Shifting mindset — pandemic and endemic

Dear PLU Community: Welcome home, Lutes! You’ve probably heard this countless times over the last two weeks, but it is so good to have everyone back on campus! It’s been truly wonderful to be able to return to the in-person community experience that makes PLU…

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

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

Masks are now required indoors until Sept. 30

Dear PLU Community, With widely available vaccines and last spring’s declining case rates, we were hopeful that the worst of COVID-19 was behind us — but our approach must continue to adapt to the changing dynamics of the pandemic. The emergence and spread of the…

Congratulations to the final week winner!

Congratulations to our tenth and final vaccine verification prize winner… Heather Jacobson Coordinator of International Student Services Heather’s reason for getting the vaccine: “I chose to get vaccinated to protect my family, friends and community, and to help kick COVID’s butt!” Heather is going to…

Winner, winner!

Congratulations to our ninth vaccine verification prize winner… Lou Groce Assistant Director for Media and Communications Department of Athletics Lou’s reason for getting the vaccine: “I chose to get vaccinated to protect my wife and newborn daughter, but also felt I was doing my part…

New Mask Guidance from Health Department and CDC

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

Congratulations to the winner of week eight!

Congratulations to our eighth vaccine verification prize winner… Tristram Miller Professional Safety Officer Campus Safety Tristram’s reason for getting the vaccine: “I got the vaccine because, not only do I want to protect the people I love and care about from Covid-19. I don’t want…

Congratulations to the winner of week seven!

Congratulations to our seventh vaccine verification prize winner… Dr. Laura Shneidman Assistant Professor of Psychology Department of Psychology Laura’s reason for getting the vaccine: “I got the vaccine so I could hug my parents again and help protect my community” Laura is going to designate…

Congratulations to our sixth vaccine verification prize winner!

Congratulations to our sixth vaccine verification prize winner… Teah Bergstrom Director of Partnerships & Professional Development Department of Education Teah’s reason for getting the vaccine: My main reason to get vaccinated was I missed the smiling faces around me! A healthy community is important. Teah…

Congratulations to our fifth vaccine verification prize winner!

Congratulations to our fifth vaccine verification prize winner… Lennie Sutton Senior Systems Analyst Information & Technology Services Lennie’s reason for getting the vaccine: “The reason I chose to get vaccinated is because I come in regular contact with children in foster care. When vaccination eligibility…