(Excerpt from an email sent to the SPU campus community on 01/05/22 by the SPU COVID-19 Decision Group.)
In considering the data available and the different options for our campus, Seattle Pacific University has decided to resume having classes in person starting on Jan. 10, 2022.
We realize there may be a range of health issues related to COVID-19, influenza, or other causes, so we anticipate that faculty will be working with students on individual circumstances. Seattle Pacific will continue to monitor federal, state, and county guidance, especially with any focus on higher education, and we will also continue to review health and safety recommendations.
Currently, SPU requires students and employees to be fully vaccinated or to have an approved exemption. We strongly recommend that all community members receive a COVID-19 booster shot and take a COVID-19 test prior to returning to campus...
In addition we are utilizing campus spaces with high air exchange and filtration, and we continue to require face coverings and social distancing in public spaces. Please see the current campus protocols for COVID-19 (including rules regarding face coverings), at the COVID-19 Health and Safety Expectations web page.
Posted: Wednesday, January 5, 2022