Health & Safety

As we continue to prepare for the fall, the health and safety of the campus community has been of paramount importance in our planning efforts. Ensuring the health of the campus community is a responsibility we all share, and it will require a sustained commitment from all of us as we modify the way we live, learn, and work together.

The University is implementing the best practices identified in Governor Northam’s phased “Forward Virginia” plan for gradually easing public health restrictions in Virginia, as well as the current recommendations from the University’s Resilience of Operations Working Group. This group is consulting with an infectious disease specialist and other physicians to identify a range of complementary interventions designed to mitigate the campus risks associated with COVID-19, which, taken as a whole, will promote community health and safety. These include: