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Isaac Williamson, a first year biomedical engineering major, puts sheet on his bed at Ehringhaus Residence Hall on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021.

Cautiously hopeful: On-campus residents move in, again

After UNC announced that all classes for the fall semester would switch to an online format, most students were sent home in an effort limit campus density just a week before the start of classes. Now, after tightening on-campus housing protocols and the implementation of the Carolina Together Testing Program, residence halls are open again. 

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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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DTH Photo Illustration. Musicians at UNC have moved to virtual learning and virtual ensembles amid the pandemic.

Performance groups dance around rehearsal amid spike in COVID-19 cases

Some student performance groups are set to resume in-person rehearsals this semester, such as Tar Heel Voices, University Bands and Blank Canvas Dance Company. They are all making sure to follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure maximum safety of participants. Each group has a contingency plan in place should the University move to a fully remote format once again, including one that could prevent Blank Canvas from holding a livestreamed showcase.

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