Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, North Carolina Central University (NCCU) has partnered closely with local, state and federal public health authorities to monitor developments, coordinate our response, share information and provide guidance regarding COVID-19 to the Eagle community. NCCU’s COVID-19 protocols and policies follow guidance and adhere to regulatory requirements set forth by the following groups:

NCCU strives to provide a campus experience that more closely resembles “normal” while also taking necessary precautions to ensure that campus will continue to be a safe and healthy place to work, live, learn and visit.

It is important to remember that COVID-19 represents a novel and rapidly changing challenge that requires that NCCU leadership constantly evaluate and monitor the situation to ensure that our policies and procedures evolve as needed.

Specific planning elements and policies are documented in the NCCU Pandemic and Communicable Disease Emergency Response Plan, which is available upon request from


NCCU Campus

All individuals who come to NCCU’s campus, including students, employees and visitors are expected to be familiar with and comply with these community standards for COVID-19.


NCCU has a well-defined, thoroughly practiced notification system to ensure those who need to know about a positive test result or close contact are notified.

Man holding COVID vaccines

The most effective way to keep yourself and others healthy is to get vaccinated. Student Health continues to offer vaccination clinics on campus that serve both the campus and the larger community.

Students are standing on ACCORD Testing Booth

NCCU offers testing for both students and employees. Results of testing conducted on campus are automatically reported via the NAVICA app (for rapid tests) or via telephone/text for PCR testing.

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COVID-19 positive persons are isolated to keep them from those who are healthy from those who are healthy. Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of persons who were exposed due to close contact.

Incident Reporting Form

It is imperative that NCCU be notified of all faculty, staff, and students who experience COVID-like symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been identified as a close contact.

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Student Affairs provides information related to student health, public transportation/Eagle Shuttle, and residential life.

NCCU Student on Plane

Employees and students participating in University-sponsored (paid for by the University) travel must be fully vaccinated or have an approved vaccination exemption on file. 

NCCU Volleyball Player

Campus Recreation and Wellness will continue to operate in-person programs and facilities. All communication of new and updated rules will be sent via email to members and students and posted on Engage.


Review frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and NC Central University.

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NCCU has suspended all externally sponsored events through February 28, 2022, to focus resources on best protecting faculty, staff and students on campus. Prior to March 1, 2022, NCCU will re-evaluate external events.

CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Act

In response to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States Congress passed the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Aid, which provides $6.3 billion in direct support to institutions. NCCU is a recipient of funding from the CARES Act.

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