Aug. 16, 2022
From the President: Update on COVID-19 Protocols
I am writing with an update on our COVID-19 protocols in light of a new directive from Governor Inslee. In the official communication dated August 5, the governor rescinded the requirement for all state employees to be up-to-date with their vaccination status, which includes receiving boosters. Rather, the state is providing incentives for employees at the executive level and in small cabinet agencies to receive boosters. This does not include public institutions of higher education.
As you know, CWU is compliant with the governor’s current requirement for all employees and students to be vaccinated with all doses of the primary vaccine, while allowing exemptions for online-only students, as well as medical and religious reasons. While boosters are not required at this time, they are strongly recommended by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College Health Association.
Over the next two months, we will be holding two vaccination clinics on the Ellensburg campus for initial vaccination or boosters: September 23 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and October 21 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Both clinics will be held in SURC 137 A/B. We continue to strongly encourage all employees and students to be fully vaccinated (if they are not already) and to receive boosters, as allowed by the CDC.
If you have thoughts or feedback, please let me know.
Thank you again for the great work you did together last year. We will manage our way through this next hurdle and have another great year in 2022-2023.
A. James Wohlpart