July 1, 2021
Jim Wohlpart President
COVID-19 Fall 2021 Planning Committee and Task Force
In order to protect the health and safety of our campus community, Central Washington University has determined that the best approach to reopening our campus in the Fall 2021 Quarter is to require vaccinations for all employees and students, with exemptions for medical and religious/philosophical reasons, pending approval of the vaccines by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This decision follows the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state of Washington Department of Health, and the local Kittitas County Public Health Office. We now have a series of other decisions that need to be made that will require communal input and feedback. In order to elevate our work together around the challenges of safely reopening campus for mostly in-person instruction, we are establishing a new framework for our deliberations that will incorporate the voices of representatives from across the campus community. First, we will carry forward our work from the past with a slightly reconfigured COVID-19 Fall 2021 Planning Committee that will meet weekly to review guidelines from the CDC, as well as state and local offices, in order to make science-based decisions about the future. The Fall Planning Committee will be co-chaired by Gail Mackin, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Gregg Heinselman, Dean of Student Success. The Committee will include a representative from Human Resources, Government Relations, Faculty Senate, Student Government, and the Kittitas County Public Health Office, and will be supported by our Project Management Office. The Fall Planning Committee will meet weekly.
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