The requirements compiled by WSCO are the result of weeks of thoughtful discussion and consultation with health-care officials. They represent substantial efforts to curtail the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19

on our campus, and dramatically improve the College’s ability to stay open throughout the fall semester.

Students, employees, and visitors who do not follow the College’s requirements may not be allowed to attend in-person classes and may be required to leave campus.

With the welfare and safety of the entire campus community as the highest priority, Washington State College of Ohio has developed a set of campus health and safety requirements in response to the coronavirus pandemic that students, faculty, and staff are expected to follow.

These requirements will be updated as new information about the virus develops and we evaluate data. The College constantly monitors what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) are recommending in regard to the virus that causes COVID-19; based upon that information, the College may increase or decrease health and safety measures at any time and adapt them to our campus environment, which is unique in how we all learn, live, and work together.

WSCO cannot ensure these safety measures will prevent COVID-19 from occurring on our campus; however, given our current understanding of the transmission of the virus, observance of these practices can decrease the likelihood of occurrence and enable us to keep the College open for in-person learning throughout the fall term.

Questions about the health practice requirements contained herein can be directed to the administration at