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 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 in specific GW venues**

Vaccine Booster Required

Yes Yes Yes Yes Only in specific GW venues**
Masks Required Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Testing

Weekly

  • Exempt
  • Vaccinated without booster

Biweekly

  • Vaccinated with booster

Weekly

  • Exempt
  • Vaccinated without booster

Biweekly

  • Vaccinated with booster

Weekly

  • Exempt
  • Vaccinated without booster

Biweekly

  • Vaccinated with booster

Weekly

  • Exempt
  • Vaccinated without booster

Biweekly

  • Vaccinated with booster
N/A
Positive COVID-19 Test Isolate 5 days minimum Isolate 5 days minimum Isolate 5 days minimum Isolate 5 days minimum N/A
Quarantine for Close Contacts Exempt and/or Symptomatic Individuals Exempt and/or Symptomatic Individuals Exempt and/or Symptomatic Individuals Exempt and/or Symptomatic Individuals N/A
Daily Symptom Screening Exempt Individuals Exempt Individuals Exempt Individuals Exempt Individuals 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.

** Visitors and guests at indoor events in GW venues (Smith Center, Lisner Auditorium, Jack Morton Auditorium, etc.) will still be subject to vaccine verification.  Please check the specific event's website for detailed information.

 

 

Quarantine, Isolation and Testing

 

Additional Resources