COVID-19 Updates and Resources

For the latest updates and information, visit coronavirus.unca.edu and the FAQ’s for Employees page 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.

Consideration / Alternative Work Arrangement Requests

As we resume onsite campus operations in the coming weeks, UNC Asheville is committed to supporting university faculty and staff who may be at higher risk (or have a household member at higher risk) of severe illness from COVID-19, which generally includes all individuals over the age of 65 and anyone with an underlying medical condition that puts them at high risk.  Please review this link for additional information regarding COVID-19 and the risks associated with it.

Employees who meet high risk criteria (or have a household member who meets these criteria) and for which onsite work could place them further at risk may request alternative work arrangements through the University’s formal request process. 

As departments finalize plans to provide full services this fall, some staff may be asked to work a staggered or flexible work schedule or to work remotely.  Employees approved to work remotely this fall on a part-time or full-time basis should complete a Remote Work Agreement (user will login using OnePort credentials to access the form).