Dear UMW Community,
This week, the COVID-19 community level is 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.”
Masks and COVID-19 self-tests are available to pick-up on campus, with more information on the COVID website. If you test positive for COVID, please self-report a case using the online form and follow CDC guidance. Self-reported COVID cases have increased since the start of the spring semester, and we encourage the campus community to remain diligent in protecting yourself and others.
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. Local information about COVID and other respiratory illnesses is available on the Rappahannock Area Health District website, with reminders of practicing healthy habits such as social distancing, masking in high-risk areas, and frequently washing your hands, which may reduce the chance of infection of the flu and other respiratory illnesses.
We appreciate you exercising these practical precautions and staying home if you are sick.
UMW’s Public Health Advisory Working Group