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All Whitman College students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for access to campus beginning on May 24, 2021.

Memorial Building with a face-coveringIncoming and current students should  document their vaccination through the college’s online form if they have not already done so. Vaccinated students can  request summer access now. Whitman employees are also expected to be vaccinated. For employees who have not documented proof of vaccination, testing will be required on a weekly basis.

Effective August 1, 2021 all  students, faculty, staff, volunteers and campus visitors must be fully vaccinated and submit proof of vaccination in order to come to campus. Read more in our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Fall 2021 COVID-19 Protocols.

As of July 6, 2021, 79% of our campus community members have completed the full vaccination process.

79% of whitman population vaccinated

All Test Results January 15 – May 16, 2021


Total Positive Tests: Employees


Total Positive Tests: Students


Total Confirmed Cases


Total Tests Administered


Overall Surveillance Testing Positivity Rate


Cumulative Positivity Rate

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. 

Cumulative Positivity Rate –  Percentage of the campus population who have tested positive for COVID at any point since testing began.

Employees – Faculty and staff who are expected to access campus in spring 2021. 

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

Positivity Rate The number of positive surveillance tests divided by the number of surveillance 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 in spring 2021.

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. 

Testing Frequency - Surveillance testing happens twice a week. Symptomatic testing happens as necessary.

Tests Administered  Total number of tests administered by Whitman College as part of ongoing campus-wide surveillance testing, conference required testing of student-athletes, and testing due to potential symptoms or exposure.

Threshold Action Levels - A rubric  developed by Whitman’s epidemiologist consultant, categorizing a variety of COVID-19 related data into four action levels: low, medium, high and critical. This document will be utilized by the President’s Cabinet in consultation with faculty leadership and our epidemiologist to consider appropriate guidance on the level of activity on Whitman’s campus.