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Washington State University will implement a comprehensive COVID-19 testing program beginning in the Spring 2021 semester for WSU Pullman and WSU Health Sciences Spokane. This effort will identify and mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the WSU Pullman community as the university’s residential campus, the broader Pullman population, and students and faculty involved in clinical programs and patient subject research in Spokane.
Spring 2021 semester testing targets the following populations:
The types of testing procedures to be used will include:
In addition to testing procedures, WSU has implemented other protocols to identify and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These include daily attestations, isolation and quarantine measures, and contact tracing. WSU has also put in place other public health and safety measures, including mandatory facial coverings, physical distancing, biosecurity measures such as temperature checks, and a public health communications plan to address the behavioral health component of disease spread.