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.”
Masks and COVID-19 self-tests are available to pick-up on campus, including the Student Health Center, Eagle Landing, Marye House, the Cedric Rucker University Center Information Desk, the Human Resources office, and the Athletic Training room, with more information on the COVID website. Before you throw out “expired” tests, you can also check to see if your COVID-19 tests’ expiration dates have been extended.
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