This is the first iteration of the UNC Asheville COVID-19 reporting webpage. We are working with the UNC System on additional reporting criteria. This webpage may be modified as needed throughout the semester.
Beginning July 19, 2021, this page will be updated with confirmed cases daily (Monday-Friday), and the positivity rate, and confirmation of vaccination status will be updated weekly (Friday). Last updated on September 24, 2021.
The list below represents UNC Asheville faculty, staff or students who have known, confirmed cases of COVID-19 and have been present on campus in the previous two weeks.
The list does not include individuals who may have confirmed cases but have not reported to campus in the past 14 days or individuals who are self-quarantining without a confirmed diagnosis.
This information is based on cases reported to the University and verified by the UNC Asheville Health and Counseling Center.
In accordance with FERPA and HIPAA, the University will not disclose information about any individuals of a personally identifying nature.
|New Positive COVID-19 Cases Among:||Number of New Positive Cases|
|Employees and students||2|
Note: This number represents the total number of new positive cases involving employees and students. A new positive case is reported for one weekday, and then is reported in the cumulative case count. Individuals who are sick are in isolation and receiving proper medical care.
|Cumulative Positive COVID-19 Cases Among:||Fall 2021 Cumulative Positive COVID-19 Cases as of September 24, 2021|
|Employees and students||46|
Note: This number represents the cumulative number of positive cases involving individuals who have been on campus since July 19, 2021. Not all cases are active. Individuals who are sick are in isolation and receiving proper medical care.
|Cumulative Positive COVID-19 Cases Among:||Spring 2021 Cumulative Positive COVID-19 Cases (Jan. 1 – July 16, 2021)|
|Employees and students||66|
Note: This number represents the cumulative number of positive cases involving individuals who have been on campus since Jan. 1, 2021. Not all cases are active. Individuals who are sick are in isolation and receiving proper medical care.
|Cumulative Positive COVID-19 Cases Among:||Fall 2020 Cumulative Positive COVID-19 Cases (July 1 – Dec. 31, 2020)|
|Employees and students||36|
Note: This number represents the cumulative number of positive cases involving individuals who were on campus since July 1, 2020. Not all cases are active. Individuals who are sick are in isolation and receiving proper medical care.
|COVID Testing Positivity Rate – September 18 – 24, 2021|
|Number of tests administered||195|
|Number of tests returned positive||9|
|Percent of positive tests to tests administered||4.6%|
Note: These numbers are calculated once per week based on the number of symptomatic/exposure tests administered to students through the UNC Asheville Health and Counseling Center and on the number of surveillance tests administered in compliance with the NCAA for UNC Asheville student athletes for the week specified above.
|Isolation and Quarantine|
|Total number of operational beds on campus reserved for student quarantine or isolation||40|
|Total number of beds currently in use||1|
|Percentage of beds in use||2%|
|Total number of students currently in|
self-isolation/self-quarantine per university instructions (on and off campus)
Note: The total number of beds on campus reserved for student quarantine or isolation was reduced to 40 in fall 2021 from 92 in fall 2020 due to limited use of these reserved spaces in 2020 and increased demand for on-campus housing in fall 2021. During the 2020-21 academic year, the highest number of beds needed was 19, which was 20% of the available spaces at that time, and would be 50% at the current inventory.
|Confirmation of Vaccination Status as of September 24, 2021|
|Employees (full and part time)||80.2%|
Note: These percentages are updated weekly based on the number of vaccination cards confidentially uploaded by students to the student health portal and by employees through this short, confidential form submitted to Human Resources. It is important to note that for both students and employees, these numbers do not represent the vaccination rate on our campus, as there are likely students and employees who have been vaccinated but have not yet uploaded verification.
UNC Asheville’s Response
We are working closely with local health department officials to ensure notifications are made quickly to those who may have come in contact with those who tested positive for COVID-19 so they can be directed as to their next steps. We are grateful for the health department’s partnership and expertise in this situation.
How to Report a Positive Diagnosis or Concern
If you are a student, faculty or staff member who is diagnosed with COVID-19, please complete this confidential form to notify the University. You may also use this form to report a concern about another person related to COVID-19.