Coronavirus News

3 weeks 2 days ago

Dear Western Community, In May, we announced that starting with Fall 2021, Western will be requiring proof of COVID vaccinations for all students and employees.  We believe that this vaccine requirement is an important part of helping our community come back together this fall in the safest way possible.  In support of this requirement, the University has adopted the following Policy:

3 weeks 4 days ago

Supervisors and employees please note: WACOM, the WWU system for tracking and getting approval for campus visits by employees during the pandemic, will no longer being utilized to track visits to campus or to update staff’s schedules as of July 1. WWU will continue updating campus visitation procedures based on updated Washington state reopening guidance. 

1 month 2 weeks ago

The COVID Clearance Status system used to track daily health screens and COVID testing for students with an on-campus presence will be disabled after noon on Friday, June 11. Students will no longer see notifications from the system or be able to fill out daily attestations. All Clearances will show Yellow over the weekend and move to Blue (N/A) on Monday morning. The COVID Clearance Status system will be reactivated beginning Fall Quarter based on further guidance from the WA State Department of Health.

1 month 4 weeks ago

In an effort to answer as many of your pertinent questions as we can about the COVID vaccines, Western's Dr. David Hansen, Western's Associate Medical Director, will address common questions or misconceptions here each day. Have a question for Dr. Hansen? Email it to, and don't forget to review Western's existing vaccine FAQ on its coronavirus website, here.  

2 months 2 weeks ago

Dear Western Community, After careful consideration and assessing the direction taken by several public and private universities both within Washington state and nationally, Western will require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty, and staff before returning to campus for the fall 2021 quarter.  This decision was endorsed by the WWU Board of Trustees at a special meeting on Wednesday, May 5, in the belief that it will protect the health and safety of the community on- and off- campus and speed our return to more normal in-person operations.