The University “strongly recommends” GW community members wear N95 and KN95 masks in all indoor campus locations.
The testing center will move from the Colonial Health Center to the group fitness rooms in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center Monday.
Students who were away during winter break must quarantine once they return to residence halls, which will open on Jan. 8.
Officials will move up the deadline for GW community members to receive a COVID-19 booster shot to Jan. 10 instead of Feb. 1, three weeks earlier than the initial deadline.
Bowser also declared a state of emergency Monday and announced an expansion of the District’s COVID-19 testing programs.
Officials said they want to emphasize that campus is “open and operating” after canceling social gatherings and moving finals online.
Officials are working on restoration plans following a cybersecurity incident affecting the employee time reporting system last week.
Officials said the presence of the variant will not alter the current public health measures in place to protect campus health.
Officials said students who do not receive the booster before Feb. 1 will have to get tested for COVID-19 weekly but cannot register for future semesters.
DC Health confirmed the first individuals with Omicron in the District, all of whom were fully vaccinated against COVID-19.