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Returning to work

WSU values the health and safety of the entire WSU community. Minimizing the risk of COVID-19 infections is a shared responsibility.

What you need to know now

  • 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 work guide is available from HRS to aid departments as they begin planning for the eventual return of faculty and staff to their physical workplaces.
  • All WSU staff and faculty must complete the Safe Return to Work training via the WSU Online Learning system, before returning to WSU physical work locations.
  • Departments seeking to bring employees back to on-site work locations must complete the Return to Work checklist.
  • Teleworking or working at an alternative work location remains the preferred work option. WSU employees who can telework without hampering essential operations should continue to do so.
  • Employees will be advised well in advance of when they’re expected back at their on-site workplaces as WSU facilities reopen.
  • Student employees should check with their supervisors before reporting to a work location and about specific precautions.

Returning to work


  • Requires daily symptom self-attestation by WSU employees returning to physical work locations. All employees must complete the COVID-19 attestation in myWSU prior to arriving to a WSU work location.  Employees include faculty, staff and temporary hourly and student hourly employees.  If a student hourly employee does not have an attestation tile on their myWSU homepage, they should contact the Cougar Help Desk.
  • Requires face coverings be worn by all employees working at any WSU work location when in the presence of others and in public settings.
  • Requires completion of the Safe Return to Work training via the WSU Online Learning system before employees return to WSU work locations. 
  • Offers alternative staffing options that departments can consider to maintain physical distancing and reduce population density within work spaces.
  • Encourages teleworking or working at an alternative work location as the preferred work option, if possible.

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.