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Questions?

The COVID-19 Committee provides regular updates to the campus community using the covid19@wlu.edu email address. Those updates are posted to this website.

  • If you have questions about COVID-19 testing at W&L, please send them to covid19testing@wlu.edu. Visit W&L's testing plan for key information about testing at W&L.
  • If you have questions about isolation and quarantine for campus community members, please send them to covid19care@wlu.edu.
  • If you have other questions, ideas or concerns not covered by our FAQs, please send them to covid19@wlu.edu.

W&L's COVID Operating Plan for Fall 2021

View W&L's Fall 2021 COVID operating plan as required by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

Employees

Employee COVID-19 Guidelines and Safety Measures
Updated January 4, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine unless they have been approved for a medical or religious exemption.

COVID-19 Booster Requirement

All students, faculty, and staff who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster, except those who received exemptions to the vaccine requirement, are required to receive a COVID-19 booster by January 31, 2022. The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines are preferred for booster doses (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html), though the university will accept the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine booster for individuals who got that vaccine for their first dose, if that is their preference.

Individuals who are not yet eligible are not required to get the booster by Jan. 31 but should get a booster within 30 days of becoming eligible, either six months after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you have an approved exemption from the vaccine requirement, you are also exempt from the booster requirement.

Boosters will not be given on campus, but are available through the VDH, the Rockbridge Area Health Center, and at local pharmacies. The VDH's Vaccinate.Virginia.gov website is a good resource for finding and scheduling a booster locally.

Requirements for Unvaccinated Individuals

All unvaccinated individuals, including visitors and those with medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine requirement, are required to wear a mask at all times when indoors on campus except in their private office, stay six feet away from others they don’t live with while inside campus buildings, comply with weekly screening testing, and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

Masking

Masks are expected of everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in all public indoor spaces on campus, including common areas in on-campus residences and open office spaces.

KN-95 masks have been shown to be more effective than cloth masks at slowing spread of the virus, so the university will provide additional KN-95 masks to all students, faculty, and staff at the start of Winter Term/Spring Semester to encourage their use on campus.

As a reminder, anyone who prefers to take the additional precaution of wearing a mask at any time is encouraged to do so, and no one should be discouraged from, or disparaged for, choosing to wear a mask and/or maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Individuals should continue to carry a mask on campus, and wear it correctly when expected:

  • Masks should be at least two layers and in good condition
  • Masks should securely cover both nose and mouth at all times
  • Don't touch the outside of the mask when putting it on/taking it off
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, mouth when removing mask
  • Wash hands immediately after removing mask

Per CDC guidance, individuals may also want to consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. In addition, individuals are encouraged to spread out to the extent possible, particularly when unmasked, at social events, and in other crowded venues, even when they take place outdoors, and socializing and hosting events should take place outdoors as much as possible.

Limiting Close Contacts

Limiting close contacts helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our community and helps make contact tracing manageable for our COVID Care staff. A close contact is defined as someone who has been within six feet of an infected individual for 15 minutes or more cumulatively in a 24-hour period, regardless of whether masks were worn.

It remains critical that those who test positive for COVID-19 cooperate fully with our COVID Care team in sharing potential close contacts. As always, information shared with the COVID Care team is confidential and will not be used in any way other than to identify close contacts. Vaccinated close contacts must self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and wear a mask at all times around others until they have had negative viral testing at least three to five days after last exposure. Unvaccinated close contacts must quarantine after exposure.

Attestation of Personal Health

Employees are no longer required to complete the attestation on a daily basis using the Attestation website, but must attest if they have had close contact with a confirmed COVID case or if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms. When an employee attests “yes,” Human Resources staff will contact them to determine whether any contact tracing needs to be conducted. Return to work will depend on completion of recommended days of quarantine after exposure, negative COVID-19 testing at an appropriate point in time, clearance to return to work by a healthcare provider, and/or completion of an appropriate period of isolation for COVID-19 infection.

Sick or Exposed Employees

Any employee who is exposed to someone with COVID-19 should report their exposure through the Attestation web site and follow public health guidance for post-exposure precautions and testing. Fully vaccinated and boosted (at least seven days following booster) employees may continue working on campus but should wear a mask in indoor spaces for 10 days after exposure to a known positive COVID case, and obtain a COVID test three to five days following exposure. Employees who are vaccinated but not yet fully boosted must quarantine for five days, and obtain a COVID test three to five days following exposure. Human Resources will arrange for the test to be conducted at W&L, provided you have no symptoms at the time of the test.  If results are positive, the Human Resources staff will require you to isolate at home for 10 days.

Any employee experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is expected to report their symptoms through the Attestation website. Employees with symptoms will be contacted by a member of the Human Resources COVID Care Team and will need to isolate at home and seek a COVID test from a local provider. Upon receipt of the test result, Human Resources will determine an appropriate return to work date.  If the test results are negative, employees will be required to use CTO or SLR while having waited for the test results, if remote work is not available. 

Any employee diagnosed with COVID-19 should report their diagnosis through the Attestation website and directly to Mary Main in Human Resources within 24 hours of diagnosis. Fully vaccinated employees diagnosed with COVID-19 may receive up to 10 days of COVID pay and will not be required to use CTO in order to isolate during that time, one time during the academic year. Exempt employees do not need to record time away from work if required to isolate at home. Non-exempt employees should request COVID Pay from their supervisor. 

Winter Term/Spring Semester Arrival Testing for Employees

All employees are required to get an on-campus COVID-19 test between Jan. 6 and Jan. 13. Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 over the Winter Break may be exempted from arrival testing. Employees must provide Human Resources with documentation of a recent positive COVID-19 test to be granted a 3-month exemption from testing. Please send that information to CovidCare@wlu.edu.

Employees must self-schedule a PCR test through the Aura app. If you develop possible COVID-19 symptoms before your scheduled PCR test, you need to get an antigen test at your health care provider's office or perform a home antigen test to ensure you have a negative result before you complete your post-arrival PCR test.

In addition, we request anyone who is able get a COVID-19 test before returning to campus. If you test positive before returning to campus, stay home, do not return to campus during your isolation period, and communicate your positive test result to COVID19Care@wlu.edu.

Ongoing Screening Testing

During the Winter Term/Spring Semester, the university will continue to require unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff with exemptions to obtain an on-campus COVID-19 PCR test weekly. In addition, we will continue to offer optional on-campus PCR testing weekly for all fully vaccinated faculty and staff who would like to be tested and are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The regular COVID-19 testing schedule resumes on Jan. 16.

Building Operations

Most University buildings will be unlocked during regular business hours.

Reporting Safety Concerns

Employees who have workplace safety concerns should report them immediately to University Facilities at 540-458-8490 or Facilities@wlu.edu.

New Employees

New employees who are in the process of receiving vaccinations should maintain a distance of at least six feet from others indoors and outdoors, and wear masks at all times, unless working in an individual office or outdoors. All new employees are required to have received at least one dose of the vaccine prior to their start date. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson/Janssen).

Meetings/Retreats

Meetings may be held in-person. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status when attending indoor meetings.

Domestic Travel

Personal travel, both domestic and international, is allowed. Vaccinated employees may return to campus immediately upon return from traveling. Unvaccinated employees must quarantine away from campus for 7 days with a negative COVID test or 10 days if not tested. Unvaccinated employees will be required to use their CTO during the quarantine if they are unable to work remotely. In all cases, supervisors must approve CTO for travel in advance. Day trips do not constitute travel unless you are in crowds of 50 or more people.

Traveling Abroad

To assist all travelers, the University is pleased to announce that it has contracted with International SOS (ISOS) to provide logistical support and risk, security, and COVID-19 information as you plan and engage in travel. The University has developed the following guidelines that apply to travel during COVID-19. Before and during travel, faculty and staff should consult regularly with ISOS and continue to closely monitor Centers for Disease Control and Department of State information concerning the COVID-19 threat at their anticipated destination. Faculty and staff should regularly monitor the and monitor the Policies, Guidelines and Updates on the W&L COVID-19 Dashboard and continue to follow Protocols for Travel Abroad for all University-related international travel, as those policies, protocols and guidelines may be updated.

Preliminary Approval

All faculty and staff seeking funds, endorsement, or support from the University for international travel must secure advance approval from their department heads or supervisors. Heads and supervisors should review the necessity of international travel, the risks associated with it, and the capacity of the department's budget to cover travel interruption/change, quarantine, and other non-medical costs associated with COVID-19 that are not covered by insurance.

Procedures during COVID-19

  1. Upon approval by department head or supervisor, all travelers must complete the University Travel Registry process at least 21 days prior to departure. This will trigger the process for you to enroll in University Supplemental Global Medical.
  2. As part of the registry process, faculty will be required to contact ISOS for a destination health and safety report. This report, along with the ISOS Case ID must be submitted in the Travel Registry.
  3. Faculty and staff can use University funds for international travel to countries where the CDC Risk Assessment Level for COVID-19 is Level 1 (Low) or Level 2 (Moderate) and the Department of State Travel Advisory is Level 1 (Exercise Normal Precautions) or Level 2 (Exercise Increased Caution).
  4. For destinations where any travel advisory exceeds level two, travelers must request an exception through the University Travel Registry. The Provost will use the ISOS report to determine whether to make an exception for funding travel to destinations that exceed a level two advisory. Absent an approved exception, no tickets should be purchased or non-refundable expenditures made.

COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. The CDC has advised that senior citizens and those with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable... If you choose to travel internationally, you voluntarily assume all risks related to that travel, including but not limited to exposure to COVID-19.

With the exception of any insurance coverage that may apply, the University's liability for any costs associated with the travel, including but not limited to any costs associated with you or any member(s) of the travel party contracting COVID-19, will be limited to the amount approved in the applicable budget for the trip; and

Conditions for Travel

If you choose to travel, you acknowledge that:

  1. The University may refuse to fund or reimburse any expenses or costs related to travel not conducted according to these Guidelines.
  2. Supplemental global medical coverage is in effect only during the dates of your official travel.
  3. You must contact the appropriate staff member in the Business Office to secure global coverage for family members traveling with you and that you will be charged the cost of that coverage.
  4. You understand that the supplemental global medical insurance plan excludes hazardous activities, including but not limited to: injury sustained while participating in intercollegiate, interscholastic, professional or semi-professional sports. Injury resulting from off-road motorcycling; scuba diving; jet, snow or water skiing; mountain climbing (where ropes or guides are used); sky diving; amateur automobile racing; automobile racing or automobile speed contests; bungee jumping; spelunking; white water rafting; surfing; or parasailing.
  5. It is your responsibility to obtain and carry at all times a valid passport and any other necessary travel documents, and that you will comply with the laws of the host country(ies).
  6. (For US citizens):  you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to register with the U.S. Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at https://step.state.gov/step/ before traveling abroad and to maintain your enrollment in that program with up-to-date contact information throughout your travel abroad.
  7. (For non-U.S. citizens):  you acknowledge that you have considered the immigration and visa implications/risks of travel and have found no impediments to traveling out of the United States at that time. 
  8. You understand that obtaining a visa is solely your responsibility.
  9. You give permission to the U.S. State Department or any other agency of the United States or other national or local government to release to W&L any information regarding my whereabouts, health, safety or well-being. 

These Guidelines will remain in effect until otherwise noted, and may change as the University continues to monitor the threat of COVID-19. Questions can be addressed to the Center for International Education.

Resources

For return to workplace questions, department staffing, and employment-related COVID-19 questions, contact Mary Main, Executive Director of Human Resources, at mmain@wlu.edu. Current information can be found on the COVID-19 Resources website, and other COVID-related questions can be directed to covid19@wlu.edu.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Student COVID-19 Guidelines and Safety Measures
Updated December 31, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All students are required to be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine unless they have been approved for a medical or religious exemption.

COVID-19 Booster Requirement

All students, faculty, and staff who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster, except those who received exemptions to the vaccine requirement, are required to receive a COVID-19 booster by January 31, 2022. The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines are preferred for booster doses (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html), though the university will accept the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine booster for individuals who got that vaccine for their first dose, if that is their preference.

Individuals who are not yet eligible are not required to get the booster by Jan. 31 but should get a booster as soon as they become eligible, either six months after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you have an approved exemption from the vaccine requirement, you are also exempt from the booster requirement.

Boosters will not be given on campus, but are available through the VDH, the Rockbridge Area Health Center, and at local pharmacies. The VDH's Vaccinate.Virginia.gov website is a good resource for finding and scheduling a booster locally.

Masking

Masks are expected of everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in all public indoor spaces on campus, including common areas in on-campus residences and open office spaces. Living rooms in the Village and Woods Creek residences are not considered common areas as they are in individual residences, so students are not expected to wear masks in those spaces when only the residents are present. They are expected to wear masks if there are visitors present.

KN-95 masks have been shown to be more effective than cloth masks at slowing spread of the virus, so the university will provide additional KN-95 masks to all students, faculty, and staff at the start of Winter Term/Spring Semester to encourage their use on campus.

As a reminder, anyone who prefers to take the additional precaution of wearing a mask at any time is encouraged to do so, and no one should be discouraged from, or disparaged for, choosing to wear a mask and/or maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Individuals should continue to carry a mask on campus, and wear it correctly when expected:

  • Masks should be at least two layers and in good condition
  • Masks should securely cover both nose and mouth at all times
  • Don't touch the outside of the mask when putting it on/taking it off
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, mouth when removing mask
  • Wash hands immediately after removing mask

Per CDC guidance, individuals may also want to consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. In addition, individuals are encouraged to spread out to the extent possible, particularly when unmasked, at social events, and in other crowded venues, even when they take place outdoors, and socializing and hosting events should take place outdoors as much as possible.

Requirements for Unvaccinated Individuals

All unvaccinated individuals, including visitors and those with medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine requirement, are required to wear a mask at all times when indoors on campus except in their private office, stay six feet away from others they don’t live with while inside campus buildings, comply with weekly screening testing, and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

Limiting Close Contacts

Limiting close contacts helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our community and helps make contact tracing manageable for our COVID Care staff. A close contact is defined as someone who has been within six feet of an infected individual for 15 minutes or more cumulatively in a 24-hour period, regardless of whether masks were worn.

It remains critical that those who test positive for COVID-19 cooperate fully with our COVID Care team in sharing potential close contacts. As always, information shared with the COVID Care team is confidential and will not be used in any way other than to identify close contacts. Vaccinated close contacts must self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and wear a mask at all times around others until they have had negative viral testing at least three to five days after last exposure. Unvaccinated close contacts must quarantine after exposure.

Attestation of Personal Health

Students are no longer required to complete the attestation on a daily basis using the Attestation website, but must attest if they have had close contact with a confirmed COVID case or if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms. When a student attests “yes,” they should also contact the Student Health Center to determine whether any contact tracing needs to be conducted or if the student needs to isolate or quarantine.

Sick or Exposed Students

Any student who is exposed to someone with COVID-19 should report their exposure through the Attestation website and follow public health guidance for post-exposure precautions and testing. After attesting “yes,” the student should also contact the Student Health Center staff to determine instructions for precautions and testing.

Any student diagnosed with COVID-19 should report their diagnosis to the Student Health Center (540-458-8401 or studenthealth@wlu.edu) within 24 hours of diagnosis.

Any student experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is expected to report their symptoms through the Attestation website and call the Student Health Center (540-458-8401) to schedule a test.

Testing

All students are required to test within five days of arrival. Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 over the Winter Break may be exempted from arrival testing. Students must provide the Student Health Center with documentation of a recent positive COVID-19 test to be granted a 3-month exemption from testing. Please send that information to StudentHealth@wlu.edu for your SHC record and they will reply with the testing exemption dates once the information is entered.

Students must self-schedule a PCR test through the Aura app. If you develop possible COVID-19 symptoms before your scheduled PCR test, you need to get an antigen test at your health care provider's office or perform a home antigen test to ensure you have a negative result before you complete your post-arrival PCR test.

In addition, we request anyone who is able get a COVID-19 test before returning to campus. If you test positive before returning to campus, stay home, do not return to campus during your isolation period, and communicate your positive test result to COVID19Care@wlu.edu.

During the Winter Term/Spring Semester, the university will continue to require unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff with exemptions to obtain an on-campus COVID-19 PCR test weekly. In addition, we will continue to offer optional on-campus PCR testing weekly for all fully vaccinated faculty and staff who would like to be tested and are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The regular COVID-19 testing schedule resumes on Jan. 16.

Building Operations

Most university buildings will be unlocked during regular business hours.

Resources

For return to campus questions and student-related COVID-19 questions, undergraduate students should contact their class dean. Other COVID-related questions may be directed to covid19@wlu.edu.

Law Students

Law Student COVID-19 Guidelines and Safety Measures
Updated December 31, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

All students are required to be fully vaccinated with the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson and Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine unless they have been approved for a medical or religious exemption.

COVID-19 Booster Requirement

All students, faculty, and staff who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine booster, except those who received exemptions to the vaccine requirement, are required to receive a COVID-19 booster by January 31, 2022. The Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines are preferred for booster doses (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html), though the university will accept the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine booster for individuals who got that vaccine for their first dose, if that is their preference.

Individuals who are not yet eligible are not required to get the booster by Jan. 31 but should get a booster as soon as they become eligible, either six months after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two months after the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. If you have an approved exemption from the vaccine requirement, you are also exempt from the booster requirement.

Boosters will not be given on campus, but are available through the VDH, the Rockbridge Area Health Center, and at local pharmacies. The VDH's Vaccinate.Virginia.gov website is a good resource for finding and scheduling a booster locally.

Masking

Masks are expected of everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in all public indoor spaces on campus, including common areas in on-campus residences and open office spaces.

KN-95 masks have been shown to be more effective than cloth masks at slowing spread of the virus, so the university will provide additional KN-95 masks to all students, faculty, and staff at the start of Winter Term/Spring Semester to encourage their use on campus.

As a reminder, anyone who prefers to take the additional precaution of wearing a mask at any time is encouraged to do so, and no one should be discouraged from, or disparaged for, choosing to wear a mask and/or maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Individuals should continue to carry a mask on campus, and wear it correctly when expected:

  • Masks should be at least two layers and in good condition
  • Masks should securely cover both nose and mouth at all times
  • Don't touch the outside of the mask when putting it on/taking it off
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, mouth when removing mask
  • Wash hands immediately after removing mask

Per CDC guidance, individuals may also want to consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. In addition, individuals are encouraged to spread out to the extent possible, particularly when unmasked, at social events, and in other crowded venues, even when they take place outdoors, and socializing and hosting events should take place outdoors as much as possible.

Requirements for Unvaccinated Individuals

All unvaccinated individuals, including visitors and those with medical or religious exemptions to the vaccine requirement, are required to wear a mask at all times when indoors on campus except in their private office, stay six feet away from others they don’t live with while inside campus buildings, comply with weekly screening testing, and avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.

Limiting Close Contacts

Limiting close contacts helps prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our community and helps make contact tracing manageable for our COVID Care staff. A close contact is defined as someone who has been within six feet of an infected individual for 15 minutes or more cumulatively in a 24-hour period, regardless of whether masks were worn.

It remains critical that those who test positive for COVID-19 cooperate fully with our COVID Care team in sharing potential close contacts. As always, information shared with the COVID Care team is confidential and will not be used in any way other than to identify close contacts. Vaccinated close contacts must self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days and wear a mask at all times around others until they have had negative viral testing at least three to five days after last exposure. Unvaccinated close contacts must quarantine after exposure.

Attestation of Personal Health

Students are no longer required to complete the attestation on a daily basis using the Attestation website, but must attest if they have had close contact with a confirmed COVID case or if they are experiencing any COVID symptoms. When a student attests “yes,” they should also contact the Student Health Center to determine whether any contact tracing needs to be conducted or if the student needs to isolate or quarantine.

Sick or Exposed Students

Any student who is exposed to someone with COVID-19 should report their exposure through the Attestation website and follow public health guidance for post-exposure precautions and testing. After attesting “yes,” the student should also contact the Student Health Center staff to determine instructions for precautions and testing.

Any student diagnosed with COVID-19 should report their diagnosis to the Student Health Center (540-458-8401 or studenthealth@wlu.edu) within 24 hours of diagnosis.

Any student experiencing COVID-19 symptoms is expected to report their symptoms through the Attestation website and call the Student Health Center (540-458-8401) to schedule a test.

Testing

All students are required to test within five days of arrival. Individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 over the Winter Break may be exempted from arrival testing. Students must provide the Student Health Center with documentation of a recent positive COVID-19 test to be granted a 3-month exemption from testing. Please send that information to StudentHealth@wlu.edu for your SHC record and they will reply with the testing exemption dates once the information is entered.

Students must self-schedule a PCR test through the Aura app. If you develop possible COVID-19 symptoms before your scheduled PCR test, you need to get an antigen test at your health care provider's office or perform a home antigen test to ensure you have a negative result before you complete your post-arrival PCR test.

In addition, we request anyone who is able get a COVID-19 test before returning to campus. If you test positive before returning to campus, stay home, do not return to campus during your isolation period, and communicate your positive test result to COVID19Care@wlu.edu.

During the Winter Term/Spring Semester, the university will continue to require unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff with exemptions to obtain an on-campus COVID-19 PCR test weekly. In addition, we will continue to offer optional on-campus PCR testing weekly for all fully vaccinated faculty and staff who would like to be tested and are not experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. The regular COVID-19 testing schedule resumes on Jan. 16.

Building Operations

Most university buildings will be unlocked during regular business hours.

Resources

For return to campus questions and student-related COVID-19 questions, law students should contact Trenya Mason, Associate Dean of Law Student Affairs. Other COVID-related questions may be directed to covid19@wlu.edu.

Visitors

University COVID-19 Guidelines and Restrictions for Visitors
Updated December 31, 2021

Prospective students and families should refer to the Admissions Office's Campus Visit page for detailed information on scheduling campus visits.

Vendors should continue to register on the Facilities website, using the Contractor Check-In.

Masks are required of everyone, regardless of vaccination status, in all public indoor spaces on campus, including common areas in on-campus residences and open office spaces. Living rooms in the Village and Woods Creek residences are not considered common areas as they are in individual residences, so students are not required to wear masks in those spaces when only the residents are present. They are required to wear masks if there are visitors present.

Individuals should continue to carry a mask on campus, and wear it correctly when expected:

  • Masks should be at least two layers and in good condition
  • Masks should securely cover both nose and mouth at all times
  • Don't touch the outside of the mask when putting it on/taking it off
  • Be careful not to touch your eyes, nose, mouth when removing mask
  • Wash hands immediately after removing mask

Per CDC guidance, individuals may also want to consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated. In addition, we encourage individuals on campus to spread out to the extent possible, particularly when unmasked, at social events, and in other crowded venues, even when they take place outdoors.