updated 6/6/2022

Hampden-Sydney continues to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, the Virginia Department of Health, and other regulatory agencies.


COVID Dashboard    

H-SC COVID-19 Guidelines

Mask Policy: Masking is optional in public areas of academic and campus buildings. However, faculty and staff members may determine the masking requirements for their individual classrooms, offices, and work spaces.

Vaccination Policy: COVID-19 vaccination is encouraged but not required. The combination of vaccine and booster shots continues to be the best measure for preventing infection and reducing the impact and severity of the COVID-19 virus.

Academic Year 2021-22 Opening Information

Academic Year 2020-21 COVID-19 Response


Please document your vaccination and booster status here:

STUDENTS - Vaccination Record      EMPLOYEES - Vaccination Record

For Students

Reminders

Masking is optional in public areas of academic and campus buildings. However, faculty and staff members may determine the masking requirements for their individual classrooms, offices, and work spaces.

  • Students who have not provided proof of vaccination may be asked to undergo mandatory weekly testing.
  • The College is open to visitors.
  • 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;
  • The College will continue to follow NCAA guidelines for student-athletes

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

    Masking is optional in public areas of academic and campus buildings. However, faculty and staff members may determine the masking requirements for their individual classrooms, offices, and work spaces. Employees who do not provide proof of vaccination to the College may be required to follow precautions. 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 up to 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 in accordance with the most current CDC guidelines.
    • 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 according to the most current CDC guidelines. 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 2021-22

    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