How COVID-19 is affecting CWU operations 

Updated: April 3, 2020, 4:50 p.m.

Central Washington University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak to provide the university community with the most up-to-date information. This webpage is intended to be a resource for students, parents, and employees to learn more about how the worldwide pandemic is affecting university operations, commencement, travel, online learning, and more.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, all CWU facilities (except residence halls and dining facilities) have been closed to the public until at least April 8, the day spring quarter classes are scheduled to begin online. University officials are evaluating the situation every day and have been partnering closely with Kittitas County Public Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to proceed. The CDC provides updated information to the university’s emergency management team as it becomes available. 

CWU’s trained team of professionals receives guidance from health experts at the federal, state and local levels, placing a priority on the safety of our employees, students, and surrounding communities. Our eight university sites and centers are following protocols set forth at their host community college, school district, or military base. CWU has been keeping the university community informed throughout this crisis by providing daily updates via email, social media, and this website.

Check back for regular updates on COVID-19 and how the outbreak is impacting the university. This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be seen as providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, individuals who are affected, or may be affected, should consult their health care provider.

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