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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Summary Information

Welcome to the COVID-19 Resources webpage for American University. Here you will find a summary of current health and safety protocols, AU’s COVID-19 Guide, community messages, and key reporting tool that support our community of care.

Covid-19 Protocols at AU

Covid Protocols
Safety Measures Students Faculty & Staff Visitors
Masking

Optional in most locations.

Required in classrooms. Students can raise masks for drinking. In performing arts/language classes, masks may be removed at times for specific instructional needs. 

Required in medical facilities (including Student Health Center, Counseling Center, testing clinic, and Academic Support and Access Center.)

Recommended on AU shuttle and any AU vehicles used for public transportation. 

Optional in most locations.

Required in classrooms. Faculty can remove masks while lecturing if sufficient distance (6 feet). Faculty can raise masks for drinking. In performing arts/ language classes, masks may be removed at times for specific instructional needs. 

Required in medical facilities (including Student Health Center, Counseling Center, testing clinic, and Academic Support and Access Center.)

Recommended on AU shuttle and any AU vehicles used for public transportation.

Optional in most locations.

Required in medical facilities (including Student Health Center, Counseling Center, testing clinic, and Academic Support and Access Center.)

Recommended on AU shuttle and any AU vehicles used for public transportation. 

Testing Required if symptomatic, or if identified as close contact, regardless of vaccine status*  Required if symptomatic, or if identified as close contact, regardless of vaccine status*  If unvaccinated because of medical or religious reasons, must test prior to arrival 
Positive COVID Test / Isolation

Isolate in place, 10 days ***

Isolate in place, 10 days***

Not permitted on campus

Quarantine for Close Contacts

Only if symptomatic or unvaccinated*

Only if symptomatic or unvaccinated*

N/A

Booster Required

Yes. If not yet eligible, you have 14 days after becoming eligible. 

Yes. If not yet eligible, you have 14 days after becoming eligible. 

Boosters are strongly recommended

Vaccine Required

Yes

Yes

Yes

*If you have reported a positive case to the AU Portal, you are not required to re-test for 90 days, unless you exhibit symptoms.

** Vaccinated individuals can take antigen test on fifth day; if negative and fever-free for 24 hours, may leave isolation on 6th day. Unvaccinated individuals must isolate for full 10 days.

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