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COVID-19 Information

The WesternU Coronavirus Response Team (CRT) establishes institutional COVID-19 safety protocols guided by recommendations coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, the LA County Department of Public Health, and Linn County, Oregon.

See the Institutional Requirements for WesternU for all current COVID-19 campus guidelines and policies.

Safety Protocols: When you are on any of our campus locations, WesternU COVID-19 safety protocols require you to:

  • Submit a COVID-19 Report Survey if you test positive for COVID-19 and begin isolation.
  • This form will initiate the WesternU Contact Tracing process. Please contact COVIDTracing@westernu.edu if you have any questions.

Masks remain a requirement:

  • Inside ALL health care settings,
  • Inside ALL curricular labs and any clinical-based activities or simulations, and
  • Any interactions with patients or simulated patients, including health clinics or fairs whether indoors or outdoors.

Masks are not required, but strongly recommended:

Inside any non-health care settings or non-curricular lab/clinical areas on campus, including:

  • Lecture halls/classrooms
  • Offices
  • Research labs
  • Conference or meeting rooms
  • Study rooms
  • Break rooms/dining areas
  • Common areas
  • Get the facts about Coronavirus
  • Update to Campus: December 8, 2022

    Dear WesternU Faculty, Staff, and Students,

    As the Fall 2022 semester comes to an end, we want to thank you all for your continued efforts to keep one another healthy and safe on campus. We hope you are all able to enjoy your upcoming Winter Break and we wanted to share some ways that you can reduce the risk of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases over the holidays.

    Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has made a short video with 10 tips to keep family and friends safe this winter season: Reducing the Risk of COVID during the Holidays.

    Spring 2023
    This spring, the CRT will be closely monitoring COVID-19 data and health orders released by local, state and federal health authorities. If case rates and hospitalizations are concerning, masks may be required on campus upon initial return in January. Please check your emails prior to returning from Winter Break to ensure that you have the current campus requirements.

    As a reminder, the WesternU Institutional Requirements contains the current campus safety protocols and should be utilized for guidance if you are experiencing symptoms, if you had an exposure, or if you test positive for COVID-19.

    To find more information about COVID-19 boosters, testing, or treatment, please visit COVID.gov.

    We hope you have a safe and restful Winter Break.

    Sincerely,

    Coronavirus Response Team (CRT)

  • Keep WesternU Healthy

    WesternU is dedicated to protecting the health and safety of its faculty, staff, students, and patients. This page includes important information regarding COVID-19.