Opening Tartan Pep Rally canceled today over COVID concerns

The Tartan Pep Rally scheduled for Sunday as part of Campbell University’s Welcome Week has been canceled as a precautionary measure, University officials announced today. 

Two planned participants tested positive for COVID-19, prompting several additional participants to be placed in quarantine, following the Campbell University exposure protocol.

All members of Campbell’s campus community are required to show proof of vaccination or have tested negative for COVID-19 within 48 hours of returning to campus. More than 200 Campbell students were tested for COVID-19 upon move-in to residence halls on Saturday. Students were also given an opportunity to become vaccinated at an on-campus clinic. In addition, 88 percent of Campbell faculty and staff report being vaccinated.

Face coverings are required when inside any Campbell University facility, regardless of vaccinated status.

Campbell’s stringent face covering policies and testing and exposure protocols were effective last semester and allowed the University to maintain in-person instruction, according to officials with the Health & Safety Committee. “We are committed to regular monitoring of the health and safety of our campus community,” said Vice President of Student Life and head of the committee Dr. Dennis Bazemore, “and we will take appropriate precautions to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors.”