COVID-19 refers to the disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and continues to be a significant health concern around the world. There are many ways your actions can help protect you, your household, and your community from severe illness from COVID-19. In addition to basic health and hygiene practices, like handwashing, the CDC recommends staying up to date with COVID-19 vaccines, getting tested for COVID-19 if needed, and staying home if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19.


Wayne State and COVID-19


  • Vaccine Mandates – To best protect the health and safety of our campus community, Wayne State requires students, faculty and staff to receive their COVID-19 primary vaccine series and one booster, as well as the influenza (flu) vaccination, or have an approved waiver.  For questions or concerns regarding the vaccine mandates please email the Campus Health Committee.


  • Health and Safety Guidelines – The Campus Health Committee has designed Health and Safety Guidelines to ensure the safety of the Wayne State University campus community. These guidelines will be updated regularly to  align with current CDC recommendations. If you have questions, contact the Campus Health Committee at Current COVID-19 cases are tracked on the  COVID-19 dashboard.


  • Campus Daily Screener – You must complete a Campus Daily Screener each day before coming to campus. You should also complete a CDS if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, even if you do not plan to be on campus. The CDS is monitored from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m., seven days a week.
    • If you are cleared to be on campus, you will receive a QR code that you may be asked to produce.
    • If you are not cleared to be on campus, you will be contacted by the Campus Health Center staff for further screening.  You may then be cleared, or you may be referred for testing.



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