August 10, 2020
Dear NCCU Faculty and Staff:
As we begin to welcome members of the class of 2024, our transfer students, graduate and professional students and Legal Eagles to campus, we are also preparing for our faculty and staff to return to the nest as well. I am hopeful that all of you have participated in the series of Town Hall meetings that have been sponsored by Faculty and Staff Senates, the Office of Human Resources and Division of Student Affairs that have provided essential information related to our COVID-19 protocols and plans, as well as newly implemented guidelines for the academic year. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced on August 4, 2020, that Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan would be extended through September 11, 2020, in Executive Order 155.
Please carefully review several important links and reminders that are noted below. “North Carolina Central University Returning to Campus: Protecting the Nest” guidelines are available here.
Daily COVID-19 Survey and Process for Reporting a COVID-19 Positive Case
Employees must complete the COVID-19 survey each day before arriving on campus. A link to the survey is available via myEOL or can be accessed here: https://myeol.nccu.edu/webform/covid-19-survey. If you are not able to answer “yes” to all questions, DO NOT REPORT TO WORK. Please contact Covidfirstname.lastname@example.org for further instructions.
Employees who test positive for COVID-19 must immediately contact the Office of Human Resources (Human Resources (email@example.com, 919-530-6681). Please complete the COVID-19 survey and answer YES when asked if you need to “self-report a COVID-19 positive test result, signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or a household COVID-19 situation.” You will be asked to provide a contact number, remain off campus and await further guidance.
Please reference the email correspondence that was circulated on Thursday, August 6, 2020, titled “COVID-19 Case Management and Reporting,” for more information.
Students will also be required to complete a daily COVID-19 survey.
Visitor COVID-19 Survey
Visitors to NCCU’s campus must complete a COVID-19 survey. Without prior authorization, visitors are not permitted in any campus building or facility. Please have each person who will enter any campus building complete this form on the day that your work/visit is scheduled and each day her or she comes to campus thereafter: https://myeol.nccu.edu/webform/covid-19-visitor-screening-form2
NCCU Operations, Continuity and Recovery Plan Website
You can access the university’s Operations, Continuity and Recovery Plan on a new website here: https://www.nccu.edu/nccu-operations-recovery-and-continuity-plan.
Face Coverings Required for All Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors
As a reminder, face coverings are required by the State of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina System in all public settings, as well as any environment where at least six feet distance is not possible.
Confirmed COVID-19 Positive NCCU Dashboard
NCCU has a dashboard active noting the number of confirmed COVID-19 positive students, employees and subcontractors, beginning July 1, 2020. As noted on the web page: “The chart below represents North Carolina Central University faculty, staff or students who have known, confirmed cases of COVID-19, have been present on campus in recent weeks and could have presented a risk of exposure to other members of the University community.” https://www.nccu.edu/coronavirus/confirmed-cases-covid-19-nccu
Protective Equipment and Supplies Orders
COVID-19 specific community and personal protective items and supplies can be ordered at https://myeol.nccu.edu/webform/covid-19-supply-order-form, or by visiting the Environmental Health and Safety website and clicking on the link under “Forms and Documents.” Orders should be entered by directors or area supervisors.
For updates regarding NCCU’s COVID-19 response, please visit www.nccu.edu/coronavirus.