At NCCU, two groups have primary responsibility for managing COVID-19 on campus, including cases, exposures, testing, and contact tracing. Student Affairs manages the student population, while medical professionals on campus have been charged with assisting all faculty and staff with COVID-19 issues. These two groups work with several internal groups as well as our external partners, Apex Solutions and the Durham County Health Department. There is a well-defined, comprehensive plan for reporting, identification, quarantine and/or isolation of all affected persons and close contacts.
Notifying NCCU about COVID-19
Students, faculty, staff, and contractors are asked to inform NCCU when they have COVID-like symptoms, have tested positive for COVID-19, or have been identified as a close contact of someone who has tested positive. There are multiple options for this reporting to occur:
- Report through the required daily health survey linked in the myEOL banner that is required prior to coming on campus each day.
- Call 919-530-3219 and select the appropriate option (2 for faculty or staff and 3 for students).
- Students can also call 919-370-0901.
Currently, all COVID-19 testing performed on campus is molecular-based testing, which looks for the virus’s genetic material in a sample swabbed from the patient’s respiratory tract. As other testing platforms continue to evolve, we may utilize additional test types in the program.