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During the week of April 26, three residence halls underwent testing after routine wastewater sampling. There were 59 new positive student cases during the week of April 26. As of May 2, there are 73 active on-campus cases of COVID-19. While student cases fluctuated, employee cases remained at zero the entire week, which is the first time this has happened during the spring semester.

Monday, April 26: UNC Charlotte released an update from the residence hall testing on April 25. There were 403 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (90% of the population), resulting in a positivity rate of less than 3%. One additional residence hall underwent testing, and no clusters were reported. There were two student cases and zero employee cases.

Tuesday, April 27: UNC Charlotte released an update from the residence hall testing on April 26. There were 136 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (90% of the population), resulting in zero positive results, and no clusters were reported. Student cases increased to five, while employee cases remained at zero. 

Wednesday, April 28: The presence of SARS-CoV-2 was detected in two residence halls, and students remained in quarantine while testing occurred. Student cases decreased to two, while employee cases remained at zero. 

Thursday, April 29: There was a follow-up released for the two residence halls that underwent testing on April 28. There were 343 COVID-19 tests of students and staff in the impacted area (86% of the population), resulting in zero positive results. 

On Thursday, April 29, Hunt Hall went on a modified lockdown while testing occurred. UNC Charlotte announced that Hunt Hall residents were not required to reschedule any exams and were encouraged to get tested on Friday, April 30. 

In addition, UNC Charlotte announced that they would be holding free COVID-19 summer exit testing for regular campus-goers. Students and staff can make an appointment Tuesday, May 4, through Friday, May 7, and Monday, May 10, through Friday, May 14. 

Student cases increased to five, while employee cases remained at zero. 

Friday, April 30: The presence of SARS-CoV-2 was detected in three residence halls, and students remained in quarantine while testing occurred. Residents in Hunt Hall remained on modified lockdown while testing occurred. Student cases increased to seven, while employee cases remained at zero. 

Saturday, May 1: Student cases decreased to three, while employee cases remained at zero.

Sunday, May 2: Student cases decreased to one, while employee cases remained at zero. 

In total, there have been 52,598 tests administered on campus, resulting in a 1.7% positivity rate, which is very low compared to recent rates. The total number of confirmed positive cases since July 1 is 2,384, with 109 of them being employee cases and 2,275 student cases. As of May 2, four on-campus residents are currently being quarantined and/or isolated.

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