Testing and care

Testing to return to campus 

Testing is required for those seeking access to Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory for summer quarter 2022. Testing will be provided upon arrival.

Walla Walla University will not require COVID-19 testing for those seeking access to College Place campus summer or fall quarter. 

Rapid testing will remain available by appointment for those who have symptoms or were exposed to someone with COVID-19. On the College Place campus, testing is held in the WWU Annex Building (located on the corner of College Avenue directly across from the Express).

What to do if you get sick

If you feel sick or have symptoms, stay home.

Fill out the self-reporting form at wallawalla.edu/dhr if you:

  • Are not vaccinated and have a known exposure to COVID-19 (being in close proximity—6 feet or closer—to a person who has COVID-19 for more than 15 minutes in a 24-hour period).
  • Believe you have COVID-19.
  • Test positive for COVID-19.

You’ll be asked to provide your contact information and information about your situation and symptoms. We will then provide directions about the next steps to take.

If you are sick or have symptoms, you may be asked to remain in isolation or quarantine for a specific number of days. We have set aside spaces specifically for COVID-19 care. WWU personnel will ensure you are able to get your meals and other care as needed. On the College Place campus, the WWU Care Team will also be available to help with errands. You are responsible to communicate your situation with your professors to see if accommodations can be made for your absence.

In the Walla Walla Valley, COVID-19 testing is available for College Place students, faculty, and staff at a variety of area locations. Walla Walla Department of Community Health lists testing locations here.

If you need emergency care, call 911. If your symptoms aren’t an emergency, WWU’s COVID-19 response team can help connect you with a local physician.

If you need physical, emotional, or spiritual help, assistance is available for those who are sick or in self-isolation or quarantine through the WWU Care Team.

WWU will not release details or specific information about anyone on campus who tests positive for COVID-19. Should contact tracing be warranted, we will notify students, faculty, and staff if they have come in contact with someone with a positive diagnosis.