Update for Fall Term - Law Students

To: W&L Law Students
From: Trenya Mason, Assistant Dean of Law Student Affairs
Date: Thursday, November 12

Below is this week's update on the university's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember to check the COVID-19 Resources website for the latest campus messages and resources, and to submit your questions to covid19@wlu.edu.

COVID-19 Committee Office Hours on Nov. 13

The COVID-19 Committee is continuing its office hours this week. Thanks to those who came to the Nov. 5 session. You can use the Zoom link provided to drop in Nov. 13 at 3-4 p.m. (https://wlu.zoom.us/j/93923448222). We look forward to seeing you!

Reminder - End of Term Pre-Departure Testing Option

There are still a limited number of spots available for optional end of term/pre-departure COVID-19 testing on Nov. 16 and 17 for students who would like to get tested. Send an email to Covid19Testing@wlu.edu to request a test.

Additional Local Testing Options

VMI and the Virginia Department of Health are hosting two free drive-through COVID-19 testing clinics. The clinics, which are open to the public, will be held in the Marshall Hall parking lot on VMI post on Monday, Nov. 16 from 7 to 11 a.m. and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 2 to 6 p.m. Pre-registration is highly encouraged and can be completed at https://www.doineedacovid19test.com. Participants need to be at least 17 years old and do not need to be symptomatic to be tested. Results will be provided in an online portal, typically within 3-5 days. Visitors should access VMI post via Letcher Ave. and follow signage to the testing site.

University Shuttle Service to Regional Airports

The W&L Traveller program offers shuttle service to/from the Roanoke Airport and the East Falls Church Transit Center in Arlington, VA., with easy connections to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area airports. (Shuttles are available for W&L students only.) End of Fall Term shuttle drop-off dates and other transportation information are available on the Transportation Services website. You can select 7 a.m. or 12 p.m. departure times from either Lee Chapel or E. Denny Garage. If you have questions, please contact Laura Campbell.

January Arrival Testing and Quarantine

All students will be expected to quarantine for 14 days prior to their arrival on campus in January. Once the 14-day quarantine period is complete, and if you have no COVID-19 symptoms and no known exposure to COVID-19, you may travel to campus. While in transit, you are expected to maintain physical distancing, wear face coverings, practice frequent handwashing, and follow all applicable Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mandatory arrival COVID-19 testing for law students for Winter Term will take place in January 2021. Students can expect to receive more information about appointment scheduling in December.

Caught You! (doing the right thing, that is!)

Public Safety continues its weekly recognition raffle program to "catch" students doing the right things (e.g., physical distancing, wearing face coverings). Public safety officers are recognizing students on the spot for COVID-safe behaviors, and handing out raffle tickets for great prizes! Nick Abaev ‘22L, Connor Donaldson ‘23L and Dylan Jarvis ‘23L were among the among the most recent raffle winners. Follow this program on social media: WLUPubSafe on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Reminder - Get Your Seasonal Flu Shot

Free flu shots remain available by appointment at the Student Health Center any time 24/7 (except 12-1 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. daily). Please call ahead for a nurse appointment as there are no walk ins for flu shots at the SHC.