Students In Quarantine After SARS-CoV-2 Detected At A UNCC Residence Hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Students at one UNCC residence hall are asked to quarantine themselves after the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, was detected in the wastewater on October 28th, according to a news release.

UNC Charlotte officials say all residents are to remain in the building until they can be tested for coronavirus on Thursday, October 29th.

University officials say they will not identify the exact residence hall in order to keep the privacy of its students and staff, but say all residents of the building have been notified.

All residents in the building will be required to stay there unless they have any medical appointments, and meal service will be provided, according to a news release.

University officials say residents will remain in quarantine until their test results are returned, and those who test positive will then be placed in isolation in accordance to the University’s on-campus quarantine protocols.

UNC Charlotte is using wastewater testing because studies show it can identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 days before symptoms appear, according to a news release.