University Response to COVID-19

Loggers care about the community and each other. By following these required safety protocols, we are all doing our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep our community safe.

New for spring

All students, faculty, and staff on campus this semester are required to participate in asymptomatic surveillance saliva pooled testing.

Learn more about spring COVID-19 testing


Keep your distance. 

Stay at least 6 feet apart from others when possible. Avoid gathering in groups greater than five people, and avoid gathering or conducting activities on pedestrian walkways, near build entrances and exits, and other easily congested areas. If you feel sick, stay home.


Wash your hands frequently.

Use soap and water, and scrub for at least 20 seconds (about the time it takes to hum the alma mater). You also can use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.


Wear a mask.

Face coverings are required on campus. (Bandanas and vented face masks do not meet this requirement.) 


Masks are to be worn:

Anywhere outside on campus, whether you are alone or with others
Inside all campus building public spaces
Inside all campus labs and classrooms—even for those teaching behind a screen
Inside all offices and work spaces that are currently or frequently occupied by more than one person
By anyone working, living or visiting campus

Masks do not need to be worn:

Inside your residential room with the door closed
Inside a private office with the door closed
While eating or drinking
If you have a medical or other issue that prevents safe use of a mask


Disinfect objects and surfaces.

Use disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces and frequently touched objects like doorknobs and phones. 


Be stingy with your stuff.

Avoid sharing items or setting down your items in common areas, such as bathrooms. Use a tote to carry your items. If you need to share something, clean and disinfect it first. 


Have a meal plan.

Avoid sharing food and dining items with others. Pick up grab-and-go options when possible.

Additional Precautions

  • All students, faculty, and staff must complete their daily self-screenings on myPugetSound
  • Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing will be conducted for all high-touch surfaces, and physical barriers, such as plastic screens, will be installed between bathroom sinks, work stations, reception desks, and other high-contact areas. GPS auto cleaning systems have been installed on the air-handling systems in Wheelock Student Center and in high-traffic buildings on campus to improve air quality and eliminate airborne pathogens.
  • Campus buildings are closed to the public and locked. Your Logger Card will open buildings to which you have access. 
  • We are making efforts to greatly reduce the number of people on campus. Keep campus visitors to a minimum. View COVID-19 visitor guidelines and procedures.