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W&M's COVID-19 Response

Healthy Together: A Community Commitment - One of William & Mary’s greatest strengths is our sense of community. As we face the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic and plan ahead to mitigate risks in order to begin the 2020-21 academic year in-person and on campus, a commitment to community-wide actions is absolutely essential.

August 5, 6 p.m. ET: W&M Town Hall - The Science and Decision Making Behind the Path Forward

August 6, 6 p.m. ET: Students & Families Town Hall - What You Need to Know for Fall 2020

July 31: The university is adjusting the phased return to campus so as to mitigate risk to the health of students, staff, faculty and neighbors.

July 22: See the latest updates from the COVID-19 Response Team.

Other Updates:

Testing protocols for fall 2020 have been established by the university. All students are required to be tested for COVID-19 before arriving on campus as are some employees based on the regularity of their contact with students. Other employees have the option to use testing services partially subsidized by the university. Prevalence testing will occur at least every two weeks. At-will testing will be offered to students and employees as they leave at the end of the semester.

Fall 2020 Planning

Learn how W&M is planning on returning to a condensed and in-person fall semester with Path Forward: Fall 2020 information and guidelines.

Community Conversation

President Katherine A. Rowe hosted a special Community Conversation on May 13 with Kristen Popham '20, Cameron How '20, Elizabeth "Ellie" Thomas '20, Alexis C. Michalos M.Ed. '20 and Milka Mered '20 focusing on Commencement and life after graduation.

How You Can Help

Explore ways that you can help others within the William & Mary and surrounding communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

University Messaging
Reflections from a Quiet Campus

President Katherine A. Rowe offers video reflections from a quiet William & Mary.

"The Alma Mater of the Nation stands together in the face of a global pandemic. With great strength of purpose, William & Mary students and their families, faculty, staff and alumni have embraced the work of safeguarding our community while ensuring that our learning and research mission remains strong." – Katherine A. Rowe, President


We welcome questions or comments regarding COVID-19 at W&M or the Path Forward: Fall 2020. Your responses will help inform future communications at William & Mary.

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