Guidance for Practical Experiences
The following applies for clinical practicums, skills labs, internships, and other practical application experiences.
Students may participate in these experiences if the following are followed:
- The students must sign the Attestation Form acknowledging that they understand and accept the circumstances and risks, have been given the option not to participate, that they have completed appropriate training by the university and/or facility, and will comply with all other pertinent requirements.
- The school and student must be prepared that if the university moves to a higher risk level than at the beginning of the experience, if there is an exposure in their area, or there is another safety concern, the program will either be able to move online or stop the experience. Contingency plans should be made in advance.
- Students must provide their own transportation to/from off-campus sites. Students should follow COVID-19 social distancing and other protocols in their travels consistent with WSU protocols.
- The department must approve that the external partner has mitigation protocols that comply with CDC guidelines.