Healthy Campus Plan

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Our full Healthy Campus Plan is available online. Below is a summary of its key components:

Southern Virginia University strongly encourages all individuals whose health conditions allow to vaccinate against COVID-19. Consistent with the principles of choice and accountability, individuals are invited to choose the path of vaccination or non-vaccination and their associated opportunities and requirements.

Vaccinated* Individuals

  • Not required to mask
  • Not required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19 (with proof of full vaccination)
  • Only required to declare vaccination status if employed by the University or participating in certain designated activities including athletics and some performing arts groups
  • Required to immediately report any symptoms linked to COVID-19 to the COVID Resource Center (CRC) and be tested for the virus

Non-vaccinated Individuals

We will implement the following measures to identify and minimize the risk of spreading the virus:

  • Required to mask indoors
  • Required to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19
  • Required to test regularly to be employed by the University or to participate in certain designated activities including athletics and some performing arts groups
  • Required to immediately report any symptoms linked to COVID-19 to the COVID Resource Center (CRC) and to be tested for the virus

Declaring Vaccination Status & Testing Requirements

Instructions for those who are required to declare their vaccination status and further details about specific testing requirements will be sent to relevant groups (employees, student-athletes, performing artists, etc.). Please direct any questions about this policy to your respective supervisor, coach, or ensemble leader.

A Refuge from the Storm

Throughout the pandemic, we have worked to keep our community safe from COVID-19. This policy reflects our continued commitment to your safety. Please note that policies are subject to change based on applicable legal and regulatory compliance. Thank you for following our Fall 2021 Healthy Campus Plan as we make our campus a refuge from the pandemic storm.


Read the Letter from the Office of the President: Healthy Campus Plan