Coronavirus Frequently asked questions

How can I best protect myself?

The CDC recommends following the same guidelines as flu prevention:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

What should I do if I'm sick?

Anyone who has returned from an affected region within the past 14 days and is sick with fever and a cough, or difficulty breathing, should seek medical care immediately and call ahead to the doctor’s office to inform them of recent travel and symptoms.

Students: Immediately contact at 919-966-6603 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or 919-966-6573 (Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). To make arrangements for classwork and other academic obligations, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at odos@gamarnd.com or 919-966-4042.

Employees: Immediately call the  at 919-966-9119 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) or your health care provider. There is an employee policy regarding : employees may work with their manager to arrange to work remotely until the 14-day incubation period from the time of potential exposure expires or if they are experiencing coronavirus symptoms.

What is Carolina doing to prevent the spread of illness on campus?

股票亏了百分之30还能解套吗The University has a Communicable Diseases Working Group that is prepared to respond to prevent the spread of any infectious disease. That group, along with the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, is closely monitoring updates on the situation from the Centers for Disease Control and is using their guidance and recommendations to inform our own campus response. We work closely with local and state officials, Carolina’s Environment, Health and Safety office, and UNC Hospitals to help address communicable diseases and help keep our students, faculty, staff and University community safe and healthy.

Where can I find the latest information on coronavirus and its impact at Carolina?

Check the for the most recent updates on the virus and confirmed cases across the world.

I am feeling anxious about the possibility of exposure from people who I think may have been exposed. How can I find help?

It is understandable to feel uncertain or anxious during a public health crisis. It is important to remember to not make assumptions about others’ perceived symptoms, travel history or identity. For students struggling with anxiety, they can reach out to : 919-966-3658 (24/7). For employees who are looking for support, the  is a resource available to help employees through stressful situations and events.

As a community, we understand there are diverse needs of students, faculty and staff. Individuals with chronic medical conditions may have concerns about their health during this time of uncertainty. Please contact your primary care provider if you have any questions or concerns about your particular situation. Besides taking the usual hand/respiratory hygiene precautions and social distancing, the CDC has .

Should I cancel my spring break trip?

Carolina is prohibiting University-affiliated travel outside the state of North Carolina. Within the state, University travel is permitted but it must be limited to gatherings of 50 or fewer people.

股票亏了百分之30还能解套吗As of March 11, 2020, following the , the CDC has categorized the majority of  and the U.S. Department of State has issued a .

The University is continuing to prohibit University-affiliated travel to Level 3 and Level 2 countries due to COVID-19 as defined by the and which includes China, South Korea, Iran, Italy and Japan.

Per , any students, faculty or staff returning from Level 3 or Level 2 countries due to COVID-19 will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days off campus effective immediately. These advisories are subject to change so please be mindful of all upcoming travel. If you travel to a location that is increased to a Level 3 or Level 2 due to COVID-19 while you are there, you will be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine off campus.

For all other travel, use standard illness prevention techniques like frequent handwashing, disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces, and avoiding touching your eyes and mouth. We will continue to monitor advisories from the State Department and update the community if travel guidance changes. As a reminder, anyone traveling internationally on University business is required to register with the . Those traveling internationally on personal business are also encouraged to register.

All on-campus housing (including Granville Towers) will remain open over spring break.

What does “prohibited” mean with respect to international University-affiliated travel?

股票亏了百分之30还能解套吗“Prohibited” means that University-affiliated travel is strictly forbidden, per CDC guidelines. Currently, we are prohibiting University-affiliated travel to Level 3 and Level 2 countries due to COVID-19. Any students, faculty or staff returning from CDC Level 3 or Level 2 countries due to COVID-19 will be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days off campus effective immediately.

股票亏了百分之30还能解套吗Carolina is also prohibiting University-affiliated travel outside the state of North Carolina. Within the state, University travel is permitted but it must be limited to gatherings of 50 or fewer people.

 

What does “restricted” mean with respect to University-affiliated travel?

股票亏了百分之30还能解套吗“Restricted” means that the University strongly discourages University-affiliated travel, and individuals should use extreme caution and seek approval from their unit and supervisor when making travel decisions.

What does the University mean when it says I “may be quarantined” for travel domestically to areas where there are declared states of emergency?

This means that the University is not yet requiring that students, faculty and staff who are returning from these areas to self-quarantine at this time. However, as the situation is rapidly changing, a self-quarantine program could be implemented at any point. If we decide to implement further restrictions, we will send a campus-wide email.

What does it mean to self-quarantine?

Here are some guidelines for self-quarantine:

  • Separate yourself from other people and animals in your home
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes and wash your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high-touch” surfaces every day
  • Monitor your symptoms and check your temperature daily

What guidance are you giving visitors to campus from affected areas?

The University is asking visitors who are traveling to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus from affected areas — both states of emergency in the United States and CDC Level 3 and Level 2 countries due to COVID-19 — to participate in a conference or attend an event to use extreme discretion and follow CDC guidelines for travelers. This includes not traveling at all if they are not feeling well.

股票亏了百分之30还能解套吗If they are traveling from a country that is designated as CDC Level 3 or Level 2 due to COVID-19, CDC guidance requires that they self-quarantine for 14 days. If they are traveling from a state where a “state of emergency” has been declared they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. If they begin to show symptoms of coronavirus during their trip, they should contact a health care provider by phone to report their symptoms.

What guidance are you giving vendors with business on campus from affected areas?

The University is asking vendors who are traveling to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus from affected areas – both states of emergency in the United States and CDC Level 2 and Level 3 countries due to COVID-19 – to deliver goods and services or attend an event to use extreme discretion and follow CDC guidelines for travelers. This includes not traveling at all if they are not feeling well.  

If they are traveling from a country that is designated as CDC Level 2 or 3 due to COVID-19, CDC guidance requires that they self-quarantine for 14 days. If they are traveling from a state where a “state of emergency” has been declared they may be asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. If they begin to show symptoms of coronavirus during their trip, they should contact a healthcare provider by phone to report their symptoms.