Averett University’s Spring 2022
Health and Safety Protocols

Averett University remains committed to providing a safe and memorable on-campus experience for the 2021-2022 academic year. Last year was unlike any other due to COVID-19, but we rallied to keep ourselves as well as visitors to our campus and people in our community safe and healthy. We will do that again, together.

Keeping some of the best practices we implemented last semester and updating other practices to reflect recent health and safety recommendations, we are confident in our plans for a safe and enriching semester with the help of each person on campus.

Below is a glimpse of some major highlights of our comprehensive plan for the spring semester. Here are some Frequently Asked Questions for students and employees.

The primary tenets of this comprehensive plan include:

  • All on-campus Averett students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for Spring 2022. This requirement includes all students who come to Averett’s campuses – both residential and commuter – as well as all employees on our campuses, including third-party on-campus business partner employees.
  • Universal masking will resume when indoors and when distancing is not possible outdoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • COVID-19 PCR testing for all on-campus students and employees prior to returning to campus for the spring semester, and possibly at various intervals throughout the semester.
  • While LiveSafe daily reporting will no longer be required, symptom monitoring and reporting will continue through the health triage line phone number at 434-203-3781.
  • Continuing classes and activities on campus with as close to pre-pandemic normal operations as possible.
  • Relying on the Office of Health Services for campus COVID data monitoring, reporting, and mitigation efforts.
  • Continued monitoring of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and the Governor of Virginia’s recommendations regarding COVID-19.

As the global pandemic continues to evolve, so could our campus mitigation efforts. We will continue to update our campus regularly with any adjustments to this plan, should they be needed. We invite you to check this page regularly, monitor LiveSafe and follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the most recent news, alerts and updates.

To read past communications distributed to the University community regarding Averett’s response to the coronavirus, click here.

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

In an effort to keep our campus informed, we have developed a dashboard that will track any COVID-19 activity on Averett’s campuses. For the latest information, click here.