COVID-19 Policies

The following policies have been approved by Wake Forest’s COVID-19 Steering Committee.

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Note: Our COVID policies are intended for internal use, and our policies may change to address changing public health conditions. To avoid confusion, we prefer not to have Wake Forest documents copied and pasted on external websites or social media that we cannot update. Any student is free to read the policies and can explain them to their parents/families.

Policies for students, faculty and staff

Policy NameCategorySummaryLink
Quarantine, Isolation, Testing, and Contact Tracing ProtocolsPreventionThe purpose of this protocol is to create a process to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus from individuals with possible COVID-19 infection by separating individuals who are ill with or potentially exposed to COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.Full Policy
University COVID-19 PolicyPreventionThis policy outlines the basic principles that will direct the development of guidelines and requirements relative to health and safety practiced at the University to reduce the spread of disease and to help maintain the health of the community. Revised Dec. 12, 2021.Full Policy
University-wide Space Usage and PrioritizationSpace PlanningThe University-Wide Space Usage and Prioritization Policy establishes guidelines for prioritization of space reservations and space usage that support on-campus community needs (including classroom use across the College, dining use, and reserved study spaces). Revised 2021.03.14.Full Policy
Policy for Large Video ConferencesPreventionThis Policy is intended to outline a series of security and privacy best practices when planning and setting up large video conferences to avoid malicious attacks.Full Policy
Flu Vaccine PolicyPreventionUniversal immunization against influenza during the COVID-19 era will help to reduce the burden on and resources of the healthcare systems on and off campus. Full Policy


Policies for students only

Policy NameCategorySummaryLink
Mandatory Student COVID-19 Vaccine PolicyPreventionThis policy applies to all Wake Forest University students (undergraduate, graduate and professional school) who reside in University housing, are enrolled in in-person classes, and/or who participate in any in-person activities on the Reynolda, Brookstown, Wake Downtown, and Charlotte campuses, and/or who participate in any Wake Forest-sponsored study abroad or study away programs. Updated July 23, 2021.Full Policy


Policies for faculty & staff only

Policy NameCategorySummaryLink
COVID-19 Sick and Care LeavePreventionThe University’s COVID-19 Sick and Care Leave Policy provides short-term paid leave to faculty or staff member when they are unable to work on-campus or remotely due to suspected or confirmed COVID-19 and/or are under quarantine or isolation based on the recommendation of a healthcare provider or public health official.Full Policy
Classroom Assignment PolicyClassroomTo accommodate priorities and varied course sizes during the COVID-19 pandemic, General-Use Classroom space will be centrally assigned within Wake Forest College by the Office of the University Registrar and shared across College departments.Full Policy
COVID-19 Temporary Delivery or Pick Up of Supplies PolicyPreventionTo support Faculty and Staff, Wake Forest University is allowing non-laboratory critical research-related and business-related purchases to be delivered to off-campus addresses (i.e., home or off-site offices) on a temporary basis.Full Policy
COVID-19 Employee Illness and Exposure PolicyPreventionTo protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff must stay home from work, contact the Faculty and Staff Clinic, and inform their supervisor if they experience symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19. Revised 2021.02.26.Full policy
Employee Vaccination PolicyPreventionThis policy documents a vaccination requirement for specific positions at Wake Forest University which require travel and/or in-person interaction with the public as essential requirements of the position. Revised Sept. 13, 2021.Full Policy