Coronavirus

Dear WWU Community,

I want to start by saying again that I am so grateful to everyone in the Western community for your cooperation and flexibility throughout the pandemic as we have worked to keep everyone safe and create the best learning and work environment for our community. 

In partnership with the Whatcom Health Department, the WWU Student Health Center, and Western’s COVID Support Team, University Residences’ isolation and quarantine process has changed for students living on campus who are directly impacted by COVID. Depending on room type, students who test…

Dear WWU Community,

I realize that our abrupt pivot to two more weeks of remote learning announced on Monday, January 10 had a significant impact on planning for many of you, and the timing was certainly not optimal just as many students were traveling back to campus for what we all…

See below for a short FAQ on some of the most commonly-asked questions surrounding the return to in-person classes on Jan. 24.

How do we know a different decision around class modality won’t be made later? 

Western is issuing this message now because we feel confident in the…

Dear Western Community,

After consultation with the WWU COVID Support Team and local and regional public health experts, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our community’s safety and wellbeing to extend remote learning starting tomorrow for the next two weeks, with a…

Dear Western Community,

I wanted to reach out to you with an update and to respond to a number of questions that our administrative offices and COVID Support Team have received this week as we prepare to begin in-person classes and continue in-person services and activities on January 10…

In support of our employees, Human Resources is providing a weekly update on HR employee-related COVID programs.  As we have come to know, it is a constantly changing environment and our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date information. Our primary topics include remote work,…

See below for new information regarding COVID reporting procedures, contractor info, and more, for the week of Oct. 4.

Beginning October 4, students and instructors will receive notice to their Western email if there has been a positive case in one of their in-person classes, within 24…

In our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Governor Inslee’s recent Vaccination Requirement Proclamation , COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Proclamation 21-14.1 (“Proclamation”) Western Washington University (WWU) is requiring all suppliers, vendors and…

Beginning October 18, 2021, Western will be implementing new requirements for visitors to campus. This will require certain visitors to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result. All visitors must continue to wear a mask in buildings and in crowded…

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