University Response to COVID-19

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


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.

Cloth masks are required for everyone on campus. Bandanas and vented face masks are prohibited. Make sure that your mask covers your nose, mouth, and chin. Handle your mask only by the ear loops or ties, and wash it frequently.


Disinfect objects and surfaces.

Use disinfecting wipes to clean surfaces and 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
  • All members of the campus community must wear a mask at all times, unless in a private room or work space, or in a situation where mask-wearing prevents an activity (such as the use of musical instruments).
  • 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.

Protect Yourself and Others

Learn more about:
•  Required safety protocols
•  COVID-19 Visitor Guidelines & Proceedures
•  Puget Sound Community Pledge

Know Your Risk

Learn more about:
•  Symptoms of exposure to COVID-19
•  What to do if you think you've been exposed (or if you're feeling sick)
•  COVID-19 definitions
•  Campus testing dates and plans
•  Quarantine plan
•  Isolation plan