UNC announced updated COVID-19 policies for the fall 2022 semester in a campus-wide email Friday.
The University will not have any testing requirements for asymptomatic individuals on campus and will no longer provide voluntary asymptomatic testing.
Symptomatic testing for students will still be provided at Campus Health and all students should report positive results from off-campus testing or at-home tests to Campus Health. Any student who tests positive for COVID-19 at Campus Health or who reports a positive test must isolate, per University guidelines.
Students who are living in residence halls can isolate at home or in their residence hall room. More detailed isolation information can be found on the Campus Health website.
Faculty and Staff can report their positive results through the COVID-19 Wellness Check and should follow CDC guidelines on isolation and quarantine.
The University Approved Absence process has also been updated for students who receive a positive COVID-19 test. In order to be excused from class due to isolation, students will need to submit a request to the University Approved Absence Office. Tests conducted at Campus Health will automatically generate a University Approved Absence form.
The University is not requiring vaccine attestation or re-entry testing for the fall 2022 semester, but both are encouraged. If a student is exhibiting symptoms or has been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID, testing before returning to campus is strongly recommended in the email.
Testing will continue to be available at Campus Health for students who are exhibiting symptoms, but faculty and staff should be tested at their local health care provider. Asymptomatic testing will no longer be available for individuals on campus, according to the email.
At-home test kits are available on campus at the Student Stores Pharmacy, Campus Health, and typically the vending machines in both Rams Head and the Student Union.