of COVID-19 that may affect the campus community. However, sending a NinerNotice for each case is no longer practical because of the prevalence of community spread of the disease and because most employees and students are no longer on campus. Instead, we have launched a
new webpage on the Emergency Management website where we will list known, confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving faculty, staff or students. The page will be updated every Monday, and you can access it at any time. We will also include a link in our weekly Monday NinerNotice. We will continue to work with local health departments to communicate directly with individuals who may have been exposed on campus to an individual with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis.

Camps on Campus
Camps on Campus will cancel summer camps scheduled in June. Camps scheduled in July and August will remain open if the University offers in-person classes for the second-half summer term. The decision for whether or not to cancel July and August summer camps will be made by May 18. More information is available at go.uncc.edu/camps-update.


North Carolina Stay-At-Home Order

On March 27, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a stay-at-home order for the state in an effort to fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This order will be enforced beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 30, and is effective for at least 30 days. 

The order is similar in nature to the stay-at-home order issued by Mecklenburg County on Tuesday, March 24, except it is in effect for all of North Carolina. 

Because the University is adhering to the order by Mecklenburg County, no additional changes to operations are necessary beyond those shared below. However, it will extend our actions from 21 days under the county order to 30 days under the state order.


Stay-At-Home Order for Mecklenburg County

On March 24, Mecklenburg County issued a stay-at-home order in an effort to combat the ongoing spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This order includes UNC Charlotte and is in effect as of 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26. 

Please review the information below carefully as there have been some changes to campus operations based on this order. Designated by the county order as an “essential” institution, the University will continue to operate, but we are taking actions to further reduce the number of people on campus. 

What this means: 

Everyone

  • You should remain in your place of residence, leaving only for the essential reasons outlined in the county order. These include travel to necessary work functions and medical appointments and to purchase necessary supplies at grocery stores, pharmacies, or other essential businesses. Outdoor exercise is also permitted. More information is available on the Mecklenburg County website

Faculty and Students

  • Online and remote delivery of classes will continue uninterrupted. Students should continue to follow the guidance of instructors on assignments. Faculty should consider the limitations on student movement, social distancing protocols and access to materials in making assignments.

  • Students: Unless you were granted an exception by Housing and Residence Life to remain in a residence hall, you should not come to campus. 

  • Faculty: Unless you have received an exception to conduct essential research activities, you should not come to campus. Research and Economic Development will be in touch with faculty with more information about the types of research that qualify for an exception. 

Staff

Only staff who perform work in functions designated by the University as essential should report to campus -- and only if instructed by their supervisors to do so. All other employees should work remotely or be placed on COVID-19 Administrative Leave. Reminder: Employees who are teleworking should do so until further notice.

  • All supervisors who previously designated employees as mandatory will be contacted by divisional leadership to review those designations again in light of this order. 

  • If you are unclear if your duties can be performed remotely, consult your supervisor directly. 

  • Human Resources will provide additional information to supervisors this week about other HR-related updates related to COVID-19. 

Additional Campus Services

Effective at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 26, no one other than those employees designated as essential and those students remaining in residence halls should be on campus. Buildings will require a 49er ID card to enter via swipe access. 

Library and Campus Computer Labs: Atkins Library and all computer labs are closed, as of Wednesday, March 25. 

  • Borrowing laptops: Students who need to borrow a laptop from the University to complete their academic work should visit or contact Atkins Library prior to closing on Wednesday, March 25. 

  • More information on virtual services are available on the library’s website

Dining:

Student Union: 

  • The Student Union will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily with swipe access. 

  • Movies are canceled, and Union Station, Barnes and Noble Charlotte and NinerTech are closed until further notice.

Student Health Center: The Student Health Center will operate from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, closed on weekends, until further notice. Visit the Student Health Center website or call 704-687-7400 for after-hours and weekend resources.

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): CAPS continues to offer services via telehealth counseling and consultation. To access these services, call CAPS at 704-687-0311. For more information on services and coping, please visit the website.  All groups, workshops and outreach programs remain suspended for the duration of time classes are delivered online.

Transportation:

  • Niner Transit will operate the Silver and Gold Routes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

  • Paratransit service is unavailable until social distancing restrictions are lifted. 

  • Please visit the Auxiliary Services Operational Changes webpage for more information.

Events: All events of 10 more people, regardless of location, are canceled until further notice. No exceptions will be granted by Chancellor Dubois. 

Mail Services: Mail Services will be open on a reduced schedule. Departmental mail will be held at Lower Prospector for pick up by the authorized department contact. Please visit the Auxiliary Services Operational Changes webpage for more information.

Receiving and Stores: Central receiving will remain open to accept packages from FedEx and other carriers. There will be staffing from 7:30-10:30 a.m. each day to assist campus customers. To contact Receiving and Stores, call 704-687-0372. Please leave a message if no one is available to answer this phone.

More information and FAQs can be found online.


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Information on campus services and academic support can be found on the respective student and family, faculty and staff information pages.


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This page was last updated on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.