Dear UMW Community,
This week the COVID-19 community level remains low, as reported on the CDC tracker. Based on this level of transmission, the CDC’s recommended action is to “Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Wear a mask if you have symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wear a mask on public transportation. You may choose to wear a mask at any time as an additional precaution to protect yourself and others.”
The CDC provides many recommendations for how to protect yourself and others. Please consider these tips as you gather for Family Weekend or get ready for Fall Break. As you prepare for the possible storm this weekend, please take any extra health precautions that you might need, which includes refilling prescriptions. The CDC also outlines ways to prepare for a hurricane or tropical storm.
UMW continues to evaluate the COVID-19 pandemic in accordance with public health guidance and will provide updates to the campus community when there are significant updates from the CDC or an increase in our community levels. We are also monitoring the latest data and information about the spread of monkeypox, and working in partnership with the Rappahannock Area Health District. For information on monkeypox transmission, visit the Virginia Department of Health’s monkeypox website, call the VDH hotline at 877-829-4682, or visit the CDC monkeypox transmission website.
UMW’s Public Health Advisory Working Group