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A table is set up for drive-through COVID testing from this past fall.

UNCW opens a drive-through community COVID-19 testing site

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor March 23, 2021

UNC Wilmington (UNCW) will open a free drive-through coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site on campus to serve the Wilmington community. The site will be open starting March 24 and run through April 30. The...

Some options are presented for furniture in next year's dining hall.

PHOTO STORY: Business affairs hosts furniture testing drop-in event

Kaylin Damico, Photography Editor March 17, 2021

On March 16, UNC Wilmington's business affairs hosted a drop-in event for students and faculty to test out furniture options for the new dining hall. The unnamed dining hall is set to open in the fall...

UNCW to start conducting COVID-19 virus surveillance testing on Feb. 8

UNCW to start conducting COVID-19 virus surveillance testing on Feb. 8

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor February 3, 2021
The Abrons Student Health Center on campus will test UNCW residents weekly and off-campus students in hybrid classes every other week by appointments starting on Feb 8. Students will be contacted via email to set up their appointments. 
COVID testing site at UNCW.

UNCW provides more information regarding spring return COVID-19 testing

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor December 8, 2020

On Dec. 7, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) sent an email to all students, faculty and staff providing more details about the required coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for residential students returning in the spring.  UNCW...

COVID-19 testing site at UNCW.

UNCW collaborating with the local health department to host a COVID-19 testing site

Veronica Wernicke, News Editor October 31, 2020
In an email sent out by the university on Oct. 23, UNC Wilmington (UNCW) announced they are collaborating with the New Hanover County Health Department to host a free coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site. 
Doctor holding mask and stethoscope during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Ashkan Forouzani

OPINION: We must prepare for the next pandemic now

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer October 22, 2020
The US is facing its worst health crisis in more than 100 years. The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted unprecedented economic and social disruption this year, with no end in sight. Eight million Americans have fallen ill with the virus, and 220,000 of them did not make it. This means the US has the highest numbers of any nation. And yet cases are still soaring; in fact, they are on track to hit a third peak. Scientists are warning that this peak may be the largest of them all, especially as winter weather will force huge swaths of the country indoors and several holidays loom.
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