Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates

Active Cases as of September 18

Students Employee
2 0

Cumulative Cases since August 1

Students Employees
7 3

Data is tracked and provided by NCWC’s Health Services Director and reflect the cumulative positive confirmed cases at NC Wesleyan College. The “Employees” category includes both faculty and staff.

NC Wesleyan College is closely monitoring the developing COVID-19 situation. While all campus buildings and venues remain operational, modifications and precautions are being taken to support social distancing. This website is updated regularly. Please continue to visit for the most updated information.

Latest Updates

Campus Remains in Phase 2.5 Until October 5

We are in Phase 2.5 (as a College) until October 5 or whenever the Governor gives his next update. The only thing that has changed as a College is that indoor mass gatherings are limited to 25 and outdoor mass gatherings are limited to 50 unless the event supports the instructional mission of the College. […]

Campus Remains in Phase Two-Until Sept 11

Because NC is still in phase two through September 11, we will remain in our phase two as well. As a reminder, here is phase two for Wesleyan. During Phase Two (CONTROLLED Phase – ORANGE) All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those […]

Campus Remains in Phase Two (Controlled- Orange Phase)

Because NC is still in phase two through September 11, we will remain in our phase two as well. As a reminder, here is phase two for Wesleyan. During Phase Two-Until Sept 11 All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can […]

Campus Remains in Phase Two through August 7

Because NC is still in Phase Two through August 7, we will remain in our phase two as well. As a reminder, here is phase two for Wesleyan. Please see our revised phase two guidelines below. During Phase Two-Until August 7 All employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered […]

Campus Remains in Phase Two

Friday, June 19, 2020 5:00 PM On Monday, June 22, the College was scheduled to go into phase three of reopening. Governor Cooper is scheduled to discuss next steps for NC on June 26 so Wesleyan will remain in phase two until that time. Modifications may be made to our plan based on the Governor’s […]

Campus Remains in Phase Two-Until July 17

The decision was made that NC will remain in Phase Two of reopening for three additional weeks. Because of this, the College will remain in our phase two of reopening as well, which will go through July 17. Also, we will adhere to the new requirement of wearing a face mask while in public. Please […]

Campus changes updates and guidelines

Friday, May 22, 2020 5:00 PM On Tuesday, May 26th, teleworking comes to an end and all employees should report to work as normally scheduled, unless you are still considered in the vulnerable population category. Those individuals can work with their managers and HR regarding telework. Employees should follow the guidelines below: Do not come to work […]

Phase One with the Stay at Home order in effect

Monday, April 27, 2020 3:02 PM Based on Gov. Cooper’s last press release, NC is currently in Phase One with the Stay at Home order in effect until May 8th. Below is our current phased plan to reopen campus based on current recommendations. If those recommendations change, this plan may change as well. During Phase […]

Stay at home order extended until Friday, May 8

Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 4:00 PM ON-CAMPUS UPDATE On Thursday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced the current executive order directing North Carolina residents to stay at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 would be extended until Friday, May 8. Due to the continued increase in number of cases of COVID-19 in the immediate area, the […]

Campus goes on lockdown as of Thursday, April 9

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 4:34 PM Due to the increasing number of cases of COVID-19 in the immediate area and the projected peak of COVID-19 infection in the state of North Carolina, the campus will go on lockdown as of Thursday, April 9 at 5pm. Here is what the “campus lockdown” entails: “Campus Lockdown” refers to the […]

Residents ordered to stay at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Sunday, March 29, 2020 3:14 PM Update On Friday, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced an executive order directing North Carolina residents to stay at home to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The order takes effect tomorrow, 5pm, Monday, March 30 at 5pm, and remains in effect for 30 days. The College is considered an essential business […]

College will not resume face-to-face instruction

Monday, March 23, 2020 2:36 PM Update After much consideration, North Carolina Wesleyan College will not resume face-to-face instruction in the traditional program or seated/hybrid classes in the adult program on April 6. Please be attuned to directions from your instructors on how to complete all term requirements. Campus offices remain open for you to seek assistance […]

New Campus Protocols

Friday, March 13, 2020 3:48 PM Update Should You Stay or Go?If you are trying to decide whether or not to leave campus and you do not have internet access or the appropriate tools at home, you may want to consider staying on campus. Classes will continue and you will be expected to complete your assignments and […]

College monitoring progression of the COVID-19 virus

Thursday, March 12, 2020 10:51 PM Update North Carolina Wesleyan College has been closely monitoring progression of the COVID-19 virus with our Viral Infection Response Team working hard to prepare for contingencies. We have also been in close consultation with the Nash County Health Department to best serve the safety and  health needs of our […]

COVID-19 virus declared a global pandemic

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Update Earlier today, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a global pandemic. The term pandemic refers to a disease “that has spread over several countries or continents, usually affecting a large number of people” (Centers for Disease Control 2020). Experts in Public Health have predicted this for some time […]

College closely monitoring students, faculty and staff symptoms

Monday, March 9, 2020 Advisory Student and employee wellness is our top priority in preventing, mitigating and managing exposure and viral infections including COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the flu. North Carolina Wesleyan College is working closely with the Nash County (NC) Health Department to monitor and prepare according to guidelines and directives by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). […]