Wastewater Testing Updates

Wastewater signal and surge testing notifications

In an effort to further protect the campus community, UNC Charlotte is using wastewater testing because studies have indicated it can identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 days before symptoms appear. Learn more about this research and the University's involvement.

As of Jan. 11, 2021, wastewater signal and surge testing notifications are announced in Niner Insider, the University's new daily email, and posted on this website. Families, please sign up to receive Niner Insider. Students and employees receive the email automatically. Cluster notifications will continue to be sent as NinerNotices.

Notifications sent prior to Jan. 11 as NinerNotices can be found on the campus udpates webpage.

Notifications

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 228 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (50% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to be in their buildings during the specified testing period for COVID-19.

Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols unless they have been fully vaccinated.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 82 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (41% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 314 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (70% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found.

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts who have not been fully vaccinated within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. 

Additionally, one other residence hall is undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to be in their buildings during the specified testing period for COVID-19.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in two residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to be in their buildings during the specified testing period for COVID-19.

Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols unless they have been fully vaccinated.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 137 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (64% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be shared.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in two residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to be in their buildings during the specified testing period for COVID-19.

Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols unless they have been fully vaccinated.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 127 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (75% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling on Friday, April 30, the University has since completed 302 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (70% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found.

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts who have not been fully vaccinated within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. 

Additionally, one other residence hall is undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to be in their buildings during the specified testing period for COVID-19.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 343 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (86% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in two residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 136 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (90% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 403 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (90% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 3%, and no clusters were found.

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, one other residence hall is undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 359 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (85% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 3%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be shared.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in seven residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 131 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (91% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 305 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (85% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found.

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, one other residence hall is undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 149 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (84% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in four residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 355 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (84% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be shared.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 146 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (82% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 3%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, two other residence halls are undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in one residence hall. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence hall for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents will be required to remain in their building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 311 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (90% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 337 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (83% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 2%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, three other residence halls are undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 213 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (78% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 3%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, two other residence halls are undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 177 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (74% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 5%. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, two other residence halls are undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

Finally, two separate COVID-19 clusters were identified today. More information can be found in this NinerNotice.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 252 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (85% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 3%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be shared.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 283 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (86% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, six other residence halls are undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in two residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 367 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (91% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 2%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be shared.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in two residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 166 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (87% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be sent.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in one residence hall. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence hall for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents will be required to remain in their building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 51 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (100% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 4%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in one residence hall. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence hall for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents will be required to remain in their building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 157 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (84% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 2%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be sent.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in one residence hall. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence hall for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents will be required to remain in their building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 78 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (93% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in one residence hall. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence hall for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents will be required to remain in their building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 157 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (85% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 491 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (91% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing.  

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

Additionally, one other residence hall is undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in the building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 187 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (94% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 2%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be sent.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in one residence hall. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence hall for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents will be required to remain in their building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 164 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (92% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate was less than 1%, but testing remains ongoing.

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be sent.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in one residence hall. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence hall for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents will be required to remain in their building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the building are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 158 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (87% of the population). Based on the tests, no positives were found, but testing remains ongoing. 

All residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. Anyone who tests positive will be placed in isolation, and any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine.

Unless clusters are identified in the remaining tests, no additional campus notifications will be sent.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 253 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (94% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 1%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

Additionally, two other residence halls are undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in the building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 317 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (94% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 2%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence hall will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative will be cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities. 

Additionally, two other residence halls are undergoing testing as a result of recent wastewater signals. Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in the building until they can be tested for COVID-19.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall will receive information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 246 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (92% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 3%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall have received information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

As a result of the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus during routine residence hall wastewater sampling, the University has since completed 121 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (82.3% of the population). Based on the tests, the positivity rate is less than 3%, and no clusters were found. 

Anyone who tested positive is now in isolation, receiving proper medical care. Any close contacts within the residence halls will be placed in quarantine. The University’s contact tracing team is notifying any additional close contacts of those with positive test results to begin an appropriate quarantine period. All other residents who tested negative have been cleared by Housing and Residence Life to resume their normal activities.

The University’s wastewater testing has detected the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in its routine sampling in three residence halls. 

UNC Charlotte is not identifying the residence halls for the privacy of its students and staff, but all residents and staff in the hall have received information directly from Housing and Residence Life. 

Per established protocols, all residents are required to remain in their buildings until they can be tested for COVID-19.

During this time, all residents of the buildings are required to remain in place except to attend medical appointments. Meal service will be provided.

Residents will remain under this directive until their test results are returned. Those testing positive or identified as a close contact of anyone who tests positive will be placed in quarantine/isolation in accordance with the University’s on-campus quarantine/isolation protocols.

If you think you have COVID-19

Anyone in the UNC Charlotte community experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches or a cough, should immediately contact their medical provider or the Student Health Center and visit the Emergency Management website for additional information about updating the University on their COVID-19 status through the daily Niner Health Check. 

Privacy statement

The University will not broadly communicate details about individual positive cases, consistent with the State Human Resources Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as well as other privacy considerations. Those who need to know about individual positive cases will be notified during the contact tracing process.