Health + Wellness

Fall 2021 Mask Policy

The COVID Planning team has reviewed the recent update by the CDC as well as the latest Executive Order by Governor Cooper.

First and foremost, we strongly encourage all members of our community to get the vaccine.

Regardless of your vaccination status, masks are required in all indoor spaces. This protocol will remain in place until at least Fall Break. We will continue to monitor the case data on and off-campus, as well as the vaccination rate of our student body and will re-evaluate this policy as appropriate.

  • Masks are optional outdoors but encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.
  • Social distancing should occur as much as you are able.

Visitor Protocols & For On-Campus Tours

  • Regardless of your vaccination status, masks are required in all indoor spaces. (If a tour group will not wear masks, they will need to reschedule for a virtual tour.)

  • Masks are optional outdoors but encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.

  • We will have hand sanitizing stations throughout we encourage you to use.

  • We ask that you do not touch any doors/handles; we will get those for you.

  • We will do our best to remain at a 6-foot distance throughout a tour.

COVID-19 Case Alerts Protocol

William Peace University follows the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, known commonly as the Clery Act, to guide communications decisions regarding confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Therefore the University will post a campus notification when a public health agency has confirmed via a COVID-19 test that a member of the community has the virus. William Peace University will work with Wake County to conduct contact tracing for student or employee cases that fit this criteria. Under HIPAA and FERPA regulations, William Peace University is unable to provide details about individual cases.

WPU COVID Clery Act Statement

Case Count Notifications

The COVID-19 notifications are updated daily by 5 p.m. as new case counts are added. Weekend cases will be updated the following Monday. (Please note that these case counts are specific to Fall 2021 classes beginning on August 18, 2021.)

Fall 2021 COVID-19 Campus Data

DATEActive Confirmed Case CountCumulative Case Count
Dec. 6040

Active Confirmed Case Count: any person who has a confirmed diagnosis and has an active infection of the COVID-19 virus and had any contact or access to campus.

Cumulative Case count: total confirmed cases since August 18, 2021.

  • Data excludes students who are enrolled in online courses only and not living in University housing, and includes all current employees for the Fall 2021 semester.
  • Updates are added as we are notified of confirmed cases daily (M-F) and weekend notifications will be added on the following Monday.
  • Summer 2021 COVID-19 Campus Data

    DATEActive Confirmed Case CountCumulative Case Count
    Aug 1800

    Active Confirmed Case Count: any person who has a confirmed diagnosis and has an active infection of the COVID-19 virus and had any contact or access to campus.

    Cumulative Case count: total confirmed cases since May 10, 2021.

    • Data excludes students who are enrolled in online courses only and not living in University housing, and includes all current employees for the Summer 2021 semester.
    • Updates are added as we are notified of confirmed cases daily (M-F) and weekend notifications will be added on the following Monday.

  • Spring 2021 COVID-19 Campus Data

    DATEActive Confirmed Case CountCumulative Case Count
    May 7020

    Active Confirmed Case Count: any person who has a confirmed diagnosis and has an active infection of the COVID-19 virus and had any contact or access to campus.

    Cumulative Case count: total confirmed cases since January 1, 2021.

    • Data excludes students who are enrolled in online courses only and not living in University housing, and includes all current employees for the Spring 2021 semester.
    • Updates are added as we are notified of confirmed cases daily (M-F) and weekend notifications will be added on the following Monday.

  • Fall 2020 COVID-19 Campus Data

    DateActive Confirmed Case CountCumulative Case Count
    Dec. 18280
    Dec. 15279
    Dec. 14279
    Dec. 11279
    Dec. 10279
    Dec. 9178
    Dec. 8178
    Nov. 30077
    Nov. 24277
    Nov. 23375
    Nov. 201074
    Nov. 191274
    Nov. 181572
    Nov. 171369
    Nov. 162169
    Nov. 133367
    Nov. 123567
    Nov. 113765
    Nov. 103462
    Nov. 93055
    Nov. 82853
    Nov. 62448
    Nov. 51640
    Nov. 41134
    Nov. 3730
    Nov. 1527
    Oct. 301026
    Oct. 291426
    Oct. 281224
    Oct. 271223
    Oct. 261423
    Oct. 241221
    Oct. 21412
    Oct. 1418
    Oct. 718
    Sept. 3007
    Sept. 2317
    Sept. 1616
    Sept. 915
    Sept. 204
    August 2624
    August 1912
    August 1222
    August 422

    Active Confirmed Case Count: any person who has a confirmed diagnosis and has an active infection of the COVID-19 virus.

    Cumulative Case count: total confirmed cases since August 1, 2020. This case count is specific to Fall 2020 data and results. 

    • Data excludes students who are enrolled in online courses only and not living in University housing, and includes all current employees for the fall 2020 semester.
    • Updates are added as we are notified of confirmed cases (the change in notification process was modified on 10/24/2020).

Health, Counseling, and Disability Services staff will be meeting with students via secure telehealth platforms.

To schedule an appointment with a nurse, the doctor, or a counselor, please email the respective office:

Our University Nurse in Health Services can answer questions about COVID-19 test procedures.  If you have any of the above symptoms of COVID-19, or if you have received a positive test result, please contact Health Services immediately.

Disability Services

The Office of Disability Services will continue to provide a wide array of services in a remote format during the Summer semester. Disability Services staff will work closely with students, faculty, and staff to ensure appropriate accommodations are in place. To contact Disability Services, please email Disability@peace.edu.

Know the symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Understanding COVID-19

  • COVID-19 is spread by close person to person contact through respiratory droplets from speaking, coughing or sneezing.
  • Symptoms may appear 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. A person does not need to have symptoms to spread the virus.
  • COVID-19 can only be diagnosed with a laboratory test.
  • An antibody test can show if you were previously infected and if your body has created antibodies in an attempt to defend itself from COVID-19.

The North Carolina Dashboard

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services maintains a COVID-19 dashboard that is updated daily. The NCDHHS also provides information about how it defines and collects data for the dashboard.

Wake County Dashboard

Wake County NC Public Health has developed a COVID-19 resource that includes a dashboard for identifying health concerns and numbers related to the pandemic. You can view the page at: https://covid19.wakegov.com.

To view cases by ZIP code, visit the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services interactive map.