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.

In light of new recommendations from the CDC, we are reviewing campus COVID-19 safety protocols. If you have specific questions, please email contacttracing@pugetsound.edu.

Updates & Announcements

In-person Classes Resume Jan. 24

The gateway testing that is taking place on campus is allowing us to identify COVID-19 cases in a timely way and help contain the spread of the very contagious Omicron variant. In consultation with the COVID-19 Management Group and Emergency Policy Council, we determined that the university will resume in-person course instruction and campus activities effective Monday, Jan. 24.

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Updated Guidance for Spring Semester

Given the current status of the pandemic, we will implement additional protocols during this temporary period of high transmission of the COVID-19. Our goal is to have everyone return to campus on or before Tuesday, Jan. 18 so that we can complete our COVID-19 testing as a community, quarantine or isolate as needed, and resume normal activity on campus as quickly as possible.

Temporary Operational Changes
  • All classes will be offered remotely for the first week of the spring semester.
  • Students should order their spring textbooks online as soon as possible and pick up preordered items in person when notified by the Logger Store.
  • Students are required to have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken on campus prior to reporting to in-person campus work study assignments.
  • Until the initial COVID-19 testing period is complete and classes resume in person, campus food service will be to go, and the cafes and The Cellar will utilize the GET app for ordering and pickup.
  • Updated guidance on international and domestic travel was posted Jan. 7.
Reminders
  • Testing is required upon return to campus and will be offered in Rasmussen Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center, Tuesday, Jan. 18–Thursday, Jan. 20, 0 a.m.–2 p.m.
  • Masks must be worn in public, indoor spaces on campus. N95, KN95 or three-ply surgical/medical grade masks are recommended for all members of the campus community, and are required them for all unvaccinated individuals.
  • Boosters are required for all members of the campus community as soon as you are eligible to receive one.
  • All members of the campus community are advised to limit in-person gatherings and hold meetings remotely during this period of high transmission. View our event policy.
  • Campus buildings remain on card access, except Wheelock Student Center, Memorial Fieldhouse, Wilson Welcome Center, and Collins Memorial Library.
NEW Isolation and Quarantine Guidance from CHWS

Isolation

  • If you test positive on campus, you'll be notified and instructed regarding next steps.
  • If you test positive via nonuniversity testing, notify contacttracing@pugetsound.edu.
  • Faculty and staff members should notify their medical provider, then notify contacttracing@pugetsound.edu.
  • Per the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, our isolation period of 10 days following a positive COVID-19 test remains unchanged.

Quarantine

  • Fully vaccinated high-risk close contacts of those who test positive are required to quarantine until they receive a negative PCR test result—whether or not they have symptoms.
  • Fully vaccinated low-risk close contacts are not required to quarantine unless they subsequently develop symptoms or test positive.
  • Unvaccinated close contacts are required to quarantine for at least five days and obtain a PCR test five days after exposure, then monitor for symptoms for 10 days from the date of exposure.
  • Fully vaccinated students who live on campus will quarantine in their current living spaces after close contact. Students who are not fully vaccinated will be offered quarantine space on campus.
  • Student-athletes should consult with athletics for specific protocols.

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