Loggers care about the community and each other. By following these required safety protocols, we are all doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.

News & Announcements

Student arrival procedures

To ensure a safe start to the fall semester, all students (whether living on campus or off campus) must follow our arrival and check-in procedures. 

Fall 2021 arrival and check-in procedures


Student vaccination requirement, effective fall 2021

All students are required to provide evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (a photo of your vaccination card) prior to the beginning of the fall semester, with limited exceptions granted for medical or religious reasons. Proof of vaccination or exemption requests must be submitted to the CHWS portal by Aug. 2.

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Faculty and staff member vaccination required

In order to resume campus life this fall as planned, we have extended the vaccination requirement for students to include faculty and staff members. This is essential in order to move forward with an in-person fall semester and deliver the fully engaging and robust experience that our students need and expect.

Faculty/Staff vaccination info

COVID-19 Campus Safety Protocols

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Get tested.

Students: Testing once or twice weekly is mandatory for unvaccinated students, depending on on-campus residency and in-person activities. 
Faculty/Staff members: Testing once weekly is required for unvaccinated faculty/staff members, depending on the nature of their work and frequency on campus.
Testing and test kits are available in the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Services office, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday. Beginning Monday, Aug. 2, testing will take place at the testing pavilion on the Event Lawn. Testing pavilion hours.

Learn more about summer COVID-19 testing

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Wear a mask.

Masks are required indoors by everyone learning, living, or working on campus, including visitors. (Bandanas and vented face masks do not meet this requirement.) 

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Keep your distance. 

Social distancing is encouraged for unvaccinated members of our community. As always, vaccinated or not, if you feel sick, stay home.

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Wash your hands frequently.

Use soap and water, and scrub for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to hum the alma mater). You also can use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

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Disinfect objects and surfaces.

Use disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces and frequently touched objects like doorknobs and phones. 

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Have a (meal) plan.

All campus dining locations are open. Pick up grab-and-go options when possible and order ahead via the GET Mobile app to help reduce congestion at dining venues. Avoid sharing food and dining items with others. 

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Be stingy with your stuff.

Avoid sharing items or setting down your items in common areas, such as bathrooms. Use a tote to carry your items. If you need to share something, clean and disinfect it first. 

Additional Precautions

  • All unvaccinated students, faculty, and staff must complete their daily self-screenings on myPugetSound
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing is conducted for all high-touch surfaces, and physical barriers, such as plastic screens are installed between bathroom sinks, work stations, reception desks, and other high-contact areas. GPS auto cleaning systems have been installed on the air-handling systems in Wheelock Student Center and in high-traffic buildings on campus to improve air quality and eliminate airborne pathogens.
  • Campus buildings are closed to the public and locked. Your Logger Card will open buildings to which you have access. 
  • We are making efforts to greatly reduce the number of people on campus. Keep campus visitors to a minimum. View COVID-19 visitor guidelines and procedures.