Return to Campus

Emory & Henry College has implemented a COVID-19 response policy that provides guidance to employees, students, and other relevant stakeholders of the College for the safe return to in-person instruction and on-campus educational operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Relevant sections from the College’s COVID-19 Response Policy Memorandum are included here and serve as the College’s Reopening Plan that addresses all of the required components detailed in the Virginia state guidance document, “Higher Education Reopening Guidance.”

All students, faculty, staff (including Apogee, National Management Resources, and Sodexo on-site staff), and visitors (including, but not limited to, job candidates, parents, patrons, prospective students, spectators, trustees, and vendors) accessing College property or an approved instructional site (i.e. Intermont Equestrian Center or Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center) for College-related purposes must comply with the rules, standards, and procedures outlined or referenced in this policy.


Guiding principles:

  • Daily wellness checks

  • Physical distancing

  • Face coverings

  • Hand washing and sanitizing

  • Cleaning and disinfecting procedures

  • Anti-discrimination and anti-stigma

View the complete College Reopening Plan

Vaccination Update

At this time, vaccination is strongly encouraged but not required for employees. If you have already received the COVID-19 vaccination (two doses of Pfizer or Moderna or one dose of Johnson & Johnson), please upload a copy of your vaccination card via this link to Human Resources. The only individual who will see this information is Tracy Peery, Director of Human Resources and our Google suite is HIPAA compliant.

For faculty and staff who have been vaccinated, we are offering a $20.00 gift certificate to The Emory Mercantile. Please note that you will receive an automated email response when you successfully upload a COVID-19 vaccination record via the Google form. Please use the automatic email you receive as your verification for the $20.00 gift certificate. Gift certificates are non-transferable and will expire on June 30, 2021.

For employees who have not yet been vaccinated, we are offering 3 hours of paid leave time to facilitate each of your vaccination appointments. To find a vaccination clinic near you, or to learn more about the vaccine, please visit the Vaccines.gov website.

Please reach out to Tracy Peery, Director of Human Resources, or Ryan Bowyer, Associate Provost and Dean of Students, with any questions.

Thank you for your help to achieve community immunity by keeping yourselves, each other, and our students safe.

Emory & Henry College is dedicated to monitoring this rapidly changing situation and will continue to provide informational updates as they become available.