Self-Quarantines, Testing & Travel

GW Nursing Guidance

GW Nursing students coming from high-risk states and relocating to the District of Columbia (D.C.) are subject to all guidelines regarding COVID testing. On April 5, 2021, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser updated guidance that will take effect May 1, 2021.   

GW Nursing students coming from high-risk states and relocating to the District of Columbia (D.C.) are subject to all guidelines regarding quarantine and COVID testing.  Students traveling from these states and residing in D.C. should allow time to observe 10-day quarantine restrictions before the first day of the spring semester.  Please note the list of high-risk states is subject to change. 

Accelerated B.S.N. students can expect to resume weekly COVID-19 screening before returning to lab and clinical.  Newly admitted students will also be fitted for an N95 mask. Further details regarding return to campus testing and mask fitting will be forthcoming. 

Students who cannot arrive in time to allow for quarantine should work with their faculty to delay their first day of clinical and/or lab. Students not planning to live in D.C. are not currently required to quarantine but should stay apprised of regional public health guidelines. 

Graduate students can expect the semester to progress as scheduled.  Except for AGACNP track events, there will be no on-campus simulation events for graduate students scheduled for the spring 2021 semester. 

University Guidance

The university’s Campus COVID-19 Support Team (CCST) has further developed specific travel guidance for GW community members and steps to follow when returning to the District from locations other than Maryland and Virginia. 

These documents provide information on where to get COVID-19 tests, how to self-quarantine and monitor for symptoms and other helpful resources. 

For more information on GW’s response to the coronavirus, visit