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Tuesday April 13th

2020 Coronavirus Outbreak


DTH Photo Illustration. UNC students will participate in a study over the summer to determine how effective the Moderna vaccine is at reducing COVID-19 transmission.

UNC part of national trial to study Moderna vaccine's impact on COVID-19 transmission

The University will be one of 27 study sites across the nation part of Prevent COVID U — a study that will be offering the Moderna vaccine to over 12,000 college students nationwide. The program hopes to test the transmission rate of COVID-19 among vaccinated individuals with Moderna vaccine.  Over 600 UNC students will be part of the study, which will take place over four months. 

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Fourth year pharmacy student Hannah Kim prepares syringes at the end of a day of of vaccinations at the Friday Center on Monday, Mar. 22, 2021.

No vaccine left behind: UNC Health provides surplus COVID-19 vaccines to residents

The vaccination site is currently utilizing an independent Twitter account to notify the Chapel Hill community of excess doses. From Twitter, residents are instructed to call the surplus line, a dedicated phone number used for gathering patient names. The phone line operates on a first-come, first-serve basis, and callers who get through are placed on the vaccine list. 

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CHCCS students, teachers return to in-person instruction for the first time in a year

On Friday morning, about one hundred students returned to Frank Porter Graham Elementary School to finish out their first week of in-person instruction in a year.   The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Board of Education voted in early March to offer in-person instruction to all students beginning March 22.  Frank Porter Graham Elementary Principal Karen Galassi-Ferrer said it has been important to think creatively about safety measures, like holding lunch and breakfast outside or placing colorful tape on the ground for students to follow for social distancing. 

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