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 attestation.wsu.edu before accessing campus. This is required to be completed before coming to campus each day.

Find a COVID-19 vaccination location

Use the COVID-19 vaccine provider locator to find an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

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. 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

2. Complete the attestation through myWSU prior to every visit

3. Check-in at the Floyd building kiosk or CIC kiosk upon arrival

4. WSU employees, students and visitors who provide proof of full vaccination will be allowed to forgo face masks and social distancing on all University locations.

WSU discontinues mask mandate for those who are fully vaccinated

WSU employees, students and visitors who provide proof of full vaccination will be allowed to forgo face masks and social distancing on all University locations.

The new policy, effective Thursday, follows the latest guidance from Gov. Jay Inslee, the Department of Labor and Industries and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The complete guidance is available on the university’s COVID-19 website.

People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. To find a nearby location where vaccines are available, visit the state’s Vaccine Locator website.
Read more of the announcement.


For more information and specific protocol and requirements, visit wsu.edu/covid-19/faqs/#vaccines.

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:
https://www.bfhd.wa.gov/programs_services/investigations___outbreaks/c_o_v_i_d-19/testing_sites

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 attestation.wsu.edu for visitors.