Stay Home if You’re Sick
Daily Self-Screening: All Washington State University (WSU) faculty and staff, students and visitors are to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms, diagnosis, and/or exposure on a daily basis before entering a WSU location.
Questions To Ask Yourself:
1. Do I have any cold- or flu-like symptoms or am I waiting for COVID-19 test results? Symptoms include, but are not limited to, sore throat, congestion, fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, recent loss of taste or smell, nausea or vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
2. Have you been in close contact with someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19? Close contacts are individuals we were less than six feet away from an infected person (laboratory confirmed or a clinical diagnosis) for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. For example, three separate 5-minute exposures for a total of 15 minutes.
3. Have you recently (within the last 5 to 10 days) tested positive for COVID-19.
4. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told me to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?
- Employees who answer no to all questions may enter a WSU location.
- Employees who answer yes to question 1 must not enter a WSU work location and are to complete the Department of Health’s Isolation and Quarantine Calculator for next steps.
- Employees who answer yes to questions 2 or 3 should complete the Department of Health’s Isolation and Quarantine Calculator for next steps.
- Employees who answer yes to question 4 should follow the guidance provided by the public health/medical professional.
WSU no longer requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees; however, we strongly recommend vaccines as a means to protect against severe illness. See Executive Policy 43 for additional information concerning WSU vaccine requirements.
Industry specific guidance has defaulted to Labor and Industries and Department of Health Requirements. Contact Jason Sampson at 509-335-9564 or Shawn Ringo at 509-335-5251 for assistance if needed.
Employees may continue working remotely when mutually beneficial to the employee and department or area. Employees working remotely must enter into an approved telework agreement.