The Our Way Forward website is transitioning from the main point of Wake Forest’s COVID-19 information to a site that directs community members to relevant COVID-19 information on the websites of appropriate campus departments.

Part of the move from pandemic to endemic is recognizing COVID, like flu or other seasonal viruses, as part of our lives. We believe that the protocols announced for the fall semester address this reality, while still leaving us in a strong position to pivot if public health guidance indicates a different approach is necessary.

Thank you for all you are doing to help keep our community healthy.

Updating protocols

On Aug. 4, a message from Executive Vice President Hof Milam, Provost Michele Gillespie and Vice President for Campus Life Shea Kidd Brown, outlined the University’s pandemic strategy entering the 2022 fall semester.

For Students

  • Students with COVID concerns (symptoms, positive test, etc.) should visit the Student Health Service COVID website and the Isolation website for more information.
  • All students (other than those in online-only or weekend/evening programs) will continue to be required to provide proof of vaccination and a single booster. Student Health Service will coordinate future communication and administrative tracking of vaccine compliance.
  • New students should submit COVID-19 vaccination and booster documentation by July 1 through the Health and Immunization Form as with all other required vaccinations.
  • Questions about COVID-19 should be directed to Student Health Service. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should first notify the Student Health Service by emailing

For Faculty and Staff

  • COVID-19 information for faculty and staff is available on the Human Resources website.
  • Current and new employees will continue to be required to provide proof of vaccination and a single booster.
  • The Faculty & Staff Clinic will continue to be available for COVID-related questions and testing. Employees should continue to inform the clinic of any positive COVID-19 test results if tested elsewhere.
  • Additional questions about COVID-19 may be directed to