Fall Employee & Student Vaccination Requirements, Timelines

The following message was sent to all employees on September 3. Vaccination requirements for students were also sent to current and prospective students on this date. Read the student message.

Dear Colleagues,

As previously shared  in the August 18, 2021 message to campus staff and faculty, under Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1 a vaccination requirement was put in place prohibiting College employees from engaging in work after October 18, 2021 if the employee has not been fully vaccinated (or determined to have an authorized vaccine exemption) against COVID-19.  More information regarding the specifics of the vaccine mandate can be found on the College’s COVID-19 Updates for Faculty & Staff webpage.

How does this proclamation impact me?

Based on the mandate, all employees (including student employees), volunteers working on campus, and contractors with the College have until October 18 to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  Please note individuals not able to comply with the vaccine requirement (or approved exemption) will not have employment with Shoreline after October 18, 2021.

Where can I get the vaccine?

Shoreline Community College, in partnership with the Shoreline Fire Department, is offering a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus on Mondays, Wednesdays (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and Fridays (9 a.m. – noon) through October 8, 2021. The clinics are open to students, employees, and members of the public who have not been vaccinated or those who are immunocompromised seeking a booster shot. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be available. Sign up for an appointment.

Where do I complete the Vaccination Attestation?

Fill out the online attestation form regarding your vaccination status. HR will post opportunities via zoom or in person to provide proof of vaccination status by visual inspection of your vaccination card or documents shortly. Stay tuned!

What are the dates for vaccination that meet the October 18 deadline?

  • Pfizer – First dose no later than 9/13/21, second dose no later than 10/4/21
  • Moderna – First dose no later than 9/6/21, second dose no later than 10/4/21
  • Johnson & Johnson – Single dose no later than 10/4/21

Which documents are needed to provide proof of vaccination?

Please be ready to show photo identification and proof of vaccination:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Card or photo of the card; or
  • Documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health card; or
  • State immunization information record; or
  • Employees vaccinated outside the U.S. may show a reasonable equivalent of these documents 

Please note, at this time the College is not required to, nor does it plan to keep copies of vaccination documents.  

How to I request a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement?

  • Please keep in mind that medical/religious vaccination exemptions and accommodations related to on-campus work requirements are two separate things.  If a vaccination exemption is approved, you will engage in an interactive process with Human Resources regarding potential reasonable accommodations for you to perform the essential functions of your job.

I’m vaccinated but still need to request an accommodation to on-campus work requirements. What do I do?

Contact HR at scchr@shoreline.edu to begin the interactive dialogue related to your accommodation request.

I have other questions not already answer above.

Contact HR at scchr@shoreline.edu, and/or your supervisor with any additional questions.

Thank you!

Veronica Zura
Executive Director of Human Resources

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