June 12 - Return to Campus Update

Dear Marymount Community,
Today, we publicly announced our detailed plans to fully resume on-campus operations and welcome back students in August with face-to-face classes and residential living. Our guide to reopening, called “Saints Reunite,” is available here on our website.
The plan focuses on five key areas – reopening safely and sustainably, repopulating campus, monitoring health conditions, containing the possible spread of COVID-19 and following contingency plans in the event of a potential shutdown order, similar to what we experienced this spring.
I am grateful for the hard work and dedication of our Return to Campus Task Force, which spent the last several weeks developing these plans in coordination with individuals and departments across the University. Its content was informed by guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Forward Virginia Reopening Blueprint, Arlington County Public Health Division (ACPHD), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other governing bodies and professional organizations. We expect to receive approval from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) very soon to be able to move forward.
Yesterday, we held a virtual town hall for faculty and staff in advance of June 22, when employees will begin transitioning back to on-site work. We received many questions in regards to our plan, and I am sure our students have many questions as well. To help answer them, we will be setting up an accessible FAQ webpage and will send an announcement soon with more details and a link.
I believe the release of “Saints Reunite” is a great step in the direction towards returning to campus, and having a safe learning and working environment. We will keep you updated weekly as we put these plans into place. I hope all of you enjoy the weekend ahead!
Be safe and healthy, and God bless,
Irma Becerra, Ph.D.
Marymount University
Main House
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207
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