Dear UNCG Community,
During the past week, we became aware of an initial positive COVID-19 test among the Rodgers/DPR Building subcontractor team working on our new Nursing and Instructional Building (NIB). Ensuing testing and contact tracing led to other positive test results among members of the Rodgers/DPR Building subcontractor team working inside the building.
Following the initial test result, the internal work on the site was shut down for one full business day as the work areas were thoroughly sanitized. All affected Rodgers/DPR Building team and subcontractor employees have been placed in isolation and are being treated appropriately. In the interest of privacy, we cannot provide further detailed information on Rodgers/DPR Building team and subcontractor employees.
Given the extremely limited access to the work site, the isolated nature of transmission between workers, and the small number of people on our campus, the risk to our campus community overall is considered to be minimal. We wanted to ensure that our employees were aware of this situation and its handling as we begin our own phased return to campus. We thank the Rodgers/DPR Building team for their swift action and diligent effort to manage the situation at the construction site.