COVID-19 is a new respiratory virus first identified in December 2019. It is part of a larger family of viruses called coronavirus, some of which are in circulation normally and can cause illnesses like the common cold. There has been a rapid, exponential rise in the numbers of cases of COVID-19 across the United States.
GW’s main COVID-19 website with up-to-date information for the university community can be found by clicking here. A GW information hotline for COVID-19-related questions for faculty and staff can be accessed at 1-855-GWU-INFO (855-498-4636) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.