For the latest updates and information, visit coronavirus.unca.edu to stay informed as we know more.
The 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new illness that was first identified in December 2019 with patients reporting cases of fever and acute respiratory illness. Since that time, other countries, including the U.S., have seen cases of the illness.
UNC Asheville has been closely monitoring developments related to the COVID-19 outbreak, and their potential impacts on the university community. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff is our highest priority.
Please continue to conduct a daily self-symptom check before coming to campus to determine whether you are experiencing any Symptoms of COVID-19. If you are sick, stay home, take care of yourself, and contact your medical provider if you believe you may have COVID-19.
As COVID-19 cases in our community and across the state continue trending downward and the number of individuals vaccinated continues to increase, in line with CDC guidance and effective immediately, UNC Asheville is lifting the face covering requirement for all vaccinated individuals in both outdoor and indoor settings. If you are not vaccinated, you should continue to wear a face covering.
We continue to foster a community of mutual respect and care for one another by being understanding, respectful and supportive of the unique circumstances of each individual and their personal choices. Any vaccinated individuals who wish to continue to wear a face covering are encouraged to do so.
We continue to strongly encourage everyone in our campus community to get vaccinated. Each member of our community who receives a vaccine reduces the risk of transmission. Please visit https://myspot.nc.gov to find a vaccination site near you.
Pursuant to Governor Cooper’s most recent executive orders, face coverings are still required for children’s day and overnight camps, and such camps taking place at UNC Asheville will follow that requirement.
CDC Guidance for Unvaccinated People
CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated People
COVID Cases at UNC Asheville
Counts of confirmed cases and the confidential reporting form are available on the Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 page.
Resilience and Stress Management
To reinforce the importance of taking care of yourself, UNC System President Peter Hans has filmed a brief video to remind employees that self-care is essential during these times.