The University is committed to being a responsible neighbor to the larger Charlottesville community. Further, we will be working closely with University community members to enforce key policies to maximize the health and safety of students, faculty, staff and community members.
Each member of the University community has a shared responsibility to maintain a healthy and safe environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Consistent with that responsibility, all students, faculty, and staff who will be on Grounds must comply with public health measures and University policies.
We have developed this reporting form, specifically for persons in the surrounding community, to share concerns or to report behavior that may be contrary to our policies and the expectations of our students and employees regarding COVID-19 compliance. Individuals reporting may also submit photographs or other attachments if applicable.
For more information on community resources please visit the Return to Grounds page.
If this is an emergency, please call 911.
Effective enforcement relies on commitment by students, faculty, and staff to remind one another of appropriate policies and guidelines, and to hold one another accountable. Acting as engaged bystanders to support and assist members of our shared community is the necessary first step in the University’s accountability process.
Minor and infrequent non-compliance
- Minor and infrequent non-compliance is defined as unintentional or accidental violations of the University COVID-19 related public health measures, policies, and guidelines that occur infrequently, without the intent to harm or disrupt, and result in prompt action by the offending party to enter into compliance.
- Minor and infrequent non-compliance should be addressed at the lowest possible level; reporting is not necessary nor is it encouraged.
- Any reported minor and infrequent non-compliance will not usually result in follow-up or formal action.
Significant or repetitive non-compliance
- Significant non-compliance is defined as intentional or reckless violations of University COVID-19 related public health measures, policies, and guidelines. Such violations include engaging in conduct that intentionally or recklessly threatens the health or safety of the University community.
- Repetitive non-compliance refers to repeated violations of University COVID-19 related public health measures, policies, and guidelines despite informal feedback and/or bystander engagement.
- Significant or repetitive non-compliance may result in follow-up or formal action.
Reporters will receive confirmation their report was successfully submitted into the reporting system. Reporters should not submit multiple reports for the same violation. Depending on the severity of the non-compliance, the reporter and/or person(s) alleged to have been in non-compliance may receive additional outreach from the relevant University department. In many cases, however, follow-up to the reporter will not be necessary. Please note that due to federal privacy regulations, the University very often will not be able to share any information with Charlottesville community members about any follow-up actions that may occur.
This reporting portal should only be used to report instances of alleged non-compliance of a University public health measure, policy, or guideline. For questions unrelated to COVID-19 compliance, please contact the University’s central COVID call center (1-877-685-4836) or email (ReturntoGrounds@virginia.edu).
Community Members Report Here