Returning to Campus

On Aug. 1, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee’s Higher Education Reopening Plan will take effect for Washington’s public and private colleges and universities, technical schools, and apprenticeship programs.
The governor’s reopening plan consists of two documents:

  • Health and safety requirements are listed in Proclamation 20-12.1. These are the minimum protocols higher education institutions must follow to resume in-person instruction and services this fall.
  • Additional guidance is provided in the Campus Reopening Guide. The guide recommends safety measures for various campus functions: safety, support, food services, transportation, and residences. This document answers commonly asked questions about the reopening plan.

As the governor pursues a phased approach to re-opening Washington’s economy, community colleges are now allowed to conduct some very limited in-person instructional activities. Phase 1 and phase 2 safety protocols require all classes and student services to be online, with the exception of the hands-on portion of professional-technical classes which include a small group of Workforce Education (WED) programs.

Our campus will remain closed to the public and we will continue to serve students and the community remotely in order to continue to comply with the Governor’s orders as well as protect the health and safety of our community.

You must be approved to access the campuses prior to your arrival on campus.


Quick Links to Campus Access Forms and Training

Health Screening – Students
Health Screening – Employees
COVID-19 Training Staff

Mandatory Procedures for Returning to Campus

Step 1: Take mandatory COVID-19 Training

Both students and employees must complete this training before your first visit to campus.

Students

Login to Canvas to complete the training within your course(s).

Canvas login – Students

Employees

Login to Canvas to complete the training for your position.

Training Login – Employees

Step 2: Fill out mandatory health status screening

You must complete the Campus Access Form upon your arrival on campus and complete it again just prior to leaving campus. Please complete from home prior to leaving for campus if possible.

Students: Every time you participate in an on-campus class, you must complete the online health screening below in the Campus Access Form. If you attend multiple classes in one day, you must complete the health screening before and after each of the classes.

Employees:  Every time you visit the campus for work-related activities, you must fill out the Campus Access Form. The employee must also complete the form just prior to leaving.

Health Screening Employees

Must be completed to access campus and complete again just prior to leaving campus.

Health Screening – Employees

Health Screening Students

Must be completed to access campus and complete again just prior to leaving campus.

Health Screening – Students

If you answered yes to any item in the questionnaire:

  • If the student, faculty, or staff member answers “yes” to any item on the questionnaire, the employee or student should not be on campus.
    • The employee or student is determined should not come to campus and a medical follow-up would be recommended per DOH guidelines. [1]
    • The permission to return campus must follow the CDC guidelines for “How to discontinue home isolation”.[2]
    • Temperature 100.4 or higher Recommendations and Guidance to Protect Critical Infrastructure Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic. [3]

Any employee or student must contact Campus Security at 509.574.4610 to self-report if they have tested positive for COVID-19, for tracing purposes.

  1. Recommended Guidance for Daily COVID-19 Screening of Employees and Visitors
  2. How to Discontinue Home Isolation
  3. Temperature 100.4 or higher – Recommendations and Guidance to Protect Critical Infrastructure Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic