As we move forward through COVID-19
- Your safety is in your hands – Follow CDC guidance:
- Plan for extra time to get to your destination regardless of the mode you use.
- How to reach us - Parking Services
- Frequently Asked Questions
- For more information, visit Mason's Safe Return to Campus.
COVID-19 is a temporary situation and we will get through it ... Together!
For COVID-19 changes within Parking and Transportation, please link to the topic of interest below.
- Parking and Shuttles
- Additional modes of travel - vehicles shared or personal
- Community Resources
Parking and Shuttles
- Due to the impact of COVID-19, there are no annual parking permits available during the academic year 2020-2021. Daily, weekly, monthly, and semester parking options are available. Please see parking.gmu.edu for details.
- No West Campus permits will be sold for Spring 2021; no West Campus shuttle running.
- Mason Shuttles video - COVID-19 travel changes
Dividers between seats to assist with social distancing.
- Shuttle service for Spring 2021 begins on Monday, January 25. Only the Fairfax/SciTech and Gunston Mason routes will be running during Spring 2021. All other routes are not running until further notice.
- To travel to Vienna Metro, please use the CUE bus which remains on its regular schedule with departures from Rappahannock River Lane. For scheduling information, please visit http://cuebus.org.
For current information for each route, please visit http://shuttle.gmu.edu.
- Please note:
- All passengers and drivers on Mason Shuttles will wear a face covering or have a University exemption. No exceptions.
- Seating has been reduced to 50 percent. This means a shuttle that would normally hold 32 people will now be full at 15-16 people (depending on configuration). This is for your safety.
- Allow significant extra time to get to your destination.
- Keep a minimum of 6’ between passengers when waiting for shuttles.
- Wear clothing for the weather, carry an umbrella.
Vehicles – Owned or Shared – Bikes, Cars, Scooters, Skateboards (or anything else)
- Be prepared to sanitize your vehicle whether you own it or share it
- Anything left sitting out can become contaminated
- Disinfect anything you touch - door handles, steering wheel, handlebars, seats, lock, etc.
- Take your trash with you or dispose of properly; please do not litter.
- Be mindful of social distancing at bike racks when parking/retrieving your bike.
- Wear gloves, wash hands, or use hand sanitizer after using bike pumps/fix-it stations.
- Be prepared to sanitize your bike's high touch areas (e.g. handles, brakes).
- Mason supports carpools not exceeding two people for 2020-21.
- Carpool Zone (no application required)
- Formal carpool programs (application required)
- Be prepared to sanitize your vehicle whether you own it or share it.
- Disinfect anything you touch - door handles, steering wheel, controls, etc.
- The application for formal carpool programs have moved to an online format
- Please review University travel guidelines and guidance on the use of State vehicles below.
- MASKS or face covering required for duration of the ride. Mask or face covering should cover mouth and nose.
- Mask/face covering requirement does not apply to persons with health/medical conditions that prohibit wearing a mask/face covering. Exception must be approved by the Office of Disability Services (students) or the Office of Compliance, Diversity, & Ethics (faculty/staff).
- Passengers are required to wear a seat belt and sit in the back of the golf cart per COVID-19 physical distancing requirements.
- Multiple passengers must sit one per row on alternative sides of the golf cart.
- Patriot Lift for visitors to Mason has been suspended until further notice
- Be mindful of social distancing when parking/retrieving a scooter.
- Follow CDC and scooter vendor guidance on their use.
- For more information on the scooter pilot underway through 12/31/2021, please visit Shared Mobility
If you use a state car, van, or golf cart, you must follow specific guidelines.
- A vehicle with one row of seating used for a trip of less than 10 minutes can have two occupants (driver and passenger) with the windows of the vehicle open during the drive. Occupants must wear masks.
- A vehicle with one row of seats used for a drive longer than 10 minutes can have one occupant (driver).
- A vehicle with multiple rows of seats can have one rider per row on alternate sides of the vehicle, with the windows open during the trip. Occupants must wear masks.
- Vehicular travel for research is limited to the driver only.
- Disinfection of high touch surfaces (steering wheel, gearshift, door frames/handles, windows, radio/temperature dials, and seatbelt buckles) will be performed pre-and post-trip. Keys will be wiped down when they are turned in.
- Drivers of state vehicles and golf carts found in noncompliance will be prohibited from using vehicles.
- In the event that a person sick with COVID-19 had been identified as the operator of a state vehicle or golf cart, it will be taken out of service and disinfected per CDC guidelines.
- You will know (or get to know) who you are riding with; hold each other accountable for safe practices and cleaning the vehicle
- CUE is running on its regular schedule. Mason, students, faculty, and staff ride free with their Mason ID.
- For schedules, please visit http://www.cuebus.org
- COVID-19 details at https://www.fairfaxva.gov/government/public-works/transportation-division/cue-covid-19-response
- Sign up to receive Metro updates at https://www.metroalerts.info/Login.aspx or http://www.wmata.com/rider-guide/stations/vienna.cfm.
Community Connections (Employees)
- Provides details on regional transportation
- Commute with Confidence