COVID-19: Mar. 26, 2020: Message to Students Approved to Stay on Campus

Thursday, March 26, 2020


Dear GW Residential Students:

You are receiving this email because you have been approved to remain in the residence halls for all, or a portion of the time, past April 5, 2020. As you prepare to continue to live on campus as the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, we want to make sure you are prepared for rapidly evolving conditions. The Campus Living team continues to remain committed to supporting you through this difficult time.

Please read this full message and note the following guidelines below as you plan for your continued stay.
 
End of Your Continuity Housing
Your housing ends at 5 pm on: Individual Departure Date Appeared Here
 
Occupancy Checks
It is important that we are able to account for all students residing in our residence halls during this evolving situation. We will continue to do regular occupancy checks, utilizing up to date guidelines from public health officials and in coordination with the Office of Safety and Security.
You are required to complete the Daily Check-in Form emailed each morning between 9 am and 2 pm for each day you remain in the residence halls. 
 
Prepare to Move Housing Assignments
All students (with the exception of those living in the Aston) will be required to consolidate into one residence hall on campus in an effort to better care for those who will remain on campus and conserve services. More information will come shortly regarding how we will be facilitating this move, we recommend you begin packing your belongings.  
 
All Tap and Guest Privileges Suspended
To promote social distancing in line with current public health recommendations, students will have tap access only to the residence hall to which they are assigned and no guests will be permitted in buildings or in your room.
 
Safety and Security Expectations
Our number one priority is ensuring the safety of our community. We ask all students remaining on campus to look out for each other, comply with university policies and the Student Code of Conduct, and heed any updated guidance and instructions from residential life staff and first responders. Residents that do not meet these expectations will be subject to removal from university housing.
 
On-Campus Support
To comply with social distancing guidelines, some of our support and services for residents will occur via phone and email. Please respond to all voicemail or email messages you receive from university officials. Please check your GW e-mail at least twice daily. If you have an emergency, please call GWPD at 202-994-6111.
 
Your Health and Well-Being
The Colonial Health Center on the Foggy Bottom campus will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 11 am to 4 pm. At the direction of the D.C. Department of Health, the center has shifted its service to focus on urgent or sick patients and emergency consultations during business hours. You can view a full list of services available, whether you are on- or off-campus. 
 
If you plan to depart campus before May 13th, please notify us by emailing [email protected].
 
Thank you all for your patience and flexibility during this unprecedented time. Our strength is in how we treat each other during these uncertain times and we are here to offer support. 
 
Stay safe and be well, 
Seth Weinshel and Stewart Robinette
Campus Living & Residential Education

Other Variations of This Message

Students who were not approved for housing past April 5 and those who withdrew their application were sent messages reflecting those decisions.