Dear Carolina Community,

Congratulations on a successful spring semester. Just four months ago, we began the semester by taking the prudent step of delaying the start of in-person instruction by three weeks. We also implemented important changes to our COVID-19 Community Standards, including the Carolina Together Testing Program and increased support for students subject to quarantine or isolation protocols.

Today, we can see how well these actions — and your collective commitment to the health and safety of our campus and community — have paid off. Last week, the overall asymptomatic positivity rate for the Carolina Together Testing Program was just 0.02%. Our compliance data clearly demonstrate the adherence we’ve seen all year from our students to our community standards and Orange County’s vaccination rate is one

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