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UNC-Chapel Hill is closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus at this time. As of March 12, there are 14 positive cases of COVID-19 in North Carolina. Gov. Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency in North Carolina.

Most recent campus updates (from March 11)

    • Spring break is extended through March 22. No academic instruction will be offered. We strongly encourage students to remain off campus. Instructors will provide further information in the coming week regarding coursework and assignments.
    • Remote instruction for the majority of courses will begin the week of March 23 and will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Faculty and teaching assistants will hear from the Provost’s office soon regarding the resources on Keep Teaching.
    • Campus will remain open and operational during the extended spring break and during the period of remote instruction. We recognize that some students will need to return to campus, so the campus will be open, including residence and dining halls, libraries and Campus Health. If you are a student who is able to take all classes remotely, we strongly encourage you to remain off campus until further notice.
    • Campus events for more than 50 attendees are canceled effective immediately. Event organizers must postpone, cancel or explore virtual options for any University-affiliated event with more than 50 people both on- and off-campus until further notice.
    • 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. Visit the travel information page for more details.


Anyone with questions about these guidelines can call our hotline at 919-445-5000. The hotline will be staffed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Messages left after hours will be returned within one working day.

Carolina will continue to monitor updates from the CDC, the state health department and The University of North Carolina System and will use their guidance and recommendations on our campus.


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