Last Updated: 06-05-2020 2:04 p.m.

The information provided below is intended to facilitate the gradual resumption of on-campus activities at EVMS in a manner consistent with state and federal guidelines, beginning June 15, 2020.

The Student Ramp-Up Plan has been developed with input from across the EVMS campus and the Ramp-Up Task Force. The Plan mirrors plans being developed at many academic institutions across the nation. The approach involves several critical procedures to be followed by the EVMS community, in particular PPE usage, social distancing, hand washing and health monitoring.

All EVMS students must complete the COVID-19 Training on Blackboard.

NOTE: These procedures and guidelines are fluid and subject to change depending on COVID-19 outbreaks, public health considerations and institutional, federal and state revisions in policies.

General Requirements

Last Updated: 06-05-2020 10:07 a.m.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/Masks

  • N-95 respirators are PPE and must be worn by those in positions that require a respirator as outlined in the EVMS Respiratory Protection Plan (RPP).
  • Face masks (either Cupron or fabric face coverings) must be worn by all students in common areas at all times, including hallways, elevators, break areas, restrooms, and building entryways. You may wear your own cloth mask or contact Student Affairs Mask Distribution Sign Up (757.446.5244) about obtaining a mask from EVMS.
  • PPE and face masks must be cleaned/laundered in accordance with the EVMS/EVMS Medical Group PPE/Masking and Hand Hygiene during COVID-19 guidelines approved by the EVMS Academic Occupational Health and Safety Committee.

Social/Physical Distancing

  • A minimum of 6 feet distance should be maintained between students while in hallways, elevators, break areas, restrooms, building entryways and offices.
  • Meetings should be conducted virtually whenever possible.
  • Lectures for groups of more than 10 should continue to take place remotely in an online format, unless otherwise approved by the Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs or the Vice President and Dean, School of Health Professions. 

Safe Practices

  • Students are encouraged to wash their hands with soap and water regularly throughout the day. Frequent use of hand sanitizers throughout the day is suggested when handwashing is not feasible.

Health Monitoring

All students are required to self-monitor for COVID-19 health symptoms daily. Students must take the following steps in case of an exposure or illness:

  • Students are to stay home if they:
    • Have a fever (subjective or documented >/= 100.0 F).
    • Show signs or symptoms of a lower respiratory tract illness – cough or shortness of breath.
    • Have been tested for COVID-19.
    • Have had contact with a known COVID-19 positive individual or COVID-19 person(s) under investigation.
  • If it is a medical emergency, students should go to the Emergency Room or call 911.
  • Notify their immediate onsite clinical supervisor.
  • Notify Student Affairs about their situation (757.446.5244).
  • Notify EVMS Student Health (757.446.5700) if they suspect they have COVID-19 or think they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.