Your Corona Chronicle

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Keeping common sense highly contagious

Dashboard Update: We have 19 total known, confirmed positive cases in the last two weeks.

Our yellow brick road is paved with science

We’re still in yellow because we’re following the guidelines by wearing masks, tracing contact and symptoms through SneezSafe and quarantining when exposed. Dr. Lucy D’Agostino McGowan, a Wake Forest professor and biostatistician, provides a more detailed breakdown of the dashboard, what it all means and how we can be even better.

Welcome to Phase 3
North Carolina is moving to Phase 3 tomorrow at 5 p.m. Overall, we’re sticking with what’s working for us — wearing masks, keeping our distance and sticking to groups of 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. One change is that student organizations and University-sponsored events with approved safety plans can operate under outdoor gathering guidelines (100 people or 30% of the capacity of an outdoor space — whichever is less). More to come from Campus Life.

When random doesn’t seem so random
Have you been selected for random testing more than once? Wondering how the “random” part of this works? Find some answers here. And for those of you whose random is more common, thank you for your patience. It’s helping keep us on campus.

Partying small is huge

Any gathering has a tendency to grow beyond safe numbers quickly. Avoid the problem entirely by keeping things small and socially distanced, or by seeking help from University Police to assist in reducing a crowd that’s grown too large. As the host, you’re accountable. Now that off-campus bars and restaurants are beginning to more fully open, remember to protect yourself and others by wearing masks, social distancing and adhering to the guidelines of the establishment.


The NC Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new app to notify users if they may have been in close contact with someone who has shared a positive COVID-19 test result through the app. Help slow the spread by downloading SlowCOVIDNC.

There’s always time for shots

Don’t forget to sign up for your flu shot next week! See you at the Sutton Center next Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.

Fall, football and a fiesta

Need something to do this weekend? Grab your pumpkin-spiced whatever and head to the now open Reynolda House; watch your Demon Deacon football team clash with Campbell; and enjoy a Fiesta on the Quad. For other movies, events and opportunities to connect this weekend, check out Corq.

And always remember… caring doesn’t make you a Karen.*
*Apologies to all those named Karen.

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