COVID-19 Dashboard

Below you will find data about potential COVID-19 exposure and status of operational and safety protocols on the UNCP campus. These updates will cover the period from January 11 through the conclusion of the Spring 2021 semester. Following the data updates, you will find additional explanations and details regarding data metrics collection and reporting along with any footnotes to the reports noted by date. 

Latest updates made: May 28, 2021

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Campus Case Count

The below charts are updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday by approximately 5 p.m.

New Cases Since Last Update
Students Employees Subcontractors
0 0 0
Current Active Cases 
Students Employees Subcontractors
6 0 0
Semester Cumulative Cases  
Students Employees Subcontractors
82 28 8
Semester Cumulative Presumed Recovered Cases 
Students Employees Subcontractors
76 28 8

Campus Testing Data

The number of tests administered is updated each Monday to indicate the total number of tests administered on campus through either Student Health Services or Athletics by type for the preceding week, excluding surveillance testing event data. (For a description of these test types and their specified uses across campus, please refer to the notes section.) Note: the total number of new cases reported in the above section may also include self-reported cases where tests were performed by off-campus providers and cannot be directly correlated to the campus testing numbers indicated below. 

Last update: May 24, 2021

Tests Administered on Campus 
  Rapid Antigen PCR
Previous Week Total (5/17-5/24) 30 7
Semester Cumulative Total 3214 2106
Campus Surveillance Testing

Surveillance testing is performed monthly throughout the semester as open access testing events for all faculty, staff and students. 

  Number of Tests Administered  Total Campus Positivity Rate
January 27-28 1072 1.68%
February 17 131 2.29%
March 18 NA* NA*
April 8 18 0%

Campus Capacity & Operational Metrics

campus capacity chart-CPE and cleaning are green. Course delivery percentages indicated in online, hybrid and traditional face-to-face

We are at 3.85% of our capacity in on-campus isolation and quarantine as of May 28.

Campus Clusters

A “cluster” is defined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as a minimum of five cases with illness onsets or initial positive results within a 14-day period and plausible epidemiologic linkage between cases. Pursuant to Clery Act requirements, UNC Pembroke will notify campus through the standard Clery notification process as soon as a cluster is identified by campus and local public health officials. A cluster will remain classified as active until all individuals in the confirmed cluster have been determined presumed recovered. This list will be updated as clusters are identified or their status is changed.

Active Cluster List

   (There have been no active clusters reported this semester.)

Inactive Cluster List

   (There have been no inactive clusters reported this semester.)

Notes and Additional Information

All EMPLOYEES who have tested positive or suspect they may have COVID-19 should notify the university immediately at

All STUDENTS who suspect they may have COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms should call Student Health Services for information on testing at 910.521.6219.

CASES represent UNC Pembroke faculty, staff, students or subcontractors working on campus who have known, confirmed cases of COVID-19, have been present on campus during their period of infection and could present a current risk of exposure to other members of the university community. Active cases are those individuals with a confirmed, positive test result and are currently in their isolation period. The semester cumulative data reflects the total number of positive confirmed cases at UNCP since January 11, 2021. The semester cumulative presumed recovered indicates the total number of individuals who have been released from treatment or isolation per CDC guidelines and are recovered or presumed recovered.

Please note: This information does not include individuals who may have confirmed cases but have not reported to campus in the past 14 days or individuals who are self-quarantining without a confirmed diagnosis. The numbers do include diagnoses confirmed through on-campus testing, self-reported diagnoses and those identified by local health officials. 

All persons determined to have EXPOSURE RISK are formally contacted individually through our contact tracing process and will be provided additional instruction. For more information on test and tracing, please review information contained in the Roadmap to Fall 2020.

To protect individuals’ private health information, UNCP will not identify or offer personally identifying information about employees or students diagnosed with COVID-19. Additionally, as required, the university follows confidentiality guidelines and directives set forth in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

UNCP uses a variety of COVID-19 TESTS to determine exposure risk on campus. The primary test used to diagnose infection is the standard PCR test. Results from these tests are generally returned in 24 hours up to several days. Rapid test results are generally returned within 15 minutes to an hour. SHS may also use rapid antigen tests in specific circumstances to screen individuals and identify the presence of COVID-19. Per NCAA guidelines, UNCP Athletics primarily uses rapid antigen testing for the regular screening of student-athletes and staff participating in competitive sports. Tests from both SHS and Athletics are reported in the weekly count above.

OPERATIONAL PLANS can be found in the following documents:

More information and support for UNCP's COVID-19 response may be available through the following departments. 

Environmental Health & Safety

Student Health Services

Office of Human Resources

Footnotes and Explanation on Updates

January 11, 2021: "New Cases" reported are those that we confirmed following the previous and final fall dashboard update on January 4, 2021. "Active Cases" on January 11, 2021 may include those diagnosed prior to the beginning of the update period but are still considered within their isolation period and would not necessarily be reflected in "New Cases." In addition, there was 1 student case that was active and subsequently recovered during the period of January 4-11, which has been included in the "Semester Cumulative Cases" and "Semester Presumed Recovered Cases" but would not be noted as new or active on January 11.

March 22, 2021: The scheduled surveillance testing for March 18, 2021, was cancelled due to severe weather forecasts for the area. Additional testing opportunities will be available, and positivity rates for future open testing will be reported. 

April 2, 2021: Due to the Good Friday closure of campus and Student Health Services, any new cases identified following April 1, 2021 will be included in the Monday, April 5 update.

Fall 2020 COVID-19 dashboard archive.