COVID Clearance Status Tracking System

Color-Coded Clearance Status System on MyWesternHealth Home Page

What is it called?

On MyWesternHealth, you'll notice it will say "Your Clearance Status." It is a system for tracking your WWU COVID Vaccine Clearance Status.

What is it for?

This tool in MyWesternHealth tracks your COVID vaccine clearance status and will signal a color based on whether you are fully vaccinated or if you are on a waiver and are up to date on your testing requirement.
For those that have an “Overdue” yellow clearance status, it means that your testing requirement is not current.  If this requirement is met, your clearance status will turn green “Cleared”.

Where do I find it?

When you log into MyWesternHealth, your home page will now display the option to see a color-coded clearance status. Click on "Show Badge".

What do each of the colors mean?

  • Green “Cleared” - Either you have submitted your completed COVID Vaccine Card or you are on an Exemption and are up to date on your testing requirement.
  • Yellow “Overdue” - You have an approved medical or religious COVID Vaccine Waiver, but you are overdue on your weekly COVID testing requirement.
  • Orange “Quarantine” - You are unvaccinated and have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19.
  • Red “Isolation” - You have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms consistent with COVID.
  • Blue "Not Compliant" - You do not have either (1) proof of COVID Vaccination or (2) an approved medical or religious COVID Vaccine Waiver on record.
Covid Clearance Status Examples

Why does the clearance status turn green when I get tested and not when I get my result?

Western’s COVID testing program is different than typical COVID tests performed at other sites.  Western utilizes a surveillance testing program which is designed to scan the on-campus community as a whole for possible hot spots of infection rather than identify specific individuals who may be infected.  This model has been effectively used at other colleges and universities around the country.  A green clearance status confirms that you are meeting the requirements of attestation and surveillance testing.  When a hot spot is identified, the Student Health Center staff intervene to begin confirmatory retesting, self-isolation, contact tracing and quarantine as needed.  It is also important to note that test results are not a guarantee of whether an individual is infected or not.  For this reason, ongoing mitigation strategies including use of face masks, strict hand washing and social distancing are still needed.

More Details on Using Western’s Clearance Tracking System