Please review this website for the most up-to-date information on NC State’s COVID-19 testing protocols: https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-testing/
COVID-19 vaccinations are not required, but NC State community members who have received vaccines and upload documentation of vaccination status through the HealthyPack Portal are exempt from any required COVID-19 surveillance testing and mandatory quarantine in many cases. More information about vaccinations is available here: https://www.ncsu.edu/coronavirus/vaccinations/
Yes, NC State Student Health Services is an approved provider of COVID-19 vaccinations for the faculty, staff, students and alumni of NC State, and their immediate family members aged 12 and up. If you are a member of one of these groups and you would like to get your vaccination on campus please visit the Protect the Pack website for more information and to set up an appointment.COVID-19 vaccines are given at no charge.
Social distancing is designed to limit the spread of a disease by reducing the opportunities for close contact between people. Strategies include using conference calls and video conferencing in place of face-to-face meetings, avoiding unnecessary travel and reinforcing handwashing and other common-sense precautions.
NC State University’s guidelines include following the six steps of safety:
- If you feel sick, stay home.
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others when possible.
- Wear a face covering in indoor instructional spaces, research labs, and other areas as required..
- Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect surfaces and objects, especially those frequently touched.
More detailed guidelines are available on the Protect the Pack website under “Personal Precautions”. To practice social distancing and minimize the risk of infection to yourself and others, you can follow these guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
On-campus testing is available at no charge for enrolled students. NC State continues to offer COVID‑19 testing for faculty, students, and staff at multiple locations across campus. Staff will be available at all sites to help answer any questions. A valid NC State ID is required for all on-campus testing.
For students unable to get a test on-campus, testing locations are available across North Carolina. Pricing will vary depending on the testing center. To find testing centers throughout the state, visit the NC DHHS Find My Testing Place resource page. Students, faculty, and staff who choose to get tested out of state can check local listings for other locations.
If you test positive for COVID-19 or are told by a health care provider that you are presumed positive and are unable to attend classes or complete assignments, please:
- contact your instructors as soon as possible as well as an absence verification officer.
- notify OIS so that we can get you connected with campus resources to guide you on isolation practices and follow-up care.
- notify the university by completing the voluntary self-reporting form which allows for contact tracing around positive cases with campus impacts.