WSU Health Sciences Checkup | August 2021

Thursday, August 26, 2021

News for Alumni, Partners and Friends of WSU Health Sciences


After a school year unlike any other we’ve ever experienced, students are back on campus at WSU Spokane. It’s a welcome sight and a step closer to being back to normal.

Even when students weren’t on campus during the 2020-2021 academic year, they were still on the frontlines in the fight against COVID-19. First, they were volunteering at testing clinics. Once the vaccines rolled out, our students stepped up to administer tens of thousands of vaccines to citizens in Spokane and across the state.

They’ll continue to aid in vaccine efforts, including at vaccine clinics on the WSU Spokane campus. As we’ve consistently said before: the best way to fight COVID-19 and prevent serious illness and hospitalization is to get vaccinated. The vaccines are safe and effective.

Being a health sciences campus allows our students and our faculty to tackle COVID-19. The entire WSU system features research work related to COVID-19, including plenty of research projects in Spokane. That research work continues as students, staff and faculty return to campus.

While COVID-19 remains a threat in our area, we’re proud of the work we’ve already done to mitigate its affect on our campus. Hosting in-person classes and experiences is vital to the well-being of our student population. Precautions are still in place, but we’re confident we can normalize our operations even further.

Daryll DeWald

Vice President, WSU Health Sciences

Chancellor, WSU Spokane