COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

The well being of all members of the DMU community is our highest priority, and we continue to monitor the risks of coronavirus to our students, faculty, and staff.  Since the situation is fluid and rapidly evolving, we continue to work diligently to balance safety while maintaining vital operations for all our students, faculty and staff both online and on-campus. For general COVID-19 public health information, visit the CDC website and the Virginia State Health Department website. Please see DMU’s COVID-19 policies and procedures in the FAQ questions linked below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are masks or vaccinations required?

DMU does not require individuals to wear masks on campus and has no COVID-19 vaccination requirement. Please see the DMU Vaccination and Mask Policy.

Who should I contact at DMU if I need to quarantine or isolate?

If you have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you have COVID-19 symptoms, or you become infected with COVID-19, please refer to the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker for guidance. Please use this form to timely DMU’s COVID Response Team about your potential exposure. Reporting your potential exposure will have no adverse consequences to employment or student status. Further, your privacy is protected in accordance with DMU’s policies and applicable federal privacy regulations including ADA, EEOC, and FERPA.

The DMU COVID Response Team or you can use this COVID-19 Response Form is also available to answer your questions.

University Announcements

COVID-19 Mask and Vaccination Policy

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff, I am writing to remind and make everyone aware of DMU’s current policy regarding Covid-19, vaccinations and masks.  We are closely following the legal requirements from the Commonwealth of Virginia, local jurisdictions and the federal government, and we give due consideration to both the recommendations of the CDC and respect…
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Announcing Return to Normal Operations

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, I am pleased to announce that Divine Mercy University is easing many of the restrictions on campus related to the COVID-19 pandemic including wearing masks for those who are fully vaccinated and social distancing. This announcement is consistent with Virginia Governor Northam’s Executive Order further easing restrictions effective May 28,…
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Modified Campus Hours – Saturday

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, The University has taken steps over the last several weeks to keep our entire community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes the transition to online PsyD classes, providing temporary telework arrangements for faculty and staff, sharing CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others from contracting COVID-19 as well as…
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DMU COVID-19 Action Plan

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff: The University continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and its implications for the University. We would encourage everyone to remain vigilant, following the CDC guidelines to reduce the transmission of the disease including proper personal hygiene. The CDC website provides the most reliable and up-to-date information and is updated daily by…
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Covid-19 and Beyond Video Series

We must rediscover the concreteness of little things, small gestures of attention we can offer those close to us, our family, our friends. We must understand that in small things lies our treasure.

— Pope Francis