Aug. 8, 2022: Return to campus: Policy Update
March 23, 2022: Easing of COVID Restrictions
Jan. 14, 2022: Updates to our COVID protocols
Dec. 30, 2021: Employee COVID testing update
Dec. 22, 2021: COVID update for January 2022 return to campus
Dec. 14, 2021: Pre-winter break update
Aug. 11, 2021: A Change in Mask Wearing Policies
June 7, 2021: COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students and employees
June 1, 2021: Changes to our COVID guidelines
May 12, 2021: Update on our COVID guidelines
March 17, 2021: COVID Safety
Feb. 5, 2021: January update on COVID
Jan. 13, 2021: COVID Testing Policies for the Spring Semester
Nov. 11, 2020: Keep yourself, your friends and your family healthy
Oct. 21, 2020: The Latest Surge of Coronavirus Infection
Aug. 19, 2020: Appeal to Sweet Briar Women
Aug. 11, 2020: COVID-19 Resources
Aug. 6, 2020: Notice of a positive case of COVID-19 on campus
July 3, 2020: Campus Reopening Plan, Fall 2020
(This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the “Higher Education Reopening Guidance.”)
June 8, 2020: Virtual Town Hall
Q: Can prospective students visit campus in-person?
A: Yes! We’re offering in-person tours of campus. We have all kinds of information about visiting campus available on our admissions website.
Q: What are planning to do to lessen the spread of the virus on campus?
A: We are requiring vaccination and boosters for every member of our community, with exceptions for medical and religious exemptions. Unvaccinated individuals will be required to wear masks, stay physically distant when possible and be tested weekly for COVID-19.
Q: Are students and faculty required to wear masks?
A: Unvaccinated students and faculty are required to wear facial coverings. Inside, people are expected to wear facial coverings regardless of vaccination status.
Q: How many total individuals are in quarantine?
A: We will update the numbers daily on our COVID-19 Status page.
Q: Why do the numbers of cases in quarantine go down as well as up?
A: As individuals test positive, the number of cases obviously goes up. However, the number may also go down as individuals recover and complete their isolation period.
Q: Are visitors allowed on campus right now?
A: Visitors may come to campus to take advantage of our outdoor recreational activities. They will be required to sign in and must have masks with them. Visitors are not allowed in the residence halls and are only allowed in common areas of campus.
Q: Are local residents allowed to walk or bicycle on campus this fall?
A: Yes. Local residents and other visitors may make use of our outdoor recreational activities. They will be required to sign in and must have masks with them. Visitors are not allowed in the residence halls and are only allowed in common areas of campus.
Q: How can I prevent myself from becoming sick?
A: It is always prudent to follow normal precautions to prevent becoming ill.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
Q: Is Sweet Briar offering in-person instruction right now?
Q: Will Sweet Briar students, faculty and staff get the vaccine when it becomes available?
A: At this time, Sweet Briar will not be a vaccination site, but we certainly hope that members of our community will be vaccinated as soon as it is made available to them. If you are a Virginia resident, you can determine what vaccination phase you are in by visiting the VDH website. You can also register for a vaccination on the VDH website and get other information about how to be vaccinated. If you’re a resident in another state, you should check your particular state’s health department website for information about vaccinations in your local area. You should also contact your primary care physician to see if they know of vaccination efforts in their practice.
Q: Are visitors allowed on campus right now?
A: Visitors may come to campus to take advantage of our outdoor recreational activities. They will be required to sign in and must have masks with them. Visitors are not be allowed in the residence halls and are only allowed in common areas of campus.
Q: Are there be on-campus health services?
A: Yes. The on-site health clinic opened in October.
Q: Who were the COVID Captains?
A: All class presidents, SGA President, ICC President, CEO president and a few other student leaders. Contact the Office of Student Life (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a full list.