Changes to our COVID guidelines

Dear Members of the Sweet Briar Community,

Last week, Governor Ralph Northam relaxed the state’s COVID guidelines based on the availability of vaccines and the downward trend of cases in the Commonwealth.

Beginning today, if you are fully vaccinated, you may be indoors at Sweet Briar without facial coverings and without social distancing. (These are just a few of the many advantages of being vaccinated!) We will stop checking temperatures at the gatehouse.

However, those members of our community who are unvaccinated or whose vaccinations are not yet complete (i.e., those who have had their first but not their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) must continue with the previous guidance. People in these categories must, at a minimum:

  • Wear facial coverings indoors
  • Remain 6’ socially distanced (3’ in classrooms)
  • Be regularly tested for COVID-19

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jodi Canfield (

President Meredith Woo