Message from the Chancellor: Guidelines for Returning to NCCU

Posted June 03, 2020, 1:08PM

June 2, 2020

Dear Eagle Community:

North Carolina Central University is actively preparing to safely welcome you back to campus. Part of the proactive planning that the NCCU Operations Continuity Task Force has been engaged in over the past two months included the development of a comprehensive Guidelines for Returning to North Carolina Central University” in response to the developing coronavirus pandemic. I am pleased to share these guidelines with you today.

The document outlines a number of essential protocols, policies and new practices, including:

  • Health and safety guidance;
  • A phased, proposed process for returning to campus;
  • Student support services;
  • Human resources protocols; and
  • Guidance for campus interactions.

A special thanks is due to the members of the Task Force and their subcommittees who have taken a thoughtful and strategic approach to producing these guidelines that help ensure our students, faculty, staff and visitors are in a safe and healthy environment in which we are truly “Protecting the Nest.”

Managers and unit supervisors will receive a Return to Campus Unit Planning Guide that includes a comprehensive operations and staffing assessment that should be submitted back to the Office of Human Resources.

I encourage every member of the NCCU community to read the guidelines in its entirety. The university’s NCCU Full Operations, Recovery and Continuity Plan for Fall 2020 will be released this month. For updates, please visit

In Truth and Service,

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., Chancellor

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