Monitoring COVID-19

The School of Government continues to monitor COVID-19. Updates on courses can be found here

Course Changes Related to COVID-19

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a team working diligently to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and to maintain the safety and well-being of our community.  As we do with inclement weather or other emergency situations, the School is following the University’s lead and adjusting our in-person courses according to University programming guidelines.

The School of Government is working to transition our courses to an online format. We are offering a 25% discount on registration fees for all programs that begin between March 23 through June 30. The discount will be applied automatically at checkout - those who have already registered for courses at full price will be refunded this discount. 

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As of Wednesday, March 25th, the following School of Government (or partner) programs have been affected: 

The Cornavirus in the Workplace: A Primer for NC Local Governments live webinars took place on March 18. As of March 19, the on-demand version is available here.

Effective Supervisory Management Program (March 30-April 3, Hickory) has been cancelled. 

Special Topics Seminar for District Court Judges (April 1-3) has been cancelled.

The 2020 Deil Wright Lecture featuring Norma M. Riccucci (April 2) has been cancelled. 

Evaluating Manager and Board Performance (April 2) will be held via virtual class on Zoom.

Child Support Enforcement (April 3) has been postponed indefinitely. 

Cultivate Engaging Workplace Culture (April 3) has been postponed.

The Sentencing Seminar (April 3-4) has been cancelled.

Creating Great Local Government Workplaces (April 8) has been cancelled.

The Magistrate's Role in Involuntary Commitment (April 20-22) has been postponed indefinitely. 

Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say (April 24) will be held via virtual class on Zoom.

Legal Competency for Local Elected Officials (April 29) will be postponed until the Fall.

Incompetency and Adult Guardianship Hearings for Clerks (April 29-May 1) has been postponed indefinitely. 

The Spring Public Defender Attorney and Investigator Conference (May 6-8) has been postponed until the Fall.

The Elder Abuse Multi-Disciplinary Team Webinar (May 7) has been postponed.

Advanced Juvenile Law: Delinquency and Mental Health (scheduled for May 12-14) will be held via virtual class on Zoom and only take place on May 12.

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (May 19) has been cancelled.

The Annual Contractor and Assigned Counsel Training (June 12) has been cancelled.

The remaining sessions of Leading the Way to Board Excellence (April, May, June) have been postponed indefinitely.


Additional information:

We are encouraging all faculty, staff, partners, and course participants to promote everyone’s safety through the following measures: 

  1. If you feel unwell from any illness by the time your course starts, we encourage you to stay home and focus on your health.

  2. The University is requesting that anyone returning from Level 3 and 2 countries or any locations within the United States where a state of emergency has been declared related to COVID-19 to stay off of the UNC-Chapel Hill campus for 14 days.

  3. We have temporarily amended our course cancelation policy. From March through May, we will refund any course registration fees for cancellations occurring through the day before a course is set to begin.

  4. We are exploring the possibility of livestreaming courses for participants who request to do so remotely.

We will continue to be in touch about these and other adjustments to our courses going forward. It is important to us to maintain a high level of service to you while at the same time not compromising the health of those in our immediate surroundings. Please do not hesitate to contact us at 919.966.4414 or with any questions or concerns.

For local governments and public officials responding to COVID-19, the School has compiled resources and information