Changes to Campus Access Protocols

Dear Colleague, 

With recent changes in state public health guidance, we are making some changes to the way pre-approved employees and students may access campus during remote operations. 

Changes to Employee Check-In Protocol 

Starting Monday, March 15, employees who regularly work on campus will no longer be required to stop at the temperature check station in the PUB (Pagoda Union Building) upon arrival. However, it is critical that all employees coming to campus continue to check in and out online using the Campus Access Form. Going forward, supervisors will receive an email indicating employees have checked in using the Access Form so they can help ensure it is being consistently used by employees who are authorized to access campus. 

Changes to Student Check-In Protocol 

Students who are approved to come to campus for classes will continue to check in at the station in the Automotive Showroom (Room 2120) upon arrival but will no longer need to have their temperature taken. They will also need to continue using the Campus Access Form each day they come to campus. 

Updated Out-of-State Travel Recommendations  

While Washingtonians are encouraged to stay home or in their region and avoid non- essential travel to other states or countries, Shoreline’s Campus Access Form has been updated to align with current statewide travel quarantine guidance. The form now recommends – but does not require – out-of-state travelers who want to come to campus to self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival in the state (limiting their interactions to their immediate household).  

New Quarantine Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people exposed to someone with COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they: 

  • Are fully vaccinated (two weeks or more following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks or more following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine). 
  • Received their last dose within the last three months. 
  • Have not had symptoms since the current COVID-19 exposure. 

Fully vaccinated people should still watch for symptoms for 14 days after their exposure, continue to wear masks, practice social distancing, and keep their social circles small. An exception to the guidance is that vaccinated inpatients and residents in health care settings should continue to quarantine following an exposure to someone with COVID-19. Those who do not meet all three criteria above should continue to follow current quarantine guidance after exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19. 

New Mask Fitting Guidance 

The CDC has made new recommendations on how to improve mask fitting to slow the spread of COVID-19 more effectively. Recommended strategies include wearing a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask, knotting the ear loops of a medical procedure mask, using a mask fitter, or using a nylon covering over a mask. Read the full guidance here

Respectfully, 

Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D. 

President 

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