WSU Vancouver-specific COVID-19 FAQs

WSU follows two public health protocols: Proclamation 20-12.2 (PDF) and The Healthy Washington plan (PDF).

Classes

As a result of the improving vaccination rate, WSU Vancouver is planning for the following:

  • Classes of 30 or fewer will be offered 100% in person.
  • Labs with adequate capacity will be offered 100% in person.
  • Classes with 31 – 50 students will have an in-person component.
  • Classes 50+ will remain remote.

Masking, handwashing and 3-foot distancing protocols in classrooms will be in place.

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Supporting the campus community, especially vulnerable and underrepresented community members, is paramount during this trying time. There are a number of additional campus resources and support units available to students, staff and faculty during this time of transition including the Student Wellness Center, Center for Intercultural Learning and Affirmation (CILA), Cougar Food Pantry, Office of Equity and Diversity, BaCE Wellness Wednesdays and Campus Safety.

WSU Vancouver stands with all vulnerable groups and underrepresented communities who are experiencing increased levels of targeting and bigotry during this crisis, including Asian/Asian-American, Black/African-American and Hispanic/Latinx populations. Students, staff and faculty are asked to be vigilant in reporting online and in-person incidences of bias (e.g., racism, xenophobia, ableism, bullying, etc.), including virtual attacks of classes, or Zoom bombings. If you witness, think that you have witnessed and/or experience an in-person or online bias incident, report it to the WSU Office of Civil Rights Compliance and Investigation.

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Library

Yes, laptops are available for students to use. Laptops cannot be reserved in advance, but students are encouraged to call 360-227-6257 for availability. Laptops can be checked out during building hours.

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Parking

Yes, currently parking permits must be purchased online. Longer-term permits are not available at this time. Pick up parking permits from Parking Services on campus 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily parking is available for purchase at the Blue lot kiosks. Blue lot permits may park in any color lot. Short-term parking is also available at meters. For questions, contact Parking Services at van.parking@wsu.edu, 360-546-9002 and 360-546-9003.

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Student Support

Yes, if you know a student facing hardships or experiencing additional needs during this trying time, the Student Emergency Fund may be a resource. The fund can help with housing, food, health care, materials needed for class or other needs. Direct students to theStudent Financial Services webpageto learn more about the fund and how to access it.

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WSU Vancouver employees

WSU is following Washington State Department of Health Guidelines for handling illness and suspected COVID-19 cases in the workplace. Contact an HRS Vancouver staff member or Lt. Dave Stephenson for advice and assistance. Specific steps to take are at HRS Pullman COVID-19 Leave and Work FAQs.

Contact HRS Vancouver staff or Lt. Dave Stephenson for advice and assistance. Detailed guidance is also available at HRS Pullman COVID-19 Leave and Work FAQs.

If you have a medical condition that impacts your ability to work on campus, contact Disability Services to initiate the reasonable accommodation process at HRS.disabilityservices@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521. You may also care to refer to:

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