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PLU Daily Health Attestation Guidelines and Expectations for All Campus

Posted by:
June 19, 2020

To: Faculty and staff
From: PLU Finance and Administration

Guidelines: Per the State of Washington Phased Reopening for Higher Education, PLU must screen all employees/students at the beginning of their day by asking them if they have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell. This requirement serves the purpose of ensuring that all campus community members remain vigilant of their health in order to avoid the possible transmission of COVID-19 onto our campus. Additionally, a YES response to any of the questions will increase the effectiveness of tracing possible contacts in the event an individual is suspected of or tests positive for COVID-19.The State guidelines also require that PLU maintain a daily attendance log of all employees and students. The PLU Health Attestation Form allows the university to meet these requirements so that we can begin to reopen our campus. This attestation must be taken daily when you expect to be participating in university activities (on-campus OR virtually) beginning Monday, June 22nd. You are welcome to try the link prior to that to familiarize yourself with the process.

Expectations: Because this attestation is a requirement for reopening our campus to in-person learning and returning to our workplaces, there is the absolute expectation that all members of the community – faculty, staff and residential/commuter students – will comply with this before they commence with their day. This link will take you to your ePass login and attestation. Depending on your responses you will be given approval to come to campus, or you’ll be advised that your answers require you to stay home. If you are an employee, follow your department’s procedure for calling out sick or requesting to work from home and contact your healthcare provider. If you are a student, inform your professors, work supervisors and/or coaches about your absence and contact the PLU Health Center.

Beyond this expectation as part of the State Guidelines, there is the expectation of all members of our community to consider the health and safety of one another, especially those more vulnerable to COVID-19, and to develop the daily practice of care that is inherent in the PLU mission.

Stay Healthy and hopeful.

Elizabeth Hopper Teri Phillips

Director, Health Services Chief Operations Officer

P.S. Remember to bookmark the link location on the Coronavirus webpage.