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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 4:41pm

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Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 10:39am

Dear Campus Community,

Following our first confirmed cases the university has received a number of questions regarding privacy issues. To ensure the University complies with state and federal privacy rights of University employees and students, all employees are asked to review and follow the guidance provided in the FAQs Regarding Confidentiality During a Pandemic. Concerns or questions about privacy and confidentiality can be sent to Compliance.matters@wwu.edu

FAQs Regarding Confidentiality During a Pandemic

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 3:52pm

The Student Health Center at Western serves current students on the Bellingham campus. Our small outpatient clinic, which is funded through student fees, does not accept community members or Western employees as patients. The Student Health Center can not provide COVID-19 testing to the community. Test capacity is still severely limited in our region, and we are using them in accordance with CDC recommendations for only students at the highest risk.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:51pm

Teleworking is an excellent means for many on this campus to continue working while reducing their risk of exposure to Covid-19. Environmental Health and Safety would like to remind folks that being healthy and safe while working from home is just as important as it is on campus. We would like to offer Tips for Healthy Teleworking, as well as phone or e-mail assistance to support your efforts.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 9:17am

Dear Campus Community,

Western is open and all employees should work remotely when possible to help mitigate or slow the spread of COVID-19. We recognize that there are a number of functions performed that require employees to be present at the work site in order to continue business operations. It is our obligation to minimize the number of employees on-site and support the safety of those who remain on campus.

Western is NOT in Suspended Operations

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:15am

Lydig Construction, the general contractor on the New Residence Hall project, has notified the University that they are prepared to resume work on the site. Associate Medical Director of Western’s Student Health Center, David Hansen, has reviewed Lydig’s plan to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 and agrees that it covers all current Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 3:17pm

Dear Campus Community,

Western Washington University, along with all of Whatcom County, has received new guidance today from the Whatcom County Health Department, which I want to share with you.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 11:55am

OuWestern Libraries is working hard to ease the sudden shift to online instruction and the challenges this poses for students and faculty. Now, more than ever, the Libraries’ extensive online services can be of assistance. This page contains information about how to find and access the services and resources available to support the teaching and learning needs of Western students, faculty, and staff, whether you are at the library or working from another location.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:50am

Occam's Razor, WWU's Academic Journal, is taking submissions for Volume 10. Submit any essay written for a WWU class in the last year for the chance to be published! More information and submission guidelines can be found at occamsrazorwwu.org/join.

Occam's Razor taking submissions through March 22

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:44am

Dear Campus Community,

Governor Inslee’s announcement today of further closures of public buildings and certain businesses applies to several Bellingham campus locations.

Beginning 3/17/2020, the following buildings will be closed to the public through March 31.

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