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.
You are responsible for forwarding this UAA to your faculty and are bound by the Honor Code not to alter the UAA and send them only to faculty and instructors as appropriate.
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.
Routine testing does not qualify for a University Approved Absence. If you miss class due to testing and were not directed to medically isolate by a medical professional (i.e., you test negative for Covid-19 and have a virus/cold/other illness), you will need to work directly with your faculty members on your absence.
The UAAO does not approve absences without supporting documentation or verification through Campus Health. If you do not qualify for a Covid-19 related UAA, you will need to discuss your absence from class directly with your instructor.
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.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19, you can contact Campus Health at 919-966-2281 to schedule an appointment or schedule an appointment online for a medical evaluation and diagnostic PCR test by nasal swab. Rapid antigen tests are available for purchase at the Healthy Heels Shoppe, Student Stores Pharmacy, and the Healthy Heels 2 Go Vending Machines.
Click here for the most current Campus Health Covid-19 information from Campus Health.
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