Information for the UVA Law Community on COVID-19 and School Operations

Information for the UVA Law Community on COVID-19 and School Operations

Check UVA Policy SEC-045 for the latest guidance relating to COVID-19 protocols. 

For the 2021-22 school year, the Law School is holding in-person classes and employees have returned to offices at the Law School. The school continues to work with the University to ensure that plans are consistent with the best medical and public health advice. 

Information for the Law School Community

Face Coverings

Effective March 28, masks are optional at the Law School. Student Affairs, the Library and Building Services have supplies of face coverings.

Vaccination

See details about the University’s vaccination policy

Testing Options

UVA Students and Employees

If you are sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or if you suspect that you have COVID-19, please stay home, then contact UVA Student Health at 434-924-5362 or UVA Employee Health at 434-924-2013 for guidance.

Asymptomatic Academic Division students, faculty and staff can pick up no-cost rapid antigen at-home tests at the Student Health and Wellness pharmacy and the UVA Bookstore pharmacy, in addition to pharmacies nationwide. The federal government is offering two sets of four free tests. 

Others (e.g., Family and Friends)

UVA COVID-19 testing facilities are limited to UVA students and employees. If your non-UVA roommate, family member, friend, etc., is sick and/or would like to get tested, our local health district — the Blue Ridge Health District (BRHD) — operates free testing sites around town on different days and times of the week. A list is available here. In addition, many physicians, pharmacies and outpatient clinics offer testing, and the federal government is offering two sets of four free tests. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) maintains a searchable database of testing locations.

If You Are Sick or Test Positive

If you are sick with symptoms of COVID-19 or if you test positive for COVID-19, please stay home, then contact UVA Student Health at 434-924-5362 or UVA Employee Health at 434-924-2013 for guidance, even if you have already seen a private doctor. If you test positive, students should inform Student Health and Student Affairs, and employees should also inform their managers, so that the Law School can provide appropriate support.

Note that the isolation and quarantine periods for those who test positive for or have been exposed to COVID-19 have been reduced from 10 days to 5 days in many situations, per revised guidelines from the CDC.  More details are available in the University’s message (see here).

If Someone Around You Is Sick, Is Exposed or Tests Positive

Contact UVA Student Health at 434-924-5362 or UVA Employee Health at 434-924-2013 for guidance. UVA Student Health has developed a helpful infographic (aimed at students, but useful for anyone) summarizing what to do in different situations. As a general matter, however, those who are vaccinated and asymptomatic should not need to stay home or quarantine, even if exposed to (i.e., in close contact with) someone with COVID-19. Rather, they can continue normal activities, but they should follow CDC protocols, which are summarized in the infographic.

Cleaning and HVAC

Housekeeping continues to follow enhanced cleaning protocols for our facilities. More information is available here and here. Hand sanitizer stands, hand sanitizer pumps, and wipes dispensers are available throughout the building.  We encourage everyone to wash hands and clean work spaces regularly. Contact Building Services if you have questions about supplies.  Our HVAC systems continue to function well and are monitored, maintained, and tested regularly according to industry standards. A team of University HVAC experts meets regularly to review the latest public health guidance and to recommend changes to our HVAC operations and maintenance procedures. FAQs

Please consult the ​University Coronavirus Information website for more information.