Chief Human Resources Officers,
I am sure many of you have been following emerging developments regarding the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Wuhan, China. While potential impacts of this virus are unclear at this time, this is a good opportunity to remind of the existence of UNC Policy 300.2.15, which is the “UNC System Pandemic and Communicable Disease Emergency Policy.” A copy of this policy is attached and it can also be accessed directly using the on-line UNC Policy Manual in Chapter 300.
This Policy sets forth various guidelines and protocols with respect to public health emergencies and related requirements for UNC System constituent institutions.
I would ask that you take this opportunity to review with your team and your institution’s leadership that appropriate procedures are in place to carry out the requirements of this policy and generally ensure appropriate levels of preparedness for public health events.
For your information, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has also established an informational page on the 2019-nCoV.