Department ofEnvironmental, Health, Safety & Emergency Programs


Report possible air or foodborne illness to the PLU Health Center at 253-535-7337. The Health Center may consult with the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) to investigate the incident. PLU will follow the direction of TPCHD.

TPCHD may recommend cohorting, isolation, quarantine, or social distancing to mitigate the spread of illness among the PLU and larger Pierce County community. This may result in re-locating sick individuals to shared spaces, canceling conferences or games, or closing campus.

Reduce Infection

Take care by washing hands frequently, getting vaccinated when possible, and disinfecting shared surfaces like desks and doorknobs. When sick, self-isolate (stay at home) and drink lots of fluids. People with complicating health factors should consult with their physician initially by phone.

Take a look at this video by the Washington State Department of Health about how germs spread.