A pocket guide to how to be safe on campus – The Observer
With school in session and classes on campus, students have both COVID-19 and classes to worry about this school year. COVID-19 and the Delta variant are spreading, so if there are public safety concerns, students may have missed emails that addressed such information. According to Student Health Services (SHS), there are many ways for students to stay safe.
In accordance with CDC health guidelines, SHS provided information on how students can be safe on campus.
- Keep a face covering on at all times when you are indoors on campus, unless you are alone and in an unshared space.
- Do not use single-layer fabric-based bandanas or gaiters, as they are not considered adequate face coverings (ie.
- If students need a mask, there are free ones available at the SURC information center.
- Follow the CDC’s guideline on social distancing when possible.
- If you are not feeling well and showing symptoms of COVID-19, consider taking a COVID-19 test and isolating yourself from others until a negative result is confirmed.
Other precautions have been taken on campus to help maintain a safer environment throughout campus. According to the CWU website, every university building except Lind Hall, “are currently responding to ASHRAE and Washington State Department of Health recommendations to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 in HVAC systems.
Steps have also been taken to help students financially affected by COVID-19 this school year. CWU Student Success has emailed students to provide them with emergency financial assistance, known as the Coronavirus Help, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). Allow students to receive more than just a free mask and demonstrate the University’s commitment to inclusiveness. Financial aid is another way to help students stay safe and provide them with the help they need due to any difficulties related to the coronavirus that may affect their education.
According to Student Success, the CARES Act is available to students, as well as other funds and grants such as; the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act fund the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF I / II / III). These student emergency scholarships are expected to use $ 3,847,692 for relief.
If you need COVID testing, SHS is available by appointment at:
8:40 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
3:20 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.