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COVID-19 FAQ: Campus Health & Safety

Who handles pertinent COVID-19 information, testing and contract tracing at Whitworth?

The COVID Care Team manages Whitworth's response to potential suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. The COVID Care Team is made up of representatives from the health center, student life, human resources services, academic affairs, athletics and spiritual life. You can contact members of the COVID Care Team at

Will spaces on campus continue to be extra sanitized?

Whitworth Custodial Services has increased the cleaning and disinfecting of touch points in public spaces (door knobs, faucet handles, water fountains, etc.) across campus with solutions that are effective against germs – including the virus that causes COVID-19. Our custodial staff has also provided departments and residence halls with disinfecting wipes so faculty, staff and students can clean their own personal spaces. Custodial services has added additional hand sanitizing units around the campus community as well.

Sodexo continues to take all necessary steps in regards to sanitation. Employees frequently sanitize all dining areas.