Overnight Visit COVID Policy

COVID Vaccination Requirements:

  • All prospective students participating in an overnight visit on campus must be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19. They must show proof of vaccination when they check in on campus for the event (example, photo of a vaccination card on a phone).
  • All hosting students and their roommates must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.Verification of vaccination (vaccination card) will be provided by the student(s) hosting to the sponsoring department. Copies of vaccination cards should not be kept by departments and students should not email a screenshot of their card.
  • Individuals are considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks or more after the second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or a single dose of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
  • There are no exemptions allowed for the COVID vaccination requirement.

COVID Testing Requirements:

  • All prospective students planning to stay overnight in a PLU residence hall room must provide proof of a negative PCR test no more than three days prior to the event or a rapid test conducted no more than one day prior to the event regardless of their vaccination status. Prospective students may not be tested using PLU testing facilities (Health Center, AUC, Athletic Training Room, etc.).
  • All PLU hosting students and their roommates must be tested at PLU’s COVID Testing Site on the day of the event. The hosting department (i.e. Athletics or Admission)  will need to coordinate the test site dates and hours with Sue Liden, Director of Risk Services and Franciso Aragon, On-Site COVID Testing Coordinator.

COVID Safety Protocols:

  • Students must wear masks at all times on campus unless actively eating or drinking. Departments hosting students should be prepared with materials (i.e. masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) for guests if needed.
  • Once in a residence hall and behind a closed door with roommates, masks may be removed.

Capacity Requirements:

  • Limit to one student per room.
  • There are no limits to how many total students may stay overnight for events, however, there must be close communication with Dining and Residential Life.

Visitor COVID symptoms policy

  • What should we do if a student starts showing symptoms while on campus?
    • Immediately quarantine the student.
    • If possible, have the student removed from campus as soon as possible.
    • If the student needs to spend the night, coordination between the hosting department, Campus Safety and Sue Liden to move the student to quarantine housing in South Hall until the student can be removed from campus.
  • What is the policy if a student reports a positive covid test 24-48 hours after attending an overnight visit?
    • Let Teri Phillips, COVID-19 Site Supervisor or Sue Liden, Risk Manager, know so contact tracing can be completed.