Staying Strong Updates: September 23

Staying Strong Updates are reminders that will be helpful during the Fall 2020 semester. Items are either of interest to faculty/staff or on topics about which students may ask questions. 

COVID-19 Testing Advice for Students
An email message to students from Vice President for College Programs Jean Jackson included guidance COVID-19 testing, including the importance of notifying the Student Health Center if they have symptoms, need a test, or have had testing done off campus. Read the full message.

Reporting Known COVID Exposures
As a reminder, employees must report their COVID-19 exposures to the Office of Human Resources at (919) 760-8898 or  Pandemic leave has been established for illness or waiting periods to prevent having to use vacation or other sick leave.

When a face covering is required on campus and off campus

Yes – wear a face covering

No – face coverings are optional

Any time you step outside of your office (maintain six foot spacing)

Alone in your office (not cubicle or desks in common work areas)

When others enter your office (maintain six foot spacing)

Outdoors when no one is within your visual field (keep your face covering easily accessible at all times)

In all common spaces outside of your office, including shared work spaces, hallways and common areas (maintain six foot spacing)

When you are actively eating or drinking (maintain six foot spacing)

For more information, visit the Staying Strong website, which includes resources, community standards for safety, and other guidance, at

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330