Mask Mandate Changes - Effective June 1, 2023

With the end of the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19, and the end of the Mask Order by the Washington State Department of Health, effective June 1st the PLU Counseling and Health Centers are moving to Mask-Optional when utilizing our services.

Mask-optional means that individuals may choose whether or not they wear a mask.  We understand that not everyone may be comfortable removing their mask.  Anyone who wishes to continue wearing a mask is encouraged to do so.  Please check with your classmates and colleagues, and remain considerate of individual choices and comfort levels.

NOTE:  Please mask if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID, if you test positive, or if you are experiencing any respiratory symptoms.  If you are sick, stay home.  Contact our office for alternatives to care, including telehealth options.

Lastly, the university may and can reinstate mask requirements if health and safety conditions change within our community, locally and broadly.  Advanced notice will be provided if such a change occurs.