Protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff members and minimizing the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is of the utmost importance to the University. Marymount is closely monitoring the course of COVID-19. Recommendations from the CDC, World Health Organization, and Virginia Department of Health are being implemented as received.
You are responsible for complying with the policies contained within the Community Standards, as well as supplemental sections pertaining to COVID-19. It is important that all community members acknowledge, behave accordingly, and educate one another about the guidelines.
Initiatives, Awareness, and Individual Responsibility
- All members of the campus community will be encouraged to monitor temperature and overall health daily. University members should complete the #CampusClear symptom tracker every day. Smartphone users can download the app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, or it can be accessed online through this link. Everyone is also encouraged to download and use the COVIDWISE app, which helps Virginia track cases and exposure.
- The #SAFESAINT Initiative has been launched for continuing students which highlights health behaviors such as social distancing, hand hygiene, and mask-wearing.
Are You a Mask Ambassador?*
Integrate Hand Hygiene
- A Mask Ambassador* program has been launched to inspire campus community accountability for compliance with Marymount’s required mask policy. All students, staff, faculty, and visitors on Marymount’s campuses must wear face coverings at all times, except when alone in an office/dormitory room (if positioned six feet or more away from the door) or if an exception is granted.
- To encourage safe practices both on and off-campus, students are also required to sign a Community Standards pledge.
- Social distancing at all on-campus locations including residence halls (a limit to 2 guests in all room assignments). Non-Marymount University guests are prohibited in the residence halls for the 2020-2021 academic year.
- We are also asking students to minimize off-campus travel when possible. Recreational travel should be avoided to contain the spread of the virus.
In the event of flagrant or intentional disregard for these policies, students may be separated from the residential community or will be required to withdraw for the remainder of the term. Additional sanctions may be imposed at the discretion of the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution.
Potential Outcomes to Violations
To ensure the health and safety of the Marymount University community in response to a violation of the Community Standards or the COVID-19 directives included in this document, based on the severity of the violation, the University may:
- Issue a written warning and require an Incident Review Meeting;
- Require Restorative Action hours with Physical Plant and/or the Mask Ambassador Program;
- Place a student on housing probation or disciplinary probation;
- Separate a student from the residential community;
- and/or require a withdrawal from the University (suspension).
For repeat violations, the student may either be separated from the residential community or be required to withdraw for the remainder of the semester.
The matrix below provides a general reference for students. There are a variety of mitigating and aggravating factors, such as non-compliance, disorderly conduct, or disrespectful behavior towards documenting staff, that may affect a hearing officer’s decision.