A summary of the latest communications and updates posted to the WSU COVID-19 website.

A summary of the latest communications and updates posted to the WSU COVID‑19 website.

Washington State University

COVID‑19 Updates

Thursday, August 12:

Updates to WSU’s Student Vaccination Policy

Dear Cougs,

We appreciate all you have done so far to get vaccinated and help us prepare for a more robust on campus experience. For the health of our Coug communities, and due to the increased number of COVID‑19 cases worldwide and the prevalence of the Delta variant, Washington State University is implementing two changes to its student vaccination policy:

  1. The deadline for compliance with the vaccination requirement is now September 10, 2021
    (previously November 1).

    This means that by September 10 you must have either provided proof of initiation or completion of COVID‑19 vaccination or filed an exemption. The process to do either is available on the Cougar Health Services website.

    If you do not complete these steps, it may impact your ability to participate in campus events and you will need to wear a mask while on campus. You will not be able to register for spring classes, and a hold will be placed on your student account. The university may impose further restrictions in the interest of maintaining public health, until you have complied with the vaccine requirement.

  2. After any of the three currently approved vaccines receive full FDA approval, personal/philosophical exemptions will no longer be accepted.

    Students will have forty‑five (45) days following the approval date to provide proof of vaccination (or initiation of vaccination) or file a medical or religious exemption. Upon FDA approval, the updated process for filing a new medical or religious exemption will be provided.

Thank you for all you’re doing to help #CougsCancelCOVID.

To schedule a vaccination appointment please visit vaccines.gov or Pullman students may schedule online with Cougar Health Services.

If you have questions about this policy, please email covid‑19.info@wsu.edu. For medical questions, or help submitting documentation, please call 509‑335‑3575, or email cougarhealth@wsu.edu.

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For general inquiries, please email covid‑19.info@wsu.edu.

This email communication is not intended to be all‑encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

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