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The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is aligned with community standards listed on the University’s
Carolina Together website.

Getting Your Vaccine: The COVID-19 vaccine is free and readily available in our community. Faculty and staff can receive the vaccine at the Campus Health Pharmacy in the Student Stores, in central campus. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. In addition, the Carolina Together website has information about vaccine sites statewide, including UNC Health locations.

University policy allows employees up to eight hours in one day paid work time for vaccinations occurring within regular work hours, with their supervisor’s permission. Employees are also entitled to paid leave for adverse reactions to COVID-19 vaccinations on the day or the day after the vaccine is received.

COVID-19 Booster Vaccines

The CDC has approved COVID-19 booster vaccinations. Eligible UNC students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff can receive their booster vaccine from the Carolina Vaccination Clinic, and the Student Stores Pharmacy.

Going Home Checklist: At the end of each day, take a look at our UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy “Going Home Checklist” to help you harness your inner strength, despite the obstacles you may be facing.

Masks: Research labs will revert to the mask requirements they followed pre-pandemic – masks will only be required in labs where they have always been required. If you feel more comfortable still wearing a mask, you are free to do so. There are many reasons why a person may decide to continue to wear a mask, and we respect that choice. Conversely, students, faculty and staff should not be penalized if they do not wear a mask in their classroom or office setting where it is now optional.

Carolina Together Testing Program

Students and Post-docs:
Effective Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, testing at the Carolina Together Testing Program will be by appointment only via HallPass. Visit the Carolina Together website for information on testing.

Faculty and Staff: Visit the Carolina Together website for the latest information on testing.


Exposure

Students and Post-docs: Learn more about testing (including what to do if you test positive or negative), on the Campus Health website.

For students who have been exposed to or are having symptoms of COVID, please follow the process below:

  1. Please complete an Eshelman Care Team referral.
  2. Call Campus Health for next steps: 919-966-6573
  3. Submit your UAA (University Approved Absence) upon receipt to your inbox via a Care Team referral.

Faculty and Staff: Employees who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should follow the steps on the Environmental, Health and Safety website.

If you are advised not to return for work please:

  1. Notify your supervisor immediately and communicate how long you must be away from campus.
  2. If you are feeling well enough to work, you may also arrange with your supervisor to work remotely, at your supervisor’s discretion.
  3. Refer to the benefits and leave information page to review leave options.

Faculty and staff, there is no need to contact Human Resources unless you need to discuss leave options.

Asheville-based students, faculty and staff members who are diagnosed with COVID-19, please also complete this confidential form to notify UNCA in addition to taking the steps above.


Testing Locations

For a list of COVID-19 testing locations, visit the Carolina Together website for locations on campus, or the Orange County Health Department website for locations off-campus.

Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms:

For students who have been exposed to or are having symptoms of COVID, please follow the process below:

    1. Please complete an Eshelman Care Team referral.
    2. Call Campus Health for next steps: 919-966-6573
    3. Submit your UAA (University Approved Absence) upon receipt to your inbox via a Eshelman Care referral.

The Office of Student Affairs and/or the Office of Experiential Education will work with Campus Health and the student to plan for how their classes and immersions will be handled.

Faculty and Staff: Employees who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should follow the steps on the Environmental, Health and Safety website.

If you are advised not to return for work please:

  1. Notify your supervisor immediately and communicate how long you must be away from campus.
  2. If you are feeling well enough to work, you may also arrange with your supervisor to work remotely, at your supervisor’s discretion.
  3. Refer to the benefits and leave information page to review leave options.

Faculty and staff, there is no need to contact Human Resources unless you need to discuss leave options.

Asheville-based students, faculty and staff members who are diagnosed with COVID-19, please also complete this confidential form to notify UNCA in addition to taking the steps above.


Quarantine and Isolation:

Regardless of vaccination status, if you test positive or exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, please remain at home until you are no longer symptomatic or for five days if you are asymptomatic. Limit the spread by avoiding large gatherings and wearing a mask when around all others for the subsequent 5 days, according to the CDC guidelines.

Health and Safety Compliance and Enforcement

Know the Standards:  Each one of us – students, faculty, and staff – must follow the Community Standards to contribute to a safe and healthy environment for us to teach, work, learn and live.

Hold Each Other Accountable:  The School is working on creating a streamlined mechanism for reporting non-compliance with community standards. Currently, if a member of our community notices a failure to comply with our community standards, they should:

  • Politely ask the person to comply.
  • If the person refuses to comply,
    1. If a student in a classroom is non-compliant with University community standards for COVID-19, the following process should be followed:
      1. Politely ask the student to comply with the community standard (mask, social distancing) or leave the classroom.
      2. If the student refuses to comply, complete an Eshelman Care Team referral.
        Student Affairs staff member will respond and ask the student to leave the classroom. The Student Affairs staff member will remind the student that refusal to leave may result in their de-enrollment from the course or a referral to the Scholastic Achievement and Progressions Committee.

2. For employees and graduate students in non-classroom settings, report the violation to your supervisor and/or anonymously through the Carolina Ethics Line at 866-294-8688. Managers will respond to any complaints as a violation of University policy and work with HR to take appropriate action.

For students, compliance with this guideline is a condition of continued in-person enrollment. Failure to comply with this policy may result in administrative action, including, but not limited to, restriction of access to, or use of, University facilities, dis-enrollment from one or more in-person courses, transition to remote-only instruction and/or other interventions necessary to effect compliance and protect the well-being of the campus community. In the case of willful failure to comply with the provisions of this policy and/or repeated violations, the University may pursue additional disciplinary actions in accordance with relevant University policies.

For UNC employees, compliance with this guideline is a condition of your employment. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action.


VIOLATIONS REPORTING:
Faculty and Staff:
 If you notice someone not adhering to safety guidelines, politely ask the individual to comply with the community standard, report the violation to your supervisor and/or Human Resources or submit a report online. We are monitoring and addressing each concern that comes through.

Students: Please utilize the Eshelman Care Team Referral form to report violations. The Office of Student Affairs receives these reports and will take appropriate action.

Events:

UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy events:

  • You must still adhere to Community Standards.
  • At this time, restrictions associated with food service for events have been lifted.

Additional information, including academic calendars, course schedules, etc., can be found under the Curriculum tab.