Campus changes updates and guidelines

Friday, May 22, 2020 5:00 PM

On Tuesday, May 26th, teleworking comes to an end and all employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework.

Employees should follow the guidelines below:

  • Do not come to work if you are sick.
  • Continue to self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms. A complete list of symptoms can be found at
  • If you have known exposure, you should not come to work and self-isolate for 14 days or provide evidence of a positive COVID-19 antibody test (test for past infection) to the Director of Health Services, Jessica Brys-Wilson, for clearance.
    • For employees wishing to have an antibody test, the College’s PA, Jessica Brys-Wilson, will provide prescriptions for COVID-19 antibody testing (a test for past COVID-19 infection) for curb-side pick-up. Curbside pick-up hours will be announced early next week (NOTE: Antibody testing does not detect a current infection. If you think you might be sick with COVID-19, contact your primary health care provider for screening and information on how to test for an active infection).
    • All COVID-19-related testing is free for those with the College’s health insurance plan (Blue Cross/Blue Shield of North Carolina) and for many other plans.
  • Employees are encouraged to maintain 6ft of social distance if possible and wash/sanitize hands regularly.

Admissions/athletics tours may resume for all indoor areas but residence halls (exception: admissions tours may visit the residence hall showroom in Roberson Hall). Protective face masks for visitors on tours of inside buildings are required and can be provided for the College.

Remove the following restrictions on campus:

  • Open the back gates for entrance and exit of College grounds as of Friday, May 21, at 12pm.
  • Library capacity increases from 10 total to 10 in the collaborative zone and up to 10 in all other areas of the college (including the quiet zones, labs, and conference rooms)—20 total. Library visitors must maintain appropriate social distancing (6ft) from other library visitors unless in coming in a group. Groups no larger than 4 should sit together.

Guidelines for campus visitors:

  • Guests are permitted in outdoor spaces (tennis courts, walking trails, etc.).
  • Family members of employees over the age of 2 are permitted to visit campus and come into campus buildings (within the confines of the Children in the Workplace policy). Family members visiting campus should wear masks indoors if they are not able to practice social distancing of 6ft or more (NOTE: Children under 2 are generally advised not to wear masks and cannot be fully protected in Phase II campus reopening conditions indoors. Thus, we ask that these children do not come indoors).
  • Campus visitors (including those scheduled for campus tours) are asked not to come to campus if they are symptomatic or have a known exposure in the last 14 days.
  • Per the Governor’s orders, institutions of higher education are exempt from the indoor mass gathering limit of 10 provided persons wear masks, use appropriate social distancing, clean high touch surfaces regularly, and wash/sanitize hands regularly.

The College is open to allowing building reservations for groups of 20 or fewer at a time in one location provided they are practicing social distancing. Outside groups renting space must also pay a daily sanitation fee to be set by Facilities.

  • There will be continued enhanced cleaning of all buildings.

Commuter Book Return

Commuter students may return their books from the Spring 2020 semester at a Book Drop-Off Event at the Hardee’s Building on Friday May 29 from 8am – 4pm and Saturday, May 30 from 8am – 1pm.

We encourage everyone to use every precaution to remain safe and well.