COVID-19

As we move forward through COVID-19

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

Parking

Please note:

  1. 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.
  2. No West Campus permits will be sold for Spring 2021; no West Campus shuttle running.

Mason Shuttles

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.

Bikes

  • 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).

Carpool

  • 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

Motor Pool

Patriot Lift

  • 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

Scooters (Pilot)

  • 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

State Vehicle

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.

Vanpool

  • You will know (or get to know) who you are riding with; hold each other accountable for safe practices and cleaning the vehicle

Community Resources

CUE Bus

Metro

Community Connections (Employees)