Sent on behalf of EVMS Ramp Up Task Force
EVMS is beginning to ramp up its clinical, research and educational enterprises. Coordinating this process is the Ramp Up Task Force, which is charged with developing and implementing the plans in a manner consistent with guidance from the CDC and other appropriate entities concerning the safety of students, patients, faculty and staff. The Task Force reports directly to the President and is comprised of senior leaders of EVMS and EVMS Medical Group who represent all functional areas (education, research, clinical care, administration and GME).
Based on the work of the Task Force, it is anticipated that the ramp up will proceed in three gradual stages during the next four to 10 months as follows:
- Stage 1 – Resuming critical research activities and clinical operations by May 15, 2020;
- Stage 2 – Resuming remaining research activities, clinical rotations in the medical and health professions education programs, and some on-site administrative operations by June 15, 2020;
- Stage 3 – Delivering limited on-site instructional activities by August 5, 2020.
All activities will resume in accordance with OSHA/CDC guidelines on PPE, social distancing, group size, sanitation, self monitoring and related factors. All faculty and staff will be required to undergo training and must be approved before resuming activities.
PLEASE NOTE THAT UNIVERSAL MASKING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ANYONE ON THE EVMS CAMPUS FOR ANY REASON.
Throughout this timeline, the Task Force will monitor the efficacy and safety of EVMS operations and the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic as it revises its plans.
Ramp up plans will be updated regularly and posted on the EVMS COVID-19 website. Read Research plans.