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COVID-19 Surveillance Testing


On Feb. 8, UNCW will launch a COVID-19 surveillance testing program to supplement the robust health and safety measures already in place on campus to reduce the spread of the virus. The 3Ws, the physical spacing of furniture in campus buildings, limits on the size of gatherings, and extensive campus cleaning regimens will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Please wear face coverings indoors and outdoors. As a reminder, North Carolina is currently under a stay-at-home order in effect between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. daily. 

Required Testing

Residential students will be tested weekly, by appointment, beginning Feb. 8.

Off-campus students taking in-person courses and/or courses with an in-person component (hybrid) will be tested every other week, by appointment, beginning Feb. 8.

Voluntary Testing

Off-campus students conducting research, working on campus, and regularly participating in other on-campus activities are all strongly encouraged to be tested.  

Faculty, staff and contractors working on campus are also strongly encouraged to be tested.

How do I make an appointment?

Students required to participate in surveillance testing will receive an email with directions on how to sign up for an appointment.

Faculty, staff and contractors, especially those working on campus, are highly encouraged to be tested. Please see this link for more information about how to sign up for voluntary surveillance testing.



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