On Friday, March 20, the Virginia Department of Health's Central Shenandoah Health District (CSHD) announced the first COVID-19 case in Lexington.
In a message to undergraduate students, parents and guardians on March 18, Vice President Steve McAllister shared details about plans to credit student accounts for unused room and board payments and flex dollars, as well as how the university will handle work-study positions this spring.
In a message to undergraduate students and faculty on March 18, Provost Marc Conner outlined the new undergraduate winter and spring academic calendar and addressed lingering questions about grading options.
In a message to students, faculty and staff on March 17, Director of Public Safety Ethan Kipnes outlined which campus buildings would be accessible to the W&L community after March 18 at 5:00 p.m.
We write with several reminders for students, faculty and staff as we transition into the two-week recess before virtual instruction begins.
On Friday evening, I wrote to students, faculty, and staff with the difficult news that we have suspended on-campus classes and will take a two-week recess before shifting to virtual instruction for the remainder of the year. Today I want to share with you what I have observed in the course of this extraordinary week, and what it has revealed about the Washington and Lee community.
In light of rapidly changing circumstances in Virginia and in the U.S., we have made the decision to suspend in-person classes immediately, and transition to virtual instruction for both undergraduate and law students for the remainder of the current term.
Yesterday we wrote regarding W&L's current plan for Winter and Spring Term. Like colleges across the country, W&L is consulting with regional and national public health experts and making difficult decisions in the interest of our community. There continue to be no reported cases of COVID-19 on our campus or in Rockbridge County. Based on current guidance from the Virginia Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, we believe attempting to finish Winter Term classes on campus remains the best course of action.
As the number of cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to increase in the United States and abroad, we are aware that many colleges are extending spring breaks, suspending on-campus classes or transitioning to online course delivery. We are writing with an update on W&L's current plan for Winter and Spring Term
The March 9, 2020 weekly campus update includes recent changes in the campus community and advice on travel.
As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and reported cases grow in the United States, officials at W&L are making decisions regarding international programs and travel, and working to prepare for the possibility of an outbreak on campus and in the surrounding community. We will provide weekly email updates every Monday beginning on March 9, 2020, until the risk to our community has abated.
As students and faculty returned to campus following Washington Break, Vice President of Student Affairs Sidney Evans wrote to the community with a reminder about precautions to take regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
As students and faculty departed for Washington Break, Vice President of Student Affairs Sidney Evans wrote to the community regarding precautions to take to guard against infection.
Dr. Jane Horton wrote to the community with an updated health alert regarding a new coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.
Dr. Jane Horton wrote to the community with a health alert regarding a new coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.