North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper issued a State of Emergency for North Carolina today in response to COVID-19. A State of Emergency is issued to activate state emergency response plans and to deploy response resources more effectively statewide. Specifically for the COVID-19 incident, a State of Emergency was declared to allocate funds where needed, and provide state emergency management more budget flexibility, increase the availability of critical supplies, protect consumers from price gouging, and allow more health professionals to respond to the virus.
This type of declaration is typically issued before an emergency occurs. It does not mean there is imminent danger to the University community. Declaring a State of Emergency does not immediately impact University operations.
UNCG is in close contact with local, state, and UNC System officials, including the System’s Coronavirus Coordinating Group appointed last week by Interim UNC President Bill Roper to identify, evaluate, and coordinate a consistent, evidence-based, and effective response. We will provide additional information as it becomes available. Please visit our Coronavirus website for the latest information on our campus response.