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Frequently Asked Questions

William & Mary takes a phased approach to decision-making during the coronavirus pandemic. For the latest information, review the Health & Safety, Students & Families, Faculty & Staff and Alumni & Friends pages.

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What is William & Mary’s current mask policy?

Masks are optional in most indoor and outdoor spaces at William & Mary. They are required in the Student Health Center and on public transportation. Masking is always welcome and especially encouraged in large crowds. 

Is William & Mary requiring students or employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19?

For Spring 2022, William & Mary strongly encourages all students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to stay up-to-date with appropriate boosters.

I’m fully vaccinated and have had a booster. Do I still need to quarantine?

Consistent with the CDC’s guidelines for fully vaccinated and boosted people, William & Mary exempts these faculty, staff and students from quarantine as a close contact if they have no COVID-19 symptoms. They are advised to wear a mask around others for 10 days, and William & Mary will provide a COVID-19 test for that individual five days after their last exposure. Visit for a case manager who will arrange testing.

If a student, staff or faculty member tests positive for COVID-19, what do they need to do to return to work or the classroom?

Students, faculty and staff who test positive for COVID-19 must complete the form at to initiate case management that will assist with isolation requirements. COVID-19-positive community members, after 5-10 days of isolation, must be asymptomatic before they return to work or class. Following CDC guidance, W&M does not require a negative COVID-19 test to return.