Taking direction from the CDC and Cleveland County Public Health Department officials, the GWU PA Studies Program has established the following policy as guidance for clinical students to address Universal COVID-19 PPE for the student while in the clinical setting.
At all times in the clinical setting, students must follow the PPE guidelines and policies of the SCPE site. Best Practice recommendations are for students to wear a mask, eye protection, and face shield when caring for patients who are highly suspected of being COVID-19 positive. The only exception is during times of eating/drinking.
Students who are not fully vaccinated and who do not comply with the UNIVERSAL COVID-19 PPE POLICY may be subject to quarantine per GWU Policies.
Please refer to Part VI – COVID-19 on page 56 for additional details regarding COVID-19.
GWU PA Studies best-practice Universal COVID-19 PPE recommendations include:
RESPIRATOR FIT TESTINGEach student will complete Respirator Fit Testing in compliance with OSHA 1910.134 before starting the clinical year. The complete OSHA 1910.134 Respiratory Protection Guidelines Policy can be found on Blackboard and the training materials required for testing.