The safety and well-being of our campus family has always been Walla Walla University’s top priority. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, dedicated WWU response teams were organized to protect safety and health; support academic progress; adhere to federal, state and local requirements; and care for our students. This past school year, positive cases on our campus were low, and we thank God that our campus family members remained in relatively good health during those difficult months.
Now, we are pleased to plan for an in-person fall quarter that includes our cherished traditions and gatherings! Though it is currently not required, we strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccination to help keep our campus family safe and strong. While we look forward to a more normal fall routine, our response teams will continue to monitor pandemic conditions and respond as appropriate.
Washington state phase guidelines
View the Healthy Washington—Roadmap to Recovery and learn about activities during the current state phase.
COVID-19 safety on our campuses
Safety measures are essential as we carefully move toward a more in-person approach. Regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, all students, university employees, and guests to campus are required to wear a mask in accordance with the policy outlined above, maintain social distancing, and adhere to your state (Oregon, Washington, or Montana) social gathering guidelines while on our campuses. Masks must be worn in any campus space where you are not alone, including outdoors. In some cases, you may be asked to also wear a face shield.
Classrooms used for in-person classes will remain configured to accommodate social distancing.
All students and WWU employees are required to complete a Daily Health Report form during spring quarter. We are no longer using the SaferMe app. The new Daily Health Report form is offered through myWWU. You’ll find the form at wallawalla.edu/dhr or by using the QR code on one of our campus posters. The form must be submitted every weekday (Monday through Friday) and on weekends if you are experiences symptoms. If you forget to complete your health report, you will receive an automatic reminder each afternoon.
Any WWU event must be planned and deployed in accordance with Washington state Phase 3 guidelines and additional WWU guidelines.