Collage of GW photos including a doctor and patient, students in front of the tempietto, and Kogan Plaza

 

Campus Health

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. Masks are required in GW-owned and -operated buildings, and testing is required biweekly for vaccinated individuals and weekly for those who are not vaccinated and have been granted an exemption by the university. 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)

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

Vaccine or Approved Exemption Required* Yes Yes Yes Yes
Masks Required** Yes Yes Yes Yes
Testing

Vaccinated: Biweekly

Exempt: Weekly

Vaccinated: Biweekly

Exempt: Weekly

Vaccinated: Biweekly

Exempt: Weekly

N/A
Positive COVID-19 Test Isolate 10 days minimum Isolate 10 days minimum Isolate 10 days minimum N/A
Quarantine for Close Contacts Exempt and/or Symptomatic People Exempt and/or Symptomatic People Exempt and/or Symptomatic People N/A
Testing After COVID-19 Exposure

Vaccinated:  3-5 days after exposure

Exempt:  immediately and on Day 5 after exposure

Yes Yes On their own
Daily Symptom Screening Exempt People Exempt People Exempt People Not Required
Signed Commitment 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.

** Masks are required inside university-owned or –operated facilities for all people regardless of vaccination status.


Quarantine, Isolation and Testing

 

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