The UNC System is lifting its mask mandate, but UNC-Chapel Hill will wait for Orange County to do the same

By Sierra Pfeifer and William Christensen

Chalk protests against the mask mandate appeared on the UNC campus earlier this month. (Corinna Collins)

UNC System President Peter Hans has announced the System will end its mask mandate March 7. But Hans’ order is subject to local regulations, and Orange County leaders at this point have no plans to lift the countywide mask rule. 

That means UNC-Chapel Hill students will have to remain masked indoors until county leaders act.

Here to answer some questions about the current state of mask mandates is Carolina Connection’s William Christensen.


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