COVID-19 Protocols

In November 2022, UDC updated its COVID-19 protocol to align with the most recent guidance from the CDC and DC Health. The below updates apply to all members of the UDC community and visitors to UDC sites:

  • UDC has discontinued the mask mandate and maintains a mask-optional policy at all UDC sites.
  • UDC will no longer require proof of vaccination for enrollment or employment this semester. The University encourages all students and employees to stay current with their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters.
  • University guests and visitors are not required to wear masks or show proof of COVID-19 vaccination status while at UDC sites. 

If you have questions or concerns regarding the University’s COVID-19 protocols, please email


As of July 2023, the Law School no longer requires weekly COVID-19 testing.

COVID-19 testing and vaccines are available for UDC students, faculty, and staff members at University Health Services.

Test Positive for COVID-19?

If you test POSITIVE for COVID-19, you must report your positive status to the University via email at

The University no longer requires a negative test result to return to UDC campuses, provided that an individual is asymptomatic and has been isolated for at least five days following the onset of symptoms. Anyone requesting to isolate for longer than five days but fewer than ten days will need to email the Office of Student Affairs and attest that: (1) they still have a fever and/or (2) their other symptoms have not improved. Anyone requesting to be away for more than ten days will need a physician’s justification for the requested accommodation.

Students who are registered for classes should notify the Office of Student Affairs of their positive results by submitting a Request for Permission to Temporarily Learn Remotely Form (.pdf) along with their test results.

What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID-19

If you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, please adhere to the CDC’s guidelines for close contact exposure, which includes monitoring yourself for symptoms, wearing a mask and taking a COVID-19 test following the exposure. If you test positive for COVID-19, please follow the instructions above.