NC State has identified 7 new clusters of COVID-19 cases.
Three clusters are located on main campus and include: Bragaw Residence Hall, currently with 8 positive cases; Metcalf Residence Hall, currently with 6 positive cases; and Owen Residence Hall, currently with 5 positive cases.
Another cluster is in University Towers, located adjacent to campus, currently with 17 positive cases identified.
University Housing residents in these facilities are being provided with additional information about the situation and next steps. Students who have visited these locations in the last week can make an appointment with Student Health Services to be tested, 919-515-2563.
Additional clusters have been identified in 3 nearby off-campus housing complexes:
- The Stanhope Apartment Complex, located near the 3100 block of Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, currently with 16 cases identified, all of whom are NC State students.
- The UnCommon Apartment Complex, located near the 3000 block of Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, currently with 6 cases identified, all of whom are NC State students.
- Valentine Commons Apartment Complex, located near Hillsborough Street and Concord Street in Raleigh, currently with 5 cases identified, all of whom are NC State students.
A “cluster” is defined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as five or more cases that are deemed close proximity or location.
Contact tracing has been initiated with direct communication to anyone known to have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19. All students testing positive as part of these clusters are being isolated and close contacts quarantined. A close contact is defined as someone who has been within 6 feet of an infected person for more than 15 minutes when either person has not been wearing a face covering. Those identified as a close contact will be notified directly and provided with further guidance.
NC State works closely with local health officials to identify, trace and isolate potential positive cases both on and off campus for students, faculty and staff. For more information on this process, what you can do to help protect the NC State community, and what NC State is doing to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19, visit the Protect the Pack website.
NC State asks that all in our community remain committed to protecting the Pack, including following the University’s Community Standards and related policies on face coverings, physical distancing and gatherings and events.
Anyone in the NC State community experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches or a cough, should immediately contact their medical provider or Student Health Services that is open for COVID-19 testing for students, by appointment at 919.515.2563.
In compliance with the Timely Notice provisions of the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998, NC State is providing notice of this COVID-19 cluster for campus awareness. The University will not broadly communicate details about individual positive cases, consistent with the State Human Resources Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, as well as other privacy considerations.