COVID-19 Resources and Updates

In concert with The Catholic University of America and the D.C. Department of Health, the Institute has prepared a plan to help us reopen for in-person classes this fall.

To learn how these new procedures and policies will inform our work and community this semester, please review the following documents:

Update, November 5, 2020: The Office of the Mayor has released an updated travel advisory:

DC residents returning to the District after traveling to any place other Maryland, Virginia, or a low-risk state or country must either: 1) Limit daily activities and self-monitor for 14 days upon their return; or 2) Limit daily activities until they get tested for COVID-19 (approximately 72 hours after their return) and receive a negative result.
The requirement for residents to self-quarantine for 14 days or to obtain a negative test does not apply to those performing essential work, insofar as they are going to work, or for essential activities such as obtaining medical care, food or pharmaceuticals (only if the resident does not have symptoms of COVID-19 and has not been exposed to an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days).

For visitors coming into DC:
Before you travel, get a test and if you test positive, don’t travel. (Get tested within 72 hours of traveling.)
If you are a close contact of a confirmed positive case, don’t travel.
If you are visitor to DC for more than three days, get tested within 3-5 days
of arrival.

These requirements apply to anyone traveling into Washington, DC from a jurisdiction with more than 10 cases per 100,000 people.