Effective June 29, 2020, employees reporting to a Washington State University work location for any reason and for any length of time will be required to complete COVID-19 symptom attestation.
The purpose of the attestation is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by having employees be alert to the symptoms of COVID-19 in order to maintain the safety and public health of employees reporting to WSU work locations.
The attestation requirement is based on guidance from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) and Governor Jay Inslee’s, Safe Start Washington Employer Requirements. WSU will require all employees reporting to a WSU work location to complete COVID-19 symptom attestation. This attestation is consistent with recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Washington Department of Labor and Industries (LNI). If an employee is unable to attest due to close contact, may consider the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) quarantine guidance.
Areas are to follow the return to work requirements in accordance with the Return to Work Guide. Employees are not to report for work at a WSU work location unless directed to by their supervisor. These requirements apply to all faculty and staff who work on-site at a WSU work location. Employees who are teleworking do not need to complete an attestation if working remotely from a non-WSU location.