App State coronavirus information

App State has returned to pre-pandemic operations with safety precautions in place. The university continues making data-driven decisions informed by prevailing national, state and local public health guidance, ordinances and restrictions.

Our top priority in all decisions is the health, safety and well-being of the App State community. As scientific knowledge of the coronavirus continues to evolve, the COVID-19 pandemic changes over time, and government and public health officials issue new orders and guidance, App State will update procedures and plans as needed. 

The university will follow all state and federal orders, directives of The University of North Carolina System, and will adhere to guidelines from federal, state and local public health in order to ensure the safest possible on-campus environment.

Following are some important reminders to help keep our community safe. These will be updated as needed. 

Last updated: October 17, 2022.

  • App State will continue to set the standard for excellence with health and safety measures and cleaning procedures.
  • Vaccinations are our best defense against COVID-19. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. Learn more at the university’s COVID-19 vaccines page.
  • App State’s Student Health Service provides vaccines, boosters and additional doses by appointment for students, faculty and staff.
  • Students and employees are no longer required to submit their vaccine status, including proof of booster or additional doses, or report COVID-19 testing information to the university.
  • App State is following CDC guidance for COVID-19 isolation. If you get tested and it is positive, stay home as soon as you receive your positive test result, isolate per CDC’s guidelines and monitor for symptoms. Learn more at the university’s Isolation and Exposure page.
  • As of March 7, face coverings are not required on campus except where required by federal and state guidelines. This may include some public transportation and health care settings. Students and employees are encouraged to wear a face covering at their discretion and/or upon the advice of their healthcare providers. 

About COVID-19

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an outbreak of acute respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus was detected in mainland China in December 2019. The virus is named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019,” which is abbreviated COVID-19. The first person in the United States diagnosed with infection was reported Jan. 21, 2020. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared a public health emergency for the United States Jan. 31, 2020, to aid the nation’s healthcare community in responding to COVID-19.

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