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Infectious diseases are a continuing danger. Some diseases have been effectively controlled with the help of modern technology. New diseases like Ebola, SARS and West Nile virus infection are constantly appearing and influenza strains continue to evolve. Others, such as malaria, tuberculosis, and bacterial pneumonias, are now appearing in forms that are resistant to drug treatments. Additionally, with globalization, a growing population, and the increased frequency of air travel, communicable diseases represent as great a threat as ever to the health of all of us.

All schools, departments, centers, institutes, or units should develop a communicable disease emergency continuity of operations plan.

Campus Updates

Carolina Testing Program Update

January 11, 2021

The University is implementing a robust testing program for the Spring 2021 semester that will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. See the recent HR posting regarding Carolina Testing Program for details, which reviews actions for employees who both access campus regularly and are working from home.

Categories: Coronavirus News


Weekday COVID-19 Testing Site at R7 Parking Lot (Updated Days and Times)

November 12, 2020

EHS is partnering with the Orange County Health Department and OptumServe for a new COVID-19 testing site at the R7 Parking Lot (725 Martin Luther King Blvd., Chapel Hill) starting Mon., Nov. 16.

Categories: Coronavirus News


November 2020 Employee COVID-19 Testing Clinics

October 30, 2020

The University is partnering with the Orange County Health Department to offer employee COVID-19 testing clinics.

Categories: Coronavirus News