UNC Chapel Hill Transitions to Remote Learning and UNCP Stays the Course
Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will move all classes online starting Wednesday after reporting 130 more students had tested positive for coronavirus last week, the university announced Monday. (Walter Arce/Dreamsime/TNS)
The administration of UNC Chapel Hill will switch undergraduate students to remote learning beginning Wednesday. As of Monday morning, UNC had tested 954 students. Of those tested, 177 are in isolation and 349 in quarantine.
“So far, we have been fortunate that most students who have tested positive have demonstrated mild symptoms,” UNC Chancellor Guskiewicz wrote to the Chapel Hill faculty.
UNC has received some criticism since opening its campus for the Fall semester, most of which is surrounding COVID-19 clusters in residence halls and parties drawing large crowds.
This afternoon UNCP Chancellor addressed the situation through an email to the UNCP campus community:
"UNC Pembroke will continue with our current operational status and is prepared to adapt our existing plans should the need arise. We are actively and closely monitoring the situation."
"It is critical that our students, faculty and staff remain committed to the community standards that are now in place regarding face coverings, social distancing, hygiene, gatherings, and other measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes on- and off-campus behavior. Ignoring these measures has serious consequences."