Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Campus Updates

Last Updated: June 26, 2020

  • W&L submitted its Reopening of Campus Report to the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) for review. 
  • W&L's COVID-19 Contingency Task Force Report, upon which our reopening plan is based, is also available on this site.
  • The university has issued Summer Campus Access guidelines that are in effect until at least August 10. Other than W&L employees who have been authorized to return to work, or essential visitors approved by the president or a vice president, NO persons are allowed in campus buildings or University-owned or rented buildings or facilities - including indoor athletic facilities, museums, galleries, libraries, etc.
  • W&L has issued Return to Work guidance for employees, with a three-phase approach beginning on June 11. All employees are encouraged to read the Guide to Returning to the Workplace and Frequently Asked Questions pages, which contain more information and helpful resources.


Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions for the latest information on the university's response to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Committee will provide regular updates to the campus community throughout the summer, using the email address. Those updates will be posted to this website.

If you have questions, ideas or concerns not covered by our FAQs, please send them to

Latest Community Updates

  • COVID-19 Committee Update and PPE Request Form

    On Monday, June 29, the COVID-19 Committee sent an email to faculty and staff outlining the ordering process for faculty and staff PPE and the plan for future communications.

  • Covid-19 Planning Update: Our Approach to Fall Term

    On Friday, June 26, Elizabeth Oliver, Steve McAllister and Sidney Evans wrote to faculty, staff and students regarding the university's approach to fall term, which is pending approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

  • Summer Campus Access

    On Wednesday, June 17, the university released parameters for summer 2020 campus access.

  • Returning to the Workplace

    On Wednesday, June 3, Steve McAllister, Elizabeth Oliver and Mary Main wrote to faculty and staff regarding plans for returning employees to the workplace.

Archived Messages

Additional messages to the community may be found on the following websites: