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CPPS COVID-19 Updates and Communications

As we continue to navigate COVID-19 together, please know WSU is actively monitoring and assessing the situation and potential impacts to the WSU community. We urge you to track the latest developments on the WSU COVID-19 website.

First and foremost, the health and well-being of the WSU community remains our highest priority, and we will continue to act thoughtfully as we respond to COVID-19.

Updates specific to the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences can be found on this page, including messages sent by the college to students, faculty, staff, and preceptors. If you have any additional questions please contact Jennifer Robinson at jenirobinson@wsu.edu.

This website is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered to be providing medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances.

CPPS Town Halls

Incoming studentsPY1PY2PY3
PY1-3 Town Hall | September 15, 2021
April 27, 2021PY1-PY2 Fall 2021 Update | March 19, 2021
February 22, 2021February 23, 2021February 26, 2021
January 19, 2021January 20, 2021January 21, 2021
October 20, 2020October 19, 2020October 26, 2020
September 11, 2020September 14, 2020September 18, 2020

IPPE/APPE Rotations

The health care sector has been deemed critical infrastructure to protect the health and well-being of all Washingtonians. Health care providers, including PY4 student pharmacists, are considered “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”

PY4 student pharmacists should continue to follow the guidelines established by the CDC and by their site for reporting for work and should notify Anjie Bertramson if there is anything precluding their ability to complete the APPE.

PY1-3 rotations & COVID-19 Guidance
This public health situation continues to require flexibility and patience from all of us and we will keep you posted on updates as they come. As you begin rotations please use the guidance below:

  • Refer to CDC guidelines for the latest updates on COVID-19.
  • Regarding your rotations, you should continue to follow the guidelines established by your site for reporting for work. Please let us know if there is anything precluding your ability to complete the rotation.
  • Follow the guidelines your site has in place regarding any COVID related screenings and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • According to CDC guidelines, if you are ill you should stay at home. The excused absence policy is in place for illnesses. If you are sick and exceed allowable absences, please contact Anjie Bertramson.
  • Do not enter patient rooms that are deemed “respiratory isolation,” or rooms where patients are suspected of having COVID-19.

Student Volunteering

We have heard from several student about an interest in volunteering in your communities. We want to applaud you for your spirit of service in these challenging times. These are the values that make you the amazing students you are.

If you plan to participate in volunteer activities that are not WSU-sponsored, please be mindful of the potential risks of the activities you are participating in and consider the following guidelines:

  1. Any volunteering you do should adhere to CDC guidelines. Please refrain from putting yourself in a situation that would conflict with social distancing and other such guidelines.
  2. Be mindful of the potential for transmission to family, friends and vulnerable populations. It’s important to avoid becoming a vector for the disease to spread.

Student Communications

REMINDER: CPPS COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation Requirement Oct 1 Deadline | Sent September 24, 2021 at 1:25 p.m. PDT

Sent September 24, 2021 at 1:25 p.m. PDT

Dear Student Pharmacists,

This is a reminder to please upload your COVID-19 vaccination documentation to your CastleBranch compliance tracker, by Oct 1. Thank you to everyone that has done this already! Please prioritize logging into your CastleBranch account and uploading your COVID-19 vaccination documentation. Documentation must include your name, vaccine manufacturer, lot # and dates of vaccination or a CPPS Declination Form (available in CastleBranch).

Acceptable COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or photo of the card;
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health record;
  • State immunization information system record; or
  • For an individual who was vaccinated outside of the United States, a reasonable equivalent of any of the above.

CPPS COVID-19 Declination Form:

  • The declination form is available in CastleBranch within the “COVID-19 Vaccination” requirement is available in CastleBranch.
  • This is not the same as seeking an accommodation with WSU, instead this form indicates to us that you do not plan to get the COVID-19 vaccination and may affect clinical site placement.

Collection of COVID-19 vaccination records in CastleBranch is specific to CPPS. This process is separate from and in addition to Washington State University’s requirement that all students provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or file a request for a qualified exemption/accommodation via Cougar Health Services (deadline was September 10).

Every site is working through their own process for COVID-19 vaccine documentation. Some clinical training sites may require all students to be vaccinated,  while others may allow for placement upon receiving a site-specific approved exemption or accommodation. We are learning of updates to individual site expectations daily. Some clinical partners may deny non-vaccinated students from being at their site as permitted by law.  Onboarding requirements in CORE ELMS are being updated as we learn of new site specific COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

If you have questions or concerns about this requirement please reach out to Dr. Jennifer Robinson.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services
abertramson@wsu.edu

CPPS COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation Requirement –Available Now | Sent September 21, 2021 at 1:08 p.m. PDT

Sent September 21, 2021 at 1:08 p.m. PDT

Dear Student Pharmacists,

Your CastleBranch compliance tracker now has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement added to it. Please prioritize logging into your CastleBranch account and uploading your COVID-19 vaccination documentation. The deadline to meet this requirement is October 1, prior to the statewide deadline of October 18. Documentation must include your name, vaccine manufacturer, lot # and dates of vaccination or a CPPS Declination Form (available in CastleBranch).

Acceptable COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or photo of the card;
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health record;
  • State immunization information system record; or
  • For an individual who was vaccinated outside of the United States, a reasonable equivalent of any of the above.

CPPS COVID-19 Declination Form:

  • The declination form is available in CastleBranch within the “COVID-19 Vaccination” requirement is available in CastleBranch.
  • This is not the same as seeking an accommodation with WSU, instead this form indicates to us that you do not plan to get the COVID-19 vaccination and may affect clinical site placement.

Collection of COVID-19 vaccination records in CastleBranch is specific to CPPS. This process is separate from and in addition to Washington State University’s requirement that all students provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or file a request for a qualified exemption/accommodation via Cougar Health Services (deadline was September 10).

Every site is working through their own process for COVID-19 vaccine documentation. Some clinical training sites may require all students to be vaccinated,  while others may allow for placement upon receiving a site-specific approved exemption or accommodation. We are learning of updates to individual site expectations daily. Some clinical partners may deny non-vaccinated students from being at their site as permitted by law.  Onboarding requirements in CORE ELMS are being updated as we learn of new site specific COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

If you have questions or concerns about this requirement please reach out to Dr. Jennifer Robinson.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services
abertramson@wsu.edu

Town Hall Follow Up | Sent September 17, 2021 at 9:10 a.m. PDT

Sent September 17, 2021 at 9:10 a.m. PDT

Dear student pharmacists,

Earlier this week, we hosted our first town hall meeting.  If you were unable to attend, you can access the recording here.

The main focus of the town hall was to provide an update about the semester and the ongoing impact of COVID. Key information shared included the following:

  • Vaccination rates for WSU Spokane students (which includes Yakima) is currently >96%.
  • All students attending WSU must submit either proof of COVID-19 vaccination or file for an exemption through WSU cougar health services.  Any student failing to submit the required documentation will have a hold placed on their student account.
  • In addition to submitting COVID-19 vaccination documentation to the university, all students will also need to also submit proof of vaccination or a declination form to the college for required experiential on-boarding with clinical practice sites.  More information will be provided directly from experiential services about this requirement.
  • Any approved religious or medical exemption from the university, will not automatically transfer to all practice sites.  This may result in being blocked from some (possibly many) practice sites or having to engage in additional processes to minimize risk and meet current local, state or national mandates.
  • If you are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms, have been exposed to COVID or test positive, we ask that you follow the university guidelines.
  • If you are ill or have been instructed to isolate/quarantine and cannot be on campus, we request that you fill out an absence notification form.
  • As a college, our focus is to continue delivering the curriculum in person with contingency plans in place for different scenarios (students or faculty are ill and cannot be on campus). This could mean that a few targeted classes are temporarily moved to zoom, for a short period of time.  The expectation is that unless there is a strong public health reason to do otherwise, in-person courses are delivered in-person.
  • There have been quite a few questions about the masking expectations on campus based on the governors proclamation 20-03.5.  The biggest issue, what does, “actively eating and drinking” mean?  Our interpretation is that an individuals mask should always cover the mouth and nose, except when actively taking a bite of food or a drink.  If you are slowly eating or you like to enjoy your coffee over an extended period of time, please re-mask between bites or sips.

If you have any questions about the current mandates or expectations, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Robinson, PharmD
Associate Dean, Professional Education | Professor | College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
jenirobinson@wsu.edu

CPPS COVID-19 Vaccine Documentation – Coming soon | Sent September 16, 2021 at 4:53 p.m. PDT

Sent September 16, 2021 at 4:53 p.m. PDT

Student Pharmacists,

On August 20 Dr. Jennifer Robinson communicated with you there was WA state proclamation (email below) requiring all private and public health care and long-term care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As she expressed, some of our clinical partners may deny non-vaccinated students from being at their site as permitted by law.  As we learn of COVID 19 vaccination requirements at sites we are working to add that information to the onboarding requirements listed in CORE ELMS.

CPPS has developed a process to collect approved COVID-19 vaccination records in CastleBranch to meet the statewide vaccination requirement for licensed health care providers and to assist with placement with our clinical partners. This process is separate from and in addition to Washington State University’s requirement that all students provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or file for a qualified exemption via Cougar Health Services (deadline was September 10).

We expect our CastleBranch upload process to be available in the next week and we will notify you once this has become available. Documentation will require your name, vaccine manufacturer, lot # and dates of vaccination or a CPPS Declination Form.

Acceptable COVID-19 Vaccination Documentation:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card or photo of the card;
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health record;
  • State immunization information system record; or
  • For an individual who was vaccinated outside of the United States, a reasonable equivalent of any of the above.

CPPS COVID-19 Declination Form:

  • The declination form will be available once COVID 19 Vaccine requirement is available in CastleBranch.
  • This is not the same as seeking an accommodation with WSU, instead this form indicates to us that you do not plan to get the COVID-19 vaccination and may affect clinical site placement.

Every clinical partner is working through their own process for COVID-19 vaccine documentation, some do not have exemption/accommodation processes, while others may allow for certain exemptions/accommodations. Additional documentation may be required by individual sites for students requesting an exemption/accommodation.

If you have questions or concerns about this requirement please reach out to Dr. Jennifer Robinson.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services
abertramson@wsu.edu

PY1-3 Town Hal | September 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement | Sent August 20, 2021 at 3:20 p.m. PDT

Sent August 20, 2021 at 3:20 p.m. PDT

Dear student pharmacists,

Governor Inslee recently made an official proclamation requiring all private and public health care and long-term care workers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, which includes licensed pharmacy interns. The Governor’s COVID-19 vaccine proclamation is the law, and it is enforceable.  It sets forth exemptions only for legitimate medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs. Personal/philosophical exemptions are not permitted.

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences partners with health care organizations to provide clinical experiences for Introductory and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences. Although medical or religious exemptions exist under the proclamation, it is possible our clinical partners may not allow non-vaccinated students into their clinical settings for reasons that are permitted by law, and we cannot control whether these organizations will allow non-vaccinated students to access their clinical training site.

If you cannot engage in clinical rotations due to your non-vaccinated status, it may delay your progression in the program or impact your ability to meet graduation requirements. The college will make a reasonable attempt to find alternative clinical experiences for students who have exemptions for legitimate medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs, but placement cannot be guaranteed.

Unvaccinated students may also be barred from providing any direct patient care, including patient-care outreach completed by Registered Student Organizations.

The College is currently developing a process for students to upload proof of vaccination via CastleBranch.  Information about how to submit proof of vaccination will be communicated soon.  In addition to college level expectations, the university is requiring all WSU students to submit proof of vaccination or file for a qualified exemption through Cougar Health Services by September 10th.

As a reminder, falsification of COVID vaccine documentation has been determined to be a crime. Anyone submitting falsified information will be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.  Equally important, the College will refer this sort of misconduct to the Conduct Board, and Student Progress Committee for appropriate discipline. See WAC 504-26-202 (Acts of dishonesty).  Lastly, this sort of misconduct qualifies as unprofessional conduct as defined by Washington’s Uniform Disciplinary Act and will be referred to the Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission.  See RCW 18.130.180.  The College has a zero-tolerance policy for this sort of fraudulent conduct that places patients and others at risk.

Please contact me with any questions and/or to discuss potential options if you will not be fully vaccinated.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Robinson, PharmD
Associate Dean, Professional Education | Professor | College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
jenirobinson@wsu.edu

How to submit proof of vaccination or file an exemption | Sent August 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Dear Cougs,

We can’t wait to see you in-person and on campus this fall and get back to the Coug experience we’ve all been missing. We also know you have questions, and we wanted to provide an important update regarding vaccine documentation and exemption processes.

WSU officially announced a return to in-person operations and classes following the proclamation by Governor Jay Inslee in June. This is in large part because of the widespread availability and proven efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, which WSU is requiring for all students, faculty, and staff. Exemptions are allowed for medical and non-medical reasons.

As we prepare for the fall semester, it is important WSU has your COVID vaccination status on file. The information below will help you plan and submit the required documentation.

We understand that there are students who have concerns about attending courses in person that are related to a disability. These students will need to work with campus Access Services and Access and Career Services Manager Jackie Schneider to seek specific solutions for each individual’s needs. Note that several courses in each term of the curriculum including experiential rotations cannot be completed virtually.

Submitting Your Vaccination Information

The University has created a safe and secure way for students to submit proof of vaccination or file an exemption using the Cougar Health Services Patient Portal.

This process is now available to all students. You should submit your proof of vaccination or file an exemption as soon as possible.

The most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 vaccine requirement at Washington State University can be found on the WSU COVID FAQs page. For questions about the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please contact covid-19.info@wsu.edu. If you have questions about vaccines or exemptions, please contact cougarhealth@wsu.edu.

Protecting Cougs and Our Communities

We strongly recommend that all Cougs who are able get vaccinated so we can keep ourselves, our most vulnerable Cougs, our communities, and our state healthy. We all need to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and any variants. Vaccination is the best way to do that.

If you are able, start the vaccine series as soon as possible. Vaccines are widely available in nearly every U.S. community.

We will continue to monitor for any changes to guidelines issued by the University, local health district and/or state in the weeks ahead and update students as restrictions change. If you are sick or experiencing symptoms of illness, please stay home.

Spokane

If you are not fully vaccinated (at least 14 days after you have received all doses of the vaccine), you will need to wear a mask while on your campus or WSU location. Currently all unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks in public indoor settings in Washington state.

Even if you are fully vaccinated, we welcome and encourage you to wear a mask to ensure your health and the health of those around you. Amid an uptick in cases, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Spokane Regional Health District recommend everyone wear face masks indoors where there is high transmission. Currently, Spokane is considered an area of high transmission based on CDC guidelines.

Masks are still required in clinical settings on campus, which include the Spokane Teaching Health Clinic, the University Hearing and Speech Clinic, the NEP clinic, Range Community Clinic and EWU’s dental hygiene clinic, regardless of vaccination status.

Yakima

All WSU students enrolled in the Yakima Doctor of Pharmacy program on the PNWU campus will be required to follow PNWU campus safety guidelines as outlined in the PNWU Fall 2021 Campus and Semester Reentry Plan including completing daily COVID-19 screening. The screening table will be located in the lobby of Cadwell Student Center. Masks are required on campus regardless of vaccination status. All PNWU campus spaces require 3-foot social distancing at all times regardless of vaccination status.

Get your vaccine.

If you are not yet vaccinated, you can find appointments for your COVID vaccine by visiting www.vaccines.gov/search/, texting your ZIP code to 438829, or calling 800-232-0233. Vaccines are free for everyone, regardless of citizenship and/or health insurance status.

Spokane

WSU Spokane will also be offering free COVID-19 vaccines for anyone still needing one. The clinics will take place on the Spokane campus in the basement and atrium area of the Nursing building.

WSU Spokane plans on providing the Pfizer vaccine, and depending on supplies, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine as well. The clinics will be held on multiple days in partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District:

Thank you for doing your part to keep our communities healthy. We’re looking forward to being on campus with you this fall.

Sincerely,
Office of Student Services
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
509-368-6605
pharmacy.studentservices@wsu.edu

Go Cougs!

Fall Update | Sent July 1, 2021 at 12:23 p.m. PDT

Sent July 1, 2021 at 12:23 p.m. PDT

Dear student pharmacists,

I honestly cannot believe that it is July already. Other than encouraging you to stay hydrated in this heat, I wanted to provide a few updates and reminders about the fall semester.

  • Faculty and staff across the university system continue to work towards a safe return to in-person learning this fall. Faculty have reflected on lessons learned and are working on course improvements for the next academic year.  This includes resuming in-person instruction and in-person testing while keeping a few select courses online.
  • WSU is working towards the goal of becoming a fully vaccinated institution. Proof of COVID vaccination, or an approved exception, will be required for all students this fall. More information will be communicated from the university soon about submitting proof of vaccination, or how to file for an exception from Cougar Health Services.
  • Guidance on face coverings and social distancing are changing in accordance with local and state guidance.  The most updated information for Spokane can be found here. Yakima will follow the rules and regulations determined by PNWU.
  • Schedules of classes for the fall in Spokane and Yakima have been modified to minimize movement of cohorts between classrooms and to strategically schedule online vs. in-person courses.
    • Additional details about assigned instructors, additional class meeting times and locations can be found here.
  • Assessments, including tests and exams, will be administered in-person. The block test schedule is finalized for the fall.  All students are encouraged to review the remote proctoring policy and absence policy as both policies will be in effect for this fall.
  • In August, we will be hosting in-person White Coat ceremonies for the class of 2024 and 2025 in both Yakima and Spokane.  More information will be communicated soon as details are still being finalized.
  • Rules and regulations for Registered Student Organizations have not been determined for the fall.  More information will be provided as we get closer to the start of the school year.
  • Your academic and student success advisors are here to help you transition back to campus. If you would like to meet with your advisor, schedule an appointment via handshake.

When reading this email, you may have noticed a mix of emotions. For each individual, this transition is going to feel different – with some individuals experiencing more intense emotions then others. These emotions could include a wide range of feelings including anticipation, sadness, joy, apprehension, or acceptance. Experiencing emotions in this way is a normal and expected part of the process. Please be patient with yourself and the rest of the college community during this transition.

If you have questions or would simply like to talk about the return to in-person learning this fall, please do not hesitate to reach out to me, counseling services or your academic and student success advisor.

Please take time to enjoy the summer.  On behalf of the faculty and staff of the college, we are all excited to see you in-person soon!

Sincerely,

Jennifer Robinson, PharmDPronouns: she/her/hers (what’s this?)
Associate Dean, Professional Education | Professor | College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
jenirobinson@wsu.edu

WSU COVID-19 Vaccine Message to incoming students | Sent April 29, 2021

Sent April 29, 2021 | WSU Health Sciences Admissions

Yesterday, WSU President Kirk Schulz released a statement about COVID-19 vaccination requirements for the 2021-2022 academic year. In that message he shared that WSU will require proof of the COVID‑19 vaccination for all students engaging in activities at a WSU campus or location or get an exemption for medical, religious, or personal reasons. In addition, students whose programs are fully online and/or for which an on‑campus/location presence does not occur are automatically exempted from this requirement. We will work with international students who may have received a vaccine that is not approved for use in the United States. We encourage you to read the full message from the president online.

In order to participate in any on‑site or in‑person courses and activities on the Spokane campus/Yakima clinical site, students will be expected to be vaccinated by the start of the fall semester. Some programs may designate an earlier date for proof of vaccination or an exemption based on when fall semester in‑person activities begin. Students with program-specific requirements will be required to have documented proof of vaccine or an approved exemption by November 1, 2021. Students failing to meet this requirement will be prevented from registering for spring semester courses and/or face other restrictions. Students on the Spokane campus/Yakima clinical site with approved exemptions may be required to participate in regular COVID‑19 testing and/or other COVID‑19 public health measures. Additional information about how to submit proof of vaccination and the process to request an exemption will be made available this summer.

We look forward to a campus environment where we can spend more time together and enjoy all the things that make being a Coug truly special.  We are confident that, together, we can create a high-quality educational experience at WSU Health Sciences that is also fun, safe, and engaging.

If you have questions, please email us at covid-19.info@wsu.edu or visit the campus’s COVID-19 webpage.

On behalf of all of us at WSU Health Sciences, we look forward to welcoming you to campus this fall!

Stay healthy and Go Cougs!

COVID-19 Webpage

Admitted Student Town Hall | April 27, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PT.

Fall 2021 Town Hall Follow Up | Sent March 22, 2021 at 2:25 p.m. PT

Sent March 22, 2021 at 2:25 p.m. PT

Dear Student Pharmacists,

Thank you all who attended the town hall this past Friday. Your feedback on the survey and in the town hall has been informative. Below are some of the main points we made during the town hall and reiterate in this communication so that there is no confusion as to what you can expect fall semester.

What to expect for fall 2021

  • We will have face-to-face learning to the greatest extent possible.
  • We strongly recommend that students seek housing near their respective campuses.
  • We strongly recommend that students attend class in person.
  • We expect students to attend class and actively participate.
  • Our goal is to livestream and record lectures when and where it is feasible and appropriate. These recordings will be posted on Canvas so that students can review and re-watch these lessons.
  • APC courses will require in-person attendance. Other courses, or parts of courses, may also require in-person attendance.
  • All experiential rotations will be in person.
  • Testing, scheduling, and courses requiring attendance will be communicated at a later date as we are in the process of evaluating logistics.

Student Disability Accommodations
We understand that some students may have concerns about attending courses in person related to a disability. These students will need to work with campus Access Services and Access and Career Services Manager Jackie Schneider to seek specific solutions for each individual’s needs. Note that some courses, cannot be completed virtually. However, the college will work with students to identify alternative paths for their learning experiences.

As always, health and safety will be a priority. The college will follow guidance set forth by the Spokane Regional Health District, Yakima Health District, Washington State Department of Health, the Governor’s Office, and the CDC.

Several of you requested to provide feedback on the planning process. If you have any recommendations or concerns, please attend upcoming town hall meetings and reach out to your PSAC representatives so that your views can be voiced.

Again, I thank you all for your perspectives and time. We appreciate your patience and understanding as Washington state and the country re-opens. The guidance set forth by public health officials and the changing circumstances of the pandemic continues to be a moving target as we plan for the future. Our plans described herein may change based on evolving circumstances of the pandemic and we will keep everyone informed going forward.

Sincerely,

Mark Leid, Professor and Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

PY1-2 Town Hall | March 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PDT

Fall 2021 Update and Town Hall | Sent March 15, 2021 at 8:31 a.m. PT

Sent March 15, 2021 at 8:31 a.m. PT

Dear Student Pharmacists

Thank you all for submitting your feedback via the survey regarding the fall 2021 semester. In total, we received over 250 responses from students. Your opinions and perspectives have helped to shape the 2021 fall semester, along with many other factors that went into making this decision. As a result, we are pleased to announce that we will aim to have a primarily face-to-face fall 2021 semester and look forward to transitioning back to a sense of normalcy in the coming months. Our goal is to ensure that you complete our program successfully and on time

Adhering to local and state public health guidelines continues to be top priority. It was clear through comments in the survey that social distancing, masking, frequent sanitization, and reduced class sizes are important to you and will be essential as we plan for in-person learning. We also aim to seek solutions for students with specific circumstances or concerns. The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and the community at large will always remain top of mind. Details of how face-to-face learning will be conducted are still being worked out and will be communicated at a later date

To address the most pressing questions that you have, please read the following information

Student Disability Accommodations
We understand that there are students who have concerns about attending courses in person that are related to a disability. These students will need to work with campus Access Services and Access and Career Services Manager Jackie Schneider to seek specific solutions for each individual’s needs. Note that some courses such as APC and labs cannot be completed virtually. However, the college is willing to work with students on seeking alternative paths for their learning experience

Housing
It is strongly advised that students begin to look for housing near their respective campuses in order to be able to attend classes in person for the fall semester

Please visit this housing webpage for resources on housing and do not hesitate to reach out to your academic and student success advisor for support

Town Hall
Please join us for a combined PY1 and PY2 town hall on Friday, March 19 from 12-1pm to discuss what you can anticipate for fall 2021. A meeting invite will be sent to students to attend the town hall. The following topics will be on the agenda and it will be a good opportunity for faculty and staff to answer any questions you may have. In an effort to ensure your questions and needs are met, we will send out an invite for regular drop-in sessions in between our monthly town halls so students can ask specific questions

Agenda:

  • Survey results
  • Considerations for primarily in-person learning
  • Accommodations for students who cannot attend courses in person
  • Housing resources
  • Q&A

Submit a question or comment

Sincerely,

Mark Leid, Professor and Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

CPPS PY3 Town Hall | February 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST

CPPS PY2 Town Hall | February 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST

CPPS PY1 Town Hall | February 22, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. PST

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2021 Fall Semester Update | Sent January 27, 2021 at 9:24 a.m. PST

Sent January 27, 2021 at 9:24 a.m. PST

Dear Student Pharmacists,

Thank you to everyone who attended the town halls last week. We had some great discussions, constructive feedback, and on behalf of the college, it was great to see your familiar faces. By now, many of you may have already seen the announcements made by the University and WSU Health Sciences Spokane about their intentions for 2021 fall semester.

As mentioned in the town halls, faculty and staff have a strong desire to come back to face-to-face instruction for the fall semester. While our goal is in-person instruction, we still need to weigh our options with the unfolding circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain our highest priority. With this in mind, our objective is also to keep students on track with their learning progression so that they can graduate on time.

In the weeks and months ahead, we anticipate having greater clarity on the impacts the pandemic may have in the fall and the variables we will need to consider to determine when and how in-person learning can occur. We intend to include students, faculty and staff in planning for the fall when appropriate to ensure their perspectives and ideas are considered in the final decision.

Thank you for your continued flexibility in these rapidly changing times.

Have questions or feedback? Please submit them here.

Sincerely,

Mark Leid, Professor and Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

2021 Commencement Update | Sent January 25, 2021 at 2:28 p.m. PST

Sent January 25, 2021 at 2:28 p.m. PST

Dear Students,

I know that many of you are anxious to see what commencement will look like this year, now that the University has announced that their commencement will be virtual on May 8. For the time being, we are still assessing the situation to understand what options may become available. Given the Washington state vaccination schedule, we are certain that having an in-person commencement at the Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox as we normally do will not be possible, but we are weighing other options. As always, our top priority will be health and safety, and we will abide by the recommendations of public health officials as we celebrate this milestone in your lives.

In the meantime, I ask for your patience as information becomes clearer. You can still expect an email from Student Services in the coming weeks with information on ordering regalia, nominations for speakers, and ordering cords and diploma covers among other things.

If you have any feedback, comments, or questions, please do not hesitate to share your thoughts.

With my deepest appreciation,

Mark Leid, Professor and Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

CPPS PY3 Town Hall | January 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

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CPPS PY2 Town Hall | January 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

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CPPS PY1 Town Hall | January 19, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

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CPPS PY4 Town Hall | October 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

CPPS PY3 Town Hall | October 26, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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CPPS PY1 Town Hall | October 20, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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Spring semester starts January 11 for the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

CPPS Spring Semester 2021 | Sent October 15, 2020 at 9:19 a.m.

Sent October 15, 2020 at 9:19 a.m.

Dear Student Pharmacists,

As many of you may have already learned from the campus announcement by Chancellor Daryll Dewald, the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will be largely virtual for spring semester. In order to keep you on track to graduate on time, some students will need to be on campus for required skills-based laboratory activities and assessment. Below is a more detailed explanation of 2021 spring semester, which will start on Monday, January 11, for PY1s, PY2s and PY3s. PY4s will not be impacted by this decision.

Class of 2022

  • No in-person learning is currently planned for required didactic course work.
  • Classes and final assessments will conclude on Friday, April 30.
  • Instruction will continue through spring break.

Objective

  • Conclude the semester one week early to allow additional time to transition from didactic learning to APPE rotations. Some students may be required to quarantine after traveling to rotation sites. Depending on the state or county, you may be asked to quarantine after travel. We hope that this extra week will allow you to prepare for APPE rotations.

Class of 2023

  • In-person trainings for PharDSci 519 Pharmaceutics lab will take place between Monday, March 15 and Friday, April 16 of the semester.
  • Students will be brought on to campus (Spokane or Yakima) in small groups for a single 5-hour day of sterile compounding practice and final assessment. This is to reduce the amount of back and forth travel and the burden of seeking overnight accommodation.
  • All other courses will conclude by Friday, April 30.
  • Instruction will continue through spring break.

Objective

  • Ensure that you retain and complete a practical assessment on sterile compounding techniques which was learned over a year ago.
  • Ensure that you have the know-how to take part in your summer IPPE rotations. Some of you may have the opportunity to do sterile compounding, gowning and gloving during your institutional IPPE rotations.

Class of 2024

  • Students will engage in two full days of training at the end of term during the week of May 3.
  • Students will be brought on campus (Spokane or Yakima) in small groups to complete 13 hours of in-person training for Pharmacy 501 and PharDSci 519 over two days.
  • All other courses will conclude by Friday, April 30.
  • Instruction will continue through spring break.

Objective

  • Ensure that when you move on to community rotations in the summer you will have the skills needed to engage in hands-on activities with patients. This includes sterile compounding, taking blood pressure, and basic physical assessment among other things.
  • Ensure that you have the skills to progress to the next phase of the curriculum for your second year when you take the Point of Care Clinical Services course which gives you the foundation to take nasal swabs, point of care tests, and vaccine administration.

Safety precautions, graduating on time, and spring break
The health and safety of students, faculty, staff and the community remain top of mind. Student pharmacists and instructors will be provided with and required to use PPE that is specifically tailored for in-person training and assessment. The college will follow all local, state and national guidelines to minimize risk of exposure. Reducing potential COVID-19 exposure to your fellow students, faculty, staff and the community was also another factor weighing in favor of this decision. We have individuals in the college who are at increased risk for severe illness, and felt that this was the safer choice for all parties involved.

In thinking about safety, we also reduced the amount of back and forth travel for students not living in the Spokane or Yakima area by consolidating face-to-face instruction. We hope that this will decrease housing and transportation costs, therefore lessening the financial burden on students.

Like many other universities, we will also forgo spring break. We know this is not what you wanted to hear, but as an administration we had to choose between two difficult options:

  1. Go forth with spring break, which would delay your graduation
  2. Forgo spring break to ensure that students stay on track to graduate on time.

Unfortunately, we know full well that neither situation is ideal, and we recognize that mental breaks are very much needed. With several extended weekends already built into the academic calendar, we felt that this was less detrimental of the two options. This was not an easy decision, but we believe it is the best option given the circumstances and what our students would ultimately want us to choose presented with all the scenarios.

Flexibility
Given everything that has happened this year, our primary objective in pulling this plan together is so that students do not fall behind in learning and progression. Faculty and staff are working diligently to find ways students can safely work in small groups and complete course material in a timely manner.

While this pandemic has presented a lot of variables to planning for the future, we hope this decision helps you make the necessary preparations for travel and accommodation. Flexibility is our philosophy to this academic year. We know there are many uncertainties and variables that may preclude you from being able to attend in-person sessions. If you find yourself in this situation, please reach out to your instructor to discuss options to keep you on track with your learning progression.

International APPEs
Due to the ongoing uncertainty and safety issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will not proceed with international APPEs for the 2021-22 academic year. This includes all international rotations, including Peru, Ecuador, Wales, South Africa, and Vietnam.

Townhalls
I know that many of you will have questions about spring semester. We have scheduled townhalls for each year group so that we can answer any questions and share some of the planning and considerations that went into this complex decision. There are and continue to be many moving parts, and we would like to give you a better picture of what you can expect this spring semester. We can’t change this decision, but we want to have this forum so that you can understand the circumstances.

Lastly, we know this is very difficult time for everyone. We do not underestimate the mental toll that this pandemic has taken. It has impacted every aspect of life, and it is extremely frustrating. We hear you and understand that some of you may feel like you’re just trying to stay afloat. If you need help, please reach out to faculty and staff so that we can do our best to help. We will get through this together.

Have questions or comments? Please submit them here.

PY1 Townhall: 12:00-1:00pm, Tuesday, October 20
PY2 Townhall: 12:00-1:00pm, Monday, October 19
PY3 Townhall: 12:00-1:00pm, Monday, October 26
PY4 Townhall: 7:00-8:00pm, Monday, October 26
(While we know that spring semester plans do not impact PY4s, we hope we can use this time to touch base with you. More details on discussion points will be sent out at a later date).

Sincerely,

Mark Leid, Professor and Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

CPPS PY3 Town Hall | September 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

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CPPS PY1 Town Hall | June 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

Faculty & Staff Communications

CPPS Return to Campus Plan | Sent June 3, 2021 at 1:09 p.m.

Sent June 3, 2021 at 1:09 p.m.

Dear Colleagues,

After 16 months of working from home, I am pleased to announce that we will begin the process of returning to campus. This will be a phased approach, with the goal of 50 percent capacity by July 12, and fully in-person at the start of fall semester on August 16. It is strongly encouraged that administrative staff get settled before the official start of the fall semester to ensure we are ready and prepared for students as they arrive back on campus. Students are expected to start the fall 2021 semester fully in person, and we will ensure that all services and amenities at our college will be available to them upon their return to campus.

What this means for CPPS
Flexibility will be a key factor as we transition back to the workplace. We understand that many of you have had to juggle working from home and caring for family during this pandemic. Supervisors should communicate with their teams to ensure that the transition back to the workplace is smooth and flexible. As circumstances and guidance from the Washington Governor’s office changes during the opening up process, we will adjust our operations as needed.

Linked here you will find guidelines for each position and the amount of time they should be in-person on campus by August 16. Below are some of the guiding principles to take into account as we move towards returning back to in-person work:

  • Supervisors will be on campus 100% of the time with certain exceptions based on shared office spaces, which are detailed below.
  • Offices and departments with student-facing roles will be staffed 100% of the time.
  • Until further guidance, employees should minimize the number of people occupying a single room at one time. Please arrange your schedules so that joint occupation of an office can be minimized.
  • Supervisors will be responsible for ensuring that those who report to them are following the mask and social distancing guidelines depending on one’s declaration status. If an individual is not fully vaccinated, or does not declare, they are required to wear a mask and maintain 6 feet social distancing. Those who have declared that they are fully vaccinated are not required to wear a mask or maintain social distancing in many of our campus settings. Certain facilities noted by campus will still require masking at all times.
  • Daily attestation is still required. If you cannot attest, please stay home and contact your supervisor. Some situations would allow for remote work while others may require that a sick day be utilized.
  • Colleagues in Yakima at the PNWU campus will follow guidance dictated by PNWU. Protocols for returning to the Yakima campus are pending and will be communicated when finalized.
  • Colleagues working at other non-WSU sites will continue to follow the expectations and requirements of those sites.

Resources for returning to campus:

  • More information about the transition back to the workplace from the WSU Health Sciences Chancellor Daryll Dewald will be communicated in the next few days.
  • COVID-19 Leave and Work FAQs: Guidance for employees on masking, social distancing, and vaccination declaration at WSU.
  • Follow this link on instructions to declare your vaccination status.

On behalf of the college leadership, we look forward to returning back to a sense of normalcy in the coming months and connecting with you all in-person.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Director of Business Services Sarah Kohler.

Sincerely,

Mark Leid, Professor and Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Declaration | Instructions on how to complete in Workday

Sent May 27, 2021 at 2:45 p.m. PDT

Good afternoon all,

Per the message below here are the instructions for how to complete the Employee Vaccination Declaration in Workday;

  1. Login to Workday at www.workday.wsu.edu
  2. Click on the requests icon

  1. Click on Create Request

  1. Under Request Type, type in the word COVID and select COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Declaration and then click okay

  1. From here you will be able to declare. Please do not enter information in the Comments section. No uploads or attachments are required.

COVID-19 Vaccination Declaration for Managers (https://jira.esg.wsu.edu/servicedesk/customer/kb/view/176229604) can be viewed by entering CR HCM COVID-19 Vaccinated Employees in the Workday search field.

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Washington State University (WSU) is adopting the guidance set forth in Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-25.13: Healthy Washington: Roadmap to Recovery, Proclamation 21-08: Safe Workers, Order of the Secretary of Health Amending Order 20-03: Face Coverings Statewide, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, and the Centers for Disease Control regarding facial coverings and social distancing.[1] This new guidance relates only to face coverings and social distancing and may be replaced or supplemented by WSU’s vaccine requirement for the fall 2021 semester. At this time, attestation is still required, but that policy will be evaluated in the coming weeks.

Any WSU employees, students, or visitors, who wish to no longer wear a facial covering or distance[2] while on a WSU location will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, defined as two weeks after the last shot in a vaccine series. Effective May 27, 2021, the following verification processes will be implemented.

WSU employees (including student and temporary employees)
WSU employees who wish to no longer wear facial coverings or socially distance on a WSU work location must be fully vaccinated and declare their fully vaccinated status through Workday. Information regarding the processes for employee vaccination declaration and supervisory responsibilities are found here.

Supervisors will have access, through Workday, to the names of employees who have declared full vaccination status only. Providing falsified information regarding vaccination status is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination from employment.

If an employee declines to provide verification of their fully vaccinated status through Workday, they are not considered fully vaccinated, and must continue to wear a facial covering and maintain distance. Employees who are fully vaccinated and have declared that status through Workday, but still wish to wear a facial covering are welcome to do so. Supervisors are not permitted to ask for reasons why an employee is or is not vaccinated or chooses not to complete the declaration in Workday.

  • Information on how to submit the COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Declaration Request can be found in the employee reference guide.
  • Manager reporting information is available in the manager reference guide.
  • The Employee Vaccination Declaration will be available Thursday, May 27, 2021, in Workday.
  • Employees will begin reporting their vaccination status in Workday Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Employees not wearing facial coverings who have completed their employee declaration of vaccination status in Workday may still be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to entering a different WSU facility (i.e. the Student Recreation Center (SRC), dining facilities, libraries, residence halls, etc.)

In these instances, the following will be accepted to show as proof of vaccination to an authorized facility personnel:

  • A CDC vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered), OR
  • A photo of a CDC vaccination card as a separate document or a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device, OR
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or state immunization information system record, OR
  • A hard copy or electronically signed self-attestation from the employee (authorized by the receiving business entity)

WSU student workers
Area leads and/or their designee(s) and in-classroom faculty are permitted to verify the vaccination status of any student entering their area or facility without a facial covering. If a student declines to provide verification of their vaccination status, they must put on a facial covering and maintain distance or leave the WSU location. Students not wearing facial coverings who have provided proof of vaccination to WSU may still be required to provide proof prior to entering a different WSU facility (i.e. the Student Recreation Center (SRC), dining facilities, libraries, residence halls, etc.)

The following will be accepted as proof of vaccination:

  • A CDC vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered), OR
  • A photo of a CDC vaccination card as a separate document or a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device, OR
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or state immunization information system record

Students who provide falsified and/or misleading information regarding vaccination status shall be referred for action under the standards of conduct for students. Only supervisors, area leads, in-classroom instructors, and/or their designees with responsibility for oversight of WSU facilities may verify vaccination status. Employees, students, and visitors shall not assume this responsibility, but may contact a supervisor and/or area leads to express concerns over an individual’s facial covering and/or distancing behavior. Supervisors, area leads, in-classroom instructors, and/or their designees are not permitted to ask for reasons why an individual is or is not vaccinated.

WSU contractors, vendors, and visitors
Area leads and/or their designee(s) are permitted to verify the vaccination status of any person entering their area or facility without a facial covering. If a person declines to provide verification of their vaccination status, they must put on a facial covering and maintain distance or leave the WSU location.

The following will be accepted as proof of vaccination:

  • A CDC vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided, and date last dose administered), OR
  • A photo of a CDC vaccination card as a separate document or a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device, OR
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or state immunization information system record

Providing falsified information regarding vaccination status is grounds for removal or trespass from the WSU location. Only supervisors, area leads, and/or their designees with responsibility for oversight of WSU facilities may verify vaccination status. Employees, students, and visitors shall not assume this responsibility, but may contact a supervisor and/or an area leads to express concerns over an individual’s facial covering and/or distancing behavior. Supervisors, area leads, and/or their designees are not permitted to ask for reasons why an individual is or is not vaccinated.

For questions please utilize “Contact HRS” or call (509) 335-4521.

Apryl M. Rash
College Personnel Specialist
Washington State University
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

[1] Employees should follow the local public health guidance regarding masking and distancing—at this time, King, Kittitas, and San Juan counties will still be requiring masks for vaccinated persons until the county vaccination rate reaches 70 percent.

[2] Workers in some industries, including health care and childcare, must continue to wear facial coverings and distance, regardless of vaccination status.

Fall 2021 Faculty and Staff Update | Sent March 15, 2021 at 8:31 a.m. PT

Sent March 15, 2021 at 8:31 a.m. PT

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you all for submitting your feedback via the survey regarding instruction during the fall 2021 semester. In total, we received over 30 responses from faculty and over 250 responses from students. Your opinions and perspectives have helped to shape the 2021 fall semester, along with many other factors that went into making this decision. As a result, we are pleased to announce that we will aim to have a primarily face-to-face fall 2021 semester and look forward to transitioning back to a sense of normalcy in the coming months.

Adhering to local and state public health guidelines continues to be top priority. Social distancing, masking, frequent sanitization, and reduced class sizes will be essential as we plan for in-person learning. We also aim to seek solutions for students, faculty and staff with specific circumstances or concerns. The health and safety of our college and the community at large will always remain top of mind. Details of how face-to-face learning will be conducted are still being worked out, but we will keep faculty and staff informed as plans come to fruition.

Return to Work
How faculty and staff will transition back to working in person has yet to be determined. Administrators from the college are working with the campus and University on policy and planning for this. We will give faculty and staff plenty of notice in our plan to return to work and continue to follow the guidelines established by the Washington State Department of Health and the CDC.

Town Hall
Please join us for a town hall on Thursday, March 18, 3-4 pm to discuss what you can anticipate for fall 2021. You will see a meeting invite in your inbox for this.

Agenda:

  • Survey results
  • Considerations for primarily in-person learning
  • Planning for return to work
  • Q&A

Sincerely,

Mark Leid, Professor and Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

IMPORTANT COVID-19 Employee Symptom Attestation | Sent Jun 18, 2020 at 8:18 a.m.

Sent Jun 18, 2020 at 8:18 a.m.

Colleagues: Please read this important message!

Based on guidance from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) the Office of Financial Management (OFM), Governor Jay Inslee’s, Safe Start Washington Employer Requirements, and following completion of our recent pilot attestation program, Washington State University will implement the system wide employee attestation on Monday, June 29, 2020.

Employees will be required to attest they are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms prior to returning to a WSU work location.  This attestation will be required each day the employee is reporting to a WSU work location.

A COVID-19 Employee Attestation tile will be accessible to all faculty and staff via their my.wsu.edu employee homepage. All employees reporting to a WSU work location will need to log into myWSU and complete the attestation form. Instructions on completing the attestation form and FAQs are available here.

At this time, only employees directed to report to a WSU work location, in accordance with the WSU Employee Return to Work guide, are to do so. Many WSU employees continue to work remotely. Only employees reporting to a WSU work location will be required to complete the attestation. Completion is not required when on leave, or working from a non-WSU work location.

Managers/supervisors will be responsible for reviewing attestation reports to ensure all employees working from a WSU work location have completed the required attestation.  Additional information related to reporting will soon be available on the Employee Attestation website.

If you have questions please refer to the COVID-19 Employee Attestation FAQs, or contact Human Resource Services at 509-335-4521, or hrs@wsu.edu.

Thank you for your assistance in this process.

Regards,

Theresa Elliot-Cheslek, SPHR, SHRM-SCP|Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer
Washington State University, Human Resource Services

CPPS Fall Orientation Update | Sent June 16, 2020 at 2:49 p.m.

Sent June 16, 2020 at 2:49 p.m.

Dear Colleagues,

As you already know from a recent communication from WSU Health Sciences, the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has moved its fall semester to virtual delivery with the goal of in-person instruction for spring semester. I would also like to keep you informed of the latest updates on fall orientation and the White Coat Ceremony.

Orientation
With fall semester taking place virtually, orientation will also be delivered virtually August 17-21. Students will have an opportunity to interact with student ambassadors, meet faculty and staff about what they can expect this fall, and get to know fellow classmates. We not only want to provide our students with a great start to the academic year, but also recreate the social experience that students get when they join CPPS. If any of you have a chance to speak with our students virtually, via email, or the phone, please give them a warm welcome and let them know that we are here to help. Here are other ways you can also support our incoming students:

  • If you have thoughts or ideas on how we can better engage students, please feel free to let the Office of Student Services know and mark your calendars for orientation on August 17-21.
  • Your insights at our virtual sessions are invaluable to incoming students. The Orientation Planning Team will be reaching out with invitations to virtual sessions so any time you can join our virtual sessions would be greatly appreciated.
  • Consider adding opportunities for students to connect with you in a more social setting.

White Coat Ceremony
In the interest of public health, the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences has also decided to postpone the White Coat Ceremony. Friends and family are invited to witness this rite of passage and we want to ensure that students can experience this symbolic event in person with loved ones. At the moment, we are considering a few options as to when to hold the ceremony. One option would be at the end of the first academic year and the other option would be at the beginning of the second year. These continue to be ideas, and nothing has been decided yet. We welcome any feedback you may have on this matter.

Thank you all for your ongoing work and dedication to giving our students a high-quality learning experience.

Sincerely,

Dean Garrelts MacLean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Fall Semester and Student Town Hall | Sent June 2, 2020 at 11:04 a.m.

Sent June 2, 2020 at 11:04 a.m.

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I would like to invite you to a townhall with PY2-3 students this Thursday, June 4, 12:00-1:00 pm (please see attached invite). This is an opportunity to answer the many questions and concerns students may have about the upcoming academic year. We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion.

For your reference, please see the communication sent to PY2-3 students today.

Sincerely,

Linda

Dear Student Pharmacists,

Following Chancellor Daryll DeWald’s note last Friday, I wanted to follow up on some of the reasoning behind our decision to move instruction this fall to virtual delivery.

First, I want to thank all the students who have reached out to me, their instructors, and various administrators to give their feedback on this matter. Your comments and perspectives have clearly shown how seriously you take your profession, and on behalf of the college, this is very heartening to hear. I really appreciate everyone’s professionalism and am grateful in your willingness for open and meaningful dialogue.

In full transparency, not all providing feedback agreed with our decision. However, the overwhelming majority of responses received supported our decision to move classes virtually this fall. I would like to distill some of the reasoning behind our decision-making process:

  • Health and safety: Your health and safety are our primary concern. We wanted to make the right decision, with the advice of local and state health officials, to ensure the safety of our students and our community. The recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Spokane and Yakima shows just how tenuous this public health crisis has been, and we did not want students who are at risk, or living with people who are at risk, to be faced with the difficult decision as to whether or not they should show up in person. From the feedback we received from students, concerns around health and safety were the primary sentiment that many of you expressed as well.
  • Quality education: We are determined to keep you on track to earn your Doctor of Pharmacy degree, in accordance with our accreditors. In whatever format we chose, we wanted to ensure that the caliber of education we offer would not be compromised. Our aim is to give you the skills needed to be a successful clinical practitioner. Through technology, community relations, and creativity, our faculty have been able to ensure that you can receive an outstanding education from the safety of your own home.
  • Timing: It was important for us to make this decision sooner rather than later so that students could plan for their future. Many of you have families, are considering housing options, and are plotting schedules for the coming academic year, and we wanted to give you enough notice to adjust accordingly.

For some, I know this was not the result you wanted to hear. We are as eager as you to go back to a sense of normalcy, but this will require a lot of flexibility given the amount of uncertainty from this pandemic.

There were many other factors weighing on this decision and I know that many of you still have questions, so I would like to invite you all to a townhall this Thursday, June 4, 12:00-1:00 pm (please see attached invite) so that we can have an open and meaningful discussion. While we will not reverse our decision, I will be joined by several faculty who would like to share some perspectives on this matter, including Dr. McKeirnan who would like to present some options for point-of-care instruction for the spring semester.

If you have questions, I encourage you to submit them ahead of time via this link.

We know this is a difficult time for you all. While we cannot satisfy everyone’s requests, we hope this provides you with the reasoning behind our decision-making process.

Sincerely,

Dean Garrelts MacLean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Friday Check-in | Sent May 29,2020 at 12:34 p.m.

Sent May 29,2020 at 12:34 p.m.

Dear Colleagues,

I want to thank you all for another great month of solving problems, rising to the challenge, and staying committed to our students and our mission as educators. Following Chancellor Daryll DeWald’s note for fall semester today, I will be sending out additional details on how this translates for the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the coming days.

While we have an overview of fall instruction, college leadership continues to work with their respective departments on how this will be executed on a day-to-day level and how we can best support our students as we prepare for fall and transition into spring semester. As you know, the various phases of opening up present a lot of moving parts. We hope to bring you these minute details and more in the coming days.

In the meantime, I hope you all enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. As always, if you have any questions, feedback, or concerns, please don’t hesitate to communicate them to me or your department chairs.

Sincerely,

Linda Garrelts MacLean, Interim Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Friday check-in | Sent May 22, 2020 at 1:51 p.m.

Sent May 22, 2020 at 1:51 p.m.

Dear Colleagues,

As we approach the end of the state-wide Stay Home, Stay Healthy order, which expires May 31, I would like to give you a quick update on where we stand and what to expect as we plan for a safe reopening. As mentioned, this process will not be flipping on a light switch. Rather, we will take a slow and phased approach with plenty of flexibility for employees who have family commitments or are considered high risk.

The university continues to work closely with the governor’s office, state and local health officials, as well as in-house infectious disease experts, to ensure that we can resume operations safely. The safety of faculty, staff, and students is paramount in our decision-making process and we will be guided by the recommendations of state and public health officials in how we resume a sense of normalcy.

Until further notice, WSU employees who can telework without hampering essential operations must continue to do so. This not only helps to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but also ensures that employees who need to return to campus can do so safely with enough space to socially distance. Those involved in research will be returning to campus as the first stage in resuming operations. All staff and faculty should consult with supervisors and department chairs before returning to work to determine work schedules, locations and plans to resume operations.

As previously mentioned, the university and campus continue to make plans to ensure that proper training for processes and cleaning procedures are in place. Below are just some of the steps the college is taking to reduce possible exposure and promote a safe working environment:

  • While teleconferencing is highly encouraged, meeting rooms will have reduced capacity limits for safe social distancing
  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed on desks in areas with foot traffic
  • Hand sanitizers will be readily available at entrances and meeting rooms
  • All individuals at indoor or confined public settings must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths if they are likely to be in contact with another individual and distancing of approximately six feet is not able to be maintained as stated in the directive from the Spokane Regional Health District.

With the above in mind, please remember that we are in uncharted territory. We will communicate more details in the next few weeks as plans become clear. Adjustments to these plans will be made as needed and we appreciate everyone’s flexibility, input and patience as we work through this together.

Sincerely,

Linda Garrelts MacLean, Interim Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Friday Check-in | Opening up and Mother’s Day | Sent May 8, 2020 at 2:31 p.m.

Sent May 8, 2020 at 2:31 p.m.

Dear All,

I know that many of you are eager to learn more about how we are going to return to normal operations on campus. Personal interaction is at the core of our college experience. As a result, there is a strong desire and urge to return to campus as soon as possible!

At the same time, we have a commitment to protect the health and safety of all members of the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences community, their families, and our Health Sciences campus partners.

With these principles in mind, we are developing a plan for the return to campus. The public health parameters of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the guidelines from CDC and the State of Washington, change frequently resulting in a high level of uncertainty in our planning efforts.

Careful planning will take some time and will require flexibility so we can respond quickly to changes. It is likely that we will have to make changes to our operations throughout the summer and the fall semester, and we will be ready for these changes as well.

We are addressing issues of safety, hygiene, protection, and distancing throughout our workspaces and preparing a list of supplies and resources needed to return to “new” normal operations.

We welcome input from all members of our community and will provide frequent updates on the progress of planning going forward. Once the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is lifted, telework will not stop immediately. We understand that many of you have family commitments that will keep you from returning to the office without sufficient notice. Our return will be slow and measured, and we will be flexible and give as much notice as possible before dialing back teleworking arrangements. Teleworking schedules will continue where it aligns with business needs and in collaboration with you and your supervisor.

Finally, I want to remind everyone, that as most of us are staying at home, several in the college are coming to campus to cover our basic operations. We are ever grateful to all of you who show up every day committed to protecting and supporting our core mission!

In addition to this update, if you haven’t seen it yet, I recommend that you visit our Graduation Celebration webpage in honor of our graduating students. While we could not be together to celebrate this momentous occasion, we hope that you can enjoy some of the wisdom from our keynote speaker, graduates and alumni.

As we all prepare for a well-deserved weekend, I wanted to wish you all a beautiful Mother’s Day. I received a touching message from one of our students who requested her letter of congratulations for making the Dean’s List as a gift to her mother this Sunday and it just reinforced for me the importance of the work we do to ensure that our students reach their full potential.

Thanks to all of you for your dedication and professionalism during this difficult time. Together we will stay well, stay positive, stay informed and keep CPPS strong.

With best regards and much respect,

Linda Garrelts MacLean, Interim Dean
WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

WSU Communications: Rotations & COVID-19 Guidance | Sent May 6, 2020 at 5:40 p.m.

Sent May 6, 2020 at 5:40 p.m.

Dear Pharmacy Partners:

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and University continues to monitor mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As our valued partners we are sharing our latest communication to our pharmacy students that will be engaging in upcoming rotations, both to Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). Please note that this communication only applies to WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students.

Dear Student Pharmacists:

As you all know the start of 2020-2021 rotations is quickly approaching. The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and university administration continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 daily. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We continue to work to minimize impacts on student rotations.

According to the March 23 Proclamation, the health care sector has been deemed critical infrastructure to protect the health and well-being of all Washingtonians. Health care providers, including student pharmacists, are considered “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”

This public health situation continues to require flexibility and patience from all of us and we will keep you posted on updates as they come. As you begin rotations please use the guidance below:

    • Refer to CDC guidelines for the latest updates on COVID-19.
    • Regarding your rotations, you should continue to follow the guidelines established by your site for reporting for work. Please let us know if there is anything precluding your ability to complete the rotation.
    • Follow the guidelines your site has in place regarding any COVID related screenings and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
    • According to CDC guidelines, if you are ill you should stay at home. The excused absence policy is in place for illnesses. If you are sick and exceed allowable absences, please contact me.
    • Do not enter patient rooms that are deemed “respiratory isolation,” or rooms where patients are suspected of having COVID-19.
    • Please review the OSHA e-learning modules in CastleBranch, which includes the following:
      • Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens & Your Organization’s Exposure Control Plan
      • Why Emergency Action Plans Matter
      • Patient and Workplace Safety Measures
      • Steps to Minimize Workplace-Related Injuries

You must use the login (username and password) that you set-up for your e-learning modules. You can login here.

You can find all the latest announcements related to our college on our CPPS COVID-19 webpage. Thank you all for your patience during these challenging times. I applaud your adaptability and professionalism during this public health crisis.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie

We appreciate your partnership and flexibility during this time. Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson, RPCV Morocco ‘08-‘10
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services

Friday Check-in | Telework Extension | Sent May 5, 2020 at 5:10 p.m.

Sent May 5, 2020 at 5:10 p.m.

Dear Colleagues,

As you all know, the previous Stay Home, Stay Healthy order issued by Governor Inslee was originally set to expire Monday, May 4. This mandated stay at home order has now been extended to Sunday, May 31, and all employees who can telework without hampering essential operations must continue to do so. You can read more about Washington state’s four-phased approach to opening up here.

College leadership continues to work with the University and Campus on a plan to phase in in-person operations once the stay-at-home order is lifted. Details of how this will look will be communicated once we learn more. The health and safety of our colleagues will be our highest priority. We also understand that many of you will need flexibility for various circumstances, and those are all issues we are taking into consideration as we think about how we return to normal operations.

You can also read more about what the Campus is doing to prepare for the eventual return to campus.

Again, I appreciate everyone’s resiliency, creativity and adaptability as we work through these challenging times together.

With best regards and much respect,

Linda Garrelts MacLean, BPharm, RPh, FACA, FNAP
Interim Dean | Clinical Professor

CPPS resources for online delivery of courses | Sent March 11, 2020 at 6:46 p.m.

Sent March 11, 2020 at 6:46 p.m.

Dear Faculty:

As WSU moves to online courses following spring break, below are the steps and resources to help you transition to online delivery of courses.

Instructors are expected to deliver instructions to students via Blackboard by the end of this week.

Training Materials and Resources
In the next day you will be receiving an email from Microsoft Teams inviting you to the “CPPS Teach” space in Teams. If you do not have the Microsoft Teams client on your computer please reach out to Pharmacy ITS at 358-7916.  The CPPS Teach team space has resources for faculty about online instruction using BbLearn, Zoom, Panopto and ExamSoft. There is a dedicated folder for student resources. Faculty may share student specific instructions as needed for their course.

Consistent Information in Blackboard Learn for Students
I would encourage all instructors to create an item under the content section of their BbLearn course space. This item should be the very first item listed under the BbLearn content. Place information on how your course will be delivered, include your expectations for students, class times and the reoccurring Zoom link (see below) for your course. You should do this by the end of this week.

Enable Blackboard Learn Courses for Zoom
Wednesday evening March 11th CPPS ITS will be enabling all BbLearn course spaces with the Zoom. Once courses have been enabled you may schedule a reoccurring Zoom meeting in BbLearn.

Please see the “WSU CPPS Zoom – Schedule Zoom meetings for classes.pdf” on the CPPS Teach team site to ensure proper settings are selected while scheduling.

Block Exams
Block Exams will be delivered to students remotely during their normally scheduled time. All deadlines for having exams ready to post, student downloads, and exam delivery will follow the normal schedule. Please review the “WSU CPPS Exam Block delivery.pdf” document on the CPPS Teach teams site for information on how to report on student completion times.

Support during Instruction
Your existing classroom spaces are ideal for delivering online instruction. We encourage you to teach from your scheduled classroom spaces if possible. If you would like CPPS ITS to assist you in getting setup and connected for instruction please send an email to pharmacy.its@wsu.edu with the date(s)/time and room location.

Please reach out to CPPS ITS with any questions or needs.

Thank you,

Ryan Maynard
Director of Information and Instructional Technology
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Washington State University

Preceptor Communications

WSU Communications: Rotations & COVID-19 Guidance | Sent May 6, 2020 at 5:40 p.m.

Sent May 6, 2020 at 5:40 p.m.

Dear Pharmacy Partners:

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and University continues to monitor mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As our valued partners we are sharing our latest communication to our pharmacy students that will be engaging in upcoming rotations, both to Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences and Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). Please note that this communication only applies to WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences students.

Dear Student Pharmacists:

As you all know the start of 2020-2021 rotations is quickly approaching. The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and university administration continue to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 daily. This is a rapidly evolving situation. We continue to work to minimize impacts on student rotations.

According to the March 23 Proclamation, the health care sector has been deemed critical infrastructure to protect the health and well-being of all Washingtonians. Health care providers, including student pharmacists, are considered “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”

This public health situation continues to require flexibility and patience from all of us and we will keep you posted on updates as they come. As you begin rotations please use the guidance below:

    • Refer to CDC guidelines for the latest updates on COVID-19.
    • Regarding your rotations, you should continue to follow the guidelines established by your site for reporting for work. Please let us know if there is anything precluding your ability to complete the rotation.
    • Follow the guidelines your site has in place regarding any COVID related screenings and use of Personal Protective Equipment.
    • According to CDC guidelines, if you are ill you should stay at home. The excused absence policy is in place for illnesses. If you are sick and exceed allowable absences, please contact me.
    • Do not enter patient rooms that are deemed “respiratory isolation,” or rooms where patients are suspected of having COVID-19.
    • Please review the OSHA e-learning modules in CastleBranch, which includes the following:
      • Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens & Your Organization’s Exposure Control Plan
      • Why Emergency Action Plans Matter
      • Patient and Workplace Safety Measures
      • Steps to Minimize Workplace-Related Injuries

You must use the login (username and password) that you set-up for your e-learning modules. You can login here.

You can find all the latest announcements related to our college on our CPPS COVID-19 webpage. Thank you all for your patience during these challenging times. I applaud your adaptability and professionalism during this public health crisis.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie

We appreciate your partnership and flexibility during this time. Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson, RPCV Morocco ‘08-‘10
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services

COVID-19: Preceptor Update- WSU Student Communication | Sent April 10, 2020 at 4:28 p.m.

Sent April 10, 2020 at 4:28 p.m.

Dear Pharmacy Partners:

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and University continues to monitor mitigation efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As our valued partners we are sharing our latest communication to our fourth-year pharmacy students, who are still working to complete their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). Please note that this communication only applies to WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences fourth-year students working to complete the APPE.

Dear PY4 Student Pharmacists:

As we continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Washington state, we would like to remind you to continue to follow CDC guidelines on protecting yourself and the communities you serve. In particular, please note the updated guidelines on using facemasks and using PPE.

Below is also a reminder from previous communications:

    • According to the March 23 Proclamation, the health care sector has been deemed critical infrastructure to protect the health and well-being of all Washingtonians. Health care providers, including PY4 student pharmacists, are considered “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”
    • PY4 student pharmacists should continue to follow the guidelines established by their site for reporting for work. PY4 student pharmacists should notify me, Anjie Bertramson, if there is anything precluding their ability to complete the APPE.

Thank you all for your patience during these challenging times. I applaud your adaptability and professionalism during this public health crisis. You can find all the latest announcements related to our college on our CPPS COVID-19 webpage.

Sincerely,

Anjie

We appreciate your partnership and flexibility during this time. Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson, RPCV Morocco ‘08-‘10
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services
Washington State University | College of Pharmacy – Pharmacotherapy Department

COVID 19: Preceptor APPE Block 8 Rotations | Sent March 24, 2020 at 3:20 p.m.

Sent March 24, 2020 at 3:20 p.m.

Dear Block 8 Pharmacy Partners:

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and University administration are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Washington daily and developing plans in response to this public health issue. This is a rapidly evolving situation and as our valued partners we are sharing our latest communication to our fourth-year pharmacy students, who are still working to complete their Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE). Please note that this communication only applies to WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences fourth-year students working to complete their APPE.

Dear PY4 Block 8 Student Pharmacists:

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences leadership continues to closely monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Washington state. This is a quickly evolving issue and we would like to provide some updates in light of the latest announcement by Governor Jay Inslee who issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which will take effect at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 25.

    • According to the March 23 Proclamation, the health care sector has been deemed critical infrastructure to protect the health and well-being of all Washingtonians. Health care providers, including PY4 student pharmacists, are considered “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.”
    • PY4 student pharmacists should continue to follow the guidelines established by their site for reporting for work. PY4 student pharmacists should notify me, Anjie Bertramson, if there is anything precluding their ability to complete the APPE.

Information is very fluid right now. The situation in Washington state and nationally is evolving quickly. We will update you with the latest information as soon as it comes. In the meantime, you can find all the latest announcements related to our college on our CPPS COVID-19 webpage.

Sincerely,

Anjie

We appreciate your partnership and flexibility during this time. Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services
Washington State University | College of Pharmacy – Pharmacotherapy Department

COVID-19: WSU APPE Rotations | Sent March 17, 2020 at 1:56 p.m.

Sent March 17, 2020 at 1:56 p.m.

Dear Pharmacy Partners,

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and university administration are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Washington daily and developing plans in response to this public health issue. This is a rapidly evolving situation and as our valued partners we will keep you posted on the latest developments.

WSU President Kirk Shultz announced on March 11 that classes will move to online instruction at all five campuses starting Monday, March 23. The WSU Health Sciences campus and the WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will continue to stay open during this time as a resource for students.

Currently, we are trying to minimize impacts on the remaining rotations (block 7 & 8). We have instructed students on block 7 & 8 rotations to do the following:

  • Refer to CDC guidelines for the latest updates on COVID-19. Regarding APPE rotations, students should continue to follow the guidelines established by their site for reporting for work. We have asked students to notify us if there is anything precluding their ability to complete the APPE.
  • According to CDC guidelines, students that are sick should stay at home. The excused absence policy is in place for illness. If students are sick and exceed the allowable absences, students should contact me, Anjie Bertramson.
  • Students should not enter patient rooms that are deemed “respiratory isolation,” or rooms where patients are suspected of having COVID-19.
  • Students have been requested to review their annual OSHA e-learning modules including the following:
    • Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens & Your Organization’s Exposure Control Plan
    • Why Emergency Action Plans Matter
    • Patient and Workplace Safety Measures
    • Steps to Minimize Workplace-Related Injuries

We appreciate your partnership and flexibility during this time. Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson
Director of Experiential Services | Office of Experiential Services
Washington State University | College of Pharmacy – Pharmacotherapy Department

COVID 19: Preceptor APPE Block 7 & 8 Rotations | Sent March 10, 2020 at 10:42 a.m.

Sent March 10, 2020 at 10:42 a.m.

Good Afternoon Block 7/8 Preceptors,

In light of the developments of COVID 19 we want to share with you the communication we recently sent out to our PY4 students (below).

From: Bertramson, Anjie
Sent: Monday, March 9, 2020
Subject: COVID 19: Student APPE Block 7 & 8 Rotations

Good Afternoon Block 7/8 PY4 students,

The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and university administration are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 in Washington on a daily basis and developing plans in response to this public health crisis. As you know, this is a rapidly evolving situation. Currently, we do not see any impact on student rotations.

This public health situation will require flexibility and patience from all of us and we will keep you posted on updates as they come. Please also refer to CDC guidelines for the latest updates on COVID-19. Regarding your APPE rotations, you should continue to follow the guidelines established by your site for reporting for work. Please let us know if there is anything precluding your ability to complete the APPE.

Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson

We greatly value your continued partnership with us during this public health issue. Should you have any questions, concerns, or ideas that might help us better address your needs, please contact me.

Sincerely,

Anjie Bertramson

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