January 14, 2021
Welcome Home Wolfpack!
We are so excited to have you all here for the spring semester. We wish you safe travels as you make your way to campus and look forward to giving you an official Wolfpack welcome in the coming days!
As you think about your first few weeks on-campus, we want to provide some important information regarding campus impacts from Governor Cooper’s Executive Order no. 188. This Order extends the provisions of Executive Order 181 issued on December 11th, and remains in effect until January 29, 2021, at 5 PM. These Executive Orders (“EOs”) include the following provisions:
- A Modified Stay-at-Home order: All individuals in North Carolina must stay at home or the place they will remain for the night between 10 PM and 5 AM unless an exception applies. Exceptions are listed in Section 4.3 of EO 181.
- Required face coverings: A face covering is required indoors where any member not of your household is present. Chapter Houses are NOT considered family units, so any common areas are public spaces, and masks are required. The University’s Protect the Pack Community Standards require face coverings to be worn at all times with the exception of actively eating or while you are alone in your private, enclosed residence room.
- Limits to Gatherings and Events: Gatherings at a private residence are limited to ten (10) individuals indoors or fifty (50) individuals outdoors. Events occurring outside the home must end by 10 PM and guests must leave and travel home or to the place they will stay for the night. (Please note, each room inside the chapter house has a maximum occupancy calculated per university standards during COVID. That number is posted and gatherings in those spaces are limited to that number which may be less than or greater than 10.)
- Restrictions on Businesses: The EOs maintain the types of businesses that must close by 10 PM. Restaurants are among those businesses and the term “restaurant” includes cafeterias, food halls, food courts, and dining halls. Other types of businesses include fitness facilities, pools, movie theaters, museums, retail businesses, and bars. The ability to travel to obtain “take-out” food or receive delivery from restaurants after 10 PM is allowed under the EOs.
This list is not all-inclusive of the provisions contained in the EOs, and the complete orders can be viewed at the following links, Executive Order 188 and Executive Order 181. Further information about the order and answers to frequently asked questions can be found here.
As a reminder, all residents on-campus are expected to abide by the University’s Protect the Pack Community Standards, as well as state and local directives, including these Executive Orders.
University personnel (such as Police, Fire, and facilities) will still operate and respond as normal. FSL staff will be permitted to continue serving in a normal capacity during this time period and will respond on-site in person as necessary.
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