Building Use

As the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff are of the utmost importance, GW Nursing has made several changes to prevent or slow down the spread of COVID-19. All students, faculty, staff and visitors are expected to fully comply with the information outlined here as part of GW Nursing building policy. Our knowledge and understanding of the COVID-19 virus continue to evolve, and our policies and plans will be updated as appropriate as more information becomes available. All students, faculty and staff are required to wear a face-covering at all times while in the buildings.

Information on how to protect yourself and others during the pandemic is available at

Entry & Egress

Entry to the VSTC/Innovation Hall is regulated and monitored. There are newly designated entry and exit doors in some locations. Please pay close attention to signage and maintain social distancing of at least six feet if a line forms. The start and end of the workday usually bring many people together at common entry/exit points of buildings. Where possible, we will consider staggering scheduled class times as well as office/lab arrival and departure times by at least 30 minutes to reduce traffic in common areas and help us meet social distancing requirements. Face-coverings are required at all times inside the building.


GW Nursing VSTC building

Traffic Flow

VSTC/Innovation Hall spaces feature signage that should be followed by everyone at all times. Visual cues will be posted throughout the building including directional and physical distancing signage guiding flow patterns and where people should stand, standing spots in the elevators, seating spots in classrooms, as well as informational signage regarding protocols for wearing masks and hand washing. Hallways, where possible, will be one way. If hallways are unidirectional, there will be signage to guide people.


Traffic flow signage

Bathroom Use

Signage placed outside the bathrooms will specify maximum occupancy to ensure appropriate social distancing. Wash your hands thoroughly afterward to reduce the potential transmission of the virus. 


Men's Bathroom Signage


Check posted signage for maximum elevator capacity and do not get onto an elevator that is already at capacity - keep 6 feet apart from others. Use stairs instead of elevators whenever possible to avoid close proximity with others in a confined space. There are designated stairways for up or down traffic. Visual cues, directional signage, and floor decals will be placed in the stairwells. Stay at least 6 feet from other people at all times and wear your mask. Elevator access priority should be given to those with disabilities or individuals with equipment. Use a mask at all times on all elevators, even if you are alone. Avoid touching the elevator buttons with your exposed hands. Wash your hands or use hand sanitizers upon departing the elevator, and frequently throughout the day.


Elevator and Stairs signage