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This spreadsheet is an attempt to connect W&M Students/Parents/Alumni/Faculty who have resources to offer with those who need resources. If you have a request or can offer aid, please make a post in the relevant tab. We are all here to help each other out in this difficult transition.

ALSO, PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF THE RISKS THAT ARE INVOLVED. DO NOT OFFER OR REQUEST CONTACT FROM SOMEONE UNLESS YOU ARE CERTAIN THAT YOU DON'T HAVE CORONAVIRUS AND HAVE NOT BEEN EXPOSED TO IT. LET'S KEEP EACH OTHER SAFE!
NOTE IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE
CORONAVIRUS AND CANNOT FIND A
TESTING CENTER:

If you have a fever, shortness of breath or a cough,
AND and have been in close contact with a person
known to have COVID-19 or if you have recently
traveled from an area with widespread or ongoing
community spread of COVID-19, please call the
local Department of Public Health for testing.
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How to use this sheet: please list anything you can offer the community and what support you are seeking under each of the appropriate tabs. Please then use this sheet to contact one another. When your offer has been used or when you have found support, please strikethrough or delete your entry so the sheet can stay current. Thank you!Note: Please use the other tabs! they are organized by category. This is the general info/announcements page and it's locked so that nothing gets deleted by accident. all the other tabs are editable!
If, for whatever reason, you don't feel comfortable posting a need/request here, ask a friend or one of the moderators of this spreadsheet! We are happy to post it for you anonymously! cpsauercochran@email.wm.edu, tcmclaughlin@email.wm.edu, jbmessite@email.wm.edu, smmiralao@email.wm.edu
Virginia Dept of Health:
804-864-7000
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Information we have been able to find about forwarding mail can be found in the Other tab!
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William and Mary is continuing to send updates via email and website. The moderators of this spreadsheet have also created a document compiling the updates sent by the university and other resources, including Residence Life updates, Dining Hall hours, storage options, and how to pick up belongings from campus. The document is linked in cell D7. The information in this will remain private.

Please do not
share the personal info of anyone beyond this document! Feel free to reach out to the moderators of this spreadsheet at any time with suggestions, concerns, questions, etc (listed above)
WEBSITE LINKUPDATES DOCUMENT
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Buildings Open to Building/Department Staff Only:
Updates Regarding Remainder of Semester
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Student Recreation Center
McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center
Sadler Center (Post Office open to customers via the west entrance from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
Campus Center
Cohen Career Center
Muscarelle Museum
Kimball Theatre
Kaplan Arena
Zable Stadium
Laycock Football Center
Plumeri Park
Martin Family Stadium
Dining will be limited and will only provide
carryout service.
Beginning Sunday, March 15,
2020, dining services will be limited to:

Commons (The Caf) Hours: accepting Meal
Swipes, Dining Dollars & Express
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Caf will be closed to seating and service
will be take-out only.

Tribe Market: accepting Dining Dollars & Express
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Chick-fil-A: accepting Dining Dollars & Express
11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Domino's Pizza Delivery: accepting Dining Dollars
& Express
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 am

If you have dietary restrictions and are remaining
on campus please reach out to dining services
as soon as possible
(dining@wm.edu / specialdiets@wm.edu)
All in-person classes will resume remotely on Monday, March 23, and continue in this format through the end of the semester. Courses that are already online are continuing this week as previously scheduled. Over the past week the provost’s office and deans’ offices have begun coordinating the transition to online course delivery. Faculty, students and staff should access W&M's Instructional Resilience site for assistance with this effort. All residence halls will close for the remainder of the semester. We ask the few students remaining on campus to activate their personal evacuation plans and leave their residence halls no later than March 25. Details from Residence Life regarding next steps and support services for students may be found below. We ask that other students remain away from campus and await further information before returning to collect their belongings. Our Student Affairs staff are committed to working with individual students who are unable to implement their personal evacuation plans, to find a solution. Please click here to consult with them. W&M will provide students partial refunds for room and board. We are still working to understand the economic impact of the epidemic – intensely aware of the financial vulnerability of so many families and employees. The Office of Finance and Administration will share details and specific amounts in the coming days.
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Buildings Unlocked Under Modified Hours of 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (unless otherwise
noted):

Child Care Center (normal operating hours)
McLeod Tyler Wellness Center (student health center appointments only)
Wren Building (closed to the general public)
Law Library
Swem will be open 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. next week and 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. the following
weeks Monday - Friday
All other non-residential buildings
Residence Halls and Dining Halls – See message to students and visit the
Residence Life website
GUIDANCE FROM STUDENT AFFAIRS

The university has made the difficult decision to close all W&M residence halls (including apartments and the Graduate Complex) effective March 25 at 5:00 p.m. Any residential students still on campus will need to execute their personal emergency evacuation plan and move out of their residence hall by that time. Please consult the following procedures.

For students living in off-campus housing:
given the lack of services on campus and out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you return to your family residence.

Students
currently on campus and in residence need to move out by Wednesday, March 25, 2020.
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Residence halls will not reopen this semester
- If possible remove all of your belongings at this time and complete the online check out process.
- If you are unable to move out completely now,
we will offer another window in May to come back and collect your belongings.

If you are away from campus and have belongings in your room for which you have a critical need (medications, laptops) you must make plans to collect them by Wednesday, March 25, 5:00 p.m., as follows:

- Email living@wm.edu with your request.
- It is critical that you bring your room key and ID card to access your residence hall.
- If you don’t have your key, email living@wm.edu for assistance.
- You will have a limited amount of time to collect your belongings and leave campus.
- Social distancing protocols will be in place and we will require compliance with these actions.
- No one may accompany you into the building. Only residents will be permitted entry to residence halls. If you bring guests with you, they must remain in your vehicle.
- Do not come to campus if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or have been asked by state or local health officials to self-quarantine. Under those circumstances, you may designate someone else to return for your critically-needed belongings by emailing living@wm.edu.

If you need for someone else to retrieve your critical items for you:
Email living@wm.edu from your official W&M email account and provide the following information:

- Your name, hall and room number
- Name of person coming to gather items
- Only one person may enter the residence hall
- They will be escorted at a distance of 6-8 feet by a staff member

Final Move Out Procedures:
We will plan a full move out period from April 18-May 18, 2020. More information about access and hours during that window will be shared at a later date. Please note that future health conditions in our region may require adjustments to these proposed dates.
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Washington Center
Highland (as of 3/14/2020)
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Major Updates from W&M Administration
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William and Mary President's Office; sent 9:18 AM

Dear William & Mary Community,

Like many of you, we continue to follow closely the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19. First and foremost, our thoughts and care are for those whose wellbeing has been and will be impacted, in our surrounding region and around the world. This is an incredibly challenging time. We know we can help by providing as much clarity as we can, as soon as we have it.

As we move forward, the goals we shared last week remain our north star: 1) to safeguard the health of students, faculty and staff; 2) to ensure students complete their classes; 3) to maintain the university’s research and other operations; 4) to do everything within our power to support national and global efforts to slow the spread of the disease.

We are seeing significant impacts across our far-flung communities and close to home, here in Williamsburg. Thus, I write to share decisions regarding the university’s operations for the remainder of the semester. In acting now, we hope to allow you as much time as possible to prepare and respond.

We make these decisions in conjunction with the advice of local health authorities, recognizing that the Peninsula Health District, in which our main campus resides, has a dense concentration of positive COVID-19 test results – now including individuals on our campus. Nothing is more important than the health and wellness of our community.

· All in-person classes will resume remotely on Monday, March 23, and continue in this format through the end of the semester. Courses that are already online are continuing this week as previously scheduled. Over the past week the provost’s office and deans’ offices have begun coordinating the transition to online course delivery. Faculty, students and staff should access W&M's Instructional Resilience site for assistance with this effort.

· All residence halls will close for the remainder of the semester. We ask the few students remaining on campus to activate their personal evacuation plans and leave their residence halls no later than March 25. Details from Residence Life regarding next steps and support services for students may be found below. We ask that other students remain away from campus and await further information before returning to collect their belongings.

· Our Student Affairs staff are committed to working with individual students who are unable to implement their personal evacuation plans, to find a solution. Please click here to consult with them.

· W&M will provide students partial refunds for room and board. We are still working to understand the economic impact of the epidemic – intensely aware of the financial vulnerability of so many families and employees. The Office of Finance and Administration will share details and specific amounts in the coming days.

· For many of us, the ceremony of Commencement matters profoundly. This is, of course, especially true for seniors and their families. So we are deferring a decision on how or when to have Commencement. By April, we hope that the timeline of this unfolding epidemic may be clearer and that our ability to plan will be as well. We promise to bring our best thinking to this question so that we can honor and uphold William & Mary’s tradition of belonging.

· University travel and events restrictions will continue through at least May 1, 2020. The university’s interim travel policy provides guidance to all.

· All employees who can work remotely are expected to do so during this period. For the small number who must be on campus: your supervisors will continue to advise on appropriate ways to safeguard your and our community’s health using social distancing and appropriate hygiene protocols.

I want to acknowledge how much we are asking of all employees, whatever your roles. All of our lives have been upended by COVID-19 and we will all be balancing competing demands for some time to come. We will be learning how to work or teach remotely, fulfilling university responsibilities through new modes, while attending to the care and education of others – our children, parents, neighbors and friends. We have an obligation to one another to extend flexibility and understanding everywhere possible.

We recognize that these decisions have weighty consequences — personal, financial and more. They require dedication and sacrifice from our students, faculty and staff. And we know that each decision we make generates new questions. So we will continue to share more details as they become available.

Please keep sending your questions our way, since they give us a better understanding of how to support you to the best of our collective ability. Please continue to consult our website and FAQs daily, where we compile the most up-to-date information.

William & Mary has faced profound adversities before and flourished. Since our founding in 1693, our history has been one of creativity and resilience in the face of daunting challenges. Over the past week, we have been heartened by so many stories of students, faculty, staff, neighbors and alumni reaching out to support each other.

Your goodwill, care and spirit of partnership are this university’s strength. Thank you.

Katherine A. Rowe

President
From Student Affairs; sent 8:07 PM

Dear Students,

Below I share the additional details and guidance promised earlier today in the message you received from President Rowe and me related to directives from the Governor’s Office. As previously noted, we strongly advise all students to physically leave campus if they can. During the period of time where the university and its campuses are not open to the public, we will continue to provide essential services as best we can.

Please keep the following in mind:

All Students

Questions About COVID-19 Response. The best source for updated information regarding the university’s response to COVID-19 remains the online Q&A by the university at www.wm.edu/coronavirus.

Additionally, if you have questions directly related to the impact of COVID-19 in the Williamsburg/Peninsula area, state and local health authorities have set up two Call Centers:
· The Peninsula Health Department call center at 757-594-7069
· The Southside Health Department call center at 757-683-2745


Pass/Fail Expansion. As we prepare to change our instructional delivery modes starting next week, we are expanding the pass-fail option for Spring 2020. Degree-seeking academic juniors and seniors may elect Pass/Fail grading for up to two normally-graded courses; academic freshmen and sophomores may elect to take one normally-graded course on a Pass/Fail basis this semester. If you intend to select Pass/Fail, you must do so in Banner during the extended withdrawal period, which now ends on Monday March 30 at 11:59 pm. See the student FAQ section at www.wm.edu/coronavirus for additional details.

Room Selection. At this time room selection for returning students for the 2020-2021 Academic Year will proceed on schedule online, including Priority Housing.

If you have direct questions for Residence Life, all communications have been sent to student W&M emails and shared via our Residence Life website. Please know that although the Residence Life office is closed to the general public they will still be responding to emails sent to living@wm.edu. However, please expect delays in responses due to high volume.

Wellness Resources for You. Our Health & Wellness team is working to create a Virtual Wellness Center that includes a variety of wellness and fitness resources for students to access online. From exercise, personal training, and yoga videos to mindfulness and creative art, we will be offering a wide range of resources to help you manage the stress and emotions that are a part of this new challenge. For those who want to use this time to deepen their learning on various wellness areas, we will be providing educational resources on a wide range of topics, including managing cabin fever. Give us a couple more days to complete and compile our videos and then check in frequently on our main website, www.wm.edu/offices/wellness, or download our new W&M Wellness App! Simply browse our wellness departments' resource pages or our App and dive into something that speaks to you. For instance, this may be a great time to learn about our online training modules on mental health via SilverCloud (https://www.wm.edu/offices/wellness/ohp/general-wellness/silvercloud/).

Students Away from Campus
Access to personal items. In accordance with the governor’s directive, access to residence halls for pick-up of personal items left over spring break is temporarily suspended while the campus and campus offices are closed to the public. Faculty will be flexible about academic materials (textbooks and the like) that you do not have access to. Barnes & Noble, through VitalSource, has made arrangements for students to have free access to eTextbooks. Here are two web resources that provide additional information:
· B&N
· VitalSource

Connecting remotely to campus IT resources. We are working to identify and support any students who might have equipment, connectivity or other assistance needs in accessing online instruction. Please contact the Dean of Students Office for assistance. Additionally, if you do not have WiFi connectivity or access to the internet and currently have a cellular phone, you may want to contact your carrier to determine if your phone has the ability to serve as a mobile hotspot.


IT has set up the web resource that may also be helpful, https://www.wm.edu/offices/it/remoteresources/index.php.


Students Remaining on Campus Due to Extenuating Circumstances


Group Gatherings. We are asking residents who remain on campus due to extenuating circumstances not to gather in groups. Medical advice at this time is that interaction is limited to immediate circle groups only. In our residential setting, we interpret this as roommate/suitemate groups. Do not gather socially in larger groups in your residence halls, across campus or in locations in the community. Remaining on campus and utilizing university resources while practicing social distancing - remaining 6 to 8 feet from other individuals is preferred.


Building Access. Carry your keys and ID with you every time you leave the room. Residence Life staff will be unable to respond to lockout requests. You are responsible for locking your doors and carrying your keys. In an emergency situation, WMPD will help with a lockout, but we need this to be a last resort.


Building Hours. Please note new hours for the Post Office in Sadler and the Student Health Center:
· The Post Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and is accessible from the west door of the Sadler Center.
· The Student Health Center remains open to students by appointment only. Students should call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Dining Services. Commons is set up as a to-go option only and no self-service. Food is either pre-packaged or boxed by dining staff and is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tribe Market is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Chick-fil-A is to-go only, no indoor seating.

Duty Office Hours. Duty Offices in Residence Halls will remain closed at this time.

Emergencies. Emergencies need to be directed to the W&M Police at 757-221-4596.

Thank you for your patience and support as we move through these challenging days together.



Yours,

Ginger Ambler
COVID-19 Update Governor's Directive
March 16, 2020, 9:40 AM

Dear William & Mary community,

As part of a coordinated statewide effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Gov. Ralph Northam has issued a directive closing executive branch and state facility offices in the Peninsula Health District, which includes William & Mary.

In support of this directive, the university is closing all offices to the general public, effective noon today, for one week through March 22. This includes all W&M campuses, including VIMS. Classes remain on schedule to resume via online and distance platforms on Monday, March 23. Online classes currently underway will continue uninterrupted.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and patience as we navigate this rapidly changing situation. Please review the following guidance related to today’s announcement:

Telework. Employees should contact their supervisors and plan to work remotely if at all possible. Advance approval is not required for telework.

Essential personnel should report as normal, unless advised otherwise by their supervisors. Other personnel may need to report as requested by their supervisors.

Emergency Leave. According to the governor’s directive, hourly wage employees, including adjunct faculty, who are unable to telework may use Public Health Emergency Leave provided by the state. The employees will be paid based on the hours they are normally scheduled to work each week. HR will provide additional details to eligible employees.

Limited campus services. We strongly advise all students to physically leave campus if they can. While William & Mary is not open to the public, the university will continue to provide essential services to students who remain on campus due to extenuating circumstances. We will provide students with additional information today on modified dining operations.

Resources and Training. IT developed a resource page of tools to assist with employees’ telework. Additionally, employees who need to take university desktops or laptops home to facilitate their work may do so for the duration of their telework arrangement.

Supervisors received an email last week from HR regarding two virtual training sessions this week on supervising teleworking employees. One is scheduled for today and the other is planned for March 19. Please plan to participate in one of these sessions. Supervisors who have urgent questions on matters related to telework and alternate work arrangements, please e-mail hrguy@wm.edu. Employees with questions should contact their supervisors.

University leadership continues to work diligently on this situation and we will provide updates as we know more. Please continue to reference www.wm.edu/coronavirus as the best source for all W&M-related information on COVID-19.

Sam Jones, Emergency Management Team Chair

Ginger Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs
COVID-19 Important Update: Confirmed Case
March 14, 2020, 1:39 pm

Dear William & Mary community,

The university received confirmation today that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. As of this notification, this is the first and only case of COVID-19 involving a member of the W&M community. That is very likely to change in the near future as more cases are diagnosed in the surrounding Williamsburg area.

In accordance with privacy laws and our own policy, we will not be releasing detailed information about this positive case or any subsequent cases. The Virginia Department of Health is in the process of contacting people who may have been in close contact with this individual. If you have received a call from VDH regarding self-quarantine, please follow their instructions. If you have not received a call, you do not need to take specific action related to this case but please continue practicing good preventative hygiene measures and limit close interaction with others as much as practically possible.

We are in contact with VDH and are closely following their recommendations. Please remember that amidst this serious pandemic, the vast majority of affected individuals will develop only mild to moderate symptoms. Preparation, not panic, will provide the best assurance that the health of our community is protected.

The campus remains open and operating under the interim policies announced March 11: https://www.wm.edu/about/administration/emergency/current_issues/coronavirus/instruction-events-travel/index.php

William & Mary is a close-knit community and we know this message will generate both empathy and concern. Please know we are doing all we can to provide this member of our community support and protect the health and wellness of our community.

If you have questions specifically related to area impact of COVID-19, VDH has a call center available at 857-594-7069. Check the Peninsula & Hampton Health District Facebook page for hours: https://www.facebook.com/Peninsula-Hampton-Health-District-124661370923949/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCCFzoOJamOkhILztfhjn3upouIEb-s_I153JvG6gDXWKdH41QKbL-nMJAcxnhiv6XLgxVDXkW076fa

We will continue to update the community with new and important information on the university’s response to COVID-19. Please also continue to follow www.wm.edu/coronavirus for the latest W&M-related updates.

Sam Jones, Emergency Management Team Chair
Ginger Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs
COVID-19 Update – Operational Details
March 13, 2020, 3:24 pm

Dear William & Mary community –

William & Mary leadership continues to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and develop the university’s response. We want to provide you additional details on the interim policies President Rowe announced in her March 10 message. Information and links are below and please remember that https://www.wm.edu/coronavirus is the best source for all W&M-related information.

Thank you to all members of the community who continue to reach out and contact us via the website question box and the Call Center. Your feedback and information is very helpful in our planning and
communications.

Yesterday, we posted detailed frequently asked questions for faculty, staff and students. We are also reopening the Call Center this afternoon until 5 p.m. That number is 757-221-1565.

Here are some important updates and reminders:

Working Remotely. Over the coming weeks the university will continue normal administrative operations, albeit with some adjustments. These adjustments — in relative order of priority — include a) utilizing telework if appropriate b) practicing social distancing in work spaces, c) using flexible scheduling of staff and d) developing creative solutions.

The health and safety of our employees is a priority and following CDC guidelines for social distancing and hygiene are the first and best courses for action.

If an employee does not already have a current telework agreement, they should start the approval process by speaking with his/her supervisor. Supervisors will be flexible in allowing employees who have appropriate work and are able to work remotely to do so. Ultimately, approval by the unit vice president, vice provost, dean or their designee(s) is required to telework during the COVID-19 emergency. That approval will be obtained by the supervisor. Not all requests to telework can be approved due to the nature of the job.

HR will be providing training sessions for supervisors on telework principles and policies March 16 and 19. Contact HR for details.

Emergency Leave. With Governor Northam’s declaration of a state of emergency, university employees have access to Emergency Health Leave. This leave is available to both salaried and hourly employees and may be used for an employee’s own illness or to take care of an immediate family member. The leave is for illness or care directly related to COVID-19 and is to be used prior to any existing leave an employee may already have. Please contact HR if you have questions regarding eligibility.

Residence Hall Access. Yesterday, Residence Life provided detailed information regarding residence hall access and student services: https://www.wm.edu/offices/residencelife/index.php Swem Library has modified operating hours on its website and a list of building access times is available on the university’s COVID-19 website: https://www.wm.edu/about/administration/emergency/current_issues/coronavirus/building-hours/index.php

Grading Guidance. The deadline for faculty to enter midterm grades for undergraduate courses has been extended to Sunday, March 29. Additionally, the deadline for undergraduate, graduate A&S and marine science students to withdraw for a grade of “W” from full-semester classes has been extended to Monday, March 30.

Online instruction. As a reminder, the university has prepared this website to support the online instructional, remote learning and technology needs of faculty, students and staff as we transition to remote and online platforms. https://sites.google.com/email.wm.edu/instructionalresilience

COVID-19 exposure/suspected exposure. Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider. Staff should also call their supervisors, and faculty should also call their deans. Students on campus should call the Student Health Center. Supervisors and deans should contact the Emergency Management Team and the Student Health Center.

We will continue to update you regularly as the situation warrants. We recognize that this is a challenging and potentially anxious time. As we work through this together remember our shared goals and the strength of our community spirit.

Sam Jones, Emergency Management Team Chair
Ginger Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs
Update XI: COVID-19 - Important Update II

Subject: Important COVID-19 Update II

Dear William & Mary community -

Many of you have contacted EMT or your supervisors following our message this morning and we want to provide you with information on available resources for members of the community.

Below are responses to some of the most common questions we have received. Please review these carefully. We have also set up a call center and it is open until 6 p.m. today to receive any additional questions you may have. That number is 757.221.1565.

Who should I contact at W&M if I think I have been exposed?

Anyone who thinks they may have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider. Staff should also call their supervisors, and faculty should also call their deans. Students on campus should call the Student Health Center. Supervisors and deans should contact the Emergency Management Team and the Student Health Center.

Should I get tested if I’ve been on campus or in the Business School?

The CDC and VDH do not recommend testing in individuals not showing symptoms. As always, the health and wellness of our community remains our top priority. We continue to respond to a rapidly evolving situation. Please continue to follow https://www.wm.edu/coronavirus for university updates.

I was recently in Miller Hall at the Business School. Am I in danger?

There is no known threat to the broader community. In these circumstances broad self-quarantining is not recommended by the CDC or the Virginia Department of Health. We are in direct contact with the Virginia Department of Health and are following all guidelines in accordance with university policy.

To reiterate what we stated this morning, the university was notified that an employee in Miller Hall may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19. The actions taken at Miller Hall this morning in reaction to this news were made out of an abundance of caution. We stress that there is no broad risk to our Williamsburg campus community.

We understand the information about COVID-19 is very fluid and there is concern in our community. Please continue to follow messages from the EMT and refer to the www.wm.edu/coronavirus website for the most up-to-date information.

Sam Jones, Emergency Management Team Chair
Ginger Ambler, Vice President for Student Affairs
Update X: COVID-19 - Important Update
Dear William & Mary community –

The university has been notified that a staff member in Miller Hall has potentially been exposed to a possible case of COVID-19. That staff member is asymptomatic but is self-quarantining and monitoring for symptoms. Other employees who had close contact with this individual have been asked to also self-quarantine and monitor until we learn more.

Additionally, out of an abundance of caution, all employees in the same building have been asked to work remotely until Monday and monitor for symptoms while the university thoroughly cleans that entire facility. There is no known threat to the broader community.

We are in direct contact with the Virginia Department of Health and are following all of their guidelines in accordance with university policy. The CDC and VDH do not recommend testing in individuals not showing symptoms.

As always, the health and wellness of our community remains our top priority. We care about each other and we take care of each other. That will continue as we respond to a rapidly evolving situation. Please continue to follow https://www.wm.edu/coronavirus for university updates.

Sam Jones, Emergency Management Team Chair
Ginger Amber, Vice President for Student Affairs
The following message from William & Mary President Katherine A. Rowe was sent to the campus community March 11, 2020 regarding COVID-19 - Ed. Dear William & Mary Community, Since January of this year, W&M has been monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and actively responding, in close consultation with public health experts, the VA Department of Health and our peers.

We are guided by four key goals: safeguarding the health of students, faculty and staff; ensuring students complete their classes; maintaining the university’s research and other operations; and joining in the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, to protect our communities, from Williamsburg to DC and beyond. As we gather new information, we will continue to use these goals to guide our best judgment. I ask each of you to do so as well.

With students due to return from spring break and reports of presumptive cases in our region, we are taking further steps to ensure we meet these goals. The university will remain open with modified academic operations:

Starting tomorrow, March 12, through April 3, we will implement interim policies for events and travel. Over the next week we will move to online and remote modes of instruction.

All in-person classes are suspended. Classes will resume online starting Monday, March 23. Courses that are already online will continue as scheduled.

Students are strongly encouraged to return home or stay home. For those for whom this is not a realistic option, you are welcome on campus as detailed below.

University travel and events are suspended, as detailed below.

Employees are expected to continue working during this period, observing proper health protocols and with modifications as needed and approved by supervisors.

We will continue to meet daily to evaluate the circumstances and decide no later than April 1 whether to continue these changes further.

These decisions will have consequences for each of us professionally and personally. Changing near-term plans and longstanding habits requires time, effort and patience. We are in wholly new territory and will learn as we go, together. For many of us as individuals, there will be disappointments and frustrations. For some, there may be real sacrifices, unexpected challenges or burdens that are hard to see. So I ask that you hold close our core values of belonging and respect.

As we move forward, we are committed to ensuring the standards of excellence that distinguish a William & Mary education. So many offices and individuals on campus have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes over the past weeks. They stand ready to support students, faculty and staff in this transition. I am deeply grateful to them for their tireless and resourceful partnership.

By Friday, we will provide additional guidance on planning underway to support students, families, staff and faculty. We ask that everyone continue to refer to https://www.wm.edu/coronavirus for the most up-to-date information on anything related to W&M’s institutional response.

William & Mary is a resilient community. I have seen this firsthand, particularly in recent weeks. We take care of each other. I am confident that will be the case in the coming days and weeks. Thanks to each of you for your creativity, understanding and commitment to this shared effort.

Best regards,
Katherine A. Rowe
President
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