Washington has reopened. What does that mean for PLU?

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

Congratulations to our fourth vaccine verification prize winner!

Congratulations to our fourth vaccine verification prize winner… Marlys Nesset Chemistry Lab Manager Department of Chemistry Marlys’ reason for getting the vaccine: “I had the vaccine to protect myself and others and to get back to the normalcy of life. I miss seeing many of…

This week’s winner is…

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

Returning to campus philosophy and guidance

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

Requirements after Washington State reopens June 30

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

And the second winner is…

Congratulations to our second vaccine verification prize winner… Sun Richardson Custodian Facilities Management Sun is going to designate an additional $250 to the PLU Scholarship Fund ! Thank You for Caring! To thank those who are fully vaccinated for the care they have shown for…

And the first winner is…

Congratulations to our first vaccine verification prize winner… Michelle Fargher Assistant Director, Donor Engagement and Stewardship Constituent Engagement Michelle’s reason for getting the vaccine: “ My biggest reason to get vaccinated was to see my family again. Due to their ages, immunocompromisation, and pregnancy, I…

Important update – employee vaccine policies

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

Together, you did it!

Dear PLU Community, It’s the last day of spring finals at PLU! Thank you for all of your extraordinary efforts this semester. Students, staff, and faculty across the university have been actively working with and for each other to keep everyone healthy and safe—and we…

Important May Health and Safety Updates

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