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COVID-19 Testing

WSU remains committed to containing COVID‑19 and protecting our communities.

Spring 2021 Semester COVID-19 Testing Program

Pullman and WSU Health Sciences Spokane Campuses

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.

WSU Pullman Arrival testing program

WSU Health Sciences Spokane testing program

Spring Semester 2021 WSU COVID-19 Testing Program Summary

Spring 2021 semester testing targets the following populations:

  • WSU Pullman students residing in university-owned and operated housing;
  • WSU Pullman students living off-campus who regularly work at or use campus facilities;
  • WSU Health Sciences Spokane students and staff working in clinical programs or conducting patient subject research, as well as those using campus facilities; and
  • Faculty and staff who physically work at WSU Pullman and attest daily, and visitors on the WSU Pullman campus with an academic, research or administrative purpose and who attest daily

The types of testing procedures to be used will include:

  1. Arrival screening testing for students
  2. Targeted screening testing
  3. Voluntary screening testing for students and employees not showing symptoms of COVID-19
  4. Ongoing diagnostic testing for those with symptoms and exposure

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.

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