Campus Updates 01/27/22

Hi Campus Community,  

Here are this week’s updates! 


  • Positive cases: Executive Team (ET) is closely monitoring the changing conditions of the pandemic, including the number of COVID-19 exposure reports submitted by students and employees. Reported positive cases remain low. Positive cases since the first day of winter quarter (January 10):  
  • Student positive cases: 39, which is 2.14% of total students taking classes with in-person components.  
  • Employee positive cases: 19, which is 3% of total college employees. 
  • Masks:  
  • The College is aware of increased concern regarding protective equipment to support working on campus. KN-95 masks have been distributed to front-line staff and to faculty who are teaching in-person; more KN-95 masks will be arriving on campus soon and will be distributed. KN-95 masks can be used until wet or dirty. Contact your Student Learning Equity Success (SLES) or Executive Team (ET) member for replacement masks, as needed. 
  • KN-95 masks are just one mask type to consider. Per the CDC, masks and respirators can provide different levels of protection depending on the type of mask and how they are used. Loosely-woven cloth products provide the least protection, layered finely-woven products offer more protection, well-fitting disposable surgical masks and KN95s offer even more protection, and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (including N95s) offer the highest level of protection and are often reserved for healthcare settings.  
  • Ways to improve protection with cloth and disposable surgical masks include:  
  • Wear two masks (disposable mask underneath AND cloth mask on top) 
  • Combine either a cloth mask or disposable mask with a fitter or brace 
  • Knot and tuck ear loops of a 3-ply mask where they join the edge of the mask 
  • For disposable procedure masks, fold and tuck the unneeded material under the edges.  
  • Use masks that attach behind the neck and head with either elastic bands or ties (instead of ear loops) 
  • Whatever product you use, it should provide a good fit (i.e., fitting closely on the face without any gaps along the edges or around the nose) and be comfortable enough when worn properly (covering your nose and mouth) so that you can keep it on when you need to.  
  • Read more tips from the CDC on how to improve how well your mask protects you. 
  • Lastly, KN-95 masks, as well as surgical masks, are available at Welcome Desks in the 1000/Admin, 5000/FOSS, and 4000/Library buildings for those who forgot their mask. 
  • Vaccines: the COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be open now Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 9am-5 pm starting January 31, 2022. The clinic is in the Quiet Dining Room in the PUB/9000 building. 
  • TestsCOVID-19 test types explained.  
  • Curbside: Curbside pick-up and drop-off service is no longer available; items previously available through Curbside are now available through the relevant department.   


Please take this online survey about safety 

Each year, the DES State Office of Risk Management, together with the State Agency Safety Professionals Alliance (SASPA), administers the safety survey. The 2022 Safety Survey will be open for all state employees through February 18, 2022. 

The survey contains language in the Introduction that provides the following clarification for employees who primarily teleworked during the last 12 months: The term “workplace”, “work area” or “work site” is used frequently throughout this survey. These terms refer to your home or any location that you have been to or are currently teleworking. 

The survey is anonymous. Results will be collected by the DES State Office of Risk Management, then tallied and sent in summary form to each state agency. To complete the survey, please click here. 

ctcLink Updates and News 

Updated Key Dates  

The ctcLink website has been updated with important dates and can be viewed here. The portion of the ctcLink website created for faculty and staff can be found here

  • February 8th: Last day to submit Winter Quarter COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications to have funds disbursed by February 16th.  Any COVID Assistance Emergency Aid applications received from February 9th – March 13th, will be disbursed after March 14th, 2022. 

Other ctcLink Reminders 

Training sessions are designed for faculty and staff who have not yet been involved in the ctcLink project by providing general information about the project, the timeline, and available support mechanisms. The sessions will also cover additional ctcLink user training available for Faculty and for Staff/Admin at the College. 

1/28/22 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm All Campus Kickoff III      

Staff, Faculty (in-person and recorded)      

Overview of the project, timeline, new support center/web, Level 1 Faculty training/ Level 1 Staff training

Countdown to Go-Live: 31 Days   

If you have questions, please visit or email 

Learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! 

Explore an interest, advance your career, or challenge yourself to learn something new with Continuing Education this Winter! Take a 1-day workshop or multi-week class – we offer many different options from January 3rd through March 28, 2022. Visit our full Winter 2022 course catalog here

SCC Waves of Gratitude can be viewed here 

College 101 Network Night 

All current students are invited to the upcoming Network Night hosted by the Peer Educators. Learn about how to elevate and use your social capital to help you make new connections that will help you in academic, professional, and social settings. The workshop will be held on Weds. 1/26 from 3-5 pm in Library 4237. Register in advance by going to

Brand Survey 

As valuable members and employees of Shoreline Community College, we are asking faculty and staff to complete this survey. Your responses will be used to help us develop a better brand experience for our students, faculty and staff, and community. We appreciate your opinion and would like to thank you in advance for your time. 

Internal/Faculty/Staff Survey 

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