WSU advises students wear high-quality masks, avoid serving food at events during omicron surge

Bryan Hall on the Washington State University campus

PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University released additional guidance for students during the latest COVID-19 surge from the omicron variant.

The university said it is committed to the in-person experience and these temporary adjustments are to provided increase protection for students and keep them in class.

WSU is asking organizers of events, including sports, to avoid serving food or drink through the end of January.

It is also recommending all students wear surgical, KN95, KF94 or other high-quality masks rather than cloth masks.

The school also said it is making contingency plans to minimize disruptions or campus facilities or services are affected.

Additionally, WSU reminded students that they should stay home if they are feeling ill, follow isolation and quarantine guidance, wear a masks inside and get a COVID-19 booster.