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Operating Status: Adjusted

Many academic services have been modified in response to COVID-19. Additionally, many departments also modify or suspend operations during academic breaks and holidays. 


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    Emergency Management

    UVA's Office of Emergency Management facilitates preparedness activities, organizes and coordinates the University’s response and recovery efforts, and maintains mitigation strategies based on the hazards that make us most vulnerable.


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Healthy Holidays

With Coronavirus cases climbing as the year 2020 comes to a close, we are challenged to find ways to celebrate the holidays while keeping ourselves and our friends, families, and community safe and healthy. Gatherings with family and friends who do not live in the same household can increase the chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu; on the other hand, finding ways to connect virtually with external family and friends poses the lowest risk. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has prepared an infographic with steps to help keep you and those around you safe for students and staff at Universities.

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Read the new student safety guide.

New Student Safety Guide

The University provides many resources to empower students to take responsibility for their own safety. From late night transportation; to confidential tools to report crimes, harassment, or intimidation; to training classes in fire safety and self defense, UVA helps students look out for themselves and each other.

The University does not take disciplinary action against students who shelp others get medical attention for emergencies like alcohol poisoning or drug overdose. For signs of alcohol poisoning and other safety tips read the new student safety guide.

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10 Tips to Stay Safe in a Demonstration

Many students, faculty, staff, and members of the community want to exercise their freedom of expression regarding current events at rallies and demonstrations. Although many of these events are safe, crowds can be targets for violence or create opportunity for violence. The following tips are offered for personal awareness and not to discourage participation. 


Get UVA Alerts

To receive emergency text alerts, students, faculty and staff should add mobile phone numbers to their UVA Alerts account. All members of the University community with a valid UVA email are automatically enrolled to receive emergency emails; they can add emails of family/contacts. UVA members can receive desktop pop-up alerts by installing Alertus.   Everyone can receive alert notifications by downloading the safety app LiveSafe®(set location services always on).              

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