The following is a revised summary of the residence hall COVID-19 policies that remain in place for the health and safety of our residential students and staff. Given the short incubation period and high transmission rate for the omicron variant, the University, in consultation with local public health experts, is altering several past protocols including on-campus isolation/quarantine housing and contact tracing.
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As a reminder, prior-to-arrival testing is required for all students living in our campus residence halls. Thank you in advance for your efforts to be tested; we know for some of you that this process has been challenging because of testing availability. If you are able to obtain a test but do not receive the result prior to your return, you may move-in but need to remain in your room and leave only to receive medical care or for meals until you are able to receive your result. If you miss class while awaiting results, please communicate directly with your instructors. Once received, you must upload your results and report any positive result to Campus Health so proper follow-up and support can be provided. If you have tested positive within the past 90 days, you may also upload a copy of that test result and you will not be required to have a prior to arrival test.
COVID-19 Vaccinations and Boosters
Getting your COVID-19 vaccine and booster are the best way you can contribute to a typical, in-person experience at Carolina and to prevent the spread of the virus. Even though, right now, the definition of fully vaccinated includes either a two-shot Moderna or Pfizer series or one shot of the J&J vaccine, our medical experts advise that boosters increase your protection against the highly transmissible Omicron variant.
Carolina Together Testing Program
Asymptomatic testing at the Carolina Together Testing Program will be by appointment only via Hallpass. Symptomatic testing remains available at Campus Health Services for students. Detailed information can be found on the Carolina Together website.
Resident Responsibility and Accountability
The university anticipates that we will have cases on campus during the spring semester. We are expecting and relying on our community members to continue making good decisions in support of one another and the overall health of our community. Residents with repeated or intentional violations of these standards may be removed from campus housing and/or referred to Student Conduct for additional administrative action.