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Whitman College's ongoing response to COVID-19.

Fall 2021 COVID Protocols

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Whitman College is a fully vaccinated campus, requiring all students and employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Effective August 1, 2021 all students, faculty, staff, and volunteers must provide proof of being fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption in order to come to campus. Fully vaccinated visitors will be welcomed to specific events but our campus buildings remain closed to the general public.

Read more in our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Fall 2021 COVID-19 Protocols.

As of September 27, 2021, 98% of our campus community members have completed the full vaccination process. 

98% of whitman population vaccinated

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Results: October 4–10, 2021

This information was last updated: Monday, October 18, 2021 at 3:51 P.m.

Testing at Whitman includes required weekly testing for anyone with an approved vaccination exemption and testing as needed for individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 or identified as a close contact to someone with COVID-19. The weekly data is updated weekly on Mondays.


Positive Tests: Employees


Positive Tests: Students


Active Cases


Tests Administered


Isolation Spaces Occupied

Consolidated Baseline Testing Data

All Whitman faculty, staff and students participated in baseline COVID-19 testing at the start of the fall semester. These are the consolidated results from the two rounds of testing, which took place August 23–September 12, 2021.


Positive Tests: Employees


Positive Tests: Students


Active Cases


Tests Administered


Positivity Rate

*Through our follow-up testing protocol (as outlined in the August 31, 2021 Round 1 Baseline Testing Update) and in consultation with our epidemiologist and the testing company, we determined that of the baseline positive tests, five were very likely false positives and two were likely not a current infection. Consequently these individuals were not considered active cases.

Glossary of Important Terms

Active Cases –  The number of employees and students currently in isolation.

Campus Population Vaccinated – The percentage of the on-campus population who have received the total required doses of COVID-19 vaccine. This does not include people who have received one dose of a two dose vaccine. 

Employees – Faculty and staff who are employed at Whitman. 

Isolation Spaces Occupied – The number of on-campus isolation spaces occupied by students with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Positivity Rate The number of positive tests divided by the total number of tests administered.

Positive Test – A test result that indicates the person has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

Students – Students who are residing in on-campus housing or living in the Walla Walla region and accessing campus.

Surveillance Testing – Ongoing COVID-19 testing of randomized samples of the Whitman population.

Test Turnaround Time - It generally takes approximately 36-48 hours for individuals to receive test results. 

Tests Administered  Total number of tests administered by Whitman College as part of required weekly testing for people with approved vaccination exemptions, testing due to potential symptoms or exposure, and other on-campus testing as needed.