Our Way Forward

Our Way Forward is designed to serve our Wake Forest community by providing timely information and answers to the most frequently asked questions about living at Wake Forest during the pandemic.

Here you will find our current operating status and dashboard information, which shares how our community is contending with COVID-19. The site also has FAQs on key topics, University policies and a log of COVID-related communications.

If you don’t find what you are looking for, please make a recommendation or ask your questions here.

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

Spring 2022 protocols

Wake Forest is committed to safeguarding the health and wellness of our campus community and providing a robust academic and student experience. In consultation with experts, we continue to monitor public health conditions and the potential impacts on our congregate living and learning environment.

Latest updates

On Feb. 24 and March 1, messages shared with the campus community outlined the University’s strategy to revise the indoor masking mandate, starting March 5.
March 1 message » | Feb. 24 message »

UPDATE (April 13): School of Law reinstates indoor mask requirement


Get your questions answered

COVID-19 exposure or positive test: Protocols for faculty, staff and students are detailed on the quarantine and isolation page. Also, see these decision trees:


What to do if you are sick: Monitor your health daily using the self-screening tool from Student Health Service.  Additionally, students should refer to this post on who to contact after a known COVID-19 exposure or positive test.

Spring 2022 indoor event protocols: The protocols that Wake Forest implemented to govern University-sponsored events for spring 2022 are no longer in place.


Vaccinations & boosters: Learn more about vaccines and boosters, where you can get them and how to let Wake Forest know you’ve received them here »


Mental Health & Wellbeing: If you (or anyone you care about) are struggling with the effects of the pandemic, please know that you are not alone. Help is here, and it’s here for you.