• App State has returned to pre-pandemic operations for the Fall 2021 semester, with safety precautions in place. There are no current plans to move in-person classes online. All students, faculty and staff should get vaccinated against COVID-19. Face coverings are required in all indoor campus locations for students, faculty, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Read the latest updates
Fall 2021 Guide to Campus Operations

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.

Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are widely available free of charge to everyone in North Carolina. COVID-19 vaccines are the single most important tool we have to prevent transmission of COVID-19. All App State students, faculty and staff should get a COVID-19 vaccine.



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