2020 Coronavirus Outbreak

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UNC-Chapel Hill sophomore Ryan Burnett tees off at the Rod Myers Invitational at the Duke University Golf Club on Sunday, September 15, 2019. Burnett placed third with an even-par 72, his second third-place finish at the invitational.

'Just the way it is': UNC golfers adjusting after canceled team play

“It's just the nature of my sport,” senior Ryan Gerard said. “We don't generate TV revenue, except for maybe one tournament in the spring, where we make a little bit. But it's not like actually generating money; we’re still losing money. Like a lot of college sports, it’s just the way it is. People don't want to watch them as much as they'd rather watch the professional one.”


DTH Photo Illustration depicting a nasal swab used for COVID-19 testing.

UNC reports 135 new cases of COVID-19, only four rooms are left in its quarantine dorm

UNC confirmed 135 new cases of COVID-19 between Aug. 10 and Aug. 16, 130 students and five employees. As of Monday there are 324 total cumulative positive cases of COVID-19 since February 2020. UNC's total positivity rate was 13.6 percent last week. UNC’s total positivity rate on the dashboard since February 2020 increased from 8.9 percent last week to 10.6 percent on Monday.  The University's campus quarantine dorm has 5.5 percent capacity available — four rooms left out of 73 — for students who are identified to be close contacts of an individual who tests positive for COVID-19, as of Monday at 3 p.m. according to UNC's COVID-19 dashboard. 


DTH Photo Illustration.  An Alert Carolina message sent on Saturday, March 21, 2020 confirmed  multiple members of the UNC community have tested positive for COVID-19.

Breaking down UNC's COVID-19 dashboard

UNC has seen 189 COVID-19 cases since February, as of Friday — the last time the dashboard was updated. The dashboard provides information on active Covid-19 cases, positive-case percentages, and additional data on UNC's isolation and quarantine dorms. Provost Bob Blouin said the UNC dashboard will guide University leadership in their off-ramp considerations in partnership with the UNC System Board of Governors, which ultimately makes the call on closing a campus. The Roadmap Implementation Team, led by Provost Bob Blouin, is responsible for making decisions about the UNC COVID-19 dashboard. The 11-member team meets daily.


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.

Where are the COVID-19 cases on UNC's campus?

The Daily Tar Heel's Data Editor Michael Taffe has created an interactive graphic displaying the location of COVID-19 cases reported by UNC, as well as information on testing, reported cases per week and capacity in isolation and quarantine dorms.


UNC field hockey players stand as the starting lineup is announced during the NCAA Championship Game at Kentner Stadium on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. UNC won 6-1, marking their 8th national championship.

NCAA cancels Division I fall championships, football still allowed to play

NCAA President Mark Emmert announced Thursday evening that the NCAA is canceling all 2020 Division I fall championships. This announcement comes eight days after the Division II Presidents Council and Division III Presidents Council each canceled their respective fall championships. The NCAA will attempt to have the championships in the spring. Fall sports teams will still be allowed to participate in a regular season schedule, but they will not have a chance to win a national title.