COVID-19 Update – August 9, 2021

Please be advised that as of, Tuesday, August 10, the College will require all persons to wear masks inside all campus buildings through Labor Day, Monday, September 6We are closely watching local and regional COVID-19 trends and are primed to determine the steps necessary to protect our community as the circumstances evolve. We are closely following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. 

Those who are medically unable to wear a cloth or disposable medical-grade face covering may wear a face shield. We do have a limited supply of masks and face shields in the Provost’s Office should you need them.

Also… NCWC has signed on as part of the White House’s Vaccine College Champion program. Our purpose in being a part of this effort is to educate on and promote vaccination among students, faculty, and staff. Students who arrive at check-in fully vaccinated will get a free t-shirt and there will be weekly drawings for prizes for vaccinated students throughout the fall semester. We will announce our first winner at Rock The Mount on August 24! For more information on the Vaccine College Champion program nationwide, please visit

All campus community members can pick up vaccine champion swag at Rock The Mount – including window clings, silicone bracelets, and stickers. Further, in coordination with Health Services, we will be holding a Johnson & Johnson vaccine clinic close to the start of classes – details will be out on that soon. If you’re looking for a vaccine now, please go to to find a vaccine provider near you. 

We will continue to update you as we take necessary precautions to make our campus as safe as possible. 

(Please note that our COVID policy and protocols are subject to change at any time based on changes in CDC, state, or local guidelines, new data release, or local trends. We will update the college community promptly if we have to change the system or protocols.)