COVID-19 & Summer 2023

As part of public health efforts at the George Washington University, the following policies and requirements are likely to be in place for all individuals living in GW summer housing in 2023:

COVID-19 Vaccination

All summer long-stay guests will be required to meet GW's COVID-19 vaccination requirement, which requires individuals to be fully vaccinated and receive a booster shot against COVID-19, unless they receive an approved exemption. Information about uploading vaccination documentation or requesting an exemption to the vaccination documentation will be shared in March or April 2023. Long-stay summer guests who fail to meet the vaccination requirement will not be permitted to check-in.
 
Exemptions to the vaccination requirement will only be accepted for medical reasons, and no religious exemptions will be granted.
 
Participants in GW short-stay programs will be required to adhere to all GW visitor requirements.

Isolation Protocols

GW has modernized our response for the summer 2023 in line with public health guidance and will practice isolation in place. This means we will not move a residential guest to a separate isolation space if they become sick with a communicable disease, including not moving guests who test positive for COVID-19. We will also not move the well roommate(s) of sick guests to another location. Additionally, CDC guidance no longer considers college residence halls as high-risk areas because the traditional age group of college students is unlikely to get severe COVID-19 when vaccinated.

Outside Guests Policy

Any summer resident found to be housing other non-paying individuals in any extra beds in a room for extended periods of time will have their housing at GW immediately terminated.

Failure to Comply with COVID-19 Policies

Failure to adhere to university COVID-19 policies will result in termination of a guest's summer housing agreement and forfeiture of all summer housing payments. GW students will be subject to conduct actions outline by the Code of Student Conduct and seth forth by the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities.