Healthy on the Hill
- We will begin spring 2022 classes on time and in person; the academic calendar for the spring 2022 semester remains unchanged.
- Masks continue to be required at all times while using WKU transportation services and when in public areas or shared spaces within buildings, including hallways, classrooms, laboratories, elevators, etc. We encourage you to review the CDC’s recommendations concerning masks.
- Any member of the WKU Community who tests positive or has been identified as a close contact for COVID-19 must contact the WKU COVID Assistance Line within four hours of receiving the positive test result or being identified of exposure by calling 270-745-2019. Close contacts may not be required to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and have received their booster (if eligible).
- Isolation and quarantine protocols have been updated to reflect new guidance from the CDC. Particularly of note, the revised protocols shorten the isolation period for positive cases to five days in most instances, followed by masking for an additional five days. Isolation can end after five full days if you are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and your other symptoms have improved. Please refer to Quarantine and Isolation Protocols or contact the WKU COVID Assistance Line.
- Vaccines and boosters are readily available in our area, including the Graves Gilbert Clinic on campus. The COVID vaccine remains our best defense against the virus. If you are not yet vaccinated or have not obtained a booster shot (if eligible), we strongly encourage you to take this important preventative measure.
- All members of the WKU Community are asked to report or update vaccination status online at wku.edu/vaccine. The form has recently been updated to allow individuals to submit booster shot information.
- Please continue to refer to wku.edu/healthyonthehill for the latest WKU operating procedures.
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If you have compliance concerns, tested positive for COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms or think that you have been exposed, call our COVID Assistance Line at 270-745-2019,
For emergencies, call 911.
If you have questions about WKU’s response to COVID-19, email firstname.lastname@example.org.