Dear UNCG Community,
On Wednesday, May 20, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced that our state will move into the “Safer at Home” Phase 2 of the COVID-19 recovery plan beginning on Friday, May 22 at 5 p.m. The state will be in Phase 2 through at least June 26, and this phase could be extended, depending on state analysis of key public health data and trends across our communities.
This shift means that the overall statewide “stay at home” order is lifted, allowing for more commercial activity. Some forms of commercial activity remain restricted and indoor and outdoor gatherings remain limited. Details on the order are available at our UNCG COVID-19 website. For UNCG, this means the beginning of a new stage in our operations – a phased, step-by-step transition from our current state to an increased level of operations, on-campus activity, and preparations for the future.
At this time (and for the week of May 25), nothing changes for most of our employees. Telework should continue and employees should only report to campus if asked to do so by their supervisor. Campus activity for this week remains extremely limited. No events are allowed. The goal is to prepare our campus to be as clean, safe, and ready as possible for a phased return to work and operations.
There are many operational details, protocols, and guidance materials currently being developed. UNCG will share much more over the next week to help provide clarity on key topics (personal protective equipment, screening policies, social distancing, etc.) in close alignment with the latest CDC recommendations for higher education and American College Health Association (ACHA) guidance.
We will communicate in detail next week. Please monitor your email and be sure to review these resources once available. We thank you for your patience as we develop a clear, effective set of materials. We hope you understand that we all must be adaptable, and we will do our best to keep you informed as important decisions are made.