Required Actions of All Persons on Campus
As a leading educational institution, it is essential that WKU develop comprehensive training to provide the campus community with essential knowledge to prepare faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors to safely maneuver a campus restart with COVID-19 prevalent in our community.
In response to the updated guidance from the CDC and Office of the Governor of Kentucky, persons who are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 are no longer required to socially distance themselves. Those who have not received the vaccine are encouraged to do so. Until you have received the vaccine, you should practice social distancing of 6 feet from other people.
Follow Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way
Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community—from your home and workplace to childcare facilities and hospitals.
Follow these five steps every time.
- Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
- Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
- Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
- Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
- Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
In response to the updated guidance from the CDC and Office of the Governor of Kentucky, persons who are fully vaccinated no longer are required to wear a face covering, with the exception of healthcare facilities, as noted in the guidelines. Persons who are not fully vaccinated are encouraged to wear a face covering as previously noted in indoor settings where social distancing is not possible.
All employees are required to undergo daily temperature and health checks prior to reporting to campus.
Operational requirements dictate minimum prescribed measures for cleaning and disinfecting areas to reduce the potential for spreading COVID-19. A university-wide cleaning and disinfecting plan for fall 2020 will be developed to address specific area types, recommended procedures, and responsibilities.
- Private Offices and Other Individually Assigned Workspaces: Cleaning and disinfection of private offices and individually assigned workspaces
will be the responsibility of the employee assigned to the space. Cleaning and disinfecting
supplies will be available in the various departments to aid in completing basic cleaning
and disinfection of surfaces.