Important COVID-19 Update: May 19, 2021

Posted May 19, 2021, 12:21PM

May 19, 2021

NCCU Students, Faculty and Staff:

N.C. Governor Roy Cooper and N.C. Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen announced on Friday, May 14, 2021, that the state has taken the following steps:

  • Lifted the mask mandate in most setting; and
  • Cancelled all mass gathering limits and social distancing requirements.

NCCU will lift its outdoor mask mandate, effective immediately. Based on risk assessment using key metrics, the university will continue to require masks and face coverings in all indoor facilities through Wednesday, June 30, 2021, out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community members. Additionally, the university will keep its current gathering capacity limits in place through June 30, 2021 (50 indoors and 100 outdoors).

What can you do?

  • Get fully vaccinated. NCCU has access to all three FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccines in sufficient quantities to get our campus vaccinated. The clinic’s operational dates and times are announced weekly. You can walk-up or schedule an appointment at your convenience for the vaccine you choose. The sooner all of us get our shot – the faster we can return to a sense of normalcy. We strongly encourage everyone to do so immediately, especially prior to the mandatory return to campus date of Monday, July 12, 2021.   
  • Make your vaccine count. There are surveys for faculty/staff and students to anonymously report perceptions regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, as well as vaccination status. These surveys collect data to determine the percentage of Eagles who are fully vaccinated. 
  • Stay the course. Keep wearing your mask indoors at NCCU, washing your hands frequently, practicing social distancing and staying home if you are sick. COVID-19 fatigue affects us all, but keep following public health guidance to stop the virus from spreading.

Thank you for doing your part to Protect the Nest, adhere to NCCU’s community standards and keep our Eagle family safe and healthy.

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