COVID-19 Essential Preventative Guidance

Dear Longwood Students,

As the number of cases throughout the state and nation continue to rise, it is now more imperative than ever that we strictly adhere to all COVID-19 preventative guidance, especially when we live in close quarters as we do in Longwood-managed as well as off-campus properties.

Longwood has asked and strongly recommends those of you who are able to safely return home to do so. If you must remain in campus housing, you must be registered.  Please understand we are evaluating whether we may need to take further actions as well.

The following safety changes are in effect immediately to ensure social-distancing, given the severity of this outbreak and the growing realization that it can pose a threat to people of all ages.

  1. Residential guests are not permitted except for those temporarily present to provide move-out assistance.
  2. As of March 23, no more than 10 people may gather in the Commonwealth of Virginia. While our residence halls, library and D-Hall (grab/go) remain open, gathering restrictions apply in all locations in and around Longwood-managed properties, and in the Town of Farmville more broadly. On campus this includes residence hall lounges, lobbies, outdoor courtyard spaces, and residential rooms/suites/apartments.

Failure to adhere to any of the aforementioned or future expectations may result in Conduct & Integrity charges, criminal charges, or immediate removal from Longwood housing.

In this serious time, it’s imperative that we make the health of ourselves and one another our foremost consideration.

Please follow this guidance from public health officials to ensure that we do everything we can to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Be well,
Dr. P

Dr. Tim James Pierson
Vice President for Student Affairs