Environmental Health & Safety Positive Cases and Close Contacts
RETURNING TO WORK, CLASS, OR A WSU LOCATION AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
WSU students, faculty, and staff testing positive should follow isolation information from the Washington Department of Health. Calculator will provide an isolation or quarantine timeline.
Our COVID-19 response has begun a transition from pandemic to endemic, and university operations have adapted accordingly. Similar to other endemic illnesses such as influenza, if you have recently tested positive and live in a WSU residence hall you, will be asked to isolate in your current assigned housing. WSU Pullman will not be providing separate isolation spaces for residents who test positive for COVID-19 except in rare situations. Those situations will be determined by Environmental Health and Safety and Cougar Health Services. Students are permitted to isolate off-campus; however, the University will not reimburse for a student to relocate while isolating.
COVID Guide for Residence Halls
RETURNING TO WORK OR A WSU LOCATION AFTER COVID-19 EXPOSURE (Close Contact)
WSU students, faculty and staff identified as close contacts i.e. within 6 feet of a person testing positive for COVID-19 for a cumulative 15 minute exposure over a 24 hour period should follow isolation and quarantine information from the Washington Department of Health.
Reporting Employee COVID-19 CASES and Close Contacts
Should an employee test positive for COVID-19, and elect to disclose their COVID status to their supervisor or WSU, the supervisor or WSU representative shall request the employee contact EH&S for adherence to WAC 296-62-600 Public health emergency reporting and notification requirements for infectious and contagious diseases. Affected personnel shall contact Jason Sampson at 509-335-9564 or Shawn Ringo at 509-335-5251.
If you have questions concerning resources available to you while in isolation or quarantine, or allowable activities, contact EH&S at 509-335-3041. If you are an employee, contact Disability Services for leave options at 509-335-4521.
If a student has a medical questions, needs to make an appointment, or needs to speak with a nurse or medical provider, contact Cougar Health Services at 509-335-3575.
If residence hall students have questions regarding housing, support, or need general assistance while you are isolating call 509-335-4274 during business hours. After hours and on weekends, please contact your RA or residence hall staff.