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PLU Return to Work Guidebook

See below for a quick overview, view the entire Return to Work Guidebook or download a PDF of the guidebook.

Guiding Principles

Pacific Lutheran University’s policies and protocols for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic are rooted in our care for the safety and well-being of our students and faculty, of our staff, and of the public with whom we interact. These policies and protocols are designed with our vulnerable community members foremost in mind, understanding that our care for them is core to our care for the community.

The primary goals for PLU’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to protect public health and continue the institution’s mission to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership, and care— for other people, for their communities, and for the Earth.

Return to the Workplace

  • Workplace Expectations and Guidelines
  • Symptom-monitoring Requirement
  • Phased Staffing
  • Staffing Options

Health and Safety Guidelines

  • Personal Safety Practices
  • Guidance for Specific Workplace Scenarios
  • Mental and Emotional Well-being

Entry/Exit Control

Entry to buildings will be regulated and monitored. Your PLU ID card is required for entry to all buildings with swipe access. Do not hold or prop open exterior doors for any other person. Departments should identify usable building access points and coordinate staff arrival and departure times to reduce congestion during typical “rush hours” of the business day. Staff arrivals and departures should be scheduled in 30-minute increments to reduce personal interactions at building access points, hallways, stairs/elevators, etc. whenever possible.