Our goal is to keep our campuses safe and keep our students on the path toward academic success.
The WesternU Coronavirus Response Team (CRT) establishes institutional COVID-19 logistical support (internal link) and safety protocols. Safety protocols are guided by recommendations coming out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, and LA County Department of Public Health.
Safety Protocols: When you are on any of our campus locations, WesternU COVID-19 safety protocols require you to:
- Complete the Daily Screening Survey before coming to campus and disclose any symptoms daily. If you have symptoms, do not come to campus and contact COVIDTracing@westernu.edu.
- The preferred method of accessing and submitting this survey is through the LiveSafe app.
- Read more about the LiveSafe app and how to download it.
- Read more information on how to fill out the Daily Screening Survey.
- Get vaccinated (submit vaccination card to email@example.com) or you will be required to submit valid vaccination exemption documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org get tested on a weekly basis.
- Submit a COVID-19 Report Survey if you have been exposed or are experiencing symptoms, and a Contact Tracing Team member will reach out to you with additional guidance.
- Always wear a face covering inside and outside on WesternU campuses.
- Take your face covering off only to take a drink of water.
- Do not eat in study rooms (the only exception to this is if you are in the room as a single occupant). Eat in the designated eating areas on campus. Be sure to wipe down all areas you touch and don’t eat with other people sitting directly across from you, as this could increase your risk of exposure while eating.
These optional protocols are strongly encouraged:
- When possible, physically distance (6 ft. apart) if you find yourself around a lot of people (except when required in certain teaching environments).
- Use the hand sanitizer that is placed throughout the buildings across all campuses.
- Wash your hands regularly.
fall 2021 COLLEGE curriculum delivery status:
WesternU Colleges follow CRT guidance and in addition establish COVID-19 safety protocols and curriculum delivery specific to their programs. The College-level protocols and curriculum delivery vary from College to College because program and professional requirements vary, as do the facilities available for in-person activities. The descriptions below offer some explanation of the variations dictated by the differing needs for the best education possible under pandemic conditions.
College of Dental Medicine (CDM)
College of Graduate Nursing (CGN)
College of Health Sciences (CHS)
- Physician Assistant Education: Cohort 2022: Currently on clinical rotation assignments, will return on-campus for Senior Seminar once a month beginning in September. Cohort 2023: Currently on campus 100% for lectures and labs.
- Physical Therapy Education: Cohort 2022: Currently on clinical rotation assignments, will return to on campus didactic lectures on Monday, August 23, 2021. Cohort 2023 & 2024: Hybrid Schedule – content dependent. Online for non-clinical skills curriculum. On campus lectures and lab for clinical skills curriculum.
- Physical Therapy Education – Post Professional: Completely online program.
- Master of Science in Medical Science (MSMS): Cohort 2022: Hybrid Schedule – content dependent.
- Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS): Completely online program.
- Occupational Therapy Education: Starting Fall 2022
- Physical Therapy Education: Cohort 2024: Currently on campus 100% for lectures and lab
College of Optometry (CO)
College of Podiatric Medicine (CPM)
College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM)
COMP and COMP-Northwest
College of Pharmacy (COP)
Graduate College of Biomedical Sciences (GCBS)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
WesternU is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of its faculty, staff, students, and patients during a pandemic. This page includes information regarding important forms for visiting campus, reporting COVID-19 exposures or symptoms, and requesting personal protective information (PPE).
Campus reopening guidance is now available. Employees and students, see the latest Policies and Guidelines.
For the latest campus announcements and updates visit the COVID-19 Updates page. The WesternU COVID-19 Dashboard provides information regarding contact tracing, testing, and vaccine distribution on campus.
This survey must be completed each day prior to arriving on campus. You must receive a green “Pass” screen for campus access.
This link is for reporting any COVID-19 test results.
Including self-test home kits or those obtained off-campus.
This form will initiate the WesternU Contact Tracing process. Please contact COVIDTracing@westernu.edu if you have any questions.
Please use this form to request any non-curricular on- or off-campus activity. All non-curricular activities now require approval from the CRT. Due to infection rate fluctuations and COVID-19 variants statistics, the need for CRT to review these activity forms will for now be on a month-to-month basis.
The CRT will use this form to evaluate the activity’s planned procedures and make recommendations on any protocols that need to be improved upon or followed before the activity may be held. Please e-mail completed forms 2 weeks in advance of the activity to: CRT@westernu.edu for approval. The CRT requires activity organizers to keep a list of all event attendees for both on-campus and off-campus activities. In the event of an outbreak, attendee lists will be requested for contact tracing purposes.
For faculty or staff related important forms and helpful information during the temporary remote work period.
WesternU COVID-19 Contact Information
Coronavirus Response Team (CRT)
|For general questions regarding COVID-19 and WesternU. Please do not send any personal information to this email.|
Coronavirus Logistical Support Team
|For all logistical support questions.|
|Please submit your completed COVID-19 vaccine record with the subject line “COVID Vaccine”, your student/employee ID number, and college/program/graduation year (for students).|
WesternU Contact Tracing Team
|For questions regarding the contact tracing process, including reporting a COVID-19 Exposure, Symptoms or Positive Test. Additional information for students and employees can be found here.|
WesternU COVID-19 Testing
|For questions regarding COVID-19 testing available on campus.|
WesternU Health Vaccine
|For questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines available on our Pomona campus at WesternU Health. Additional information can be found here.|
Click here to visit CDC Coronavirus Interactive, featuring maps, charts and data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The following are links that provide updates from the WHO, CDC, and local authorities: