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Way Forward 2021

Our Campus's Coronavirus Response

Latest Updates

Whitworth University continues to keep the health and safety of our students and employees as our highest priority.

We all have a responsibility to protect ourselves and others to limit the spread of COVID-19. Please continue to visit this webpage for new or updated procedures and policies.

  • A state mandate impacts COVID-19 vaccination medical exemptions for some Whitworth employees and student workers. Learn more here.
  • Whitworth announces an updated masking policy in accordance with the statewide mask mandate. It took effect Aug. 23, 2021. Read the announcement here
  • Whitworth Interim President Scott McQuilkin announces COVID-19 vaccination policies for students and employees. Read the full message here.

Additional Updates

Campus Reopening

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Feeling Sick? Possible Exposure? Take these Steps

    1. Stay home from work and school. If you are having a life-threatening medical emergency, call 911 and go to the nearest hospital.
    2. Call your health care provider, a nurse triage hotline on the back of your health insurance card, or the health center for eligible students.
    3. The health care provider, nurse or health center staff will ask you screening questions to determine best next steps in regards to the following:
      1. If you need to have a medical evaluation
      2. If you need to be tested for COVID-19
      3. If you need to quarantine or isolate for a specific length of time
    4. For notification purposes, if you have been exposed to COVID-19, have COVID-19 symptoms, are undergoing testing for COVID-19 or have been diagnosed with COVID-19, please let the university know by submitting a "Report a COVID Concern" through the LiveSafe app or by sending an email to the COVID Care Team


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