App State Operations Update:
App State sends periodic operational updates that
include, COVID-19 safety protocols and other important
information. Please note, the university’s
COVID-19 safety protocols continue to change,
informed by the latest public health data.
Always defer to communications with the most recent
time and date stamp.
Chancellor Sheri Everts sends weekly messages
covering university progress on key initiatives and
items of importance for the university community. Read these messages here. In her Aug. 19
message, she shared that the university will remain
vigilant and proactive in its efforts to reduce severe
effects from COVID-19, and reminded students, faculty
and staff that vaccines
and boosters are readily available on campus and
in the community, and are critical to keeping our
campus as healthy as possible.
Keep reading for helpful resources and the latest
public health and campus operational updates as the
university welcomes students, employees and visitors
back to campus for fall 2022.
General information and resources for students,
faculty and staff
Classes for the fall 2022 semester at App State begin on Monday, Aug. 22.
to campus programming continues through Aug. 31.
Campus resources for students:
Academic Affairs • AppCares Resources • Campus Dining • Career Development Center • Case Management • Counseling Center • Dean of Students • Mountaineer Food Hub & Free Store • Off-Campus Student Services • Office of Disability Resources • Office of Student Success • Student Health Service • Student Learning Center • University Housing • University Libraries • University Recreation • Wellness and Prevention Services
Campus resources for
Affairs • Counseling
for Faculty and Staff • Employee
Assistance Program • Health
Promotion for Faculty and Staff • Office of Human
Resources • University
Get your COVID-19 vaccination record • North Carolina’s COVID-19 Information Hub
COVID-19 campus operations reminders and
Get vaccinated on campus
- Primary vaccine series and booster
appointments continue to be available at Student
Health Service for students,
employees and community members. Call 828-262-3100
for an appointment.
- $50 Amazon gift cards remain available for
students and employees who get any COVID-19 shot
at Student Health Service.
- After receiving your primary or booster doses,
your vaccination status to the university.
Wear a face covering at your discretion
- You can wear a face covering anywhere at
your discretion or upon the advice of
your health care provider. Students and employees
who would like face coverings may pick them up from
the Plemmons Student Union information desk while
Get tested if you feel sick
Health Service provides testing for students —
students may also purchase at-home test kits.
continues to offer free testing in Watauga County on
weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon for all community
members, and also provides free at-home test kits,
while supplies last.
- Use NCDHHS’s Find
COVID-19 Tests page to find additional, local
testing locations. Up to three shipments of free
at-home test kits can also be ordered from covid.gov.
If you test positive
- Students and employees who test positive
for COVID-19 must continue to report
these test results to the
- Remember: If you test positive, stay home for at
least five days, isolate from others and follow CDC
guidance for isolation and precautions for people
- Students living in residence halls are
strongly encouraged to complete isolation at home,
but may choose to isolate in their residence hall
rooms, if unable to return home, leaving only to
receive medical care.
- During the isolation period, students
living in residence halls can arrange for Wellness
Meal Pick-ups — view instructions on
Campus Dining’s Meal
COVID-19 leave updates for employees
Aug. 11 Office of Human Resources message to faculty
and staff summarized changes to COVID-19
Work/Leave Provisions available to UNC System
employees due to the end of North Carolina's Public
Health Emergency. Highlights include:
Ended Aug. 15, 2022:
- Paid administrative leave for absences due to
isolation orders or non-quarantine possible
Ending Aug. 31, 2022:
- Paid work time for employees for vaccinations
occurring within regular work hours and with
- Paid administrative leave for adverse reactions to
- Special paid leave for employees who have reported
receiving a COVID-19 booster.
Note: Employees who report
receiving a COVID-19 booster by Aug. 31 will
one-time allotment of eight hours of paid leave
(prorated for part-time). This leave must be
used by March 31, 2023.
Visit the university’s COVID-19 Vaccines page to report your
Additional information and resources
is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox, a disease
related to smallpox, in the United States. According
to CDC, the monkeypox virus is spreading
mostly through close, intimate contact with
someone who has monkeypox.
App State Police
- In a medical or life emergency, call 911 or App State Police at 828-262-8000 for the fastest, most reliable means of getting emergency assistance.
- The App State Police Department keeps our campus safe and works to maintain an inclusive environment for our students, employees and visitors. The App State Police Department is nationally recognized for its innovative programs and focus on community engagement.
- If you have not already done so, add App State Police at 828-262-2150 to your mobile phone contacts.
- Starting Sunday, Aug. 22, students can request Mountaineer Safe Walk, a safety escort service that provides assistance to students who may feel uncomfortable walking alone after dark.
- Stay connected to App State Police on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
- AppState-ALERT is the university’s 24/7 emergency messaging system that uses texts, voice messaging, the siren warning system, desktop alerts, email, and web alerts.
- The RAVE Guardian mobile safety app is available to students and employees free of charge.