During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are following requirements and guidance from federal, state, and local agencies. In an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 at Puget Sound, we have developed the following requirements for students living on campus. All students living on campus will be required to acknowledge that they have read and agree to uphold these requirements by signing this document when a student moves on to campus. Please carefully consider if you can fulfill these requirements as you decide whether to return to campus for spring semester.
On-campus residents must abide by these requirements. All alleged violations of the requirement will be referred to Rights & Responsibilities for a fair process through our conduct procedure. Abiding by these requirements is paramount to the safety and well-being of our community. As such, if you are found responsible for violating any of these requirements three times, you could be removed from campus.
Students must wear face coverings in all campus residences outside their bedroom. Students must wear them:
You may remove your face covering ONLY:
Students are expected to launder and care for their own cloth masks and are responsible for any costs associated with cleaning their cloth masks. Information on recommended face coverings and instructions on the use of and care for face coverings is available from the CDC. Vented masks and bandanas are prohibited. Puget Sound will provide two cloth masks, but encourage students to bring a week’s worth of cloth masks in order to reduce the possibility of transmission.
Residence halls and houses will ONLY be accessible to Puget Sound Community Members. A Puget Sound Community Member is an enrolled student, a staff member, and a faculty member. See below for more specific information on our guest requirements.
Non-Puget Sound Community Members:
Bathroom use for guests - Guests may use the bathroom assigned to their host. The guest will be required to disinfect it after use. Disinfecting supplies are provided and will be found in the bathroom and common rooms.
On-Campus residents are responsible for ensuring that their guests abide by all university policies.
COVID-19 Testing and Daily Screening
All residential students are required to complete a daily screening and weekly testing. Students can access the daily screening on their myPugetSound. Information about testing will be sent in January and all campus residents will be expected to comply with those requirements.
What happens if I don’t test? If you miss a test, you will receive a reminder to test. If you do not follow through on testing after the reminder, you will be referred to Rights & Responsibilities. Please see Accountability below for more information.
Common Areas in Residence Halls:
Common areas have been adjusted to a maximum capacity to ensure social distancing.
Students have three chances to align their behavior with the ResX Covid-19 Requirements.