Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions for employees and managers about work options, procedures, and supporting employees.

If you have a medical condition impacting your ability to report to work, contact your supervisor and HRS Disability Services at HRS.disabilityservices@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521.

Employees with concerns related to return to work, may complete the COVID-19 Return to Work Concerns form.

If you have other questions about leave and work options please contact your department’s HR Service Team. You may also call HRS at 509-335-4521 or email hrs@wsu.edu.

This is a rapidly evolving situation, the most up to date information will be available at U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and WA Department of Public Health. Updates specific to the WSU Community will be provided on the WSU Coronavirus Updates page.

WSU is closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and continues to follow the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the WA Department of Public Health.

Practice Good Hygiene to Help Prevent COVID-19 Spread

We all have a role to play in keeping students, faculty, staff and our communities healthy and safe. You can help by staying informed and practicing good hygiene. The CDC recommends taking the following steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home and away from others if you are feeling ill.

Visit the CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Treatment site for additional details.

Resources

Call Center

The state Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #. (Note that at times the hotline experiences high traffic and may be temporarily unavailable.)

Employee Assistance Program

State Resources

General Resources

Dealing with Anxiety

COVID-19 Info

This information is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

Updated 9/3/2020