Important: COVID-19 community standards

NC State community,

As the start of the fall semester approaches, NC State has developed COVID-19 community standards to help protect the health and safety of our campus. Please carefully review them below and the associated rule. The community standards and important information about steps NC State has taken to protect the community are also available on the Protect the Pack website. Students are required to acknowledge the community standards in the MyPack Portal.

Doing Your Part to Protect the Pack

While the university is implementing safety practices and guidance (see the university’s coronavirus resources), everyone has a role to play in helping to reduce risk in our community. We all play a part in keeping the NC State community safe. Every member of the Wolfpack has a responsibility to know and act in accordance with all university policies and guidelines, including those that have been developed specifically for the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes following national, state and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhering to local, state and university limitations on group and gathering size.

Being a part of the Pack means we are accountable together; we take responsibility for our own health and the protection of others; and we collectively work to help keep the NC State community safe from the spread of COVID-19.

Helping Ensure Health and Safety for the NC State Community

During this unprecedented time for our university and the world, your continued flexibility, cooperation and commitment are vital to our ability to return to campus and to continue protecting the Pack. To this end, and in keeping with our core values, NC State has developed community standards and practices for our students, faculty, staff and visitors for use throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the pandemic and the response to it continue to evolve, NC State may modify its community standards in accordance with guidance from federal, state and local agencies as well as the UNC System. All campus community members must do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 by making health and safety for all a top priority.

Community Standards

  1. Wear a face covering. All students, faculty, staff and visitors are required to wear face coverings when in university buildings, classrooms and anywhere else on campus, indoors or outdoors, when they cannot maintain appropriate physical distancing (6 feet) from another person. For more information on this requirement, see RUL 04.21.01 (Personal Safety Requirements Related to COVID-19).
  2. Practice good hand hygiene. Wash hands frequently, for 20 seconds at a time. If soap and water are not readily available, use alcohol-based sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  3. Maintain an appropriate physical distance from others. Everyone on campus is expected to maintain at least 6 feet of physical distance from others whenever possible. People are expected to follow signage directing traffic flow through building entrances, exits, elevators and other common areas to minimize density. Individual activities and facilities may have more specific requirements based upon the unique risks presented.
  4. When sick, stay home from work or class. Before coming to work or class, self-assess your health daily for symptoms identified by the CDC. If you have symptoms, do not attend work or class, and contact your medical provider. Notify your professors and/or supervisor if you need to miss class or work.
  5. Follow all directions given by university officials and public health authorities, including those related to contact tracing, monitoring and adhering to self-quarantining requirements if you have possible COVID-19 symptoms and/or have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

For additional information and resources, please visit the Protect the Pack site. Thank you for your commitment to NC State and to protecting our Pack.