Coronavirus (COVID‑19) Updates
The health and well‑being of our campus community is our highest priority. As this public health situation continues to develop, the College will provide regular updates to keep you informed.
Current Status of Campus
- Fall Quarter classes are hybrid and online and begin September 29
- Shoreline is a fully vaccinated campus - Under the guidelines set forth in Governor Jay Inslee's Higher Education proclamation, Shoreline is a COVID-19 vaccinated campus
- Beginning fall quarter, in-person or on campus students and all employees are required to verify their vaccination status or attest to an eligible exemption status
- All students, employees, and visitors will wear masks indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status
- Beginning September 13th, core student services will be available in a limited capacity in person on campus, Monday-Thursday, 8AM-5PM, and Friday, 8AM-12PM. Remote services remain available Monday-Thursday, 8AM-5PM, and Friday, 8AM-4:30PM
In-person or on campus students coming to the College for courses and/or ANY activities during Fall Quarter are required to be fully vaccinated or claim a valid medical or religious exemption by October 18, 2021. Please note that any activity or service sought in person would necessitate this requirement.
Fully online students who will not enter the campus in Fall Quarter are not required to claim their vaccination status or submit an exemption.
Students Coming to Campus
Students attending classes in-person and students who visit Shoreline's campus for ANY activity are required to complete an online form to attest which COVID-19 vaccination they received and the dosage dates (or they may claim an eligible exemption). Please note that any activity or service sought in person would necessitate this requirement.
Students participating in in-person/hybrid courses or services who do not submit an attestation, or have an approved exemption by October 18, will have a registration hold applied to their records.
Students do not need to upload or show any documents, but they will declare that the information provided is accurate and true. Providing false statements for the purpose of attestation or exemptions may result in disciplinary action.
Fall Vaccination Timeline
For Fall 2021, students attending classes in person, or students who intend to visit campus for any activity, should plan to be fully vaccinated two weeks before their first class session. The quarter begins September 29, 2021. The College will accept late vaccination verification forms until October 18, 2021, if a student needs additional time to become fully vaccinated. To meet this requirement, you must receive the recommended doses of approved vaccines by these dates:
- Pfizer - First dose on or by September 13, second dose on or by October 4
- Moderna - First dose on or by September 6, second dose on or by October 4
- Johnson & Johnson - Single dose on or by October 4
Fully online students who will not enter the campus in Fall Quarter are not required to claim their vaccination status or submit an exemption.
Health Occupation Students
All students in health occupation programs are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19, including Nursing, Nursing Assistant Certified, Dental Hygiene, and Medical Laboratory Technology. Students who have clinical rotations must follow the vaccination requirements of the health care institution where they will be working. The Vaccine Mandate Proclamation (Proclamation 21-14.1) requires health care workers at all institutions to show proof of vaccination by October 18, 2021 or to have attested a medical or religious exemption.
Students in these programs must submit their vaccination verification to the College and contact their program coordinator for additional verification instructions.
For more information, please contact Mary Burroughs at email@example.com.
Running Start Students
Running Start students are considered college students so they are required to follow the same rules as any other Shoreline students. The College requires students to be vaccinated and attest their vaccination status if they plan to attend classes in person or visit campus for any activity, or they may attest a medical or religious exemption.
Visitors & Prospective Students
Visitors and prospective students coming to campus are not required to provide vaccination information but must wear a mask indoors at all times. Masks will be available at stations around campus, if needed.
If you are a student who is employed by the College, please complete both the student vaccination attestation form as well as the employee vaccination attestation form. The employee form can be found on the Faculty & Staff COVID-19 Updates page, which provides additional information regarding vaccine requirements and exemptions. For any questions, please reach out to your supervisor.
Questions about student vaccinations? Contact the Office of Students, Equity & Success at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College will accept all U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and World Health Organization (WHO) approved vaccinations at the number and timing recommended by the manufacturer. This currently includes:
Johnson & Johnson/Janssen
- Serum Institute of India: Covishield
- Sinopharm (Beijing): BBIBP-CorV
- Sinovac: CoronaVac
Non-FDA or WHO Approved Vaccines
Students who have received vaccines in other countries that are not approved by the FDA or WHO (or who have received only the first shot of an approved vaccine) will be required to be re-vaccinated in the United States by October 18, 2021 or attest to an eligible exemption. The Centers for Disease Prevention & Control (CDC) has not identified increased risks for re-vaccination with a U.S. FDA-approved vaccine.
If you are an international student, please contact International Education at email@example.com for next steps.
Natural Immunity Does Not Count
If a student contracted COVID-19 and recovered, they are not considered vaccinated. The CDC recommends vaccination even for those who have had COVID-19 because it is not known how long any immunity lasts.
Students who choose to not be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons will be required to complete an online form to attest to their exemption status on or before September 29, 2021, the first day of fall quarter classes. The College will accept late exemptions until October 18, 2021.
A medical exemption could be claimed if there is documented and verified proof that the student cannot take the vaccine related to a medical or health condition. A religious exemption may apply if the student has documentation indicating their sincerely-held religious belief is in contradiction to taking a vaccine. Please note, philosophical (personal) exemptions will not be accepted by the College for students per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-12.5. Currently, there is no verification process regarding the claim of exemptions though this may change.
Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics
To support the health and safety of those returning to campus in the Fall, Shoreline Community College, in partnership with the Shoreline Fire Department, will offer a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus from August 18th to October 8th, 2021. The clinics are open to students and members of the public who have not been vaccinated or those who are immunocompromised seeking a booster shot. Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines will be available.
Pop-Up Clinic Dates
The pop-up clinics will operate three days a week at the following times:
- Mondays (August 23 - October 4) from 9am - 5pm (closed September 6 for Labor Day holiday)
- Wednesdays (August 25 - October 6) from 9am - 5pm
- Fridays (August 27-October 8) from 9am - noon
Sign up for an appointment two days in advance using our online registration form. The College will also accommodate walk-ups for those who do not schedule an appointment.
Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline, Washington
Enter the main gate and walk to the Pagoda Union Building (Building 9000), Room 9215.
- Bring a valid ID
- Minors under age 18 must provide parental or guardian approval
- Wear a mask indoors
- Maintain a three-foot distance indoors
Additional information about COVID-19 vaccines is available from Public Health – Seattle & King County.
Many thanks to our Shoreline Fire Department partners for making this possible!
The College respects that students and employees have a right to keep their vaccination information private.
Access to Vaccination Data
All vaccination verification data will be self-entered by students and employees onto a secure online form. The College will not collect or store any documents or proof of verification from any individuals.
Asking Others About Their Vaccination Status
It is not appropriate, nor necessary to maintain a safe campus, for individuals to ask any student or employee on campus if they have been vaccinated. Faculty and staff will not be able to tell which students have been vaccinated.
If you've been exposed and have been on campus, please fill out the exposure reporting form. This is a confidential report for contact tracing puposes.Fill out the exposure report form now
Get A Shot at A Scholarship!
Shoreline students who are vaccinated by July 30 will be entered into a drawing for ten $1,000 scholarships!
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! (Students who are selected will be contacted with instructions for how to verify proof of vaccination.)
On July 30, the College will select 10 students to receive a $1,000 scholarship to apply to Shoreline tuition and fees during the 2021-22 school year. Funds will be dispersed between October 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
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 at least May 30, 2021)
- Can provide proof of receiving at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccine regimen before July 30, 2021
International, Running Start, ESL, and ABE students who meet the criteria above are eligible to be included in this drawing.
Acceptance of a vaccine incentive scholarship may affect a student’s eligibility for, and calculated amounts of, federal financial aid and/or public assistance programs. Any unclaimed awards may be redistributed to other eligible students before June 30, 2022. Funding is provided by the Washington State COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program.
Coming to Campus - Students & Visitors
All Students and Visitors
All students and visitors must do the following when coming to campus:
- Follow instructions from Shoreline faculty and staff
- Wear a mask at all times while indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status. Mask wearing is not required while outdoors
- Stay home if you are feeling sick
- Follow any specific class safety practices communicated at the start of the quarter
Non-Vaccinated Students or Employees
Non-vaccinated students or employees will be allowed on campus only if they have claimed an eligible vaccination exemption. All students and employees will be required to wear masks indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status.
Parents of children at the Parent Child Center (PCC)
Parents of children at the PCC are not required to be vaccinated or to verify vaccination status. The College strongly encouraged parents to be vaccinated and we have a vaccine clinic on campus that you can use. Parents who are College employees and/or students are required to be vaccinated or have a valid exemption. Everyone on campus, regardless of vaccination status, needs to wear masks while indoors.
Campus parking is free for all students and visitors during Fall Quarter. Parking permits will not be required until January 2022.
Beginning Monday, September 13, the College will provide core in-person services on campus, with at least one staff member providing service during operating hours. The physical campus will be open Monday-Thursday, 8AM-5PM, and Friday, 8AM-12PM. Remote/online services remain available Monday-Thursday, 8AM-5PM, and Friday, 8AM-4:30PM.
Core in-person services will include:
- Cashier / Financial Services
- Curbside Pick-Up / Drop-Off (see 'Picking Up or Returning Materials' below)
- Enrollment Services
- Financial Aid
- International Education
- Outreach and Recruitment
- Parent Child Center
- Residential Life
- Safety and Security
- Student Accessibility Services
- Testing Center
- Technology Support Services (TSS)
- Veterans & Military Student Services
The 7000 Campus Living residence hall remains open to residents only.
Masks & Face Coverings
Everyone on campus is required to wear a mask indoors in settings with other people, regardless of vaccination status. This includes all indoor public spaces and when inside College transportation. The only exceptions to this requirement are when individuals are alone in 1) an office, 2) an enclosed cubicle, 3) a vehicle, or 4) their own room in the residence hall. Masks will be made available at stations around campus for anyone who does not have one.
Per CDC guidelines, masks must be two layers, completely cover your nose and mouth, fit snugly against the sides of your face, have a nose wire to prevent air leaking out of the top of the mask. Cloth masks must be washed after each use. Disposable masks must be disposed of after use. Neck gaiters must have two layers.
Three-foot or six-foot distancing will NOT be required on our vaccinated and masked campus. The College will continue to monitor and adjust any distancing rules if needed, should state guidelines change.
Instead of using gloves to protect yourself from germs, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing your hands. It is the most effective protective measure against spreading germs as soap has special properties that break up the virus effectively. If you are unable to wash your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer before and after touching surfaces.
Gloves help keep your hands clean and lessen your chance of getting germs that make you sick, but only when used correctly. Unfortunately, gloves often give a false sense of security, especially if you touch your face or any other surface (such as a cell phone or keys) that you may later touch without gloves. If your gloves have been in a pocket or have touched any surface, they are no cleaner than hands that have touched the same surface. If you touch your mucous membranes, such as your nose or mouth, with the gloves, whatever the gloves have touched has now entered your body.
Cleaning Campus Facilities
The College cleans surfaces in areas that are in use, such as core student service areas as well as public facilities such as bathrooms, on a daily basis. The College cleans employee offices once daily on days employees are scheduled to work on campus. The College follows CDC cleaning guidelines, which state that cleaning high touch surfaces with soap or detergent daily is sufficient to reduce the relatively low transmission risk of COVID-19 via surfaces.
In situations where there has been a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 indoors within the last 24 hours, the presence of an infectious virus on surfaces is more likely and therefore high-touch surfaces in the immediate area should be disinfected using disinfectants on the U.S. EPA Environment Protection Agency list. The risk of transmission via surfaces can be reduced by wearing masks consistently and practicing hand hygiene.
HVAC Air Ventilation/Filtration
All campus buildings have been outfitted with MERV 13 air filters, which are capable of filtering the COVID-19 virus. Filters will be monitored, maintained, and replaced on a regular basis.
If you are picking up or dropping off materials and not accessing any buildings or spaces on campus, you should use Shoreline’s Curbside Pickup/Drop-Off program in Room 2905, located off the lower parking lot of the 2900 Building. To access this service, complete the Materials Pick-Up/Drop-Off form. A College employee will contact you to set up an appointment.
Fall Curbside Appointment Schedule
Curbside appointments can be booked now for drive-through and walkup access through December 17th, 2021. The curbside service dates and times are subject to change and are extended during the first 3 weeks of the academic quarter. Closed on state/federal holidays. We will try to accommodate student appointment requests outside of these posted hours:
- Through September 23rd: Monday - Thursday, 10AM-2PM, closed on Fridays
- Fall Quarter extended hours - September 27th to October 15th: Monday - Thursday, 8AM-5PM, Fridays, 8AM-12PM
- October 18th to December 17th: Monday - Thursday, 10AM-3PM, Fridays, 8AM-12PM
Shoreline Community College's athletic teams will be competing in the 2021-2022 season, including women’s volleyball, men's basketball, women's basketball, women’s soccer, women’s softball, and men’s baseball.
Spectators are allowed to attend Shoreline Community College athletic home games. Indoor sports teams (women’s volleyball, men and women's basketball) will allow spectators vaccinated and unvaccinated, but both must wear masks indoors. Outdoor sports teams (women’s soccer, women’s softball, and men’s baseball) will allow spectators. Masks are required at any outdoor event with 500+ people per the King County Local Health Officer in September 2021. This order applies to all vaccinated and unvaccinated people 5 years of age and older.
International Students - see more answers to Frequently Asked Questions for international students
How to Reach Us
Our caring staff is available to help students and the public both in person and online.
Visit core in-person services on campus Monday-Thursday, 8AM-5PM, and on Fridays, 8AM-12PM. See the full list of core in-person services available on campus under "Available In-Person Services."
All campus services are available online via phone, email, and video appointments, Monday-Thursday, 8AM-5PM, and on Fridays, 8AM-4:30PM.
To find a service:
- Visit the Contact page
- Browse the Campus Directory
- Search for what you’re looking for in the search box on the home page
Support & Resources
Online Support for Students and Employees
- Students and employees can check-out laptops, webcams, and microphones
- Technology Support Services provides help with computers and internet access
- e-Learning Services offers Canvas training sessions and other online learning resources
- Many companies are providing free, low-cost, or increased data options for internet
access right now. Please contact your mobile phone or home internet provider for details.
Some current deals as of September 9th include:
- AT&T: $10/month home internet access for qualifying customers.
- Charter/Spectrum: covers most of eastern Washington. Free internet access for students for 60 days along with low-cost services after initial 60 days.
- Comcast/Xfinity: Free internet for 60 days for low-income families. Also, access out-of-home Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free for anyone at a hotspot, even without service.
- T-Mobile: $15/month smartphone plan
- Through the Federal Communication Commision, they have a Lifeline Discount where you can get internet and cell phone services for $9.95/month.
- The government has also partnered with cell phone companies to give either free or low-cost cell phone and service plans.
- Drive-in WiFi hotspots provide free temporary, emergency internet access for those who do not have access to broadband service in their homes. Find nearby locations with the Drive-In WiFi Hotspots Location Finder
- Most libraries in King County now have drive-in Wi-Fi networks. The name of the free Wi-Fi network is “HomeworkHub.” Residents do not need a library card or Wi-Fi password to access the network. For assistance connecting to Wi-Fi, contact Ask KCLS at kcls.org/ask or call (425) 462-9600 or (800) 462-9600.
- The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households. Eligible households will be able to enroll in the program that allows them to receive a discount on the cost of broadband services. Go to getemergencybroadband.org to sign up for the service.
Can't pay for things because of COVID-19? Many people are trying to figure out how to afford school when they are facing additional financial hardship due to a sudden loss of wages or additional health care costs. Here are some ways to receive assistance:
- Our Financial Aid office can help students navigate federal and state loans, grants, and scholarships – and they can help review existing aid packages to see if students may qualify for more aid if their income has changed since they first applied
- Our Foundation office has emergency grants for students in financial crisis, as well as quarterly scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, and fees
- Our Benefits Hub connects students with financial resources, food, transportation, and housing support
- The Federal CARES Act has provided additional pandemic assistance funds for students experiencing financial challenges due to COVID-19
- Our on-campus housing is accepting applications for fall quarter. Students who sign a new 10-12-month lease by August 31 will receive one month of free rent.
- The Employment Security Department has adopted some emergency rules to relieve workers whose employment has been disrupted by the virus
- Learn more about various financial resource options from the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions
- Students feeling overwhelmed or stressed are encouraged to access support from the Counseling Center by calling (206) 546-4594.
- Employees can access support from the state Employee Assistance Program
- Washington Recovery Help Line ((866) 789-1511)
- Tips from our Counseling Center staff to help you navigate this stressful time:
1. Reestablish a routine – wake up, go to sleep, and perform daily activities at consistent times throughout your week.
2. Eat, sleep, and exercise – even if you don’t feel like it.
3. Acknowledge and accept your feelings and thoughts – sadness, grief, anger, and fear are normal reactions.
4. Talk to friends and family about how you are feeling or thinking.
5. Do something you enjoy.
6. Seek trusted sources of information but avoid information overload. Think critically as you follow news reports and verify information you receive from social media or loved ones.
7. Keep your distance and connect with others via phone, video chat, social media, etc.
8. Do what makes you feel calmer: breathing, sitting in a quiet space, reading, meditating, listening to music, journaling, going for a walk.
9. Practice self-compassion, being kind and compassionate to yourself, much like you would for a friend a family member.
10. Understand what you can, and cannot, control. You can control your attitude, your own kindness and grace, and your behavior. You cannot control the actions of others, predicting what will happen, or how long this will last.
11. Seek additional help. Individuals who feel an overwhelming nervousness, a lingering sadness, or other prolonged reactions that adversely affect their job, school studies, or relationships should consult with a trained and experienced mental health professional.
For the most up to date information about COVID-19, including symptoms and prevention tips, please reference the websites below:
- Center for Disease Control - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Public Health Seattle - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Washington Department of Health - 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)
- Washington State’s official COVID-19 site - Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
For general questions about COVID-19, you are encouraged to call King County Department of Public Health at (206) 477-3977.