Shared community standards remind us that we each have personal responsibility for actions that may affect our own health and the health of our friends, colleagues, and the broader campus community. We know that Catamounts Care and we have developed the following set of standards to encourage everyone to put the well-being of themselves and others top of mind.
These standards will apply to ALL members of our campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Everyone must participate for our campus community to stay healthy.
Shared community standards remind us that we each have personal responsibility for actions that may affect our own health and the health of our friends, colleagues, and the broader campus community. Our collective acceptance of this shared responsibility will be the most effective strategy we will have at our disposal in the challenging months ahead. We know that Catamounts Care and we have developed a set of standards to encourage everyone to put the well-being of themselves and others top of mind.
Wash your hands with soap often and use hand sanitizer - this simple activity is the single best preventative measure you can take.
WCU will no longer require face coverings indoors effective Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, with the exception of University Health Services operations (in the Bird Building and in Madison Hall) and on Cat Tran consistent with current federal regulations regarding public transportation.
The University recognizes that personal responsibility must become the priority as we modify campus protocols and procedures to meet this phase of the COVID-19 outbreak. Each person should decide at their own pace what is best for their health and personal risk. Those who feel more comfortable or safe while wearing a face covering are encouraged to continue doing so at their discretion. All members of the campus community are reminded to be patient and show respect for the personal decision each person makes with respect to face coverings.
Faculty, staff and student workers should continue to report their COVID status to their supervisor should they test positive. Students should also continue to report their COVID status through MY WCU COVID19.
WCU Health Services will prioritize symptomatic COVID-19 testing. Any faculty, staff or student experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should seek a testing appointment. Asymptomatic individuals seeking a surveillance test may still request one, however, general surveillance testing under the ‘Get Vaccinated or Get Tested’ program will be discontinued.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms stay home and call your health care provider to seek medical guidance.
* Conduct history regarding COVID-19 violations from 2019-2021 will carry over for the 2021-2022 academic year. Hearing officer may evaluate each situation individually and deviate from the level of sanctions provided, if needed.