The university remains vigilant and proactive with our response to the coronavirus pandemic. Our primary goal is to keep our community healthy and safe. The university has developed a safety plan to protect students and employees as we return to on-campus instruction. Note that plan components may change as requirements and recommendations evolve.
Stay home if you are sick, even if the symptoms don’t appear to be COVID-19.
- Students who miss class due to illness should reach out to their instructors to make a plan for missed coursework.
- Students who miss clinic shifts should request ID days using the normal process.
- Employees should contact their supervisor.
This page is updated regularly but please check your UWS email for future actions and recommendations from the university.
UPDATE: JANUARY 4, 2022
The CDC updated their recommended time for isolation on 12/27/21 and UWS subsequently updated its protocols to match. People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
Read more here.
UPDATE: APRIL 3, 2023
The Oregon mask mandate is rescinded on April 3, 2023, based on the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) news release referencing OAR 333-019-1011. After this date, Oregon no longer requires workers or patients in health care settings to wear masks. “Health care settings” includes chiropractic offices and clinics. This is applicable for lab classes as well.
Any individual may wear a face covering in the UWS clinic for their personal protection or the protection of others.
COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN
COVID-19 REPORT FORM
POSITIVE TEST RESULT FOR COVID-19
- You have completed your 5-day isolation period;
- You are fever-free for at least 24-hours without the use of fever-reducing medicines;
- You are free of uncontrollable cough; AND
- Your other symptoms are improving.
CLOSE CONTACT WITH A PERSON WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
University protocols require that you wear a face covering for 10 days following the exposure when around others and monitor yourself for symptoms. Testing on day 5 after the exposure is also recommended. You do not need to quarantine off campus unless you develop symptoms or have a positive test result. If you develop symptoms or have a positive test result, please make another report using the online report form.
SYMPTOMS THAT COULD BE RELATED TO COVID-19
- You have self-quarantined for 5 days from the date of symptom-onset and your symptoms have resolved; or
- You have authorization from your health care provider to return to campus without a COVID-19 test and your symptoms have resolved; or
- You have received a negative COVID-19 test result and your symptoms have resolved.
- Be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicines for at least 24 hours;
- Be free from uncontrollable cough; AND
- Other symptoms should also be improving.
PROOF OF VACCINATION IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS
TESTING AND VACCINE INFORMATION
STUDENT LOAN AND HIGHER EDUCATION EMERGENCY RELIEF INFORMATION
All U.S. federally held student loan payments are paused effective March 13, 2020. The student loan payment pause will be in effected until the U.S. Department of Education is permitted to implement the debt relief program or the litigation is resolved. Payments will restart 60 days later. If the debt relief program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023 — payments will resume 60 days after that. The department of education will notify borrowers before payments restart. For additional information please visit COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Federal Student Aid | Federal Student Aid.
Students with private student loans will need to check with individual lenders to see if any relief is available. For additional student loan questions, please contact UWS financial aid.
Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF): UWS originally received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the spring of 2020. Those funds were supplemented by emergency relief from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA) Act and the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act in the spring of 2021. Higher Education Emergency Relief funds (HEERF) were allocated amongst the institutions and the students they serve. The student portion of the funding was intended to provide emergency grants to students for COVID-related expenses, including food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare.
The goal of UWS is to utilize the student portion of HEERF to assist as many students as possible in meeting their emergency financial needs during this challenging time. Please contact the office of financial aid at [email protected] with any questions.
HEERF Combined Student and Institutional Quarterly Reporting
- December 31, 2022 Quarterly Report
- September 30, 2022 Quarterly Report
- June 30, 2022 Quarterly Report
HEERF Reports – Institutional Fund
NBCE and CCEB EXAMINATIONS
TRAVEL AND HEALTH INSURANCE
UWS has done some preliminary research and discovered several insurance options that appear to include travel and COVID-19 related coverage. The university suggests working with a broker to identify the carrier and plan that meets your needs. Two brokers that appear to carry appropriate plans are Insubuy and American Visitor Insurance.
Note that not every plan carried by these brokers includes COVID-19-related coverage. Both brokers have information specific to COVID-19 on their websites. UWS does not recommend any particular broker, carrier or plan. Students are responsible for identifying and selecting the plan that best suits their needs.
UWS recommends requesting a written summary of COVID-19 related coverage and restrictions for any plan a student selects.