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Campus Guidance

The WesternU Coronavirus Response Team (CRT) establishes institutional COVID-19 safety protocols guided by recommendations coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, the Oregon Health Authority, and LA County Department of Public Health.

  • Masking indoors is still required. However, masking outdoors is optional.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must isolate off campus for at least 5 days and should wear a highly protective mask around others, even in your own home. You may end isolation after Day 5 ONLY if you follow the guidance the isolation guidance listed in the Institutional Requirements for WesternU.

See the Institutional Requirements for WesternU for all current guidelines.

First-year physical therapy (PT) and physician assistant (PA) students from the College of Health Sciences came to campus Friday, Sept. 25 to take part in lab sessions. As WesternU slowly welcomes students, staff and faculty back to campus amid the pandemic, safety protocols were in place. Students had their temperature checked and everyone was wearing PPE. For PA students, it was their first time on campus for lab. They broke out into small groups to practice the physical assessment checklist and PT students took part in learning about superficial back muscles in the Gross Anatomy Lab.

These optional protocols are strongly encouraged

– When possible, physically distance (6 ft. apart) if you find yourself around a lot of people (except when required in certain teaching environments)

– Use the hand sanitizer that is placed throughout the buildings across all campuses

– Wash your hands regularly

– Stay home if you are sick