Off-Campus Facilities

Policies and protocols will help NC State safely reactivate its facilities far beyond Raleigh, including the 101 local centers operated statewide by NC State Extension.

Photo of mask material production line in NC State's Nonwovens Institute.

Reactivating Across North Carolina

NC State operates centers, labs and other facilities beyond the Raleigh campus, including the Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis, the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies in Asheville, the Center for Marine Sciences and Technology in Morehead City and the Equine Health Center in Southern Pines. In addition, NC State has 18 agricultural research stations and a number of field operations in various parts of the state. When working in off-campus research facilities affiliated with NC State, employees should follow workplace safety guidelines and other relevant protocols.

NC State Extension operates 101 local centers across North Carolina, helping transform science into solutions while connecting the university to every county and community of our state. Learn more about Extension’s reactivation efforts for off-campus operations, including a comprehensive Extension County Center Return-to-Work Guide.

Other off-campus facilities — such as the Small Business and Technology Development Center, which has 10 regional service centers in North Carolina — will implement protocols to ensure that faculty, staff, students and visitors wear face coverings and maintain adequate physical distancing. These facilities will also implement procedures for cleaning high-touch surfaces and may install protective barriers, such as plastic or acrylic shields, as necessary.

The Office of Partnerships and Economic Development and University Outreach and Engagement, alongside similar economic development and outreach entities, are developing protocols for visitors to follow when on-campus meetings resume, as well as new tools to engage partners and potential partners virtually.

This information is subject to change. Last updated: Aug. 3, 2020.