COVID-19

Last updated June 24, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to present untold challenges­—on individuals, families, communities and institutions, including our university. GW’s responsibility to you in times of crisis is always first to protect your safety. This has driven our decisions to move to virtual learning and teleworking and to ask that our students not return to campus until directed. Many members of our community, especially our designated on-site staff, public health faculty and medical providers, have been and will remain resolutely focused on your safety.

 As announced in May, GW will be open this fall and operating to the fullest extent that is safely possible, with the goal of in-person instruction and a residential academic experience. Our staff and faculty have been working tirelessly to prepare for our planned August 31 fall start while also developing contingency plans for all possibilities.

 

 

If you believe you have been exposed or someone you know has been exposed to someone who is a confirmed case of COVID-19 please  fill out this form

Students, staff and faculty who are ill—no matter the cause—are encouraged to stay home and to communicate by phone or email to relevant parties (professors, supervisor, etc.) to let them know they are sick. 

 

Virtual Learning Period

The Virtual Learning Period will continue the summer. GW will be open this fall and operating to the fullest extent that is safely possible, with the goal of in-person instruction and a residential academic experience.
 

Virtual Learning Information

 

 

Telework

GW remains open and operational, but only employees designated as on-site should travel to and from our campuses. Current telework requirements for all other employees remain in place until futher notice. 

 

Telework Information 

 

Who to Contact 

Students 

 

Faculty & Staff 

  • GW’s live-answer Information Line for COVID-19-related questions is available from Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and can be reached at 1-855-GWU-INFO (855-498-4636).