This message was sent to faculty and staff from Human Resources on May 7, 2020.

Dear Wake Forest faculty and staff,

As both North Carolina and Winston-Salem prepare to gradually lift stay-at-home restrictions and begin a phased return to normal, Wake Forest will continue our current operating status until further notice. Access to campus remains limited to essential employees and those students currently living on campus. Only deans and vice presidents have the authority to grant exceptions to this policy.

Access to campus and specific campus facilities may be adjusted as public health conditions and government restrictions change, and the University’s ability to make necessary preparations allow. Updates will be posted to

As Governor Roy Cooper noted with the new Executive Order, a surge in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations could require restrictions to be reinstated. Employers in North Carolina are still encouraged to allow employees to work remotely. We must continue to use caution and practice social distancing and other preventive measures.

Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe.