Information on COVID-19 virus

Longwood community,

The university is monitoring developments both in Virginia and around the world related to the COVID-19 virus. We are working with the Virginia Department of Health, area partners, and following Centers for Disease Control guidelines. There are no reported cases of the virus at Longwood, and no confirmed cases in Virginia. As a precaution, our housekeeping staff has increased disinfectant and cleaning efforts, focusing on high-traffic areas.


This week, the Centers for Disease Control issued a travel advisory, recommending that people avoid traveling to China and South Korea, as well as postponing any planned trips to Iran, Italy, and Japan. If you have international travel plans for spring break, please make sure you follow CDC advice. Updated advice can be found at


If you have questions related to the COVID-19 virus—it’s symptoms, reported illnesses, and how it spreads, please visit the CDC website ( and the Virginia Department of Health website (

Preventing the COVID-19 virus is similar to other common viruses. Preventative measures include:

  • Washing hands regularly
  • Cover nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Staying home when sick
  • Avoid touching public surfaces

The University Health Center is open for student appointments. Contact them at 434-395-2102.