W&L Covid-19 Update – Faculty, Staff and Students

To: W&L Faculty, Staff and Students
From: COVID-19 Committee
Date: Monday, May 23

We write today to make you aware of rapidly rising cases of COVID-19 in our area. According to the CDC's COVID Tracker, the City of Lexington is at a high level of transmission, while Rockbridge County and Buena Vista are now at a medium level.

As many of our students begin to leave for the summer, and we welcome numerous visitors to campus for undergraduate Commencement and summer programs, all members of our campus community are strongly encouraged to consider wearing a mask indoors in public spaces and on public transportation.

The CDC also recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, getting tested if you have symptoms, and if you are at high risk for severe illness, considering taking additional precautions.

We hope you all have a safe and healthy summer!