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Friday August 19th

2020 Coronavirus Outbreak


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Heel Talk: Campus re-entry and sports preview for spring

On this special episode for the first day of UNC classes, host Evely Forte chats with University Desk reporters Heidi Perez-Moreno and Rachel Crumpler about what re-entry for students will look like this spring semester. They also talk about the University’s new COVID-testing program and technology being used for its implementation. Sports editor Jared McMasters previews the spring season for UNC sports teams. 

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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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