Dear students, faculty and staff,
Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases and the high transmissibility of the omicron variant, Shenandoah University is updating its Personal Conduct and COVID-19 Preventative Measures policy to include additional masking requirements.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 13, masking will be required of everyone — regardless of vaccination status — in all indoor spaces across all Shenandoah campuses in Winchester, Loudoun and Fairfax. We expect this modification to the masking policy will continue through Sunday, Jan. 23, but we’ll continue to monitor the situation.
Exceptions to the updated policy include:
- When in residence halls.
- When eating in dining halls.
- When student-athletes are competing/practicing.
- When an individual is alone in a space (office, study room, hallway, etc).
The Shenandoah community has shown throughout the pandemic a willingness to do what is necessary to maintain the in-person interaction that is so important to the university’s success, and we thank you for your continued cooperation as we work to make SU a safe environment for all.
Senior Vice President, Chair of the Executive Committee to Reopen Shenandoah
Cameron McCoy, Ph.D.
Yolanda Barbier Gibson, D.A.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Interim Vice President for Administration & General Counsel