The COVID-19 situation is rapidly developing. Appalachian is working closely with local and state public health agencies, as well as the UNC System, to ensure we are making decisions using the latest information available. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), U.S. Department of State (State Department), World Health Organization (WHO), AppHealthCare (local health department) and UNC System are all regularly updating and informing the university’s decisions regarding the spread of communicable disease, including COVID-19.

For the latest official situation updates:

Local information from AppHealthCare (Appalachian Regional Health Department)

CCD situation summary information

Latest information from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS)

Guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO)

For health care guidance:

If you have recently traveled overseas and are ill or have had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-2019 and are ill, we encourage you to call before you visit your health care provider.

Student Health Service providers and staff are in regular contact with the UNC System and local and state public health officials, following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and screening ill students for risk factors. After-hours, on-call medical staff are available 24/7.

AppHealthCare, our local public health agency, is closely monitoring COVID-19 and working closely with local, state and federal partners to stay on top of the latest information related to this virus. After-hours, on-call medical staff are available 24/7.

Read about symptoms on the CDC website

For more information about treatment and prevention:

CDC prevention and treatment information

For classroom and workplace continuity:

The CDC advises staying home when you are sick, regardless of your diagnosis. App State offers these resources to keep the university open and operating for students, faculty and staff: 

For expenditure and budget information:

Divisions and departments may incur COVID-19 expenses related to travel cancellations, cleaning supplies or a variety of other purchases or costs. Read guidance from the Budget Office here. Read guidance from the Controller's Office here.

Event cancellation messaging template:

If you need assistance in developing cancellation messages, this template offers several choices. For further assistance, please contact Heather Brandon.

Cancellation Messaging Template PDF (33kb)