Alerts

Stay Home, Stay Healthy extended

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In response to the extension of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, WSU Vancouver will remain open in a limited capacity. Explore the website to learn how to access campus resources electronically and by phone.

As of March 23, WSU Vancouver will teach classes online through the end of the semester to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Covid-19 Updates Vancouver FAQs

Stay Home, Stay Healthy

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In response to Gov. Jay Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, WSU Vancouver will remain open in a limited capacity until at least April 6. Explore the website to learn how to access campus resources electronically and by phone.

As of March 23, WSU Vancouver will teach classes online through the end of the semester to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Covid-19 Updates Vancouver FAQs

WSU Vancouver has suspended operations Sat. March 14

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WSU Vancouver has suspended operation on Saturday, March 14 due to inclement weather. Review FAQ: Inclement Weather for clarification on using leave during crummy weather. The WSU Vancouver weather policy, along with instructional information and a list of closure notification websites can be found on the Emergency Closure webpage.

WSU Vancouver will teach classes online to reduce the spread of COVID-19

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As of March 23, WSU Vancouver will teach classes online through the end of the semester to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Covid-19 Updates

Information regarding safety precautions related to coronavirus

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Dear Campus Community,

I am writing to let you know about safety precautions being taken by one of our faculty members whose family member is a person under monitoring after being exposed to the COVID-19 virus commonly referred to as coronavirus. Our faculty member was not directly exposed.

Both the family member and the faculty member are symptom-free, but exercising separation protocols at home in Portland per Oregon Public Health. As an added precaution, the faculty member will not return to campus until their family member is cleared to return to work.

Our faculty member has office space in the McClaskey Building, which was thoroughly disinfected over the weekend, as was the classroom in which this person teaches.

Remember recommendations from Clark County Public Health for maintaining health and avoiding viruses including COVID-19 and influenza:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are experiencing fever, cough or shortness of breath.

For up-to-date COVID-19 information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s coronavirus disease website.

I am concerned about our faculty member and their family, but I am heartened that they are symptom-free. I wish them the very best as they work through this process.

As the Coronavirus response evolves in Washington state, you can expect to receive messages both from the WSU system about response and measures being taken, and from me regarding WSU Vancouver and Clark County response.

If you have questions as we coordinate campus emergency preparedness and response, please contact Public Safety by email or by calling 360-546-9001. And please, be mindful not to spread incomplete or unverified information. Rely on official channels.

Sincerely,

Mel Netzhammer
Chancellor