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Campus Health

Students, faculty and staff are expected to commit and adhere to required health and safety guidelines (PDF) established by the university, the District of Columbia and other local jurisdictions. This public health commitment and COVID-19 Campus Health and Wellbeing Policy reinforce personal and community responsibility to create a safe and healthy environment. 

Members of the GW community can find more COVID-19 health information from the CDC, D.C. Health, the Virginia Department of Health, the Maryland Department of Health, the Student Health Center, GW Occupational Health and their own health care providers.


Public Health Protocols

To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, the university requires specific public health measures. With limited approved exemptions, GW requires that all students, faculty and staff in GW-owned or -operated facilities be vaccinated and receive a booster dose. For more information on public health protocols for students, faculty, staff and visitors, see the below chart.

 

Public Health Behaviors

Students
(All in-person)

Faculty
(Full-time, adjunct)

Staff
(All designations, onsite contractors)

Postdocs

 

Visitors
(Alumni, visiting teams, event guests, lecturers, tours, neighbors, etc.)

Vaccine or Approved Exemption Required*

Yes Yes Yes Yes Only where expressly stated

Vaccine Booster Required

Yes Yes Yes Yes Only where expressly stated
Masks Required Optional with limited exceptions Optional with limited exceptions Optional with limited exceptions Optional with limited exceptions Optional with limited exceptions
Testing

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

N/A
Positive COVID-19 Test Isolate 5 days minimum Isolate 5 days minimum Isolate 5 days minimum Isolate 5 days minimum N/A
Signed Commitment Once Once Once Once N/A

* Campus access is linked to compliance with vaccine policy; if a student, faculty member, or staff person requires access to campus for any reason, they must have a confirmed vaccine record or approved exemption. There are no exceptions.

 


Isolation and Testing

 

Additional Resources