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Monday January 17th

2020 Coronavirus Outbreak


Signage for students receiving their re-entry COVID test at the Frank Porter Graham Student Union is displayed in the gallery space on January 16, 2021.

Answering your questions about UNC's testing program

A distinct change from the fall to spring semester is the implementation of widespread COVID-19 testing. Asymptomatic testing will be offered at three locations across campus. The testing centers will use anterior nares PCR based tests — a noninvasive nasal swab. Frequency of testing varies for campus members.

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Cars drive down Franklin Street on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020 outside of Four Corners, which has built outdoor seating to accommodate for the pandemic but poses some accessibility problems. 

Push for outdoor seating on Franklin Street raises questions about accessibility

An increase in outdoor seating options on Franklin Street could pose potential problems for the disabled community.  Sarah Gilles, a chairperson of the Disability Advocates Committee of the Campus Y, said the push for outdoor seating is good for business but could shift accessibility standards to the back burner.  Chelsea Laws, director of Building and Development Services for the Town of Chapel Hill, said the Town looks at accessibility requirements to make sure people can get in and out of all businesses.  But UNC doctoral student Dalvin Tsay, who uses a wheelchair, said blocked sidewalks and small ramps make it extremely difficult to get around.

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