Covid-19 Updates

The latest from UNC Greensboro

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Welcome to UNC Greensboro’s COVID-19 updates website. This site serves as a one-stop shop for information and resources related to the University’s ongoing response to the pandemic. This website will continue to be updated with the latest news and resources.

The most recent communication from the University to faculty, staff, students, and the community can be found on our Announcements Page.

Present status regarding Face Coverings

Effective Monday, August 2, 2021, UNC Greensboro began requiring face coverings to be worn in all indoor settings and facilities, regardless of vaccination status, until further notice. Consistent with our policy during the Fall ‘20 and Spring ‘21 semesters, face coverings must be worn indoors at all times unless 1) eating or drinking; or 2) in a private office space or other work space where 6 feet of distance from others can be maintained. Residential students should follow the policy set by Housing and Residence Life when inside University residence halls.

Effective Wednesday, September 1, 2021, UNCG began requiring face coverings outdoors if you cannot maintain 6 feet of distance from others, regardless of vaccination status.

Guiding Principles

As we continue to monitor COVID-19, we are adjusting our detailed action plans that balance student success, instructional requirements, and the hallmarks of the collegiate experience with the safety and wellbeing of our campus community.

Our planning includes working groups that are operating with these guiding principles:

  • The health and safety of our community comes first in our decision-making. We are following state and UNC System policies as well as our own compass as we plan for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • It takes all of us together to keep our community safe and healthy. The primary way COVID-19 spreads is through person-to-person contact, so our best hope of preventing its spread is by taking some precautions to protect each other: Shield Our Spartans.
  • Our commitment to academic excellence remains steadfast. As we did prior to the pandemic, we will continue to offer virtual learning options this fall, but to give our students the opportunity for in-person learning that they want and deserve, the majority of our classes will be face-to-face.
  • A vibrant campus life experience, full of unique opportunities and research, is vital to our Spartans’ education. Residence halls will be occupied at normal capacity, dining facilities will be fully operational, and students will have a full menu of extracurricular activities.