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Updates & Resources

Please see the latest COVID-19 announcements from UNCW below. The impacts of the pandemic continue to evolve and UNCW's guidance will be updated as appropriate. This page also provides useful resources for information and support related to the pandemic.  


2020-21 Academic Year



NC COVID-19 Helpline

If you have questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus), dial 2-1-1 or 888.892.1162. Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211.

COVID-19 Information

Guide to Face Coverings/Masks

In this guidance, the CDC provides information regarding face coverings/masks, including illustrations about how to wear them correctly and consistently for the best protection.



Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Managing COVID-19 and adapting to significant changes in the work environment can be a stressful experience for everyone and may evoke emotions that are unfamiliar or difficult to work through. The university is committed to supporting your overall health and well-being during this stressful time. The UNCW Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to all employees and the services are confidential and are provided to you and your dependents at no charge.

The EAP’s services include:


Additional Campus Support

This website is a helpful resource, but it cannot provide every answer to every question about a comprehensive and evolving situation like the coronavirus pandemic. For additional support, please reach out to the experts available via the contacts below: 

About COVID-19
COVID Hotline 910.962.0587

About Health and Safety Guidelines
Emergency Health & Safety
Phone: 910.962.3057

Student Health Center
Phone: 910.962.3280

Human Resources
Phone: 910.962.3160

More UNCW Resources:

Fall 2021 Guide for Returning to Campus (PDF)

COVID-19 Decision Tree for Students with Close Contact (PDF)

COVID-19 Exposure Decision Tree (PDF)

Be a Safer Seahawk Training

Risk Management and Applied Learning

How to Submit an AIM Request for PPE (PDF)

University Travel Guidance