All undergraduate courses are shifting to remote learning effective Wednesday, UNC announced in an email Monday.
Graduate, professional and health affairs schools will continue to teach courses as they are or as directed by individual schools.
The University is also continuing its efforts to de-densify on-campus housing. Students can cancel contracts with Carolina Housing with no penalty, and residents with hardships — such as students without reliable internet access, international students or athletes — will have the option to remain, the email states.
"Carolina Housing will notify our residents with additional information and changes in the coming days," Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz and Provost Bob Blouin announced in the email.
This decision comes after the University's COVID-19 positivity rate rose from 2.8 percent to 13.6 percent last week. As of Monday, the University has 177 students in isolation and 349 students in quarantine both on and off campus.