WKU announces COVID-19 regulations for upcoming semester


Debra Murray

Jace Lux, WKU’s director of media relations and university spokesperson, explained that the university looks both to the CDC and its in-state peers to set COVID-19 policies.

Alexandria Anderson, Content Editor

WKU released the COVID-19 regulations for the Fall 2022 semester, with only minor changes from the Spring 2022 semester.

The academic year will begin under normal operations, with no restrictions on indoor activities or a mask requirement.

The email from David Oliver, director of Environmental Health and Safety, announcing the update stated that COVID-19 will be a part of life moving forward, and that we are starting this year in a much different place than the past two semesters.

WKU will also not collect vaccination information from students, faculty and staff like it did during the previous fall semester. Oliver stated in the email, however, that a significant portion of the campus community has been vaccinated.

Vaccines and booster shots are still readily available in Bowling Green and at the Graves Gilbert Clinic at WKU. The email encourages those who have not received the vaccine to take this preventative measure.

KN95 masks are also being offered to the WKU community by the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at no cost and can be requested by emailing [email protected]

Home testing kits are also available at no cost from the U.S. government at https://www.covid.gov/tests, and testing will also be available on campus at the Graves Gilbert Clinic at WKU.

The university will continue to monitor any COVID-19 changes, and the COVID-19 assistance line will still remain active. Anyone that tests positive or that is identified as a close contact must call the line within four hours at 270-745-2019. Residential quarantine spaces will also still be available for students that test positive.

Additional updates and information will be provided as necessary, and questions can be answered at https://www.wku.edu/healthyonthehill/.