GW ADVISORY: Winter Storm Watch 2/7

February 06, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for the District of Columbia and Loudoun County, VA., for Sunday, Feb. 7. Currently, snow is expected to start early Sunday morning and affect the Foggy Bottom, Mount Vernon, and Virginia Science and Technology campuses. Heavy snow is possible with the potential for 3 to 6 inches. GW Emergency Management will monitor the situation throughout the weekend and provide updates on the university’s operational status as necessary.

Those who do have to travel during the day should allow extra time to reach their destination and travel cautiously. Our dedicated facilities team members will work overnight and throughout the day to treat the paved surfaces on our campuses for your safety.

We will communicate information via:

  • Text and email alerts through GW Alerts
  • Messages through the GW Guardian App 
  • GW’s homepage and Campus Advisories 
  • GW Information Line (202-994-5050), the VSTC information line (571-553-8333) and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Information Line (202-994-2196)
  • Social media via Twitter and Facebook 

If the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work. If you are unsure of your classification, please ask your supervisor.

Any student with clinical responsibilities should check with their clinical supervisor for further instruction. If any student with clinical responsibilities feels that the conditions are unsafe and are not able to make it in, please let your resident, attending physician, or clinical instructor know.

For preparedness tips and safety information, refer to GW’s Emergency Response Handbook or visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website at for additional resources to help you plan ahead for emergencies.