8/21/2020 1:31am

DTH Photo Illustration of a series of emails from UNC administration concerning COVID-19 and fall's reopening plan.

Records from before reopening show experts warned UNC of COVID-19 outbreaks

Documents obtained by The Daily Tar Heel unravel the discussions and predictions issued to UNC before the announcement of the fall 2020 roadmap reopening plans.  Health experts predicted outbreaks of COVID-19 on campus.  UNC administration was in communication with leaders at other universities, also working on its plans for reopening for the fall 2020 semester.  “There are several other AAU schools about to do the same. I think we will be in like with many other universities. I think we will have one of the best roadmaps to help guide us," Guskiewicz said in an email on May 27. 

8/20/2020 9:25am

Schools across North Carolina, including NC State, ECU and UNC-Charlotte in addition to UNC-Chapel Hill are publishing their university's COVID-19 data in various formats.

UNC reported 135 new COVID-19 cases. Here's what's happening at UNC System schools

UNC-Chapel Hill reported 135 new cases of COVID-19 one week after the first day of classes and pivoted to remote instruction. But other schools in the UNC System are staying the course. Here's the COVID-19 situation at some other schools in the UNC System. East Carolina University reported 29 new positive tests last week.  North Carolina State University reported 28 new daily cases as of Aug. 18.  The Orange County coronavirus data show 1,562 total COVID-19 cases and 49 deaths since mid-March. 

8/18/2020 10:05pm

First year Miranda Darwin and her mother Stacy Darwin load a cart into their car while Sam Darwin watches. Miranda, who previously had four in person classes before the switch to online classes was announced, moved out of Hinton James Residence Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

On-campus students ask 'what happens next' to Carolina Housing

Two weeks after move-in began, students must now decide how to move forward with their on-campus housing after the University announced undergraduate classes would shift to being fully remote. Tuesday evening, Carolina Housing informed residents that they should make plans to return to their "permanent home" for the fall semester and cancel their housing contract within the next week. The University will use a review process for students who have to remain on campus. Undergraduate Student Government Affordability Committee Co-Chairs Ekta Deshmukh and Collyn Smith sent a letter to Carolina Housing and the UNC administration Tuesday that included a list of demands for students and employees amidst the shift to remote learning.