COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Update: Monday, August 30, 2021

As we continue to monitor the COVID 19 rates for our campus and surrounding community, it remains important for the University to adjust our protocols for the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. In response to an increase in infection rates and related exposures, we will implement a classroom mandate effective September 1, 2021. All members of our community, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to properly wear a face covering at all times inside all classrooms, labs, and learning spaces where classes are held. This is in addition to the existing requirements for face coverings to be worn on all buses and transportation provided by the University. This measure will allow us to more effectively monitor and implement isolation/quarantine protocols for the campus as we continue to navigate a safe response to the pandemic.

Vaccination Rates
Traditional Students 
Total Number:944
Number Vaccinated:504
Vaccination Rate:53.4
Staff 
Total Number:187
Number Vaccinated:99
Vaccination Rate:53%
Faculty  
Total Number:68
Number Vaccinated:37
Vaccination Rate:54%
Notifications

To date, the University of Mount Olive has been notified of the following COVID-19 positive cases. This site is updated whenever there is new information regarding cases or when 10 days has passed since an active case.

Active Count as of September 21 (currently in isolation/quarantine)

EmployeesStudents
216

Cumulative positive confirmed cases as of September 21 - Students

Students ActiveStudents Recovered
726

Cumulative positive confirmed cases as of September 21- Employees

Employees ActiveEmployees Recovered
111
If you are contacted by University of Mount Olive Health Services, Human Resources or the Health Department for contact tracing, please answer all questions to assist in this effort and help control the virus in our community. Under HIPAA regulations, the University of Mount Olive is unable to provide additional details.

Important Fall 2021 Information

The University of Mount Olive is not requiring students to take the COVID 19 vaccine.

  • The University strongly recommends that students receive the COVID 19 vaccine prior to the Fall 2021 semester. Students that have received the vaccination and submitted proof to Health Services by August 24th will be entered for an Apple MacBook laptop drawing.
  • The University is planning to host a COVID 19 vaccination clinic on August 25th.
  • In compliance with CDC and state guidance, students that have not been vaccinated will need to continue wearing masks on campus.
  • Residential students that have not been fully vaccinated and submitted proof of vaccination to the Health Services will be required to spend any mandated quarantine/isolation periods off campus and away from other students (7-14 days).
  • Unvaccinated residential students that are unable to find accommodations off-campus for the mandated quarantine/isolation periods (7-14 days) will be charged a $50 per day fee.
  • Residential students that have been fully vaccinated and that may still need to enter the quarantine/isolation protocol will not be required to leave campus and will not be subject to the daily fee.

Campus Facilities:

UMO is planning for normal in-person classes for traditional students for the fall 2021 semester. Classrooms, meetings, and events, are returning to full capacity with no social distancing requirements.

Athletics:

All student athletes that have not been fully vaccinated will be tested upon arrival on campus. In addition, surveillance testing will be conducted throughout the year. Masks will also be required for those student athletes not fully vaccinated. This policy is subject to additional guidelines as directed by the conference and NCAA.

Vaccination Clinic

Goshen Medical Center will be holding a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on campus in the Kornegay Arena parking lot on September 20, 2021 from 10 am -2 pm.  There will be no cost associated for the vaccine.  First vaccines will also be available.

Vaccine Information

Everyone 16 years of age and older, across the nation, are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The CDC, American College Health Association, and the University of Mount of Olive urges all college students to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. The vaccine is not currently mandated, but highly encouraged. Do not delay scheduling your vaccine, even if you will be leaving soon for the summer. Many retail pharmacies and mass vaccination sites are now able to accommodate the second dose requirement of the Pfizer of Moderna vaccines.

Locally, and in the state of NC vaccination locations can be found at NC Vaccine Finder.

Vaccine locations outside of the state of NC can be found at VaccineFinder.org.

A list of retail pharmacies offering the COVID-19 vaccine can be found at Federal Retail Pharmacy Program. Then check your local pharmacy’s website where you live for vaccine appointments.

You can also contact your state health department to find additional vaccination locations in the area.

Vaccine locations in the Mount Olive area can be found below:

Wayne County Health Department, schedule an appointment at www.waynegov.com/vaccine.

Wayne UNC Health Care, schedule an appointment by calling 919-587-3900 or 984-215-6818.

Walgreens, schedule an appointment at https://www.walgreens.com/ or calling the Mount Olive location at 919-658-8510.

Please keep your vaccination record secure and submit a copy of your vaccination card to Health Services.

Sources: How Do I Get a COVID-19 Vaccine (cdc.gov) https://www.acha.org/ACHA/About/ACHA_News/Interim_Guidance_COVID-19_Vaccination_4.21.21.aspx