DC Conference COVID-19 Alert and Response

March 07, 2020

The university has been alerted that 30 GW students who attended the AIPAC Policy Conference in D.C. from March 1-3, 2020, have been contacted by conference leadership with notification that two other attendees (residents of New York) tested positive for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

GW has reached out to these students to provide additional resources and support. We are also providing space for those students who live on campus to self-quarantine. We are working closely with the DC Department of Health, monitoring the situation and preparing for potential impacts to our campus and the surrounding community.

There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on the GW campus or of GW students at this time. However, we are taking precautions. Students who may have been exposed to the coronavirus that are symptomatic, including having a cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing are encouraged to reach out to the Colonial Health Center at 202-994-5300, or their healthcare provider right away.

Please continue to visit the university’s COVID-19 website, go.gwu.edu/covid19 and stay updated on the latest campus messages and guidance. This website serves as our central hub for the latest information and guidance, including all university-wide messages we share with you; information about current travel guidance for students, faculty and staff; information for students who are studying abroad; and more. We will continue to communicate additional guidelines and updates as they become available.

GW is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community, and by working together we will continue to do so. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work together through this rapidly evolving situation.