COVID-19 Policies

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

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Policies for all campus

Policy NameCategorySummaryLink
Wellness ScreeningPreventionAll members of the Wake Forest community (faculty, staff, and students) will be expected to complete a daily screening for symptoms and exposure to COVID-19.Full Policy
Face CoveringPreventionAll members of the Wake Forest University community (faculty, staff, and students) must carry a cloth face covering while on campus, and wear it in the presence of others.Full policy
Employee ExposurePreventionTo protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff must stay home from work, inform their supervisor, and contact their medical provider if they experience symptoms of COVID-19, test positive for COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19.Full Policy
Infection ControlPreventionIt is the responsibility of departmental managers to implement safe work practices as outlined in this policy in their respective departments to reduce the potential transmission of and exposure to COVID-19. It is the responsibility of employees to adhere to safe work practices.Full Policy
Mandatory Influenza VaccinePreventionUniversal 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
Disinfection and CleaningPreventionThe Facilities and Campus Services, Custodial Services group is responsible for increasing the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting of buildings and facilities, focusing on high touch points/surfaces in academic and administrative buildings.Full Policy


Policies for students only

Policy NameCategorySummaryLink
Health ScreeningPreventionAll students to whom this Policy applies are expected to complete a daily screening for symptoms and/or exposure to COVID-19 as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Full Policy


Policies for faculty & staff only

Policy NameCategorySummaryLink
Sick and Care LeaveWork Arrangements & LeaveShort-term paid leave will be given to a 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
Vulnerable EmployeesWork Arrangements & Leave
Some staff may be in a category based on age and/or severe underlying medical conditions that might increase their risk for severe illness from COVID-19. In an effort to support staff wellbeing, the university has established this policy.
Full Policy