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This page contains information about our current rules and procedures due to Covid-19. It answers frequently asked questions and it will be reviewed and updated regularly. 

Last update: 11/18/2021



Students allowed into the building must have their new blue CUA ID card to enter. The staff will not be able to grant access to students without the new ID card. 

If you have any questions, please, contact Lorenzo DeAlmeida for more information.

Questions in this section

  • Will Crough be open in the fall?

    We will return to full in-person classes this Fall. We will follow CDC regulations and local guidelines to ensure that every faculty, staff, and students are safe.
  • Are staff available to answer questions?

    YES! We have two, easy-to-use options:

    Email a staff member: Submit questions 24/7 and you will receive an email reply in the next 48 hours or sooner.

    • For meetings with Dean Ferguson, contact Paula Riff.
    • For meetings with Deans Ohnstad or Puttock, contact cua-architecture@cua.edu
    • For registration, schedule, and tracking questions, contact Alyssa Fields.


  • Am I required to wear a mask?

    Mask Mandate Continues on Campus

    Mayor Muriel Bowser announced this week that the District will relax certain aspects of the indoor mask mandate that have been in effect since July. The mandate will continue in certain circumstances, including in universities, libraries, and congregate facilities such as University residence halls.

    The Catholic University of America will continue to implement this requirement on campus.  All faculty, staff, and students will need to wear a mask whenever they are in a shared space indoors. People who work alone in an office will not need to wear a mask, unless someone enters for a conversation or a meeting.

    We continue to work with the DC Department of Health to assess all University policies and guidelines with regard to COVID-19. If there is an opportunity to lift the mandate, we will assess it and revise the policy when circumstances warrant.

    The best protection against COVID-19 is vaccination. We continue to encourage all members of our community to take this step. Other effective ways to protect yourself and others include wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining an appropriate social distance.

    Thank you for all you do to Keep Catholic Safe.

  • Does the university has a vaccine mandate?

    Yes, but it applies only to full and part-time employees of the University (and those students whose work is funded directly by a qualifying government contract). All full and part-time employees have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless they have a medical or religious exemption. 

    To that end, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) is accepting proof of vaccinations for review that will be used to record and report that status as required. Although the government recently extended their initial compliance deadline of December 8th to early January, all affected employees are required to provide acceptable proof of vaccination for review by December 17th in order to ensure we can meet the new deadline.

    To meet the requirements of Executive Order 14042, all defined employees will need to be vaccinated unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption.


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