WSU employees returning to campuses and worksites can do so without having to wear masks or distance from coworkers if they are fully vaccinated against COVID‑19 and declare their status in Workday.
We are thrilled that we can now officially announce that Cougs at all our campuses across the state will be back in‑person in full capacity this fall.
Students, employees and visitors no longer have to attest to their current health status as part of an easing of the University’s COVID‑19 protocols.
More than 350 U.S. colleges and universities have signed on for the challenge which is part of White House efforts to get at least one shot into 70% or more of U.S. adults before July 4.
All employees must declare themselves fully vaccinated in order to forgo face masks and physical distancing while at a WSU location.
The policy changes, coupled with the availability of the COVID-19 vaccine, allow WSU to welcome back all employees safely. The process of returning to physical work locations is expected to begin July 12.
The new policy, effective Thursday, follows the latest guidance from Gov. Jay Inslee, the Department of Labor and Industries and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WSU anticipates further guidance from the state departments of Health and Labor and Industries in the near future. Once received, WSU will provide students and employees with updated guidance.
In just three years, WSU turned a $30 million annual operating deficit into a nearly $30 million surplus, helping to start replenishing depleted reserves as it deals with the unprecedented challenges posed by the global pandemic.
The first of two scheduled clinics is set for Saturday, April 24. All participants must set an appointment using their official WSU email address.