COVID-19 Policies

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

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Policies for students, faculty and staff

Policy NameCategorySummaryLink
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).Full Policy
COVID Education and TrainingPreventionStudents, staff, and faculty are required to review and follow guidelines within the education module: “COVID-19 Education and Training Module: Working Together to Protect our Wake Forest Community and Beyond.” Revised 2020-07-31Full Policy
COVID Travel PolicyTravelThis policy requires pre-authorization for all Wake Forest-sponsored travel (international and domestic).Full Policy
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
Undergraduate Student Testing and Self-QuarantinePreventionThis Undergraduate Student Testing and Self-Quarantine Policy applies to all undergraduate students who will be residing in University housing or accessing campus during the fall semester. This Policy requires undergraduate students to whom the policy applies to comply with the following requirements prior to returning to campus: pre-arrival testing; self-quarantine and daily symptom screening.Full Policy
Access Control Policy - StudentsWellnessThis Access Control Policy for students is meant to regulate student access to Wake Forest University property during the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure that students are aware of their responsibilities.Full Policy
Prospective Student/Family Campus Visitation PolicyWellnessThis policy governs the campus visit protocols for prospective undergraduate students
and their families. This policy specifically centers on student-led tours and is written to
allow a limited number of confirmed visitors access to student-led tours.
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
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