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Testing and Immunization

Central Washington University is requiring all students living or working on campus, or attending face-to-face or hybrid classes during the winter 2021 quarter to be tested for COVID-19. The university is offering free Welcome Back Testing for students on January 7 and January 11-14 in Nicholson Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (students must be in the building by 2:30 p.m.). Flu shots will also be offered for students.

Assigned testing day are as follows:

Jan. 7: All residents of Dugmore, Barto and Wendell Hill Hall A & B (regardless of class standing)
Jan. 8: First-year, Post-Baccalaureate, Graduate Students
Jan. 11: Sophomores
Jan. 12: Juniors
Jan. 13: Seniors (Last names beginning A – K)
Jan. 14: Seniors (Last names beginning L – Z)

Students unable to be tested on those dates must present a PCR or equivalent test to Student Health Services for clearance prior to working/living on campus or attending classes. The test must be equivalent to the PCR tests used on campus and should be no older than 72 hours (from the time the results are known to when they are provided to campus health officials).

Students not tested or who do not provide test results cannot live or work on campus or attend face-to-face or hybrid classes but can enroll in remote learning classes.

Additionally, the university will offer more robust prevalence testing protocols during the winter quarter. The plan is to test a sample of the student population each week in a way that allows us to monitor—and respond to—any potential spread of the virus in the community.

Testing is not mandatory for faculty and staff, but both are encouraged to be tested. Anyone showing symptoms of the virus, should not wait and should be tested as soon as possible.

Immunization

Starting in winter quarter, students will also be required to submit updated immunization records to Med+Proctor by February 1. Students are encouraged to satisfy these requirements before arriving on campus. Those who have not received the required vaccinations can obtain them at Student Health Services once they are enrolled and attending classes. There is a fee for immunizations.

Students who do not receive the required vaccinations prior to matriculation will have a hold placed on their next quarter registration. Students requesting an Immunization Exemption can find the required forms on the Med+Proctor portal or the Student Health Services website. Complete immunization information is available on the CWU Immunizations website.

Additional

  • Students are encouraged to go to MyCWU to update their local address information so they will receive any critical health information regarding COVID-19.
  • Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to download the Washington State Department of Health’s new WA Notify (Washington Exposure Notification) app on their smartphones. The app alerts users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19 and is another tool for protecting yourself and others.
  • Students living in King, Pierce, or Yakima counties can take advantage of free testing opportunities in those areas. The following links offer specific information about dates, times, and locations:

 

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