FAQs

We know you have questions. We hope many of them are answered below, but we recognize these FAQs may not address all of your concerns. We will continue to update this page frequently as more information becomes available.

For more detailed information in regards to policies and procedures specific to Emory & Henry College’s response to COVID-19 please review information on the Return to Campus page.

For Students

  • Are counseling services still available?

    The Powell Resource Center at Emory & Henry College remains committed to supporting you in achieving your academic, personal and professional goals.

    While the PRC located in Wiley Hall will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., services will be on an appointment-only basis. A vast majority of services will be offered in-person for the Fall 2021 semester. You can schedule an appointment:

    • by filling out the form online
    • by phone at 276-944-6144
    • by emailing Administrative Assistant Ashley Gardner at abgardner@ehc.edu
    • Support after hours is available by contacting Campus Police or reaching out to the Resident Advisor on duty who can reach the counselor on call
  • I still have questions, who can I contact?

    Please contact Dean of Students, Tracey Wright, at tlwright@ehc.edu with any questions. 

    We also have a new email address where you can send questions: studenthelp@ehc.edu. We are creating this email as part of a new process that will allow us to respond to questions as quickly as possible. The email account will be reviewed by a team of Student Life and Student Success staff.

  • What about Lyceum credits for the semester?

    For the fall 2021 semester, lyceums will return to pre-covid operations. 

    More information about virtual Lyceum events can be found here.

  • What is the facial covering/masking policy for the 2021-2022 academic year?

    The base policy remains that facial coverings are required for all members of the Emory & Henry College community while indoors at any building. 

    However, if you are a student on the Emory campus, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via this link sent by Dean of Students Tracey Wright, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    If you are a student on the School of Health Sciences campus in Marion, Virginia, please work with Associate Dean JP Barfield. 

    If you are an employee, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via the link sent by Director of Human Resources, Tracy Peery, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    Guests should wear facial coverings indoors. 

  • Where can I report concerns for COVID-19 policy noncompliance?

    We want to be as compliant with the COVID-19 policy as possible. 

    Please report student non-compliance issues to Dean of Students, Tracey Wright, at tlwright@ehc.edu

    Please report employee non-compliance issues to Director of Human Resources, Tracy Peery, at tpeery@ehc.edu . 

  • Will the library be open for use?

    Kelly Library building is open only to current College faculty, students, and staff.

    Community patrons and the general public are welcome to borrow materials through their home library (WCPL, King University, or TCPL) and are welcome to call or ask for reference assistance via Library Help.

    Only current college faculty, staff, and students may enter the building. For the most recent updates in information and building hours visit the E&H Library web pages.

For the Community

  • Are events at the McGlothlin Center for the Arts still happening?

    The McGlothlin Center for the Arts will be returning for the Fall 2021 semester! Check back for a full range of events that will be posted. 

  • What about athletic events?

    Athletics events will return to normal capacity limitations for the Fall 2021 semester. 

    New enhanced streaming availability will provide updated viewing options.

    For more information from Emory & Henry College Athletics check GoWasps.com.

  • What is the facial covering/masking policy for the 2021-2022 academic year?

    The base policy remains that facial coverings are required for all members of the Emory & Henry College community while indoors at any building. 

    However, if you are a student on the Emory campus, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via this link sent by Dean of Students Tracey Wright, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    If you are a student on the School of Health Sciences campus in Marion, Virginia, please work with Associate Dean JP Barfield. 

    If you are an employee, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via the link sent by Director of Human Resources, Tracy Peery, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    Guests should wear facial coverings indoors. 

  • Will the library be open for use?

    Kelly Library building is open only to current College faculty, students, and staff.

    Community patrons and the general public are welcome to borrow materials through their home library (WCPL, King University, or TCPL) and are welcome to call or ask for reference assistance via Library Help.

    Only current college faculty, staff, and students may enter the building. For the most recent updates in information and building hours visit the E&H Library web pages.

For Faculty 

  • What is the facial covering/masking policy for the 2021-2022 academic year?

    The base policy remains that facial coverings are required for all members of the Emory & Henry College community while indoors at any building. 

    However, if you are a student on the Emory campus, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via this link sent by Dean of Students Tracey Wright, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    If you are a student on the School of Health Sciences campus in Marion, Virginia, please work with Associate Dean JP Barfield. 

    If you are an employee, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via the link sent by Director of Human Resources, Tracy Peery, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    Guests should wear facial coverings indoors. 

  • Where can I report concerns for COVID-19 policy noncompliance?

    We want to be as compliant with the COVID-19 policy as possible. 

    Please report student non-compliance issues to Dean of Students, Tracey Wright, at tlwright@ehc.edu

    Please report employee non-compliance issues to Director of Human Resources, Tracy Peery, at tpeery@ehc.edu . 

  • Will the library be open for use?

    Kelly Library building is open only to current College faculty, students, and staff.

    Community patrons and the general public are welcome to borrow materials through their home library (WCPL, King University, or TCPL) and are welcome to call or ask for reference assistance via Library Help.

    Only current college faculty, staff, and students may enter the building. For the most recent updates in information and building hours visit the E&H Library web pages.

For Staff

  • What is the facial covering/masking policy for the 2021-2022 academic year?

    The base policy remains that facial coverings are required for all members of the Emory & Henry College community while indoors at any building. 

    However, if you are a student on the Emory campus, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via this link sent by Dean of Students Tracey Wright, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    If you are a student on the School of Health Sciences campus in Marion, Virginia, please work with Associate Dean JP Barfield. 

    If you are an employee, have been fully vaccinated, have uploaded your vaccination card via the link sent by Director of Human Resources, Tracy Peery, and have retrieved your COVID-19 lanyard, you are exempt from this policy. 

    Guests should wear facial coverings indoors. 

  • Where can I report concerns for COVID-19 policy noncompliance?

    We want to be as compliant with the COVID-19 policy as possible. 

    Please report student non-compliance issues to Dean of Students, Tracey Wright, at tlwright@ehc.edu

    Please report employee non-compliance issues to Director of Human Resources, Tracy Peery, at tpeery@ehc.edu . 

  • Will the library be open for use?

    Kelly Library building is open only to current College faculty, students, and staff.

    Community patrons and the general public are welcome to borrow materials through their home library (WCPL, King University, or TCPL) and are welcome to call or ask for reference assistance via Library Help.

    Only current college faculty, staff, and students may enter the building. For the most recent updates in information and building hours visit the E&H Library web pages.

General

  • What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

    There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

    Symptoms* of Coronavirus include:
    Patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms include:

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath
  • How can I help protect myself from COVID-19?

    There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The Centers for Disease Control always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of flu and respiratory illnesses, including:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Wash your hands.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Where can I go for medical advice?

    Emory & Henry maintains an outpatient health center and provides outpatient medical treatment for minor illness and injury. Members of the Emory & Henry community with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the College Health Center at 276-944-6219.

    You can also view outside resources in the direct area for more information.

  • What will happen if there is a confirmed case on campus?

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) protocols will be followed in the event there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on campus. Individuals who have had close contact with the patient will be contacted and monitored by the Washington County Health Department/Mount Rogers Health District with E&H’s full support.