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Masks will no longer be required in most campus spaces but will remain required in all health care settings. Research labs will follow mask requirements that were in place prior to the pandemic.

The UNC School of Medicine reduced its distancing guidelines in non-clinical spaces on March 1.  

On March 3, UNC-Chapel Hill leaders announced that they are lifting the indoor mask requirement for most campus spaces on March 7 to align with new guidance from the Orange County Health Department, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the UNC System.  

While masks will be optional in spaces including classrooms, residence halls, offices, libraries, athletic venues and performance spaces, masks are required in all health care settings. Health care settings include UNC Health settings, Campus Health, UNC Employee Occupational Health Clinic, Carolina Together Testing Center, Student Stores Pharmacy and Carolina Together Vaccination Clinic and any patient clinics on campus. UNC Health has not changed its mask guidelines. 

Additionally, research labs will follow the mask requirements they had in place prior to the pandemic.  

It is important to respect members of our community who do wish to continue wearing a mask and/or maintaining their distance in campus spaces moving forward. Changing guidelines in the University community and around the country may be stressful, and, if so, wellness resources are available to help. 

Read more about School of Medicine COVID-19 guidelines online.