Conversion to Vaccinated Required Campus for Fall 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff of Shoreline Community College,

Governor Jay Inslee released a new proclamation with updated COVID-19 guidance for Washington colleges. The full proclamation is available online, it provides two paths forward for colleges: (1) require vaccinations on campus and operate with no social distancing requirements; or (2) have no vaccine requirement and operate under many of the same restrictions that were in place this past year. 

Based on this guidance, we have made the decision that, effective September 7, 2021, Shoreline Community College will require students, staff, and faculty to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. However, as there continue to be concerns related to new variants of the virus, and to ensure a safe environment, the College will continue to require that masks be worn at all times while indoors in settings with other people (offices, meetings, classrooms). 

By September 7, 2021 employees (regardless of work location) will need to verify that they have been fully vaccinated unless they are claiming a medical, religious, or philosophical (personal) exemption. Students who are taking classes on campus will also need to provide this verification before classes begin in Fall 2021. Please note, students who are enrolled exclusively in online or virtual classes and will not be required to verify their vaccination status. We are currently developing a system that will allow you to submit COVID-19 vaccination verification or exemptions (for staff and students). Watch for more details on this process in the coming weeks.  

In tandem with the gradual re-opening of our campuses, the College will continue to offer robust online learning options and virtual services so that all of our students can learn in the environment that works best for them with the support they need, as they pursue their education at Shoreline.  

We are hopeful that, by working closely with all employees regarding safe re-opening options, this will allow the College to focus on rebuilding enrollment while ensuring that Shoreline stays at the forefront for education in the Seattle region. Our hope is that being a fully vaccinated campus will be the best and quickest way for us to get back to in-person learning in a way that protects our individual and collective health and safety while maintaining an abundance of caution.

While this message provides a broad overview regarding the vaccination required direction the College will be moving in, in the coming weeks the College will continue to post updated COVID guidance and FAQ’s on the Shoreline Community College website.

Sincerely,

Phillip J. King

Acting President

Changes to Campus Access Protocols

Dear Faculty and Staff, 

As we continue to evaluate our campus COVID-19 protocols, there are two changes that will go into effect on Monday, July 26.  

Student Check-In Station Will Close 

As of July 26, students enrolled in on-campus courses will no longer be required to go to the check-in station in Building 2900, Room 2910, each day before class. Students (and visitors) must continue to complete the Campus Access Form immediately prior to each campus visit to attest to not having COVID-19 symptoms. Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms is not permitted to come to campus. 

Employee Protocol Change for Coming to Campus 

As of July 26, employees who wish to come to campus for occasional work will need to follow an updated protocol: 

  • Request permission by completing a new Campus Permission Form (www.shoreline.edu/campus_permission) at least three days in advance of the date you wish to be on campus. 
  • If the senior leader or Executive Team member for your area approves, you will be notified that you have permission to come to campus on the specified date(s). 
  • Submit a Campus Access Form (www.shoreline.edu/checkin) immediately prior to arriving on campus and remember to check out (www.shoreline.edu/checkout) when you depart. You will also receive an email reminder to check out that day.
  • Wear a mask on campus in all indoor spaces and remain three feet away from others. 

Please note, employees who have received written permission to regularly work on campus do not need to fill out the Campus Permission Form each time they come to campus. 

We will continue to communicate COVID-19-related campus changes to you as they occur and will post them on the main COVID-19 web page and the faculty/staff COVID-19 web page. Thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding. 

Sincerely, 

Phillip King 

Acting President 

Virtual Session: Should the College Require COVID Vaccinations? July 20 at 3 p.m.

Please join us for a campus meeting (with Q&A) on Tuesday, July 20, from 3-4 p.m. to discuss considerations around whether or not to implement any vaccine requirements at Shoreline.

Zoom Link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86357603171

Meeting ID: 863 5760 3171

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New Vaccine Incentive Scholarship for Enrolled Students

Please let students know about this new state-funded scholarship opportunity for enrolled students who have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine!

Still on the fence about getting vaccinated against COVID-19?

If you’re a Shoreline student, you may be automatically entered into a drawing for one of ten $1,000 scholarships if you have proof of receiving at least one shot by July 30!

On July 30, the College will select 10 students with proof of full or partial COVID-19 vaccination to receive a $1000 scholarship to apply to Shoreline tuition and fees during the 2021-22 school year.

Scholarships are open to all Shoreline students who:

  • Completed 6+ credits during spring quarter 2021
  • Did not graduate/complete their program and will take classes at Shoreline in fall 2021, winter 2022, or spring 2022
  • Are Washington residents who have lived in the state since May 30, 2021 or earlier
  • Can provide proof of receiving at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine regimen by July 30, 2021

Haven’t been vaccinated yet? Get your first shot by July 30 in order to be automatically entered!

Already received your shots? You’ll be automatically entered to be selected – no action needed!

We will notify the 10 selected students on July 30 and provide instructions for how to verify proof of vaccination.

Learn more: www.shoreline.edu/covid19

Free Summer & Fall Parking for Students

Parking is free this summer and fall for all students and employees.

Please let students know if they are coming to campus for in-person class sessions, they do not need to purchase a quarterly parking permit for summer or fall.

Administrative employees do not need to purchase permits at this time either.

Learn more: www.shoreline.edu/safetyandsecurity/parking