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NOVA's Return to Campus FAQ - Fall 2021

What safety protocols will remain in place for our return?

Safety protocols continuing into the foreseeable future include handwashing signage, hygiene stations in classrooms and hallways, providing free face coverings and alcohol wipes, continuing improvements to indoor air quality and maintaining enhanced cleaning services.

Will I be required to wear a face covering in NOVA buildings?

In accordance with CDC guidance, NOVA recommends face coverings for all non-vaccinated students.  Vaccinated individuals may continue to wear face covering. Face coverings will be available to employees and students at each campus NOVA Parking & NOVACard Office. With Executive Order 79 in place, NOVA’s temporary COVID-19 Face Covering Policy became obsolete and was discontinued effective May 28, 2021.

Can I wear a face covering even though I have been vaccinated?

The choice to wear a face covering is a personal decision. Anyone who chooses to wear a face covering should not be treated differently or stigmatized.

What class formats will be available this Fall?

Please see this link for more information.