Our highest priority remains the safety of our community. In order to ensure your health, most GW community members will not be on campus this fall. Unless you are a designated on-site staff member, you should continue to work remotely.
However, for designated essential employees, the university has enacted a program that includes regular testing and the adoption of a myriad safety measures as recommended or required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and D.C. Health as well as additional measures that are prudent in the context of our campus environment and population. If you have any questions on how these measures may impact you, the GW COVID Information line is available for contact at 1-855-GWU-INFO (855-498-4636) or via email at [email protected], or reach out to your HR Business Partner.
- Testing of all students, faculty and staff members on campus.
- Limiting maximum capacity for elevators, classrooms and other common spaces.
- Requiring seasonal influenza immunizations for on-campus students, faculty and staff, with exceptions based on medical conditions and religious beliefs in compliance with legal requirements and standards of medical care.
- Everyone on campus must wear a cloth mask when in public areas or in the presence of others (with the exception of those with medical contraindications to face coverings).
- Everyone on campus must practice social distancing and follow CDC recommendations for handwashing and coughing/sneezing hygiene.
- Employees in specific functional areas will wear medical (surgical or N95) masks.
- Protocols and procedures will be regularly assessed to ensure agreement with current policies set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and D.C. Health.
- The university will provide masks for on-campus students, faculty or staff who need one. GW community members can order personal protective equipment (PPE) through the university's COVID-19 Product Catalog.
- Continue to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 and seek medical attention when appropriate.
- Practice safe hygiene, especially when in contact with others - washing hands regularly with soap and water, using hand sanitizer, and other measures.
- Commit and adhere to required health and safety guidelines (PDF).
- If returning to campus, make sure you are abiding by all established safety protocols from the university, such as regular testing, wearing a mask, and social distancing.
- Continue to follow the the GW COVID-19 Campus Health and Wellbeing Policy, which has been designed to reinforce personal and community responsibility to create a safe and healthy environment.
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