Update on UNH Durham Orange Mode of Operation

Feb. 18, 2021

Dear Durham Faculty, Staff and Students—

Thanks to your adherence to our public health guidelines and the restrictions we put in place last week, our positive COVID cases are trending in the right direction—going down. We must remain vigilant to continue to slow the spread.

For now, the Durham campus remains in orange mode. We continue to evaluate the data daily and want to see the results of two complete student testing cycles. Our next update will be Sunday evening. If the numbers continue to decline we hope to announce on Sunday that we will remain in orange but begin a transition back to in-person classes early next week. All other restrictions will remain in place until we transition back to yellow mode of operation.

If you are currently away from your campus or off-campus local residence and do not submit a test for more than eight days (even if your one-time exception was approved) your Wildcat Pass will become invalid. If your Wildcat Pass becomes invalid you must submit a sample and receive a result before it is reactivated and you can access campus housing and buildings. You can do this by dropping off a sample at UNH at least 24 hours before returning to campus or you can complete a PCR test at a third-party provider and upload the results  here. If you traveled outside of New England please adhere to the NH Department of Health and Human Services travel guidelines.

Regards,

James W. Dean Jr.
President