June 4, 2021, 2:15 p.m. (Summer 2021 guidelines)
April 30, 2021, 3:45 p.m. (confirmed case information)
April 23, 2021, 3:10 p.m. (confirmed case information)
April 16, 2021, 3:15 p.m. (confirmed case information)
April 9, 2021, 4:10 p.m. (confirmed case information)
April 2, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (confirmed case information)
March 30, 2021, 3:05 p.m. (employee travel policy)
March 26, 2021, 3:50 p.m. (confirmed case information)
March 19, 2021, 4:00 p.m. (confirmed case information)
March 12, 2021, 3:20 p.m. (confirmed case information)
March 10, 2021, 3:10 p.m. (addition: a letter from the President)
March 5, 2021, 3:53 p.m. (confirmed case information)
February 26, 2021, 4:10 p.m. (confirmed case information)
February 19, 2021, 4 p.m. (confirmed case information)
February 19, 2021, 1:12 p.m. (addition: a letter from the President)
February 12, 2021, 4:15 p.m. (confirmed case information)
February 5, 2021, 5:10 p.m. (confirmed case information)
January 29, 2021, 4:15 p.m. (confirmed case information)
January 22, 2021, 3:52 p.m. (confirmed case information)
January 20, 2021, 10:20 a.m. (student travel guidelines)
January 15, 2021, 4:17 p.m. (confirmed case information)
December 22, 2020, 12:10 p.m. (testing policy and campus travel guidelines; letter from the President)
December 8, 2020, 4:40 p.m. (confirmed case information)
December 4, 2020, 1:20 p.m. (confirmed case information)
December 4, 2020, 9:30 a.m. (Letter from the President, spring plans coming soon notice)
November 30, 2020, 4 p.m. (student travel policy)
November 27, 2020, 8 p.m. (confirmed cases)
November 24, 2020, 1:30 p.m. (employee travel policy)
November 20, 2020, 5:15 p.m. (confirmed case information)
November 17, 2020, 12:15 p.m. (close contact language)
November 13, 2020, 5 p.m. (confirmed case information)
November 6, 2020, 11:40 a.m. (confirmed case information)
October 30, 2020, 3:30 p.m. (confirmed case information)
October 30, 2020, 2:15 p.m. (confirmed case information)
October 23, 2020, 2:30 p.m. (confirmed case reporting information)
October 6, 2020, 11:30 a.m. (letter from the President)
September 9, 2020, 9:40 a.m. (Travel Policy)
September 4, 2020, 12 p.m. (letter from the President)
September 3, 2020, at 12 p.m. (student policies section)
August 31, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. (mask section)
August 21, 2020, at 1:45 p.m. (addition: a letter from the President)
August 17, 2020, at 12:35 p.m. (Tracing and Tracking)
- August 14, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. (sections pertaining to masks, self-assessment screening tool and calendar alterations)
- August 10, 2020, at 10:27 a.m. (mask language)
- July 31, 2020, at 2:20 p.m. (FAQs)
- July 24, 2020, at 4:25 p.m. (athletics information)
- July 23, 2020, at 3 p.m. (additions: resource articles, FAQs, myConnect confirmed case information)
- July 10, 2020, at 4:10 p.m. (Keep Waynesburg Well Plan)
- June 18, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. (addition: a June 8 letter from the President)
- June 11, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. (Updated FAQs)
- May 29, 2020, at 12:20 p.m. (Updated FAQs)
- May 13, 2020, at 9:40 a.m. (Updated FAQs)
- May 11, 2020, at 3:50 p.m. (Updated FAQs)
- May 8, 2020, at 11:30 a.m. (addition: a letter from the President)
- April 27, 2020, at 11:10 a.m. (addition: a letter from the President)
- April 22, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. (Updated FAQs)
- April 17, 2020, at 2:45 p.m. (Updated FAQs)
- April 16, 2020, at 3:10 p.m. (Updated FAQs)
- April 8, 2020, at 2:04 p.m. (Updated FAQs)
- March 30, 2020, at 3:50 p.m. (edited to add a letter from the President; updates to policies; campus restrictions; and updates to FAQs)
- March 21, 2020, at 10:50 a.m. (addition: a letter from the President)
- March 18, 2020, at 5:15 p.m. (addition: a letter from the President to the Class of 2020 regarding commencement)
- March 17, 2020, at 7:50 p.m. (addition: bookstore and book rental information to FAQ section)
- March 16, 2020, at 3:40 p.m. (edited to add a letter from the President; updates to policies; campus restrictions; and updates to FAQs)
- March 16, 2020, at 10:19 a.m. (addition: All students are required to submit a form designating whether they are staying or leaving campus. See below for links.)
- March 13, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. (edited to add canceled events)
- March 13, 2020, at 12:56 p.m. (edited to add a letter from the President; Interim Changes to Academics, Housing and Events; contact information)
- Originally published: March 4, 2020, at 12:20 p.m.
Waynesburg University will resume in-person instruction on August 23, 2021.
Working together, Waynesburg University has developed a comprehensive, practical, and adaptable health and safety plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that offers students the best possible learning experiences afforded at a Christian liberal arts institution, while at the same time protecting the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and the surrounding Waynesburg community.
Please carefully review the below Fall 2021 guidelines, effective August 1, 2021, and continue to monitor this webpage and your WU email account for additional Keep Waynesburg Well Plan updates.
Important information will be sent via WU email to student groups from Student Services, Athletics and other offices.
Be Considerate: Act & Communicate Respectfully
While Waynesburg University is actively working to protect the campus community, we trust that each member will ultimately accept responsibility for their own health and safety and will act in a manner that demonstrates respect and consideration for those around them. All individuals are encouraged to communicate in a respectful manner regarding their comfort levels regarding masking and physical distancing.
Safeguarding Waynesburg University and the surrounding community
The Keep Waynesburg Well Health and Safety Plan is our comprehensive and flexible plan to protect the safety of the Waynesburg University campus community and the surrounding community by addressing strategies to mitigate the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
Waynesburg University's plan is nimble and flexible enough to adapt to the changing demands once all students and employees return to campus; therefore, changes to the plan, personnel assignments, risk management measures, and in-person instructional accommodations will be implemented in the best interest of the University and student safety as deemed necessary by the University's Emergency Response Team and/or required by public health officials.
Waynesburg University takes its obligation to lessen the spread of COVID-19 very seriously and needs the commitment of all members of the campus community. To that end, the University reserves the right to remove any individual from campus and/or suspend them from the University or terminate their employment if there is a failure to comply with the provisions of this plan.
Keep Waynesburg Well Strategies
Coordination with Local Public Health Officials
Washington Health System Partnership
Keep Waynesburg Well Team
COVID-19 Health & Safety Officer
Fall 2021 Health & Safety Guidelines
Effective August 1, 2021
This guidance applies to all individuals accessing campus, including students, employees, visitors and vendors.
In addition to moving forward with pre-pandemic protocols in the health and safety guidance below, Waynesburg University will continue to implement the Keep Waynesburg Well Strategies outlined above, including practices related to hygiene, sanitation, enhanced ventilation, appropriate physical distancing, accommodations, adjustments to policies, etc. The University will continue to monitor COVID-related data in the geographic region, consider recommendations from the CDC, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Department of Education, and adjust guidelines, as necessary.
Testing & Vaccines
Waynesburg University is not mandating vaccines for students, faculty members, staff, visitors, and vendors accessing campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. However, the following health and safety measures will be implemented:
Masks & Physical Distancing
This guidance applies to all individuals accessing campus, including students, employees, visitors and vendors.
- Recognizing that comfort levels differ, all individuals are welcome and encouraged to continue wearing a mask indoors or outdoors and to maintain appropriate physical distances regardless of vaccination status.
- All individuals are encouraged to communicate and engage in a respectful manner with those around them in relation to vaccine, masking, and physical distancing preferences.
- In good faith and consistent with the University mission, Waynesburg University will rely on each individual to apply or indicate the appropriate standard:
If you are fully vaccinated
If you are not fully vaccinated
Regardless of vaccination status
Daily Health Screening & Reporting
- Regardless of vaccination status, all persons accessing campus are urged to continue to monitor their health on a daily basis to protect themselves and others.
- All persons accessing campus should report symptoms or known exposures, and positive tests to their own healthcare provider and on the
Tracing and Tracking and Confirmed Case Protocol
Adjustments to Academic, Personnel and Residence Life Policies and Processes
Modifications to Calendar and Course Delivery Options
Find COVID-19 Vaccines Near You
Use Vaccines.gov to find a location near you, then call or visit their website to make an appointment.
Waynesburg University’s fully staffed Health Services department is a vital piece to the success of the University’s strategy to keep students safe during the COVID-19 pandemic on campus. Health Services will interface directly with Washington Health System professionals who will provide the aforementioned services beyond the capabilities of this department such as ‘COVID testing’, physician consultation, referrals, prescriptions and hospital admissions, critical care, and reporting of statistics. Waynesburg’s Health Services will operate according to all of the recommended best-practices from the CDC for COVID-19 prevention, care, testing, and treatment of any student.
The Counseling Center
Waynesburg University’s Counseling Center is fully staffed with professional, certified counselors who are crisis trained; familiar with the student, staff and faculty needs; and an integral part of the Transitional Sub-Group which intersects with all other relevant departments such as Public Safety, Student Services, Student Health, etc. Waynesburg’s counseling staff have also modified their availability and services in order to reduce the person-to-person contact and avail their services through a telehealth format to ensure that there are no delays in service.
The Pathways Center
The Pathways Center is an initiative to provide comprehensive student support services including Tutoring, Disability Services, Student Success Services, Career Development, Vocational Exploration, Study Abroad, Student Work Study Program, Library Services, and more. The Pathways Center is located in Eberly Library with collaborative referrals to and work with the Counseling Center, Student Services, Writing Center, Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Alumni Relations, Athletics, academic programs and others.
Waynesburg University’s online learning team strengthens the University’s mission of creating exemplary learning opportunities for students. A regional leader in online learning for graduate and professional students, Waynesburg University is well-versed in providing excellence in online programming. As the world navigates through the uncertainty of the coming semester, the University is committed to providing a standard of education that prepares undergraduate and graduate students to learn and grow, and the resources for faculty and staff to help facilitate that growth.
Waynesburg University is committed to providing resources to the WU community as we navigate the COVID-19 era together.
FOR THE UNIVERSITY
The University has been following guidance issued by federal, state and local agencies. Some of these resources are linked below.
The Path to the Present
The messages below from President Douglas G. Lee share new updates as well as previous ones.
March 10, 2021
February 19, 2021
December 22, 2020
December 3, 2020
October 6, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
September 4, 2020, 12 p.m.
August 21, 2020, 1:45 p.m.
July 10, 2020, 4:10 p.m.
June 8, 2020, 7 p.m.
May 8, 2020, 11:30 a.m.
April 27, 2020, 11:00 a.m.
March 26, 2020, 12:41 p.m.
March 21, 2020, 10:50 a.m.
March 18, 2020, 5:15 p.m.
March 16, 2020, 3:40 p.m.
March 13, 2020, 12:55 p.m.
March 11, 2020, 5:40 p.m.
Stay in touch
The University will utilize this webpage as our primary source for information pertaining to guidelines to mitigate risks in light of COVID-19. The University is committed to communicating in a transparent and timely fashion. In addition to this site, email will also be used to note changes and updates to this document. Thank you for your continued flexibility with this ever-evolving situation.
For the latest updates concerning COVID-19, please see the links below.