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Health and Safety

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the University's general safety plan?

    WMU's General Safety Plan:


    Required of everyone while indoors, including in classrooms.

    Rapid-result testing

    Even for mild symptoms, testing is available to all on campus. Students and employees must complete a daily health screening. Everyone, including students, will be asked to isolate if they test positive.

    Vigilant hygiene

    Frequent hand washing and cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

    Physical/social distancing

    Maintaining at least 6 feet of distance from others while in public spaces.

  • How do I stop the spread of germs?

    To prevent the spread of respiratory diseases like COVID-19:

    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

    • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • What should I do if I'm sick or suspect COVID-19?

    If you are sick or suspect COVID-19:

    If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or if you had contact with a person who is a confirmed COVID-19 case, please call (269) 387-3287 before going to Sindecuse Health Center to discuss your symptoms and need for screening.

  • What should I do if a close contact tests positive?

    If one of your close contacts tests positive for COVID-19:

    If you have had close contact with a household member, intimate partner or caregiver in a non-healthcare setting who has tested positive or is under investigation for COVID-19, you should monitor your health. Call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath).