Best for the Nest

Students

Please stay tuned to your campus inboxes, the university’s homepage and our Best for the Nest website for COVID-19 updates. To further support health conditions on campus and in our community, please consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine and, once fully vaccinated, a booster. We offer them on campus via the Student Health Center. They are our best defense against the virus. Need more information? Contact coronavirus@uncw.edu. 

Helpful Links

A Spring 2022 Update from Academic Affairs and Student Affairs

General Updates

Vaccine Information and Resources

Surveillance Testing

 

Questions: 

  • Check out the "Best for the Nest" FAQ for the answers to many common inquiries.
  • Contact ehs@uncw.edu for information about health and safety guidelines. 
  • Contact coronavirus@uncw.edu with questions about COVID.

Face Coverings


Message from Chancellor Sartarelli: Fall 2021 COVID-19 Updates from UNCW

For Spring 2022

The university’s indoor face covering requirement applies to students, faculty, staff and visitors regardless of vaccination status. The protocols in place include: 

  • Wear face coverings in campus dining areas, break rooms and other places where food is consumed. Remove them only when actively eating or drinking and then replace them while sitting and talking with others.   
  • Wear face coverings in class and at indoor events, including artistic performances, conferences, lecture series, and student organization activities.
  • Wear face coverings in multi-passenger vehicles such as WAVE buses, shuttles, vans and UNCW vehicles. Personal vehicles and open-air vehicles such as golf carts or gators are not included in this requirement.
  • Wear face coverings at indoor UNCW Athletics events, including men’s and women’s basketball games. 
  • Classrooms and other areas on campus are equipped with free, disposable face coverings.
  • Face coverings are not required when someone is alone in their office or in their assigned residential spaces.
  • Obtain free, reusable masks from Student Health by requesting them at coronavirus@uncw.edu

As a reminder, noncompliant students can be asked to leave a class and/or may be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students. Noncompliant employees may be referred to a supervisor and/or Human Resources. Event hosts may ask noncompliant guests to leave indoor events if they refuse to follow our face covering requirement.  

While UNCW does not require face coverings for general outdoor activities, face coverings may be required or strongly recommended for large gatherings. Please see specific event information for guidance and/or signage. 

 

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Daily Health Assessment 


Students, faculty and staff who plan to be on campus will be expected to complete a personal daily health assessment. Please check your temperature and perform the health assessment below on a daily basis prior to coming to campus.

Daily Healthy Assessment:

  • Temperature above 100 degrees
  • Cough and/or shortness of breath (or difficulty breathing)
  • Chills, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or recent history of fever
  • Contact with a person with confirmed or suspected COVID-19

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to coronavirus. People with the above symptoms may have COVID-19. Do not participate in campus jobs, classes or activities until cleared by your medical provider. 

Students and employees should notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms should take personal responsibility to stay in their residence hall room or at their off-campus living location (apartment, home, etc.). If you need medical treatment, call your medical provider to let them know you have symptoms before you show up for an appointment and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu.   

Employees who are exhibiting any of the aforementioned symptoms should contact their health care provider (let them know you have symptoms when making an appointment), notify your supervisor and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu

If You are Ill


If you suspect you are ill, it is critical to help protect the campus and our community from the spread of COVID-19. Students and employees should notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.edu if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

Students with COVID-19 symptoms should take personal responsibility to stay in their residence hall room or at their off-campus living location (apartment, home, etc.). If you need medical treatment, call your medical provider to let them know you have symptoms before you show up for an appointment and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.eduCOVID-19 Decision Tree for Students with Close Contact (PDF)

Employees who are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms should contact their your health care provider (let them know you have symptoms when making an appointment), notify your supervisor and then notify the UNCW Student Health Center at 910.962.0587 or coronavirus@uncw.eduCOVID-19 Exposure Decision Tree (PDF)

 

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