Do Your Part

Here's what you can do to stay healthy and protect others on campus

Wear a face covering

Students, faculty and staff are required to wear face coverings in any shared space within campus buildings, including hallways and classrooms. The Office of Residence Life and Housing will provide each student with a face covering. Students are allowed and encouraged to provide their own face coverings and it is recommended they have at least one spare to use to allow for routine cleanings.

Maintain social distancing

All students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors are encouraged to maintain a minimum six-foot distance from one another at all times when possible whether indoors or outdoors. The College will require 10 feet of physical distancing in certain environments out of an abundance of caution.

Do not visit each other in residence halls

No outside visitors are allowed in the residence halls. Residents may not entertain other residents of the same residence hall in their room. However, they can meet in the hall lounges.

Make preparations for a safe move-in

On move-in day, all residential students and move-in helpers will be screened by College officials at one of five outdoor check-in stations before entering any of the residential buildings. Per the College’s face-covering policy, all individuals will be required to wear face coverings on campus. The established COVID-19 screening protocol, which includes a body temperature check, is informed by the CDC and the VDH recommendations and was developed by the Student Health & Counseling Services medical staff.

All students are assigned a two-hour time block for moving in, in order to stagger arrivals. Be sure to stick to your assigned time. Students may have up to two additional guests to help them move into the residence halls.

All students arriving early must be approved by both their divisional Vice President and the Dean of Students to ensure the need to come back ahead of general move-in dates is warranted.

Anone coming to campus from an international destination will be required to quarantine on campus for 14 days. Students in the U.S. who have traveled to or from a domestic COVID-19 hotspot are required to quarantine at home for 14 days before arriving on campus. All other students are asked to follow the “safer at home” model for 14 days prior to move-in on campus. 

Students who are unable to follow these guidelines will need to obtain a COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus and provide results to Student Health & Counseling Services (SHCS).

Use the cleaning supplies made available

Additional sanitizers, both wipes and spray bottles, will be made available in classrooms for self-service use and shared self-sanitizing responsibility.

Follow dining hall protocols

Each table will have a single-use card that is green on one side and red on the other. As the table and chairs are cleaned and disinfected, green cards will be put down so guests know it is safe to use. Guests will be asked to turn over to the red when they finish so that staff will know the table needs to be cleaned. This also lets guests know that the table is not yet available for use. Additional sanitizing stations will be installed and all guests will be asked to wash their hands before entering. 

Use testing tools and monitor your own health regularly

The College developed a self-assessment tool, called COVID Tracker, that will be available as a web form and compatible on any device. All faculty, staff, and students will complete the assessment each day

If you feel sick, do not come to class

It is vital that students feeling ill or those having any COVID-19 symptoms do not come to the classroom. Faculty will help keep all symptomatic students current in their courses until they can be tested and cleared to return to class.