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Public Health Measures


Ongoing Public Health and Safety Measures for all UVA Community members

All members of the University community must comply with policies and procedures designed to keep the community safe. A summary of these public health measures is provided below. Please see University Policy SEC-45: COVID-19 Health and Safety Requirements – Vaccination, Testing, Face Masks, Events and Gatherings, and Visitors for additional information.

  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing: All students and, full-time and part-time UVA faculty and staff, including those working remotely, are strongly encouraged to receive their primary series of COVID-19 vaccine and booster doses when eligible per CDC recommendationFor details about vaccination and testing requirements for students and employees, see the Vaccinations and Testing pages.
  • Face Masks: Wearing masks is optional in UVA properties and on public transportation, with the following exception: masks must be worn in UVA Health and Student Health and Wellness Center clinical spaces or where patient care is provided.

    • AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) ACCOMMODATIONS: Some members of the University community may have pre-existing conditions that preclude them from wearing a mask; the relevant UVA office will evaluate requests for accommodation to determine whether there is a qualifying disability-related condition under ADA and a reasonable accommodation. Students with qualifying disability-related conditions can contact the Student Disability Access Center (SDAC) to seek accommodations related to masking requirements. Employees with qualifying disability-related conditions can seek accommodations related to masking requirements by following the Procedures for Employees with Disabilities to Request Workplace Accommodations
  • Events and GatheringsIndividuals are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines for safe in-person events and gatherings.
  • Visitors to the University: Visitors are allowed on Grounds and must comply with the face coverings requirements listed above.
  • Travel. University-related domestic travel is allowed, as long as travelers follow CDC guidelines, which call for individuals to be fully vaccinated with an FDA-authorized COVID vaccine before they travel. The University strongly encourages adherence to CDC considerations on traveling away from your local community in the United States. Personal Travel: If you must travel, we ask all University faculty, staff, and students to take account of state and territorial health department websites and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the latest travel guidance. 

    For details, please review University Policy SEC-046: Health & Safety Requirement –Restrictions on Travel for Business & Instructional Purposes.

    All University-related international travel by faculty and staff must follow the policy on Faculty and Staff International Travel. Student international travel for University-related purposes is no longer restricted due to COVID-19 and has reverted to the requirements established in the University Policy on Student International Travel.