Amid Rising COVID-19 Numbers, Triad Universities Prepare for Students To Return

Amid Rising COVID-19 Numbers, Triad Universities Prepare for Students To Return

4:51pm Jan 08, 2021
Winston-Salem State University will launch a new COVID-19 surveillance testing program this semester to prevent the spread of the virus on campus. SKIP FOREMAN/AP

Triad college students are preparing to return to classes this month amid rising COVID-19 case numbers. Universities have made several changes to prevent students from bringing the virus to campus. 

Students at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem State University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro are all required to get tested for COVID-19 before returning to dorms. 

They’re also asked to self-quarantine for 14 days before moving back in. Wake Forest plans to continue the surveillance testing program it launched in the fall. Winston-Salem State will begin its own program this semester.

UNCG will offer free COVID-19 testing to students on campus this spring, but will not require students to get tested regularly. 

Classes this semester will be a mix of online and in-person. They’re set to begin on Jan 19 at UNCG, January 27 at Wake Forest, and February 1 at Winston-Salem State.

All three schools delayed the start of spring semester to prevent the spread of the virus. 

For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in North Carolina, visit our Live Updates blog here. WFDD wants to hear your stories — connect with us and let us know what you’re experiencing.

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