Coronavirus FAQs

The University is closely monitoring the rapidly emerging outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), which was first identified in China and the related cases reported in the United States. Review the following FAQs for more information about the virus.

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Read more about coronavirus here.
At this time, there have been no reported cases involving the UNC Charlotte community either here in Charlotte or abroad.

Protocols for responding to infectious diseases are established and the University is prepared to act quickly in the event there are reports of symptoms of or exposure to the virus by students, faculty or staff.

In the meantime, UNC Charlotte administration and health staff are working in collaboration with campus partners, as well as local and state resources, to protect the health and well-being of the campus community.

Symptoms may include: fever, cough and difficulty breathing or shortness of breath.
If you have traveled to any of the affected areas and believe you are exhibiting symptoms, please seek medical care as soon as possible and contact the University’s Student Health Center at 704-687-7400.
As information becomes available, the University will distribute NinerNotices as necessary to keep everyone informed.
Everyday actions to help prevent the spread of germs and viruses include:
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid sharing food, cups or utensils.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.