Community Expectations

Given the reality of this pandemic, and that virus mitigation cannot be guaranteed, we are inviting each and every member of the UNC Asheville community to practice rigorous self-care for their protection and the mutual respect of each and every member of our community. Detailed health and safety protocols are being developed and will be distributed broadly before, during and after the start of the fall semester. 

With the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and the community as our highest priority, we intend to offer high-quality, in-person academic instruction and co-curricular experiences that are rooted in each person’s responsibility for the health of all. This is a time of mutual accountability and collective responsibility for our shared culture of care, compassion and mutual respect.

Each of us, as students, faculty, staff and visitors, has a responsibility to be knowledgeable of and to comply at all times with health and virus mitigation protocols that maximize a safe and healthy environment for each and for all of us at UNC Asheville.

Together, we will face the COVID-19 challenges through individual responsibility, resilience, mutual respect, and attention to the common good for all.

We have chosen to be a part of the UNC Asheville community and we understand that our actions to follow health and safety practices will impact the health experiences of others. As members of this community, we care about everyone—students, faculty, staff and visitors. Our shared commitment is to take the necessary precautions for all of us to avoid spreading COVID-19 while following all recommended health guidelines.

We agree to:

  • Wash our hands frequently following CDC standards and to use the hand sanitizer that will be available throughout campus.
  • Wear face coverings consistently and appropriately in all public spaces including classrooms, labs, academic, athletic, and student union buildings.
  • Carefully follow physical distancing and room or building capacity guidelines, staying 6 feet apart when necessary.
  • Monitor any symptoms as outlined by the CDC, to get tested as needed, and to follow isolation and quarantine protocols.
  • Consult with a medical professional if we have symptoms and when we have questions or concerns.