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New quarantine and isolation tool available

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Washington State University launched a new online quarantine and isolation tool to assist members of the university community take appropriate precautions in the face of potential COVID-19 exposure. The university also extended its request to avoid serving food and beverages at events, including sporting events, to Feb. 14.

The tool walks faculty, staff and students through recommended steps following a positive test, the emergence of symptoms or close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.

Data from the survey tool will be used to monitor case counts across WSU locations. Those with additional questions about isolation or quarantining should call (509) 335-3041.The guidance is not a substitute for medical or legal advice.

Information about the new tool was included in the university’s latest update to the WSU community. The complete message is available online.

WSU also announced it’s extending the request for organizers of events, including sporting events, to avoid serving food or drink until Feb. 14. Last month, the university asked organizers to refrain from serving food or drink to ensure attendees keep their masks on at all times during events.

The university will continue to provide timely updates on its response to the pandemic through numerous communication channels.

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