COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Safety & Campus Access

Complete WSU Attestation Form before accessing campus

ALL campus members and visitors must complete the WSU Attestation form at before accessing campus. This is required to be completed before coming to campus each day.

Student requirements for accessing campus

A few in-person services will remain open on campus for students. To access campus, students must complete the following requirements: 

  • Complete the student attestation form on myWSU prior to arriving on campus 
  • Check-in at the main entrance to the Floyd Building (required regardless of campus building you want to access – including The Bookie, Cougar Cupboard and CIC building) 

Cougar Cupboard, The Bookie, CIC computers/study tables

After following those first two steps:

  • To access the Cougar Cupboard, use the exterior entrance on the side of the East Building nearest the building’s connection to the Floyd Building (Cougar Cupboard sign is on the entrance door) – knock or call the number on the sign before entering 
  • To access The Bookie, use the west entrance to the East Building (signs will be posted).
  • To access computers in CIC entryway or study tables in the CIC Art Gallery, use the entrance closest to the CIC parking lot

Employee requirements for accessing campus:

1. Fill out the Access Campus Form

  • All employees who access campus must get approval from the WSU Tri-Cities incident command team 

2. Complete the Safe Return to Work Training (only have to complete once) 

  • Be sure to take a screenshot or print out the final slide of the training 

3. Complete the employee attestation form on myWSU (required every day before coming to campus)

4. Check-in at the Floyd Building main entrance (required before accessing any building on campus)

Masks and social distancing required on campus

The wearing of masks and social distancing are required on campus by all campus members and visitors. 

Exceptions for mask wearing include: when working alone in an office, vehicle, or at a job site; if the individual is deaf or hard of hearing, or is communicating with someone who relies on language cues such as facial markers and expression and mouth movements as a part of communication; if the individual has a medical condition or disability that makes wearing a facial covering inappropriate; or when the job has no in-person interaction. 

Campus safety signage

A range of safety and best practice signage will be installed prior to any return to in-person campus learning/operations. These range from social distancing and mask wearing requirements, to protocol for services areas and bathrooms, etc. 

Signage will be installed to indicate pathway directional travel through the hallways and in common and service areas to increase social distancing once we are able to return to campus. 

All campus reopening plans are being coordinated with both the WSU system and the local health district to ensure the safety of our students and employees. As conditions improve, we will continue to discuss reopening plans with the system and the health district. 

Event Determination Form for in-person on- and off-campus events

Until further notice, all university events, whether hosted on university property or off-site, will require review by the WSU Tri-Cities Environmental Health and Safety Office and approval by the WSU Tri-Cities incident command team.

Virtual-only events and virtual-only conferences will not require this approval. The approval process is designed to help ensure the safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Fill out the Event Determination Form

COVID-19 testing

Currently, no on-campus testing is scheduled for spring 2021, however, campus members will notified if that changes.

View all testing locations in the Tri-Cities on the Benton-Franklin Health District website:

Accessing campus – no test required, but should complete attestation form
If you are going to be accessing campus for any reason, obtaining a COVID-19 test is not required, however, individuals should carefully monitor their symptoms and should not report to campus if filling ill. However, obtaining a COVID-19 test before interacting with any members of the public is always good practice.

All individuals who visit campus must also complete an Attestation Form, which is available on myWSU for campus members, and at for visitors.