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Returning to the Workplace

WSU is developing an expansive and welcoming in-person experience in fall 2021 that will let you connect with fellow Cougs as safely as possible.

What you need to know now

  • All WSU campuses, areas, and units will be expected to start the phased reopening process no later than July 12.
  • WSU employees, students and visitors who provide proof of full vaccination will be allowed to forgo face masks and physical distancing on all University locations starting May 27.
  • The RMAG COVID-19 Return to Campus/Worksite review process has changed.  As of 5/10/21, the only plans that require RMAG review are the initial plans for an entire area, e.g. college, administrative unit, such as Finance and Administration, (Pullman campus), or other system campus.  Once an area plan has been reviewed by RMAG and approved then sub-area/unit plans may be approved by the corresponding chancellor, vice president or dean.
  • State University will require proof of the COVID-19 vaccination for all students engaging in activities at a WSU campus or location in the 2021-2022 academic year. The university also intends to extend this requirement to all employees and volunteers engaging in activities on a WSU worksite. Exemptions will be allowed for medical, religious and personal reasons.  Read more.
  • You must complete a self-attestation form every day you plan to be at a physical WSU location. Locations include all campuses, extension locations, and satellite offices.
  • A return to a WSU work location guide is available from HRS to aid departments as they begin planning for the eventual return of faculty and staff to their physical workplaces.
  • Departments seeking to bring employees back to on-site work locations must complete the Return to Worksite checklist.
  • Student employees should check with their supervisors before reporting to a work location and about specific precautions.

This website is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.