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Update for Fall 2022 Semester

Updated: August 15, 2022 | Tagged:

Over the summer, the COVID Response Team met to confirm our plans for the upcoming year. We continue to monitor health in the local community/region as well as recommendations from the CDC. We are pleased that at this time, we are able to begin the academic year with few restrictions in place. We continue…

Update for Fall 2022

Updated: July 14, 2022 | Tagged: ,

The COVID response team is currently reviewing strategies for the Fall 2022 semester and will post any changes to policies and procedures here, to this page. We appreciate your patience while the team reviews the latest guidance and data.

Masking Guideline Changes Effective April 15

Updated: April 13, 2022 | Tagged:

Throughout the spring semester we continue to see low case counts on our campus and in our community. This, coupled with our high vaccination rate on campus, prompted the COVID Response Team to further relax the mask guidelines on campus. These updated guidelines are consistent with the CDC framework which indicates that masking indoors is…

W&J Changes Masking Guidelines

Updated: February 26, 2022 | Tagged:

Late yesterday afternoon (Feb. 25) the CDC held a press conference in which the organization recommended a change regarding masking. When we sent our message late yesterday afternoon, the new framework announced by the CDC had not been updated on the CDC’s website. The CDC’s update was made yesterday evening, and based on the updated…

W&J announces updated spectator policy through January

Updated: January 11, 2022 | Tagged: ,

The Washington & Jefferson College Department of Athletics has announced that spectators at home indoor athletic events through January 30 will be limited to W&J students only.  No external fans will be permitted to attend the following athletic events:   Jan. 15 – Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving vs. Franciscan and Hiram, 1:00 pm…

W&J College Masking Policy and COVID-19 Testing Requirements: JayTerm/Spring Semester 2022

Updated: January 10, 2022 | Tagged: ,

As you are likely well aware, the country and the world have been experiencing spikes in virus transmission due to the COVID-19 Omicron variant. To help mitigate the spread of this highly transmissible variant, we are reminding the W&J Community that masking is required in all campus buildings. This includes but is not…

JayTerm Testing Update

Updated: January 10, 2022 | Tagged: ,

As JayTerm students returned to campus yesterday, they were required to participate in antigen testing for COVID-19. Any students who tested positive were instructed to isolate, and provided guidance on the isolation period, as well as the option to isolate at home or on campus. If these students do not develop symptoms, they will be…

Important Announcement Regarding Homecoming 2021 Attendance

Updated: September 17, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Prior to the start of the fall semester, a mandatory vaccination requirement for students, faculty, and staff was instated based on our commitment to protect our community members and their families, including those who are unable to be vaccinated. To further our commitment to keeping the campus community safe, college leadership, with guidance from the…

Indoor Masks Now Required

Updated: August 6, 2021 | Tagged: ,

We are excited to welcome you back to campus for the fall 2021 semester. We are writing to share important information about campus health and safety protocols due to the current status of the COVID-19 virus and its variants. These plans are based on our commitment to protect our community members and their families, including…

Employee Covid-19 Vaccination Policy

Updated: July 19, 2021 | Tagged: ,

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we are incredibly proud that our W&J community diligently followed safe practices. As a result, we have experienced low positivity rates and, more importantly, unified as a community encouraging the efforts of individual members who took ample precautions to protect themselves and others. As of June 1, 83% of W&J faculty…