Students will be responsible to know and follow all public-health protocols set by university, state, and county officials, including social distancing and mask requirements, hand washing guidelines, etc. The WWU Office of Student Life will provide each student with information about the WWU COVID-19 Code of Conduct as well as any sanctions for conduct that violates outlined expectations. When the code is finalized, it will be posted here.
Students and WWU employees are expected to limit the number of close-contact exposures and avoid congregating with many people at a time.
- Avoid gatherings in small or confined areas.
- Hold meetings virtually when possible.
- Don’t share personal items or use others’ personal items, including phones, computers, tablets, keys, water bottles, etc.
- Large social gathering will not be allowed.
We realize that added safety procedures and protocols may be less convenient, however physically distanced instruction, work habits, and activities, that are carried out in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines, will help protect the health of our campus community.
Some traffic patterns in campus buildings may be altered to help with distancing, and convenient directional signs will be provided to help. Occupancy limits in our classrooms and public spaces will allow for safe distancing. In some cases, class schedules and locations may be more creative than usual. Special equipment, such as custom plexiglass dividers and high-end microphone/camera/computer technology, is being installed to facilitate safer interactions in our classrooms and study spaces.
Learn more about social distancing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Face coverings are required on campus. The university will supply students, faculty, and staff with a limited number of reusable cloth face masks to wear on campus outside of personal living spaces, in accordance with state regulations. You are welcome to supply your own well-fitting cloth masks as well.
Contact tracing will be implemented for students, faculty, and staff via an app called SaferMe so that our local health departments have easy access to information about who might need to isolate or be tested for COVID-19.