COVID-19: Ways to Help

Our GW community finds itself in unprecedented times. The COVID-19 virus has created uncertainty and altered plans for many, including students who are now adjusting to this evolving situation and experiencing additional hardships as a result.

Many have been asking: How can I help? The strength of the GW community has always been in finding ways to support and care for each other, and the current circumstances are no different.

Here are some ways to help:

GW Cares Student Assistance Fund

This fund assists any undergraduate or graduate student facing financial hardship, including in paying for housing, food or technology expenses; offsetting income from lost part-time jobs; or subsidizing transportation for those traveling home to complete the spring semester virtually.

Give to this fund

Students Helping Students: Student Association Mutual Aid Outreach

GW’s Student Association (SA) is finding ways that the SA can help students connect with each other to provide mutual aid, resources and assistance. If you are a student interested in getting involved or if you need assistance, visit the SA website.

Visit the SA website

Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) COVID-19 Response Fund

GW health care providers are facing a tremendous public health challenge. The shortage of personal protective equipment and other critical resources is crippling their ability to respond. Your generosity could help expedite badly needed resources to our care teams.

Help support the MFA

Prevent Transmission of COVID-19

One of the best ways you can help out during this public health situation is to prevent or slow the transmission of COVID-19.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based sanitizer;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands;
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick;
  • Stay home when you are sick;
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash;
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.



We will continue to update this page with more information on ways that our GW community can support each other through these challenging times.