Health & Wellness

Geoscience class and lab that is both in person with mask due to COVID-19 and virtual taught by Peter David, Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at PLU. (PLU Photo/John Froschauer)

Staying healthy is important for you and for your PLU community.

All unvaccinated members of the PLU community should practice these Protective Practices:

If You Feel Sick

Important: If you’re feeling sick, or suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19, stay home. Don’t come to work or class.

  • Students should call the Health Center at 253-535-7337 or may start with a visit through Lute Telehealth.
  • Staff and faculty should contact their primary healthcare provider.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Students should contact the Health & Wellness Center and university employees should contact your healthcare provider for guidance and notify your supervisor if you experience flu-like symptoms, or any of the following:

  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Temperature greater than or equal to 100.4° Fahrenheit
  • Close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID‐19 or who is showing the above symptoms

Students, if you begin to show symptoms while in class or at work, notify your faculty member or supervisor and leave immediately. Limit contact with other individuals and contact the Health and Wellness Center.

Faculty and staff, if you begin to show symptoms while teaching class or at work, notify Human Resources, your department chair, or supervisor and leave immediately.

Returning to class or work

Students who are ill will immediately move into isolation in designated areas or if they choose, return home. Flexible class attendance policies will accommodate students missing class due to illness, self-quarantine, and/or isolation.

Faculty or staff with new or worsening symptoms of illness are not permitted to return to work on campus.

No one may return to class or work until:

  • At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 3 days (72 hours) have passed since recovery—resolution of fever without the use of fever-reducing medications
  • Have an improvement in respiratory symptoms, e.g., cough, shortness of breath

Coping with COVID-19 anxiety

The following information is intended for informational purposes only.  Please consult a mental health or medical professional with any questions or concerns.