Maintaining a safe, healthy, and inclusive campus is the entire WSU community's responsibility. We understand that mistakes and oversights with public health directives will occur. The changes to our day-to-day routines as a result of these risk-reducing directives are significant and it may take time for the new normal to become natural. Compliance issues will be addressed with care, understanding and education. The Center for Community Standards will address egregious, reckless, and/or repeated violations of health and safety expectations. Our end goal is behavior change and compliance.
Potential Standards of Conduct Violations in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Unwilling to wear a mask or face covering
- Not maintaining appropriate (6ft) physical distancing/social distancing (page 5)
- Hosting events with too many participants per current regulations
- Failure to submit appropriate contact tracing information
- Unwilling to self-isolate after exposure
- Refusal to quarantine after confirmed diagnosis
- Refusal to sequester after confirmed diagnosis
- Falsifying Medical Documentation
- Falsifying Attestation Documentation
- Failure to complete daily attestation
- Failure to provide documentation of daily attestation
To review all of the Washington Governor’s proclamations during the COVID-19 pandemic, you can find more information at the Office of the Governor’s website. For the Governor’s Safe Start plan for information regarding the Washington State Department of Health response to COVID-19, please visit their 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak website.
Amnesty for Information Shared during Contact Tracing
The Center for Community Standards will not have direct access to information disclosed by students during contact tracing. University will NOT be initiating the community standards process solely based on information disclosed during contact tracing. The Center for Community Standards may still contact students to provide educational resources and support. (WAC 504-26-510)