On May 20, Chancellor Kevin M. Guskiewicz and other senior leaders were joined by UNC infectious disease and public health experts for an informational webinar to discuss a Roadmap for Carolina for faculty and staff to use for navigating the Fall 2020 semester. A link to the webinar recording is now available. This content is onyen-protected and requires log in to view it.
An email message from the chancellor and provost sent to all faculty and staff earlier in the week gave some information about the webinar:
The current Roadmap includes several guiding principles and goals that frame our plan for a safe re-entry for on-campus operations. It incorporates community standards for stricter wellness, hygiene and physical distancing protocols, while staying true to our University’s mission and values. As we contemplate the best path forward, we do so recognizing that we are still learning about this virus. Predicting where we will be in August through December with certainty is impossible. We have already heard from many students, faculty, and staff that they want to return to campus, and from others who are, understandably, reluctant. We assure you that any plan we employ will place the safety and well-being of our campus community paramount to all other considerations, and we will be as flexible as possible with those who may need to teach, work or learn away from campus. The Roadmap we will ultimately follow will have many off-ramps and options to respond to the prevailing COVID-19 climate in our state.