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Overcoming COVID-19

Here's how NC State is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic — and what you can do to help.

Working as One Pack

At NC State, we’re doing everything we can to protect the Pack as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To make that happen, every member of the community must do their part. This site presents protocols, guidelines and far-ranging information to help promote a safe and supportive environment for students, faculty and staff.

Following are some important updates and reminders to help keep our community safe. These will be updated as needed. Please continue to visit this website for the most up-to-date information on NC State’s response to COVID-19.

This information is subject to change. Last updated: Jan. 29, 2021.

What You Need to Know

  • NC State is open. Classes begin Jan. 19. Some operations may be reduced or altered to protect the safety of the community. Many employees continue working remotely and the majority of classes are being taught online for spring 2021. 
  • Face coverings are required everywhere on campus, inside and outside, with few exceptions. For more information on face covering requirements and other expectations, please review the community standards
  • Ongoing weekly surveillance testing is required for certain populations throughout the spring semester. 
  • If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive (within 6 feet for longer than 15 minutes), please self-report and begin a quarantine period before getting tested. Testing should occur 3-5 days after your initial exposure.
  • Any NC State student, faculty member or staff member with a valid NC State ID can get tested on campus. All testing is provided free of charge. For the latest updated information on testing locations and hours of operation, click here.
  • NC State regularly updates testing, self-reporting, quarantine and isolation data on the COVID-19 Data Tracking page. 
  • If the university and the Wake County Department of Human Services identify cases as part of a cluster (five or more cases that are epidemiologically linked), that information will be posted on the Cluster Updates page and on WolfAlert Twitter and Facebook

It Takes a Wolfpack

In addition to outlining ways for us all to protect ourselves and others, NC State will continue providing important information to keep students, families, faculty and staff safe, healthy and thriving.

Use the links below to find information and resources covering most aspects of being a member of the Wolfpack family during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Think and Do

As a public land-grant university, we owe it to the people of our state to tackle challenges such as COVID-19 — and to keep delivering world-class academics, research and outreach for North Carolina and beyond, whatever the circumstances. We strive to ensure that the things we learn and discover on campus will improve lives far beyond it.

If you’re new to this community, know that we’ll have your back — during this pandemic and long after it’s over.

This information is subject to change. Last updated: Jan. 15, 2021.