COVID test announcements and updates

Residence Halls

Harstad Hall

Important announcement for Harstad Hall residents – April 22

Dear Harstad Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a third floor room has tested positive for COVID. The student is feeling generally well, having very mild illness symptoms, and has moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently being moved into quarantine.

High touchpoints in Harstad Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we near the home stretch of the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel. If you have not yet had the opportunity to secure a vaccine appointment, we encourage you to do so. Appointments and vaccination centers are becoming increasingly available in the 253 and can be found at findyourcovidshot.com. (PLU will also offer an on campus clinic soon.) At this point in time, vaccination is the best method to protect your health and the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Harstad Hall residents – October 1

Dear Harstad Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident from Harstad Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was a known close contact to the Ordal Hall resident who tested positive on Friday.

After hearing that they were identified by PLU Health Center and the Health Department as a close contact on Friday, the student immediately entered into quarantine.

Both Lutes who tested positive are currently recovering and have moved to an off-campus location for the duration of their recovery. We are wishing our PLU family members a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts have been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in Harstad Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on the bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our student, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Hinderlie Hall

On-campus student in Hinderlie Hall tests positive for COVID-19 – January 17

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2020.

We have received notification that a resident of Hinderlie has tested positive for COVID-19. They learned of their results via PCR testing associated with the move-in requirement. Because this was the case, the student has been in quarantine since move-in and awaiting their test results. As a result, no close contacts have been identified. The student is asymptomatic and in good health and has transitioned off-campus for their period of isolation.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Hong Hall

URGENT UPDATE: New important announcement for Hong Hall residents – April 14

Dear Hong Hall students,

We have received notification that a second resident in a third floor room has tested positive for COVID. The student is feeling generally well, having very mild illness symptoms, and has moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently being moved into  quarantine.

High touch points in Hong Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Special Testing Expectation

Given the occurrence of two individuals testing positive from the same community, even though our current understanding is that the cases are not related, a special Rapid Test Event has been arranged for all Hong residents today. This is being done out of an abundance of caution and to hopefully lessen any anxiety community members may be feeling, as well as to proactively address any potential issues quickly.

WHO:      All Hong residents

WHAT:     Hong Hall Rapid Test Event

WHEN:    Today (Wednesday), April 14th

    12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

WHERE: CK Hall in the AUC

Please participate in this event today. If you are unable to rearrange your schedule to allow for this, you will be expected at the General Testing Event tomorrow, April 15th in the CK between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Health and safety

As we move through the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Hong Hall residents – April 11

Dear Hong Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a third floor room has tested positive for COVID. The student was identified as a close contact of a recent PLU case, has been in quarantine since last week, and has subsequently tested positive. They are feeling well, having no illness symptoms, and have moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently are in quarantine.

High touch points in Hong Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we move through the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Hong Hall residents – February 18

Dear Hong Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a first-floor room has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was tested as part of the proactive community rapid testing today, Thursday, February 18th. They are feeling well, having no illness symptoms, and are moving off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, we are managing all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and moved into quarantine.

High touch points in Hong Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we proceed into the spring, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Kreidler Hall

Important announcement for Kreidler Hall residents – April 24

Dear Kreidler Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a third floor room has tested positive for COVID. The student is feeling generally well, has no symptoms, and has moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently being moved into  quarantine.

High touchpoints in Kreidler Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we near the home stretch of the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel. If you have not yet had the opportunity to secure a vaccine appointment, we encourage you to do so. Appointments and vaccination centers are becoming increasingly available in the 253 and can be found at  findyourcovidshot.com. (PLU will also offer an on campus clinic soon.) At this point in time, vaccination is the best method to protect your health and the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Kreidler Hall residents – March 31

Dear Kreidler Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a second-floor room of your residence hall tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The student was identified as a close contact of a non-PLU positive case and subsequently tested positive. They are feeling well, having no illness symptoms, and have moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and moved into quarantine.

High touch points in Kreidler are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we move through the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Kreidler Hall residents – February 20

Dear Kreidler Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a second-floor room of your residence hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was tested as part of the proactive community testing process on Thursday, February 18th. They are feeling well, have no illness symptoms, and are moving off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, we are managing all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and moved into quarantine.

High touch points in Kreidler are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we proceed into the spring, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Kreidler Hall residents – February 8

Dear Kreidler Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a first-floor room has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was tested as part of the proactive community testing event on Thursday, February 4, received their test result late on Friday night, and on Saturday was moved to an off-campus location to complete their period of isolation. They are feeling well, having no illness symptoms.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, we are managing all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and moved into quarantine.

High touch points in Kreidler Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we proceed into the spring, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.
And remember, wash hands often, cover your cough, and stay home if you’re sick!

Important message for Kreidler Hall residents – October 12

Dear Kreidler Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident from Kreidler Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was notified of the positive test following asymptomatic surveillance testing last week at an off-campus location.

After being notified of the positive test, they notified the PLU Health Center and the Health Department. After a brief medical assessment at the Health Center the student immediately entered into isolation at an off-campus location and will remain there for the duration of their recovery.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, we are managing all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts will be identified and contacted by TPCHD..

High touchpoints in Kreidler Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on the bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our student, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Remember, wash hands often, cover your cough, and stay home if you’re sick!

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important message for Summer Kreidler Hall residents – July 3

To: Kreidler Hall summer residents
From: Office of Student Life

Dear Kreidler Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident from the first floor on the east wing of Kriedler has tested positive for COVID-19. The resident who tested positive is currently feeling well and has moved to an off-campus location for the duration of their recovery.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result we will not release their name. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery.

What happens now?

If you have been identified as a close contact of the resident, you will be notified by the Tacoma-Pierce County Public Health Department about initiating self-quarantine and other next steps by 8 p.m today, Friday, July 3rd.

If you are notified, please contact LuteTelehealth—PLU’s 24/7/365 medical and mental healthcare phone and video telehealth service—for ongoing support and coordination of care over the holiday weekend. You may also be advised to be tested, the timing of which would likely be contingent on when you may have been exposed.

Click here for local testing options that are available in Pierce County. If you are out of the county, consult LuteTelehealth for additional testing sites throughout the state and nation. PLU’s Health Services office is available for testing beginning on Tuesday, July 8th, at 9:00 a.m. Remember to call for an appointment. Walk-in appointments are not currently available.

Health and safety

Common areas in the affected wing, the first floor, and the laundry room are being deep cleaned, and signage will indicate when cleaning has been completed.

For all residents, please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact Elizabeth Hopper, Director of Health Services, at hopperea@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

Shawn Thompson
Assistant Director of Emergency Programs

Ordal Hall

Important announcement for Ordal Hall residents – December 4

Dear Ordal Hall Residents,

We have received notification that a resident of Ordal tested positive for COVID-19. It has been determined that the student was exposed to the virus while away from campus over the Thanksgiving break. Close contacts have been identified and moved into quarantine. The student has mild symptoms and has transitioned off-campus for their recovery; their close contacts currently are in good health.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to health!

Just a reminder: if you are considered a close contact of a Lute who has tested positive, a staff member from PLU’s Health Center or from the Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) will reach out to you directly.

What happened after the diagnosis?
The TPCHD was informed immediately, and with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts of the affected student have now been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in Ordal Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, with a special concentration on bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we move forward into winter, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

In community,

Elizabeth Hopper, Director, Health Services
Joanna Royce-Davis, Vice President for Student Life

Important announcement for Ordal Hall residents – November 24

Dear Ordal Hall Residents,

We have received notification that a resident of Ordal who has been in isolation in South Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. It has been determined that the student was exposed to the virus in another county at a small gathering with friends, none of whom are PLU students. It has also been determined that there are no close contacts among the students in Ordal or elsewhere on campus. The student is in good health and has transitioned off-campus for their recovery.

Just a reminder: if you are considered a close contact of a Lute who has tested positive, someone from PLU’s Health Center or from the Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) will reach out to you directly.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The TPCHD was informed immediately, and with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts of the affected student have now been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in Ordal Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, with a special concentration on bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we move forward into winter, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

In community,
Elizabeth Hopper, Director, Health Services
Joanna Royce-Davis, Vice President for Student Life

Important announcement for Ordal Hall residents – Sept. 30

Dear Ordal Hall students,

We have received notification that another resident from Ordal Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was a known close contact to the Ordal Hall resident who tested positive on Friday.

After hearing that they were identified by PLU Health Center and the Health Department as a close contact on Friday, the student immediately entered into quarantine.

Both residents who tested positive are currently recovering and have moved to an off-campus location for the duration of their recovery. We are wishing our Lute family members a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts have been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in Ordal Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on the bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our student, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Ordal Hall residents – Sept. 25

Dear Ordal Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident from Ordal Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student has had very limited contact with others in their residence hall or on campus and has only participated in remote classes. The known close contacts have been notified by PLU Health Center and the Health Department and are being advised on their 14-day quarantine; the resident who tested positive is currently recovering and has moved to an off-campus location for the duration of their recovery.

We are wishing our Lute family member a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts of the student. All known close contacts have been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in Ordal Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on the bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our student, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Pflueger Hall

Important announcement for Pflueger Hall residents – May 2

Dear Pflueger Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a third floor room has tested positive for COVID. The student is feeling generally well, has no symptoms, and has moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently being moved into quarantine.

High touchpoints in Pflueger Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we near the home stretch of the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel. If you have not yet had the opportunity to secure a vaccine appointment, we encourage you to do so. Appointments and vaccination centers are becoming increasingly available in the 253 and can be found at findyourcovidshot.com. (PLU will also offer another on campus clinic on 5/6/21.) At this point in time, vaccination is the best method to protect your health and the overall health and wellbeing of our community.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

On-campus student in Pflueger Hall tests positive for COVID-19 – January 15

A Pflueger Hall resident has tested positive in the rapid testing clinic this morning. All close contacts have been identified. We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Important message for Pflueger Hall residents – October 12

Dear Pflueger Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident from Pflueger Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was notified of the positive test following asymptomatic surveillance testing last week at an off-campus location.

After being notified of the positive test, they notified the PLU Health Center and the Health Department. After a brief medical assessment at the Health Center the student immediately entered into isolation at an off-campus location and will remain there for the duration of their recovery.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, we are managing all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts will be identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in Pflueger Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on the bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our student, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Remember, wash hands often, cover your cough, and stay home if you’re sick!

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

South Hall

Important information for South Hall residents – October 21

Dear South Hall Residents,

We have received notification that a student in quarantine in South Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was determined to be a close contact to the Kreidler and Pfleuger Hall residents who tested positive 10 days ago. Last week they were advised by the Health Department to have a second test while in quarantine and this test provided a positive result. The student is in good health and will transition to off-campus isolation tomorrow and continue to remain there for the duration of their isolation.

If you are considered a close contact of any of these students, you will be contacted directly by PLU’s Health Center or by Tacoma Pierce County Public Health.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts have been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in South Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

In community,

Elizabeth Hopper
Director, Health Services

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Important information for South Hall residents – October 20

Dear South Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a second-floor South Hall apartment has tested positive for COVID-19. The student was notified of the positive test result within the last 24-hours, after securing testing at an off-campus location on October 13th. They initiated and have remained in isolation since their testing date.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, is managing all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. As of this afternoon, known close contacts have been identified and will be contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in South Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our student, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important message for South Hall residents – Sept. 11

To: South Hall Students
From: Office of Student Life

Dear South Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident from a South Hall apartment has tested positive for COVID-19 during our Quarantine-Test-Quarantine (QTQ) process. The student has had very limited contact with others in their residence hall or on campus, and has only been participating in remote classes. The known close contact has been notified by the health department and is being advised on their 14-day quarantine; the resident who tested positive is currently feeling well and is moving to an off-campus location for the duration of their recovery.

We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

What happened next?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts of the student. All known contacts—only one—have been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

Health and safety
As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face coverings, physical distancing at least six feet, avoiding gathering in groups, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you about next steps.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

Everyone is eager to engage in campus life, to meet old friends and make new ones, to learn what a COVID-19 college experience will feel like, all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

We are all responsible for maintaining our personal health, keeping up consideration for the health and safety of one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Tingelstad Hall

Important announcement for Tingelstad Hall residents – April 9

Dear Tingelstad Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in an eighth-floor room and a resident in a sixth-floor room in your residence hall have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 2 days. These positive cases are independent of each other; both students were identified as close contacts of  non-PLU cases and subsequently tested positive. They are feeling well, having no illness symptoms, and have moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family members a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently are in quarantine.

High touch points in Tingelstad Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we move through the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

Important announcement for Tingelstad Hall residents – April 6

Dear Tingelstad Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a ninth floor room in your residence hall tested positive for COVID-19 today. The student was identified as a close contact of a non-PLU positive case and subsequently tested positive. They are feeling well, having no illness symptoms, and have moved off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently are in quarantine.

High touch points in Tingelstad Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we move through the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important announcement for Tingelstad Hall residents – April 1

Posted on Friday, April 2, 2021.

Dear South Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident in a fourth floor apartment in your residence hall  tested positive for COVID-19 today. The student was identified as a close contact of a non-PLU positive case and subsequently tested positive. They are feeling well, having no illness symptoms, and have moved  off campus for their period of isolation.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to campus!

What happened after the diagnosis?
The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed  all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. Known close contacts have been identified and currently are in quarantine.

High touch points in South Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on doors and other shared spaces.

Health and safety
As we move through the spring term, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to continue to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, self-quarantining in case of exposure, and participating in regular surveillance testing. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions. These preventative measures become especially important as more community members are vaccinated and some individuals may choose to travel.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past year. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our students, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay well!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Important information for Tingelstad Hall residents – October 16

Dear Tingelstad Hall students,

We have received notification that a resident of Tinglestad Hall has tested positive for COVID-19. The student developed illness symptoms on Tuesday, after being determined to be a close contact to the Kreidler and Pfleuger Hall residents who tested positive on Monday. Because the student in Tinglestad had already come forward with symptoms and had been identified by the PLU Health Center and the Health Department as a close contact of the two students who tested positive on Monday, they entered into off-campus isolation beginning on Monday and will continue to remain there for the duration of their recovery.

If you are considered a close contact with any of these students, you will be contacted directly by PLU’s Health Center or by Tacoma Pierce County Public Health.

We are wishing our PLU family member a safe, speedy return to health!

What happened after the diagnosis?

The Tacoma–Pierce County Health Department (TPCHD) was informed immediately, and, with assistance from the PLU Health Center, managed all contact tracing and notification of close contacts. All known close contacts have been identified and contacted by TPCHD.

High touchpoints in Tingelstad Hall are disinfected and cleaned several times a day, including a concentration on the bathrooms and any shared spaces.

Health and safety

As we proceed into the fall, the best way for us to keep our PLU community healthy is to fully participate in preventative practices together. These practices include wearing face masks, physical distancing at least six feet, frequently washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, and self-quarantining in case of exposure. Self-monitoring for symptoms, participating in the daily Wellness Check-In, and communicating any concerns about symptoms are also important precautions.

Should any concerns or questions arise, students should call the Health Center, utilize LuteTeleHealth when away from campus or when the Health Center is closed, and, in case of testing positive for COVID-19 after hours, contact Campus Safety for support. (In that case, Campus Safety will notify one of our Health Center providers, who will get in touch with you.) Employees should communicate with their healthcare providers for guidance, and notify PLU Human Resources about suspected or positive cases. The Washington Department of Health also has detailed information about what to do if you suspect or have confirmed that you have COVID-19, might have been exposed to it, or are showing symptoms of the virus but haven’t been around a positive case.

The PLU Health Center’s well-established partnership with TPCHD has been strengthened over the past several months. They were invaluable in assisting with the management of this case, as well as with arranging transportation, medical evaluation, and safe housing off-campus for our student, and we have their assurance that they will continue to assist us in any way they can. The PLU COVID-19 web page will also be kept updated with information on any new confirmed cases at PLU, as well as general information about cases for community members who are interested.

We are eager for everyone to return to campus, meet old friends, and make new ones—all the while continuing the public-health precautions we have been learning to live with over the past several months. The coronavirus is unpredictable, stealthy, and serious, which means that we need to be conscientious about staying as healthy as possible, keeping up our consideration for one another—especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19—and developing the daily practice of care that’s inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay informed, and stay safe!

In community,

Joanna Royce-Davis
Vice President for Student Life

Elizabeth Hopper
Director of Health Services

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Off-campus students

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – May 5

(Updated on May 12, 2021)

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 last week. All close contacts have been identified. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – May 3

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 this week. All close contacts have been identified. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – April 29

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 this week. All close contacts have been identified. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – April 8

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. All close contacts have been identified. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – April 7

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 today. All close contacts have been identified. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – April 5

Posted on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. All close contacts have been identified. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – April 1

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 this week. All close contacts have been identified.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – March 10

Posted on Wednesday, March 17, 2021.

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 last week. All close contacts have been identified.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – February 4

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2020.

We have received notification that an off-campus student tested positive for COVID-19 last week. All close contacts have been identified.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – November 16

Posted on the Coronavirus Update site on November 16, 2020.

An off-campus student has tested positive. All close contacts have been identified. We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – November 11

Posted on the Coronavirus Update site on November 11, 2020.

An off-campus student has tested positive. All close contacts have been identified. We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – November 9

Posted on the Coronavirus Update site on November 9, 2020.

An off-campus student has tested positive. All close contacts have been identified. We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – November 5

Posted on the Coronavirus Update site on November 5, 2020.

An off-campus student has tested positive. All close contacts have been identified. We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

Off-campus student tests positive for COVID-19 – October 29

Posted on the Coronavirus Update site on October 29, 2020.

An off-campus student has tested positive through this week’s proactive community testing. All close contacts have been identified.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name.

We wish our Lute family member a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Learning on Campus Guide, including wearing face coverings, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact PLU Health Services, at health@plu.edu, or the Washington State Department of Health at (800) 525-0127. If you need someone to talk to now, please connect with LuteTelehealth for support.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

PLU employees

PLU employee test positive for COVID-19, now in recovery – March 19

We received word that a PLU employee tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Contact tracing has been concluded, and no contacts have been identified.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. All of us at PLU wish our fellow Lute a speedy, safe return to health!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Work Guide, including wearing face masks, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact our COVID-19 Site Supervisor, Teri Phillips (phillitp@plu.edu) or utilize the form on the campus COVID-19 website if you need personal support,

  • Students can contact PLU Counseling, Health & Wellness Services and seek 24/7 medical and mental-health support with LuteTelehealth.
  • Faculty and staff, if you need someone to talk to now, please connect with PLU’s Employee Assistance Program at (800)777-4114 for support. Health concerns should be directed to your personal healthcare provider.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

PLU employee test positive for COVID-19, now in recovery – January 15

We received word that a PLU employee tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing has been initiated, and one close contact has been notified.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. All of us at PLU wish our fellow Lute a speedy, safe return to health!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Work Guide, including wearing face masks, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact our COVID-19 Site Supervisor, Teri Phillips (phillitp@plu.edu) or utilize the form on the campus COVID-19 website.

If you need personal support:

  • Students can contact PLU Counseling, Health & Wellness Services and seek 24/7 medical and mental-health support with LuteTelehealth.
  • Faculty and staff, if you need someone to talk to now, please connect with PLU’s Employee Assistance Program at (800)777-4114 for support. Health concerns should be directed to your personal healthcare provider.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

PLU employee test positive for COVID-19, now in recovery – December 21

We received word that a PLU employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week. The employee has had very little contact with the campus. Contact tracing has been initiated, and close contacts have been identified.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. All of us at PLU wish our fellow Lute a speedy, safe return to health!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Work Guide, including wearing face masks, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact our COVID-19 Site Supervisor, Teri Phillips (phillitp@plu.edu) or utilize the form on the campus COVID-19 website.

If you need personal support:

  • Students can contact PLU Counseling, Health & Wellness Services and seek 24/7 medical and mental-health support with LuteTelehealth.
  • Faculty and staff, if you need someone to talk to now, please connect with PLU’s Employee Assistance Program at (800)777-4114 for support. Health concerns should be directed to your personal healthcare provider.

Stay informed, and stay safe.

PLU employee test positive for COVID-19, now in recovery – October 6

Posted on the Coronavirus Update site on October 6, 2020.

We received word that a PLU employee tested positive for COVID-19 last week. Contact tracing has been initiated, and two close contacts on campus have been identified. Each contact is now self-quarantining off campus; neither are PLU students.

We are required to honor the Washington State law that protects this individual’s confidential information and privacy, and as a result, we will not release their name. All of us at PLU wish our fellow Lute a speedy, safe return to health!

Please continue to take all precautions outlined in the Return to Work Guide, including wearing face masks, maintaining basic hygiene, physical distancing, and self-monitoring for symptoms.

For questions, please contact our COVID-19 Site Supervisor, Teri Phillips (phillitp@plu.edu) or utilize the form on the campus COVID-19 website if you need personal support,

  • Students can contact PLU Counseling, Health & Wellness Services and seek 24/7 medical and mental-health support with LuteTelehealth.
  • Faculty and staff, if you need someone to talk to now, please connect with PLU’s Employee Assistance Program at (800)777-4114 for support. Health concerns should be directed to your personal healthcare provider.

Stay informed, and stay safe.