Absences Related to COVID-19
Any student that tests positive for COVID-19 is eligible for a University Approved Absence for classes missed during the required isolation period.
Automated UAAs from Campus Health due to Covid-19
Due to the high volume of requests, the University Approved Absence Office (UAAO) has a streamlined process for University Approved Absences (UAA) related to COVID-19.
Students who test positive for Covid-19 through a test administered by Campus Health staff will automatically receive a PDF of their UAA. This does not include tests administered at Campus Health through Radeas Lab at Campus Health.
Students who test positive for Covid-19 anywhere other than Campus Health (including off-campus providers, home tests, and Radeas testing at Campus Health) must report their results at https://go.unc.edu/covidpositive to receive a PDF of their UAA.
Students are responsible for forwarding UAAs to their faculty and are bound by the Honor Code to send them only to the appropriate faculty and instructors and not alter the UAA.
The UAA process is not applicable for absences related to undiagnosed Covid-19 symptoms, self-quarantine due to close contact with someone who has Covid-19, or other minor illnesses. In those cases, students should work directly with their faculty to make alternative arrangements. In all cases, we are asking faculty to show flexibility with students to help them navigate the complications this semester may bring.
Students who miss class due to Covid-19 testing and test negative will need to work directly with their faculty on their absence.
The UAAO does not approve absences without supporting documentation. If you do not qualify for a Covid-19 related UAA, you will need to discuss your absence from class directly with your instructor.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, you should contact Campus Health at 919-966-2281 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online for a medical evaluation and a diagnostic test. Rapid tests are also available for purchase at the Healthy Heels Shoppe, Student Stores Pharmacy, and the “Healthy Heels to Go” vending machines.
Students who test positive for Covid-19 anywhere except by Campus Health will need to submit proof of their test results online.
Covid-19 UAA’s apply only to class absences, not to your employment. Make sure you reach out to your work supervisor to let them know you will be unable to work.