updated 8/26/2021

Hampden-Sydney is striving for the 2021-22 academic year to be as normal as possible. We will continue to seek and follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, Governor Northam, and other regulatory agencies.


Current Mask Policy: Given high transmission levels in Prince Edward County, all individuals – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – are currently required to wear masks inside campus buildings when others are nearby. This is in accordance with the CDC’s July 28 recommendation regarding masking in areas with substantial or high levels of community transmission. This policy is subject to change as conditions evolve.


COVID Dashboard

H-SC COVID-19 Guidelines, Academic Year 2021-22:

  • COVID-19 vaccination is encouraged but not required.
  • Those who are not yet fully vaccinated will be required to wear masks indoors, in class, and when in close proximity to others, as well as observe social distancing guidlines, throughout the semester.
    • Conditions and transmission rates in the local area may at times necessitate a universal masking requirement for all students and employees, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Students who are unvaccinated must undergo mandatory weekly testing.
  • The Student Health Center will continue to require mask-wearing for all visitors.
  • Individuals who contract or are exposed to COVID-19 will be expected to isolate or quarantine at home.
  • The College does not plan to offer remote learning options.
  • NCAA guidelines remain the same as last year for unvaccinated student-athletes.
  • Students must be fully vaccinated to participate in intramural or club sports.
  • The TigeRec Fitness Center is following NCAA guidance regarding masking for those exercising inside the facility and Kirby Gymnasium: Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals, and strongly recommended for those who are vaccinated.
  • The College will be open to visitors. Those who are not vaccinated must wear a mask and maintain social distance when indoors or in close proximity to others (unless universal masking is in effect, in which case all may be required to wear masks indoors around others).

For more information, please visit the Fall 2021 Opening Information page.

Please document your vaccination status here:

STUDENTS - Vaccination Record

EMPLOYEES - Vaccination Record

For Students

Reminders

*Given high transmission levels in Prince Edward County, all individuals – both vaccinated and unvaccinated – are currently required to wear masks inside campus buildings when others are nearby. This is in accordance with the CDC’s July 28 recommendation regarding masking in areas with substantial or high levels of community transmission. This policy is subject to change as conditions evolve.*

  • Students who have not provided proof of vaccination will be required to wear a mask in class and indoors when in close proximity to others throughout the semester. Unvaccinated students will be tested weekly. This testing is mandatory and required to attend classes.
  • All students may be asked to wear masks by faculty members who are concerned about the risk that unvaccinated students pose to themselves or to others in their classrooms, laboratories, and studios;
  • Unvaccinated students will be expected to isolate or quarantine at home if they contract or are exposed to COVID-19, H-SC does not plan to offer remote learning options;
  • NCAA guidelines remain the same as last year for unvaccinated student-athletes; and
  • Students must be fully vaccinated to participate in intramural or club sports.

Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds

For information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act grants to students, please visit our  CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students page.

For information on the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) grants to students, please visit our CRRSAA Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students page.

For information on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP Act) grants to students, please visit our ARP Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students page.


Forms

COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation

COVID-19 History form

Daily Self-Monitoring form

Travel form

For Employees

    Based on current guidance from the CDC and the Commonwealth of Virginia, all employees, both vaccinated and unvaccinated, are currently required to wear masks indoors when around others. Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination to the College will be required to follow precautions including wearing a mask indoors and while in the presence of others throughout the semester. Please complete a brief survey regarding your vaccination status.

    Federally mandated COVID-19-related employee accommodations available in 2020-21, including Emergency Sick Leave for employees directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19 and Expanded FMLA leave, no longer apply, and primary work from campus is expected effective July 1. Faculty and staff members seeking COVID-related accommodations should contact the Dean of the Faculty and Human Resources, respectively, to discuss options.

    COVID Leave & Quarantine Policies

    • Employees, vaccinated or unvaccinated, will receive 10 working days of COVID leave if they test positive for COVID-19.
    • Vaccinated employees who have direct contact (15 or more minutes in any 24 hour period, within 6 feet, unmasked) with a positive or presumed positive COVID case may continue to come to work but must submit to testing within 3-5 days of direct contact, and must wear a mask and socially distance when around others for 14 days from the date of the direct contact.
    • Unvaccinated employees who have direct contact (15 or more minutes in any 24 hour period, within 6 feet, unmasked) with a non-household member who tested positive or is a presumed positive COVID case must quarantine for 14 days from the day of the direct contact. Given that the direct contact could have been avoided by mask wearing and social distancing, employees falling into this category will not receive COVID leave and instead must use their vacation leave, sick leave, or leave without pay.
    • Unvaccinated employees who have direct contact with a household member who tested positive or is presumed positive for COVID must contact their supervisor and HR, and will be evaluated for COVID leave eligibility on a case by case basis.

    Are you or have you been traveling? All members of the community should continue to update the College about any travel using this travel information form.


    LiveHealth Online continues to be available for all of our employees who need expert medical advice, care, and/or prescriptions but do not require an in-person doctor visit. The Employee Assistance Program is also available to offer emotional support during this stressful period. Both of these benefits can be accessed through video technology available on most smartphones, tablets, and computers with a camera. For assistance in accessing either benefit, please contact Human Resources.

     

    COVID-19 Communications

    For a record of all College communications to the community regarding coronavirus Covid-19, please visit the COVID Communications pages:

    COVID-19 Communications 2020

    COVID-19 Communications 2021

    COVID-19 Response 2020-21

    For a look back at the College's policies and guidance for the COVID-19 pandemic during the academic year 2020-21

    COVID-19 Response 2020-21

     

    Student Feedback Form


    Please take this opportunity to share any questions and concerns you may have before returning to campus.

    Student Feedback Form

    Staff Feedback Form


    Please take this opportunity to share any questions and concerns you may have as the semester approaches.

    Staff Feedback Form