COVID-19 Information

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Employees who are experiencing COVID–19 symptoms or have tested positive should contact their Human Resources at or (757) 594-7145 and their department chair and dean or supervisor.

Students who seek a diagnostic test due to symptoms or possible exposure should immediately notify the Office of Student Affairs at or (757) 594-7160.

Latest Update

From President Trible emailed to faculty and staff

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) inspected our student testing operation at the Freeman Center Fieldhouse and was impressed by its efficiency and welcoming spirit. As a result, Christopher Newport University has been asked to make our facility available for a specially targeted COVID–19 vaccination site. Our facility will focus on our public servants in Newport News, York County and Christopher Newport who are on VDH’s Phase 1b list, including police, other emergency responders, teachers, individuals over the age of 65, and frontline workers who serve our students and community.

This is a short-term arrangement and will not interfere with our student re-entry testing. Visitors to the clinic and its staff will park in lot D. They will not have access to other sections of the campus.

The available vaccine is limited at this time. It will be shared among Newport News, York County and Christopher Newport, consistent with VDH guidelines. In fact, tomorrow our university police officers will have the first opportunity to be vaccinated. Members of our CNU family who qualify based on the priorities established by VDH will receive individual notification regarding scheduling a vaccine appointment.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to serve our community and our campus in this life-saving way.

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