With the hopes of a vaccine on the horizon, there were 76 new positive student cases during the week of Feb. 15. As of Feb. 21, there are 29 active on-campus cases of COVID-19.
Monday, Feb. 15: There were eight student cases, while there were three employee cases.
Tuesday, Feb. 16: Student cases remained at eight, while employee cases decreased to zero.
Wednesday, Feb. 17: Student cases increased to 11, while employee cases decreased to zero.
Thursday, Feb. 18: Student cases fell back to nine, while employee cases rose to one.
Friday, Feb. 19: Student cases peaked at 13, while employee cases remained at one.
Saturday, Feb. 20: Student cases remained at 13, while employee cases rose to two.
Sunday, Feb. 21: Student cases reached 14, the highest of the week, while employee cases rose to four.
In total, there have been 32,670 tests administered on campus, resulting in a 2.1% positivity rate. The total number of confirmed positive cases since July 1 is 1,997, with 117 of them being employee cases and 1,880 student cases. 25 on-campus residents are currently being quarantined and/or isolated.
According to the Niner Notice announced on Feb. 1, the Mecklenburg County Public Health has extended its health directive until Feb. 28 in an attempt to slow down the rise of COVID-19 cases.
UNC Charlotte students started in-person classes on Feb. 22. Students moved on campus on Feb. 19. UREC will remain open; however, no group classes may be held, and masks must be worn at all times, even during physical exercise.