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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 winter quarter classes.

For returning students who wish to be fully vaccinated and register for winter quarter at the earliest opportunity (November 1):

  • The Moderna sequence must begin by September 20
  • The Pfizer sequence must begin by September 27
  • The Johnson and Johnson vaccine received by October 18 

For new students who wish to be fully vaccinated and register for winter quarter at the earliest opportunity (November 8):

  • The Moderna sequence must begin by September 27
  • The Pfizer sequence must begin by October 4
  • The Johnson and Johnson vaccine received by October 25 

For new students who wish to be fully vaccinated by the first day of winter quarter classes (January 4):

  • The Moderna sequence must begin by November 23
  • The Pfizer sequence must begin by November 30
  • The Johnson and Johnson vaccine received by December 21

Attestation forms can be updated and changed at any time.

Indoor Mask Policy

 

CCS requires all individuals – regardless of vaccination status – to wear a face covering while indoors on campus, in compliance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s indoor mask mandate. There will be limited exceptions when face coverings won’t be required, such as office spaces not easily accessible to the public where individuals are vaccinated, and when working alone indoors or in a vehicle with no public face-to-face interaction.

According to the Washington State Department of Health best practices, a mask or face covering is:

  • Anything that completely covers your mouth and nose and fits securely on the sides of your face and under your chin
  • Made of two or more layers of tightly woven fabric with ties or straps that go around your head or behind your ears.

More protective coverings, such as masks or respirators may be required in the workplace. 

 

Student Employees Must be Fully Vaccinated by Oct. 18


Student employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 18. 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.” 

  Series Dose Requirement First Dose No Later Than Second Dose Completed Series Fully Vaccinated
Pfizer 2 doses, 21 days apart 09/13/21 10/04/21 10/04/21 10/18/21
 
Moderna 2 doses, 28 days apart 09/06/21 10/04/21 10/04/21 10/18/21
Johnson & Johnson Single dose 10/04/21 N/A 10/04/21 10/18/21

 

 

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 21-14.1.

  • 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.
  Series Dose Requirement First Dose No Later Than Second Dose Completed Series Fully Vaccinated
Pfizer 2 doses, 21 days apart 09/13/21 10/04/21 10/04/21 10/18/21
 
Moderna 2 doses, 28 days apart 09/06/21 10/04/21 10/04/21 10/18/21
Johnson & Johnson Single dose 10/04/21 N/A 10/04/21 10/18/21

Vaccination Requirement for CCS Contractors


CCS is in compliance with Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1 – 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.  

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

 

CCS will be requiring all individuals – regardless of vaccination status – to wear a face covering while indoors on campus, in compliance with Gov. Jay Inslee’s recent indoor mask mandate. There will be limited exceptions when face coverings won’t be required, such as office spaces not easily accessible to the public where individuals are vaccinated, and when working alone indoors or in a vehicle with no public face-to-face interaction.

According to the Washington State Department of Health best practices, a mask or face covering is:

  • Anything that completely covers your mouth and nose and fits securely on the sides of your face and under your chin
  • Made of two or more layers of tightly woven fabric with ties or straps that go around your head or behind your ears.

More protective coverings, such as masks or respirators may be required in the workplace.

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

 

Community Colleges of Spokane will update this page when any relevant developments occur. This page was last updated Sept. 8, 2021.