New COVID-19 guidelines for Fall 2021


Keri Kelly

David May give a beginning of the year address to EWU.

By Emily Driskel, News Editor

As students arrive back to campus and begin living in the dorms, college life has started to feel more like normal. With in-person classes beginning again this fall, students have once again started to walk through campus and spend time in the PUB. 

Although in-person events and football games have started up again, the COVID-19 pandemic is still very much affecting the nation. Regulations have been put in place to continue to keep the students and faculty safe while allowing the EWU community to participate on campus. 

The new regulations of fall 2021 are essential for students to follow in order to maintain in-person events. Below are the important points of information to keep in mind while participating throughout the EWU community. 


These rules apply to all individuals regardless of their vaccination status. Students must wear masks in indoor public spaces. Masks can be removed when eating at indoor establishments. They are also required in outdoor spaces if there are more than 500 people attending an event. These requirements are being enforced by Gov. Jay Inslee.are being enforced.  Students may be asked to leave class if they are not abiding by the mask requirements. For information regarding situations not requiring a mask, visit


EWU made the decision to require proof of the COVID-19 vaccine. This can be done by submitting vaccination cards through Med+Proctor. To learn how to submit vaccination cards or more about medical and religious exemptions, visit 

Antigen Testing sites available on campus: 

On the Cheney campus, testing is available in the Main Street Dining area in Tawanka Hall.

Hours are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:00pm- 2:00pm and Monday-Friday from 7:30am- 8:30am. 

There are also testing sites available in the Catalyst building in Spokane. 

In Catalyst 193/194, hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00pm- 2:00pm. 

Students and current employees qualify for testing services whenever they are needed. 

To learn more information about how to report a positive case or look at case statistics visit 

If students or employees begin to experience any COVID-19 symptoms, they are encouraged to stay home until symptoms are gone. It is also encouraged to maintain six feet apart if possible. 

These guidelines are also required for the EWU locations in Spokane.