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Last updated 3/3/2022.

Masks are now optional in most campus buildings. They are still required in health care settings, such as on-campus clinics. They are still required on Chapel Hill buses.

Unvaccinated students/faculty/staff must be tested once a week.

See Carolina Together for detailed UNC policies.

See Gillings Pandemic Planning for information specific to our school.

ESE Administrative Staff

ESE administrative staff is on a hybrid schedule.

Robin Whitley will be on-site Mon-Thurs from 9:00-5:30.


Housekeeping is concentrating on high-traffic areas.

Offices, cubicles, shared copier areas, etc. are the responsibility of the users.

  • Place trash cans in the hall or empty them in the dumpster at the McGavran loading dock.
  • Disinfect your hands before touching a shared machine such as a printer or copier.
  • Do not squirt disinfectant or cleaning solution onto electronics. Unplug them and wipe them down with a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol.

Ordering and Other Expenses

Supplies such as furniture for your home office cannot be purchased or reimbursed through UNC.

Parking and Transportation

Parking regulations are in full effect.

Chapel Hill transit is running reduced weekday service; see their COVID page for routes and details. Board from the rear door only and wear a face mask.

GoTriangle (including GoDurham, GoRaleigh, and GoCary) is running reduced routes due to a driver shortage. This includes the 800, 805, and CRX. Fare is free and they are asking all riders to board from the rear entrance of the bus and wear face masks. (Full info)


UNC is not currently allowing international travel. Gillings’ Global Travel Toolkit explains how to request an exception.

Working from Home

Some UNC systems, such as Connect Carolina, require you to connect via VPN before logging in.

Work Remote – ITS summary of what you need to work from home, including how to access or forward your office phone.
Gillings Remote Teaching and Working – training and information on Remote Desktop, Microsoft Office365, and remote teaching.
Gillings Zoom Conferencing – instructions on how to use Zoom

Resources at UNC

COVID-19 Portal (UNC)
COVID-19 Research Portal (Office of the Vice Chancellor of Research)
COVID-19 Student Care Portal
Gillings COVID-19 Information Portal

Questions? Concerns? Feedback? Please let me (Robin) know! I will try to keep this page updated and relevant to your concerns.

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