Five end-of-August details you need to know for fall

As we count down to the first day of school, here are five things you need to know for fall. 1) Vaccine verification PLU was one of the first universities in Washington to announce the expansion of student immunization requirements to include the COVID-19 vaccine.…

[Updated] Masks are now required indoors until further notice

[Updated September 30, 2021] We are continuing to require masks. Masking up works! Until further notice, PLU will continue to require the use of masks in all indoor locations, as currently required by local and state mandates. This applies to all indoor spaces when other…

New Mask Guidance from Health Department and CDC

Dear PLU Community, This week, the CDC , Gov. Jay Inslee , and the Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department announced their recommendations that individuals who are vaccinated mask indoors in some circumstances to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Washington, including in…

Washington has reopened. What does that mean for PLU?

Dear PLU Community, It’s been some time (decades, perhaps) since I eagerly counted down the weeks and days till Christmas morning, but that holiday feeling has returned as my anticipation builds for the fall move-in, our new student orientation, and the start of the fall…

This week’s winner is…

Congratulations to our third vaccine verification prize winner… Karmen Baldwin Career Advisor Alumni & Student Connections   Karmen’s reason for getting the vaccine: “My reason for getting vaccinated is because I was going to be traveling a lot this summer. I wanted to make sure…

Returning to campus philosophy and guidance

Quick reference: Return to Campus philosophy ( full text ) Beginning the transition to fully in-person campus operations What will be different starting in July? Next steps The experience of teaching and working through a global pandemic has reaffirmed our understanding of the benefits of…

Requirements after Washington State reopens June 30

Due to the rising vaccination rate in the state, Washington is on track to fully reopen by June 30. What does that mean for PLU? Below is a quick reference guide about how the state’s reopening will affect requirements for those learning and working on…

Important update – employee vaccine policies

Dear PLU Faculty and Staff, On May 21, the governor issued a new Healthy Washington Proclamation 20-15.13 requiring employers must obtain proof of vaccination or obtain a self-attestation from each employee, certifying their fully vaccinated status, before the employee may work at a worksite without…

Important May Health and Safety Updates

1. Updated CDC guidance says fully vaccinated people can take off their masks indoors and outdoors Yesterday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks or physically distance, except where…

PLU Vaccination Event This Wednesday May 12

Dear PLU Community, We will host another vaccination event on campus Wednesday, May 12, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The link gives PLU members like you (and your family) access to register early. This is a walk-up clinic in the Morken parking lot . Register…