COVID-19

Davis & Elkins Official Responses Regarding COVID-19

The following is the official Davis & Elkins responses to the continuing COVID-19 situation.

D&E Guide for Returning to Campus

Click here to view D&E’s plan for reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

D&E Guide for Returning to Campus Appendices

Click here to view updates to the reopening guide.

COVID-19 Update, January 22, 2021

D&E COVID-19 statistics The cooperative effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus is the top priority at D&E. In an effort to provide a complete picture about the status of COVID-19 on campus, click here for 2021 COVID data and click here for vaccination data. Mandatory Surveillance TestingCOVID-19 for campus Each week 10% of the campus community (students, faculty and staff) are required to be tested for COVID-19. This has been...

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COVID-19 Update, January 15, 2021

D&E COVID-19 statistics The cooperative effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus is the top priority at D&E. In an effort to provide a complete picture about the status of COVID-19 on campus, click here for 2021 COVID data and click here for vaccination data. Students who have not yet tested for COVID-19 must do so immediately Any student who has not been administered the required COVID-19 test for the start of the Spring 2021...

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COVID-19 Update, January 8, 2021

The Spring 2021 semester is upon us and we are eager to have you back on campus! As we hope you have anticipated, it is imperative that we remain vigilant in our COVID-19 practices as we prepare for your return to campus. There is a significant spike in positive cases as a result of holiday travel and gatherings. We want to provide every opportunity to be safe and healthy while we await universal vaccination in the coming weeks. Thank you in...

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COVID-19 Update, December 30, 2020

As 2021 arrives later this week, we encourage you to appreciate the blessings in your lives. Indeed, 2020 was a trying year we would just as soon forget, but it is part of the fabric of us all and will only serve to strengthen us for the future. Best wishes and Happy New Year to you and your families! The Spring 2021 semester is quickly approaching, which serves as a reminder of the importance of your continued efforts to be safe in our...

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COVID-19 Update, December 23, 2020

Best wishes to you and your families during this holiday season! Even with forthcoming vaccines, we must not relax the diligence that kept our campus open and operating safely during the Fall 2020 semester. Davis & Elkins College continues to work hard in the development of COVID-19 protocols and procedures to ensure the safe return to campus for the Spring 2021 semester. Additionally, our work with local and state officials covers...

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COVID-19 Update, December 18, 2020

Happy Friday! In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, we hope you have opportunities to safely connect with family and friends. Keep in mind, however, that adhering to safety protocols while you are at home is vital. With the Christmas holiday next week and the New Year’s holiday the following week, we will distribute this D&E student update on Wednesday during those two weeks. Please be sure to read the entire update and share it...

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COVID-19 Update, December 11, 2020

We hope your time off from school has been relaxing and an opportunity to (safely) catch up with family and friends. Today’s Friday update contains information about D&E’s plans for ongoing COVID-19 testing and vaccine distribution, among other important announcements. It also includes a heartfelt and cheerful holiday message from D&E President Chris Wood, so be sure to read it and share with your family. Ongoing COVID-19 testing and...

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COVID-19 Update, December 4, 2020

Welcome to December! We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and that you are happy, healthy, and safe. Take the time to recharge following this interesting, challenging, and demanding semester. Holds to be placed on student accounts requiring attention Holds on student accounts for the Spring 2021 semester will be placed on applicable student accounts by December 11. Please check your Self-Service portal after December 11 to see if there has been...

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COVID-19 Update, November 20, 2020

This week’s D&E COVID-19 test results revealed four positive cases out of 38 students tested, and no positive cases among those administered to 24 faculty and staff. The results of 13 faculty and staff members tested today have not yet been returned from the lab. Additionally, two more positives were revealed through off-campus tests administered to six students, for a total of six new COVID-19 cases this week. Individuals who tested...

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COVID-19 Update, November 13, 2020

This week’s COVID-19 status on campus is far better than last week’s situation, with only 18 students remaining in isolation of the initial 31 students. Additionally, 60 random tests were administered this week and, with 59 of the tests completed by the lab, 58 were negative. In addition to the one positive found in the random sampling, there was an additional positive in the campus community from an externally administered test. The totals...

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D&E’s primary goal in our response to COVID-19 is the health of that community as we continue this institution’s mission of high standards of education, and to prepare and inspire students for success and thoughtful engagement in the world. Read more in our Guide for Returning to Campus.

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