Washington state is issuing new coronavirus guidelines for colleges and universities as they prepare for students to return in the fall.
“Their return to campus won't be in the usual situation. Changes are afoot,” Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday.
All students will be asked if they have Covid-19-related symptoms before being allowed back on school grounds. Social distancing is required, and many larger lecture classes may be switching to an online format.
“We will be building community on campus, but we'll be doing it in a very different way,” said University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce.
Some context: The new guidelines come as a statewide mask requirement comes into effect for public places in Washington on Friday.
Inslee said he hopes for voluntarily compliance with the order.
“You don't want to hurt somebody else. You don't want to kill somebody else. You don't want to give people unknowingly, a virus,” he said.