Current Status of Campus

  • Winter Quarter classes are in-person, hybrid, and online and begin January 10, 2022
  • 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
  • For Winter Quarter 2022, new in-person or on-campus students and all new 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
  • Core student services are available in person on campus, Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm, and Friday, 8am-12pm. Remote services are available Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm, and Friday, 8am-4:30pm
 

Vaccination Verification

In-person or on-campus students coming to the College for classes and/or ANY activities during Winter Quarter are required to attest their vaccination status or claim a valid medical or religious exemption by January 20, 2022. Please note that any activity or service sought in person would necessitate this requirement.

Fully online students who will not enter the campus in Winter Quarter are not required to claim their vaccination status or submit an exemption.

Verify your vaccination status

General Information

Vaccinations

Students Coming to Campus

Students attending classes in-person or students who visit Shoreline's campus for ANY activity (except the contactless Curbside Pick-Up/Drop-Off service) 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 (except the contactless Curbside Pick-Up/Drop-Off service) would necessitate this requirement.

New students participating in in-person/hybrid courses or services who do not submit an attestation, or have an approved exemption by January 20, 2022, 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.

Verify your vaccination status or attest an exemption

Online Students

Fully online students who will not enter the campus are not required to attest 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 January 20, 2022 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 mburroughs@shoreline.edu.

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.

Student Employees

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 vp-ses@shoreline.edu.

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

  • Moderna

  • Pfizer-BioNTech

  • Oxford/AstraZeneca
  • 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 international@shoreline.edu 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.

Exemptions

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 January 20, 2022, the first day of Winter Quarter classes. The College will accept late exemptions until January 20, 2022. Students will receive a response within 1-2 business days and will be notified through their college email.

Please note, philosophical/personal exemptions will not be accepted by the College per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 20-12.5.

Students that submit a medical exemption will be required to provide verification of their need for a reasonable modification from the vaccine requirement, dated and signed by a medical provider. The validation of this documentation will be conducted one-on-one with the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Program Specialist online. An email will be sent to your college email providing further instruction and dates for online validation. Student who do not submit their verifying documents by January 20 will have a registration hold applied to their records.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

To support the health and safety of those returning to campus, Shoreline Community College, in partnership with the Shoreline Fire Department, is offering a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics on campus. The clinic is open to students and members of the public.

Clinic Dates

The vaccination clinic will operate five days a week (Monday to Friday), from 9am to 5pm January 4-March 30, 2022. The clinic will be closed on January 17 and February 21.

Appointments

Sign up for an appointment using the University of Washington's online registration form and use the phone number provided to schedule an appointment.

When selecting your vaccination clinic location, choose UW Medicine North King County Vaccination Clinic (16101 Greenwood Ave N, 9000 Student Union Building, Rm 9208, Shoreline, WA 98133).

For all appointments, you must bring a valid ID. Minors under age 18 must provide parental or guardian approval.

Boosters

Pfizer boosters are available for ages 16 and older and Moderna boosters are available for ages 18 and older with at least six (6) months since completion of vaccine series. Johnson and Johnson booster is available for ages 18 and older with at least 2 months since completing initial vaccine. See the CDC website for details. Boosters are available at the on-campus Vaccine Clinic.

Location

Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline, Washington

Enter the main gate off of Innis Arden Way, park in visitor parking, and walk to the Pagoda Union Building (Building 9000). The clinic entrance is on the south side of the building in Room 9208, the Quiet Dining Room.

Get maps and directions or check out the campus map. Parking is free.

Vaccine Information

Before receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, please read the information on the following fact sheets:

Additional information about COVID-19 vaccines is available at the King County Public Health webpage.

Children ages 5-11 years old may be vaccinated. The vaccine that is authorized for this age group is the Pfizer-BioNTech only. For additional information, visit the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens webpage.

Requirements

  • 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 purposes.

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Shoreline Community College does not offer on-site COVID Testing. Please visit King County’s COVID-19 Testing Locations and Guidance for more information and local resources.

 

Coming to Campus - Students, Visitors, and Facility Renters

All Students, Visitors, and Facility Renters

All students, visitors, and facility renters 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, with some exceptions
  • Follow any specific class safety practices communicated at the start of the quarter
  • Stay home if you are feeling sick with any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea

Anyone who is sick and showing symptoms of COVID, without another known cause, should fill out a College COVID-19 Exposure Report form. The College will follow-up and will provide guidance to the sick person on what to do next.

Eating, waiting, or studying on campus

Students on campus should use the Library/4000 Building if they would like a location in which to eat, wait, or study on campus. The PUB (Student Union 9000 Building) is also open.

Non-Vaccinated Students or Employees

Non-vaccinated students or employees will be allowed on campus only if they have claimed an eligible vaccination exemption. Curbside pickup will be available to non-vaccinated students and employees. 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 encourages 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.

Parking

Campus parking is free for all students and visitors during Winter Quarter 2022. Parking permits will not be required until Spring Quarter 2022.

For questions about campus access or personal protective equipment (PPE), please email covidsupervisor@shoreline.edu or call (206) 546-7651.

Beginning January 3rd, 2022, all services will be available on campus and online, with at least one staff member providing service during these 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.

The 7000 Campus Living residence hall is open to residents and guests.

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 are not required outdoors on campus unless at an event with 500+ people, but it is recommended that you wear a mask in any crowded outdoor setting when it is not feasible to distance from others, per the Secretary of Health’s Face Coverings - Statewide order. Masks are available at the ASK ME stations (Admin/1000 Building, Library/4000 Building, and FOSS/5000 Building, 2nd floor) for anyone who has forgotten their mask. Follow CDC guidelines on the type of mask and how to wear it.

Social Distancing 

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.

Gloves

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 it has mandated to be in use, such as core student service areas, admin exempt employee offices, as well as public facilities such as bathrooms, on a daily basis. 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 are monitored, maintained, and/or replaced on a quarterly basis. All buildings and HVAC systems were designed by architects and mechanical engineers trained to meet or exceed current air ventilation codes/regulations. All HVAC systems have been inspected and approved for use and meet all current codes/regulations.

Showing Symptoms

Anyone who is sick and showing symptoms of COVID, without another known cause, should fill out a College COVID-19 Exposure Report form. The College will follow-up and will provide guidance to the sick person on what to do next.

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.

Winter Curbside Appointment Schedule

Curbside appointments can be booked now for drive-through and walkup access through January 25, 2022. 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:

  • January 10th-January 25th: Monday-Wednesday, 10am-3pm

Laptop Pick-Up and Return

Laptop pick-up and return is available through the Library (4000 Building). Hours are Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm, Friday, January 7 and 14, 8am to 12pm. Closed all other Fridays.

Shoreline Community College's athletic teams are 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.

After October 25, 2021, spectators at all indoor home games with be required to verify COVID vaccination or show proof of a negative COVID test result.

Verification may be established by the following methods of documentation:

  • CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Record Card
  • Photo of CDC Vaccine Record Card
  • Vaccine administration record from a vaccine provider, including an individual’s doctor, pharmacy, or other official immunization record from within or outside the U.S., including a photo or photocopy

Additional identification, such as a driver’s license or ID, is not required.

If your CDC vaccine card has been lost, stolen, or damaged, follow these directions on how to get official, verified proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations.

As an alternative to providing vaccine verification prior to entry, individuals must provide digital or printed documentation from a testing agent, including a laboratory, health care provider or pharmacy of: a negative FDA-approved PCR test administered with in the previous 72 hours or a negative FDA-approved rapid test administered by a testing provider within the previous 24 hours of the event.

Masks will also be required indoors. Masks are required outdoors at any events with 500+ people and are recommended in any crowded outdoor setting when it is not feasible to distance from others, per the Secretary of Health’s Face Coverings – Statewide order.

To see a list of upcoming athletic events, check out the College Events calendar. For more information, please contact athletics@shoreline.edu.

 

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.

On Campus

Beginning January 3rd, 2022, all services will be available on campus and online, with at least one staff member providing service during these operating hours. Campus will be open Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm, and Friday, 8am-12pm. The 7000 Campus Living residence hall is open to residents and guests.

Online

All campus services are also available online via phone, email, and video appointments, Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm, and on Fridays, 8am-4:30pm.

To find a service:

 

Support & Resources

Online Support for Students and Employees

  • 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 still accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students can choose from a variety of floor plans including studio, 2-bedroom, and 4-bedroom units.
  • 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

1. As much as possible, keep 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. Connect with others keeping safety and individual comfort levels in mind

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:

For general questions about COVID-19, you are encouraged to call King County Department of Public Health at (206) 477-3977.