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Frequently Asked Questions


 

The FAQs will be updated frequently.  If you have questions that are not addressed on this page, please email covid.help@wku.edu

 

General

Is the COVID-19 vaccination required at WKU?

WKU strongly encourages, but does not require COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty and staff.

(Added/updated 8/4/21)

Are masks required at WKU?

The WKU COVID-19 Task Force has updated masking guidance to reflect changes in recommendations from our health partners and regional data. 

Masks are required at all times when in public areas or shared spaces within buildings, including hallways, classrooms, laboratories, elevators, etc.

Masks are also required when in a vehicle with other persons, including cars, vans, and buses.

The Taskforce will continue to monitor appropriate variables to determine when masking will again become optional for vaccinated individuals.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Do I need to isolate or quarantine?

The term quarantine refers to WKU faculty, staff, and students who meet the following criteria:

  • Have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 but have not yet been tested
  • Have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, or hugged/kissed or other direct contact within 2 days of positive test result or onset of symptoms)
  • Have been contacted by a WKU COVID-19 case manager, a health care practitioner, or public health official and instructed to quarantine

The quarantine period for identified close contacts is 10 days from last contact with the positive case or 7 days with a negative COVID test performed on days 5, 6, or 7 with no symptoms presented.

 The term isolation refers to WKU faculty, staff, and students who meet the following criteria:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 (both symptomatic and asymptomatic)

 The isolation period for identified positive COVID-19 cases is 10 days from onset of symptoms or positive test result provided the following:

  • Symptoms have improved
  • No fever for 24 hours prior to the end of the 10 day period without the aid of fever reducing medication

 ALL members of the WKU community who test positive for COVID-19 or are identified as close contacts must call the WKU COVID Assistance Line at (270)745-2019 for further guidance.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What happens if students are not following COVID-19 prevention guidelines set forth by WKU?

Students who knowingly fail to comply with protective measures or the reporting mandates outlined earlier in this document may be subject to disciplinary actions as prescribed in the Student Code of Conduct.  https://www.wku.edu/studentconduct/student-code-of-conduct.php  

Additionally, students residing in on-campus housing may be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including removal from housing for violations of this policy or other policies and procedures established by WKU Housing and Residence Life.

Faculty are authorized to take immediate actions within their classroom and laboratories and other in-person teaching environments to assure that all students comply with the requirements for masking. These actions may include directing a student to leave the area, to secure a mask, or for repeated incidents the administrative removal of the student from the course.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What happens if campus vendors/contractors are not following COVID-19 prevention guidelines set by WKU?

Employees of contractors or vendors that provide services to WKU campuses who fail to comply with the protective measures, or the reporting mandates outlined earlier in this document, are subject to penalties ranging from a written notification of violation of campus policy to termination of contracts. Incidents of non-compliance involving contractors or vendor should be reported in an email to covid.help@wku.edu.

 (Added/updated 8/11/21)

What happens if campus visitors are not following COVID-19 prevention guidelines set by WKU?

Visitors to the WKU campus must also comply with the provisions of the Policy EHS-002. Visitors who fail to wear masks are not allowed in university buildings. If the visitor is a guest of a university department or employee, the host is responsible for enforcement of this policy.

If the visitor is attending an athletic event or performance, the event staff shall act to enforce the policy. Visitors outside these categories that fail to comply should be reported via email at covid.help@wku.edu.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

When should I call the WKU Police as it relates to COVID-19?

WKU Police Department should only be contacted regarding COVID-19 guideline compliance if a disturbance is caused or when there is a perception that an individual is in the way of immediate danger or risk.

(Added/updated 8/4/20)

Is a parent able to access their student's health records?

Yes. In order for a parent to access their student's health records the student must grant permission by filling out the HIPPA Authorization form. Students can go to Health Services to fill out the HIPAA Authorization Form to permit parents to access their information.  Students will need their WKU ID card, Health Insurance card to set up their accounts and add the HIPAA authorization information to their file.  For more information call (270) 745-2273.

(Added/updated 8/20/20)

 

 

Testing & Tracing

Are students, faculty, and staff required to take a COVID-19 test before coming to campus?

WKU will not require mass testing of incoming students, faculty or staff at this time, based on consultation with our partner physicians and the most recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control. 

Graves Gilbert Clinic will provide both antibody and live virus testing for faculty, staff, and students. The WKU-GGC location is open Monday-Friday; most other GGC locations in Bowling Green are open seven days per week. In addition, several local pharmacies and clinics provide COVID-19 testing services.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Who can get a live virus test on campus?

Graves Gilbert Clinic (GGC) can perform tests on campus.

Individuals who wish to receive a COVID test should contact their health care provider. Graves Gilbert Clinic will administer tests to any individuals requesting a COVID test.  

(Added/updated 08/11/2021)

What protective resources will be made available to students by WKU?

Hand sanitizing stations will be provided and maintained at strategic locations within university buildings. Faculty and saff can request masks using the Mask Request Form.

Questions regarding COVID-19 or WKU’s response to the pandemic may be directed to the COVID Assistance Line at (270) 745-2019 or covid.help@wku.edu.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What should students do if they believe they have COVID-19 symptoms?

Students should immediately self-quarantine in their residence hall or off-campus housing location. If you have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 911. Contact your healthcare provider or GGC@WKU.

COVID-19 testing is available at WKU’s Graves Gilbert Clinic. For more information, visit the GGC@WKU website or call (270) 745-2273.  

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Once tested, will students be immediately pulled from their residence halls or do they remain until they receive their results?

Students awaiting test results should remain in their room or respective residence away from others.

Persons receiving a positive test result are encouraged to notify everyone they have been in close contact with near the date of their test or onset of symptoms. In addition, it is required that WKU faculty, staff, students, and contractor employees cooperate with inquiries from public health officials and WKU COVID Case Managers and fully disclose all close contacts during the interview process.

Persons receiving a positive COVID-19 test result, or who have been in close contact with someone confirmed positive must call the WKU COVID-19 Assistance Line (270) 745-2019 or email covid.help@wku.edu within 4 hours of their receipt of a positive test confirmation or becoming aware of being a close contact.

Additionally, students residing in on-campus housing must follow the provisions outlined in this policy in addition to other requirements proscribed by WKU Housing and Residence Life (HRL). Students testing positive or who are a close contact to a positive case CAN NOT quarantine in their regularly assigned room or apartment.

To be eligible for on-campus isolation/quarantine, a student must:

  • Be a resident of WKU's residential buildings during the current term. 
  • Have a permanent home address three or more hours of travel from WKU's Bowling Green campus OR
  • Be too ill for immediate travel with a medical recommendation stating they do not require hospitalization and may isolate/quarantine until able to return to their permanent address OR
  • Be an international student with a permanent home address outside the U.S. OR
  • Be an independent student, as defined by federal financial aid and WKU, where WKU is their residence of record.

A student requiring isolation/quarantine and meeting the on-campus eligibility criteria will be assigned to a quarantine facility by an EH&S COVID team member.

A student or employee may seek assistance from a WKU COVID Case Manager in validating their quarantine status to their respective faculty or supervisor.

Failure to make the appropriate notifications to WKU, failing to quarantine, or committing other acts that place other persons at risk from the COVID-19 virus, will result in enforcement actions as noted later in this policy document, or as noted in other university policies and practices.

View the Quarantine Plan for On-Campus Residents.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What do I need to do during quarantine or isolation?

For quarantine:

  • Stay in your residence after your last contact with a person who has COVID-19
  • Watch for fever above 100.3 F, cough, or shortness of breath.  Other symptoms may include chills,  fatigue, muscle or body aches, loss of taste and/or smell scratchy or sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea
  • Stay away from others, especially those who are at higher risk due to underlying conditions or age
  • Follow guidance of WKU COVID case managers, health care practitioners, or public health officials
  • If no symptoms are present, you may elect to get tested on day 5, 6, or 7.  With a negative test result you may elect to end quarantine at the end of day 7. You may also elect to complete 10 days of quarantine as long as no symptoms have developed

 For isolation:

  • Stay in your residence and avoid others for the required 10 day period
  • Monitor your symptoms and reach out to your health care provider if symptoms persist or become worse
  • Watch for fever above 100.3 F, cough, or shortness of breath.  Other symptoms may include chills,  fatigue, muscle or body aches, loss of taste and/or smell scratchy or sore throat, congestion, runny nose, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea
  • Follow guidance from WKU COVID case managers, health care providers, and/or public health officials

View the Quarantine Plan for On-Campus Residents.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Will students be able to return home to quarantine or do they have to remain on campus?

Yes, students may return home for a required quarantine period.

To be eligible for on-campus isolation/quarantine, a student must:

  • Be a resident of WKU's residential buildings during the current term.
  • Have a permanent home address three or more hours of travel from WKU's Bowling Green campus OR
  • Be too ill for immediate travel with a medical recommendation stating they do not require hospitalization and may isolate/quarantine until able to return to their permanent address OR
  • Be an international student with a permanent home address outside the U.S. OR
  • Be an independent student, as defined by federal financial aid and WKU, where WKU is their residence of record.

A student requiring isolation/quarantine and meeting the on-campus eligibility criteria will be assigned to a quarantine facility by an EH&S COVID team member.

A student or employee may seek assistance from a WKU COVID Case Manager in validating their quarantine status to their respective faculty or supervisor.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

How will students be provided necessities (such as food or medical care) while in quarantine if they remain on campus?

Students eligible for an on campus quarantine will be housed in designated spaces on campus. WKU Housing and Residence Life has assigned a coordinator to support students required to quarantine. Medical care will be provided by Graves Gilbert Clinic at their on-campus location.  WKU Counseling Center's services are available at counseling@center@wku.edu or 270-745-3159. 

Housing and Residence Life will coordinate with quarantined students for meals and other necessities. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

 

 

Information for Faculty and Staff

As an employee, what if I believe I have COVID-19 or am feeling sick?

Stay home from work, notify your supervisor, and contact your personal healthcare provider or Graves Gilbert Clinic for a consultation. Contact the WKU COVID Assistance Line at (270) 745-2019 or email covid.help@wku.edu for further guidance and to initiate the reporting process. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

How is WKU protecting against discrimination and bias related to COVID-19?

Adverse or hostile actions against any member of our campus community (student, staff, faculty) based on assumptive risks will not be tolerated. If you need to report an incidence of bias, you may do so here. If you have an immediate concern about the health and safety of a student or employee, please contact the WKU Police Department at 270-745-2548.

(Added/updated 7/29/20)

What is the COVID-19 daily health checklist for employees?

  • All persons shall complete a daily health check prior to reporting to campus. Any person exhibiting symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus should self-quarantine at their residence, notify their supervisor or professors, and consult with a healthcare provider.
  • Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include:
    • Fever (> 100.3 F.) or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What if I am an employee and have common chronic symptoms that are similar to COVID-19 symptoms?

If employees have pre-existing or known medical conditions (or effect from medications) that share symptoms with COVID-19 the employee should seek guidance from their healthcare provider on determining when symptoms could be related to COVID-19.

Added/updated 8/4/20

Will WKU require testing for employees to come back to work if they display symptoms?

WKU will not require an employee to submit to a COVID-19 test; however, if the employee is displaying symptoms consistent with COVID-19, they may be directed to see their personal healthcare provider or Graves Gilbert Clinic for consultation. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

After receiving a positive COVID-19 test, must an employee be retested with a negative test result before returning to work?

WKU will not require a negative COVID-19 test result before employees return to work after testing positive for COVID-19. However the individual must be released from isolation by the Health Department before returning to normal activities. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

As an employee, can I be tested for COVID-19 on campus?

Graves Gilbert Clinic (GGC) will provide both PCR (live virus) and rapid tests on campus. Testing is currently available if individuals meet one of the criteria outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) or Kentucky Department of Public Health or as ordered by a physician.

Criteria include:

•Individual displays symptoms consistent with those identified for COVID-19 infections

•Individual has been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

•Individual is identified by public health through contact tracing as likely exposed to an infected person

•Physician orders a test based on identified risk factors or prior to a medical procedure

(Added/updated: 8/11/21)

As an employee, what should I do if I test positive to COVID-19?

WKU employees who test positive for the COVID-19 should not come to campus. They should contact their supervisor. Employees must report confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure by calling the WKU COVID Assistance Line at 270-745-2019. Please see Environment Health and Safety - Policy EHS-002 for more information. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

As a staff member, can I work remotely while in quarantine or isolation?

If your work can be accomplished working remotely, your health status allows such, and you have approval from your supervisor, you may be able to work in remote status while in quarantine or isolation.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

 

How will COVID-19 cases be reported on campus?

WKU will post aggregate data regarding campus related cases on the WKU Healthy on the Hill Website https://www.wku.edu/healthyonthehill/reporting/dashboard/index.php.

WKU will comply with state and Federal privacy laws related to personal healthcare information.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What should supervisors do that have an employee who tests positive for COVID-19?

The employee’s supervisor should verify that the employee is not in the workplace and that the employee understands that they must not come to work until their prescribed isolation period is met. 

Recommend that they follow the directions from public health and to contact their personal healthcare provider or Graves Gilbert Clinic for any health-related concerns.

WKU employees who test positive for the COVID-19 should not come to campus. They should contact their supervisor. Employees must report confirmed or suspected COVID-19 exposure by calling the WKU COVID Assistance Line at 270-745-2019. Please see Environment Health and Safety - Policy EHS-002 for more information. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What if I have an accommodation related to ADA or Disability?

Visit the webpage for Equal Employment Opportunity: https://www.wku.edu/eeo/ to review helpful guidelines and resources.

(Added/updated 8/13/20) 

What if I am fearful of returning to work or leaving home because I am in a higher risk category for COVID-19?

Employees are expected to follow the return-to-work plan for their department. Additional consideration requests may be made via the Alternative Work Arrangement Consideration Forms. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Are faculty allowed to incorporate temperature-taking into their class’s safety protocols?

  • All persons shall complete a daily health check prior to reporting to campus. Any person exhibiting symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus should self-quarantine at their residence, notify their supervisor or professors, and consult with a healthcare provider.
  • Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include:
    • Fever (> 100.3 F.) or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea 

(Added 08/11/21)

Will students be penalized if they are absent due to COVID-19, whether for illness or precautionary quarantine?

If a student has to miss class due to COVID-19, they should reach out to their teachers to get assignments and advice on make-up work. If they aren't proactive, they will miss important learning opportunities that could affect their grades. Of course, they are responsible for completing missed assignments, though teachers should be reasonably flexible with deadlines. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

May a faculty member ask students to provide proof that they were required to quarantine?

A student or employee may seek assistance from a WKU COVID Case Manager in validating their quarantine status to their respective faculty or supervisor by contacting the COVID Assistance Line at (270) 745-2019 or covid.help@wku.edu.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Will WKU notify faculty if students in their classes are infected or put into quarantine?

No. Students’ privacy is protected if they become infected or go into quarantine. However, if students are infected or in quarantine, they could share their health and quarantine status with their professors.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What resources are available for my well-being and self-care?

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a professional resource for counseling and other consultation. Many services are free of charge. The EAP is available to WKU employees and family members. More information available here.

LiveHealth is a telemedicine option available online to WKU employees and offered through the WKU Health Plan. Members with LiveHealth Online benefits can access video visits with doctors and mental health professionals.

The WKU Health Plan will continue to:

  • Waive any member cost-share (copay, coinsurance and deductibles) for the diagnostic test related to COVID-19, as well as for visits associated with COVID-19 testing. (federally mandated through the end of the public health emergency).
  • Please visit the Human Resources website for the latest coverage information

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Do I have to use accrued sick or vacation leave when I am required to quarantine or isolate?

Employees should use accumulated sick leave as defined in the university medical leave policy for qualified medical absences, including those related to COVID-19, per email communication from Susan Howarth on 7/15/2021. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What do I do if I receive a bill for COVID-19 related medical visit? 

As previously communicated, the WKU Employee Health Plan will cover COVID-19 related care for participants as follows:

  • $0 cost-share (copay, coinsurance and deductibles) for the diagnostic test related to COVID-19, as well as for visits associated with COVID-19 testing, through the public health emergency;
  • $0 cost-share for in-network telehealth visits, including visits for behavioral health and select physical, occupational and speech therapies through September 30, 2020; and
  • $0 cost-share for in-network providers on treatment of COVID-19 through December 31, 2020.

We have received reports from some employees who apparently are being charged for some services from a COVID-19 testing visit. Please be aware that the way in which Anthem pays a claim is determined by how the applicable medical provider files the claim. The provider’s office uses specific medical codes to describe the services rendered for billing purposes. For example:

  • If the claim is filed using all COVID related codes, then Anthem will pay at 100%.
  • If the claim is filed using the COVID test code and also filed with other medical codes not related to COVID testing, then Anthem will pay 100% toward the COVID test and then member cost-share would apply to other services not related to COVID testing.  

Recommended Action

  • If you experience charges from a COVID-19 testing visit that you believe are in error, contact your provider’s office and request they refile the claim using COVID related codes.
  • Be aware that other services (migraine, UTI, sinus infection, etc.) rendered during the same office visit for COVID-19 testing are subject to member cost-share based on plan benefits.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

 

 

Academics

May a faculty member ask students to provide proof that they were required to quarantine?

A faculty member can ask students to provide medical verification for their need to be absent that was provided by Public Health or a physician. If that documentation is not easily available, then the student or faculty can contact covid.help@wku.edu or call 270-745-2019 for verification.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Does everyone in an in-person class have to quarantine for one student in the class tests positive?

Only students or faculty which meet the criteria as a close contact to a positive case will need to quarantine. Close contact as defined by public health and CDC includes any person who was within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, or hugged/kissed or other direct contact within 2 days of positive test result or onset of symptoms.  Additionally, if you are identified as a close contact and are fully vaccinated you may be exempt from quarantine requirements.  This must be validated with WKU COVID case managers by calling the COVID Assistance Line at (270) 745-2019.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

May students or faculty bring their children into the classroom, especially in cases where public schools are closed?

Unfortunately, no. 

Students who are unable to attend classes due to childcare needs should reach out to their professors to identify alternate learning opportunities or class material delivery methods.

Faculty experiencing difficulties due to childcare needs should communicate with their respective department heads as soon as possible to identify alternatives for curricula delivery methods.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

I have been advised by my local public health officials to quarantine before coming to campus and will arrive after the first day of classes. What should I do?

Students should review their class schedule to identify any face to face courses, consult Blackboard, and the course syllabus for the instructor(s) contact information.  Contact the instructor as directed in the course materials to explain your expected absence and request their guidance. If the instructor contact information is not available, contact academic.advising@wku.edu for assistance.  Remember to keep up with course deadlines and reach out if you need help.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What should high risk students do if their courses are not available in an online format?

Students should work with their advisors to see what other options are available—possibly substituting one course for another or shifting to an On Demand course.  The WKU Advising & Career Development Center can offer additional assistance. In a few cases, individual faculty may be able to make special arrangements.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What face covering protocols should faculty follow in the classroom?

WKU has developed Guidelines on Face Covering Safety for WKU Faculty.

(Added/updated 8/18/21)

 

Housing

Can I have visitors in the residence hall?

The traditional visitation policy is in effect. All residents and guests are required to provide ID cards at the front desk at the time of check-in. IDs are returned at the time of check-out. 

View the full visitation policy at www.wku.edu/housing/visitation.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

What should I do to stay safe in the residence halls?

  • Wear a cloth face covering that covers your nose and mouth in all public settings.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces within your room.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Practice social distancing in common areas or wear a mask when social distancing is not an option.
  • Limit travel outside of campus to reduce potential exposure to self and other communities.
  • Follow all posted signs in the residence hall and on campus regarding mitigation strategies to reduce the risks.
  • Limit the number of riders on elevators. If an elevator is at full capacity, wait for the next elevator to arrive or utilize the stairs, if able. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Do I have to live on campus? Can I request an exemption?

All full-time undergraduate students are required to live on campus for two years. Some exemptions apply. Students can learn more about the required housing policy and the exemption request process at https://www.wku.edu/housing/apply/requirement-exemptions.php

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Is there a plan if an on-campus resident needs to be quarantined?

Students who are fully vaccinated are not required to quarantine upon being contact traced. 

Students who are not vaccinated and meet the eligibility criteria to be offered an on-campus quarantine space will be assigned a space by a staff member.

To begin the quarantine process on campus, contact the WKU COVID-19 Hotline at 270-745-2019 to receive instructions. For more information and to view the eligibility criteria about on-campus quarantine, visit www.wku.edu/housing/restart/quarantine.php

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

I live on campus and need to quarantine, what do I do?

If you have not done so already, contact the WKU COVID Assistance Line at 270-745-2019 to receive instructions. For more information about on-campus quarantine, visit www.wku.edu/housing/restart/quarantine.php

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

I have questions about housing that aren't answered here. Where can I go for more information?

Visit www.wku.edu/housing/restart/faq.php for more housing FAQs.

(Added/updated 08/11/21)

 

Dining

What are WKU Restaurant Group employees doing to keep locations clean and safe?

We are frequently cleaning all surfaces and items that are at higher risk of contamination (door handles, light switches, condiment stations, etc.).

To keep our employees safe and healthy, we are adapting our service styles to adjust for safety practices in locations and support areas.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

 

Student Activities

Will there be fraternity and sorority recruitment?

Yes. All recruitment activities will adhere to WKU policy guidelines for student activities.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Can I join a student organization?

Yes, you can join a registered student organization (RSO). Here is a list of current RSOs.

Check out the SAO website for more information about student organizations. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Can organizations reserve rooms for their meetings and programs?

Yes, organizations can submit a Downing Student Union (DSU) Reservation Request here. All organization approved room reservations will have to adhere to the masking policy guidelines posted.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

 

Events

Is WKU hosting events on campus?

Yes. Specific questions about events can be directed to WKU Campus & Community Events at (270) 745-2497 or special.events@wku.edu. 

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Is WKU hosting private events, such as weddings, on campus?

Yes. Specific questions about events can be directed to WKU Campus & Community Events at (270) 745-2497 or special.events@wku.edu

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

Are masks required at indoor events on campus?

The WKU COVID-19 Task Force has updated masking guidance to reflect changes in recommendations from our health partners and regional data. 

Masks are required at all times when in public areas or shared spaces within buildings, including hallways, classrooms, laboratories, elevators, etc.

Masks are also required when in a vehicle with other persons, including cars, vans, and buses.

The Taskforce will continue to monitor appropriate variables to determine when masking will again become optional for vaccinated individuals.

(Added/updated 8/11/21)

 

Athletics

Will fans be allowed at WKU Athletic events this year?

WKU Athletics is planning to return to full capacity for all sport events this season. Students are admitted free to WKU Athletics events, and fans can purchase tickets for ticketed events at WKUTickets.com.

(Added/updated 08/11/21)

What COVID-19 protocols or policies are in place for WKU Athletics?

As announced by the university, everyone on WKU’s campuses will be expected to wear a mask indoors until further notice.

(Added/updated 08/11/21)

Where can I find information should protocols change?

Any updates to WKU Athletics’ COVID-19 plans and protocols will be communicated as soon as possible at WKUSports.com.

(Added/updated 08/11/21)

 

 


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