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COVID-19 Message: Continued Cooperation and Vigilance

Dear Wildcat community,

As of this week, Omicron has become the most dominant variant of the Coronavirus in the United States. Central Washington University continues to actively monitor public health data considering the rapidly changing situation.

Thanks to our vaccination requirement and indoor face-covering policy — and strong compliance from our students and employees — Central was fortunate to see a limited number of COVID-19 cases on campus during the fall term. As you know, our face covering requirement will continue in the winter quarter.

Taking into account the increased risks we are facing from the Omicron variant, CWU is asking all students and employees to complete their initial vaccination or to get their COVID-19 booster shot if they have been vaccinated for six months, following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Unvaccinated individuals face the gravest threat from the Omicron variant according to the World Health Organization and the CDC.

Through the cooperation and continued vigilance of the entire Wildcat family, CWU will continue to provide a safe experience for our students, employees, and surrounding communities — just as we did during the fall quarter. Completing the initial vaccination or getting a booster is critically important for us to maintain the health and safety of our community.

Wearing face coverings, practicing physical distancing, receiving a booster shot, and getting tested are proven measures we can all embrace to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Wildcat community. We appreciate everyone doing their part to ensure that we can safely come together.

If you have questions about COVID-19 testing or Central’s safety protocols, please visit our Student FAQ and Employee FAQ pages.

Be well,

Jim Wohlpart