All major University gatherings have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Effective June 11, 2021, the District of Columbia government lifted restrictions on capacity limits for group gatherings and events. However, the University will continue to limit in-door group size, to no more than 275 individuals (Cramton Auditorium), with social distancing protocols in place. Larger indoor gatherings will be considered on a case by case basis. Approved occupancy will depend on the venue’s capacity with required protocols.
- Pursue virtual group events, gatherings, or meetings, if possible, in lieu of in-person, and promote social distancing of at least 3 feet between people and required masks if events are held.
- In-door recreation areas and theater venues, including Cramton Auditorium, will be open with an overall limited seating capacity that follows the University’s indoor guidelines , maintaining social distancing and mask requirements. Details for chapel services will be shared with the University at a later date.
- Outdoor group gatherings larger than 100 individuals require approval through University protocols. Mask usage is required, as well as three-foot social distancing, where feasible.
The Department of Athletics is working closely with the DC Consortium on Athletics and the MEAC conference on the guidelines for athletic participation this Fall. We anticipate all 21 intercollegiate teams will return to full training and competition. Student Athletes will be required to wear masks as appropriate. Student athletes will be tested once per week (PCR) as required by the University and the MEAC conference.
Athletic events are open to the general public subject to Howard University COVID 19 protocols with regard to mask wearing and social distancing. Howard students must present their Bison Safe App for admission to all outdoor and indoor events.