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Experiencing symptoms or exposed to COVID-19?


Have you been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19? Please contact your instructor to let them know. Then, follow our guide.

 

Vaccinations or exemptions required for all CCS students

Community Colleges of Spokane will be requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Higher Education Proclamation. All students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they claim a religious or medical exemption.

  • All CCS students are required to fill out the “Immunization Attestation” information found on their Student Homepage of ctcLink. Students who do not attest will not be allowed to register for classes.

Attestation forms can be updated and changed at any time.

Indoor Mask Policy

 

As of March 12, 2022 and in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee's updated mask and face coverings guidance, masks at Spokane Community College are no longer required. 

The updated guidance affects all SCC campuses and locations. Those who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so and masks will continue to be provided on campuses.

Masks are still required at all Head Start/Early Head Start locations. Children aged two and up are encouraged to wear masks.

Note: While masks are no longer required universally in indoor or outdoor settings, there may be situations when the use of well-fitting masks may be temporarily recommended or required for individuals by DOH and/or local public health or the IHE (e.g., days 6-10 if returning from isolation after day 5, during an outbreak, when community levels are high, etc. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should consider wearing a well-fitting mask indoors when community levels are high.

 

Student Employees Must be Fully Vaccinated as a Condition of Employment


Student employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As with state employees and private healthcare workers, there will be no test out option. The governor’s requirement provides exceptions that employees may apply for, including “legitimate medical reasons and sincerely held religious beliefs.” 

 

For Employees

 

Experiencing symptoms or exposed to COVID-19?


Have you been exposed to or tested positive for COVID-19? Please contact your instructor or supervisor to let them know. Then, follow our guide

Vaccinations required for all CCS employees


Community Colleges of Spokane is requiring vaccinations for all employees in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Vaccination Proclamation 21-14.5.

  • All CCS employees are required to verify vaccination status through ctcLink and through the CCS Human Resources department.
  • For help completing the ctcLink form, please read these step-by-step instructions.

Vaccination Requirement for CCS Contractors


CCS is in compliance with Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.5 – COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement.  The proclamation requires contractors who have goods, services, or public works contracts with a higher education institution to ensure that their personnel (including subcontractors) who perform contract activities on site comply with the COVID-19 vaccination requirements, by requiring such personnel to be fully vaccinated, unless properly exempted for disability or sincerely held religious beliefs, as set forth in the proclamation. On site personnel does not include those contracted employees who are on campus for only a short amount of time and interaction with others is limited or those who are primarily conducting work outdoors that does not include delivering health care services.

CCS requires all contractors who have employees working at CCS facilities to attest that their employees are fully vaccinated or exempt from vaccination due to disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.  Contractors must also determine any accommodations needed for such exemptions.  For more information, please refer to  Frequently Asked Questions for Contractors, or contact the CCS Business Office at CCS.BusinessOffice@ccs.spokane.edu.

Indoor Mask Policy

 

As of March 12, 2022 and in accordance with Gov. Jay Inslee's updated mask and face coverings guidance, masks at Spokane Community College are no longer required. 

The updated guidance affects all SCC campuses and locations. Those who wish to continue wearing masks are encouraged to do so and masks will continue to be provided on campuses.

Masks are still required at all Head Start/Early Head Start locations. Children aged two and up are encouraged to wear masks.

Note: While masks are no longer required universally in indoor or outdoor settings, there may be situations when the use of well-fitting masks may be temporarily recommended or required for individuals by DOH and/or local public health or the IHE (e.g., days 6-10 if returning from isolation after day 5, during an outbreak, when community levels are high, etc. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should consider wearing a well-fitting mask indoors when community levels are high.

Employee Travel


Community Colleges of Spokane does not allow employees who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel outside of its six-county service area to conduct CCS business. The CCS service area encompasses Spokane, Stevens, Whitman, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties and portions of Lincoln County. Employees who are required to follow strict COVID-19 testing protocols per NWAC regulations may travel as long as they do not test positive for COVID-19.

Fully vaccinated employees who are traveling on CCS business are required to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) current COVID-19 travel advisory guidance. 

If you are fully vaccinated, it is recommended that you take the following steps to protect others.

  • Wear a mask over your nose and mouth. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements, including mask wearing and social distancing while traveling and upon your return.
  • In areas with high numbers of COVID-19 cases, consider wearing a mask in crowded outdoor settings and for activities with close contact with others who are not fully vaccinated.
  • After travel, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
 

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Last Updated: June 28th, 2021

 


Previous COVID-19 Updates

Community Colleges of Spokane will update this page when any relevant developments occur. This page was last updated March 11, 2022.