This message was sent to the Shenandoah University community on April 18, 2022:
Dear students, faculty and staff,
Hope you all enjoyed your long weekend! It’s been several weeks since Shenandoah University lifted its masking requirements, and we’re happy to say that our COVID-19 numbers, like those of all the counties and health districts that house Shenandoah University locations, are low. If community levels remain low, Shenandoah expects to suspend its Personal Conduct and COVID-19 Preventative Measures Policy and discontinue its COVID-19 Dashboard on May 1.
In the meantime, we are eliminating the policy requirement that students and employees report signs or symptoms of COVID-19 — or an exposure to a person with COVID-19 or positive COVID-19 test — via the Shenandoah Go app or otherwise. However, if you experience signs or symptoms of COVID-19:
- Stay in your room (or at home) and wear a mask if/when you need to be around others
- See a health care provider (students may visit the Wilkins Wellness Center) to be diagnosed and/or tested
- Faculty and staff: Let your supervisor know that you are not feeling well and that you will not be working in person until symptoms improve; contact the Office of Human Resources with questions
Use the CDC’s Quarantine and Isolation Calculator to help determine how long you need to isolate or quarantine if you test positive for (or were exposed to) COVID-19.
Although it’s been a long time coming, we are absolutely delighted to be at this point as the Spring 2022 semester draws to a close. We know that you’ll do your best to help us maintain our low numbers by continuing to self-monitor for symptoms, getting tested if you’re symptomatic or exposed, and staying home when you’re sick.
You are the reason Shenandoah has been able to weather the storms of this pandemic. We can’t thank you enough for your care, compassion, and dedication to the health and safety of your fellow Shenandoah community members.
With heartfelt appreciation and thanks,
Mitch Moore, Senior Vice President/Vice President for Advancement, Executive Committee to Reopen Shenandoah, Chair
Cameron McCoy, Ph.D., Provost
Yolanda Barbier Gibson, D.A., Vice President of Student Affairs
Philip Evans, Interim Vice President for Administration & General Counsel