On Thursday, June 11, Governor Northam issued guidance for Virginia’s public and private higher education institutions to reopen their campuses and resume in-person instruction. Individual institutions must create reopening plans to align with guidance developed by the Office of the Secretary of Education, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Health. Plans must address the following considerations:
- Repopulation of the campus;
- Monitoring health conditions to detect COVID-19 infection;
- Containment to prevent spread of the COVID-19 when detected; and
- Shutdown considerations if necessitated by severe conditions and/or public health guidance.
(UPDATED) VDH Guidance for Students on College Campuses
(UPDATED) Guidance for College Students Returning Home from Campuses Experiencing Outbreaks of COVID-19 and Their Families