Thursday, Feb. 18: most in-person activities canceled; remote learning and telework to continue.

February 17, 2021

Thursday, Feb. 18: most in-person activities canceled; remote learning and telework to continue.

Due to inclement weather, most in-person activities at the Foggy Bottom and Virginia Science and Technology campuses will be canceled on Thursday, Feb. 18. 

Students, faculty and staff currently learning, teaching and working remotely should continue to do so. In-person courses will implement the instructional continuity plan. Check with your instructor for specific details.

Designated on-site employees should contact their supervisors for reporting instructions to ensure a safe commute to work.

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.

The GW COVID-19 testing center at Marvin Center, Shenkman Hall and VSTC will be closed. Members of the Spring 2021 on-campus cohort who are scheduled for a COVID-19 test on Thursday should reschedule their test for the next available appointment when they return to campus.

The GW Medical Faculty Associates will be open at its regularly scheduled time, including the MFA’s public COVID-19 testing site at Shenkman Hall and the vaccine clinic at Lerner Health and Wellness.

Campus libraries (Gelman, Himmelfarb, and the Law School) will maintain virtual operations but will be closed to in-person services.

Wet snow will begin around 4-6 a.m. tomorrow morning. As the morning progresses, snow will give way to a sleet/freezing rain mix, and eventually freezing rain. This mixture and changeover will happen between 10 a.m. and noon. Freezing rain will continue tomorrow afternoon and into the overnight hours. Total snow accumulations of 3-6" and total ice accumulations of 0.15-0.25" are likely.

Those who do have to travel during the day should allow extra time to reach their destination and travel cautiously. Storms with ice accumulations can cause power outages, which could include potential for disruption of virtual services/courses. 

Our dedicated Facilities team members will work throughout the day to treat the paved surfaces on our campuses for your safety.

GW Emergency Management will continue to monitor the weather and will provide updates on the university’s operational status as necessary.