Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates for Faculty & Staff

As the College continues remote operations during this public health situation, regular updates and resources will be provided to help you as you work remotely.

Questions? Email or call (206) 546-4751 during regular College business hours.

Report Symptoms or COVID Exposure

Current Status of Campus

  • Winter Quarter classes are in-person, hybrid, and online and begin January 9, 2023
  • Masks are voluntary indoors and outdoors except in healthcare settings, including the Counseling Center and clinical sites
  • Student services are available on campus and online during these operating hours


All classified staff are required to work on-campus a minimum of 3 days per week (joining admin/exempt staff). The only exception to the requirement is a medical exemption which needs to be submitted to Human Resources at as soon as possible.

All services are available on campus. For Winter Quarter 2023, the in-person and online hours of service are Monday-Thursday, 8am-5pm; Friday, 8am-4:30pm.

Wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitizer if you are not able to wash your hands. Disinfecting wipes and gloves are not required.

Admin/Exempt Staff

Admin/exempt staff are required to work on campus at least three (3) days per week to ensure leadership of in-person operations across the work week.

Classified Staff

Classified staff are required to work on campus three (3) days per week. Due consideration will be given to the potential impact of this transition on employees and managers have the responsibility to assign staff schedules.


Office Hours

Faculty office spaces will be maintained and cleaned daily by the College as identified by the Division Dean. Faculty are not mandated to work in their offices on campus, but may elect to use their office space and should communicate with their Dean. 

Proctored Exams

The Testing Center is open to proctor exams. However, due to space and personnel restraints, the Testing Center should only be used by faculty teaching hybrid of on-campus courses who have students with testing accommodations.

Faculty should submit testing materials using the Faculty Exam Form as soon as possible, a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the scheduled exam.

Guidelines for Sick Students

  • Remind your class(es) that students should not come to class on campus if they have symptoms of COVID, without another known cause, and that you are willing to work with them to make-up in-person class work, as needed.
  • Remind your class(es) that those who suspect that they have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms of the virus should fill out the College’s COVID Exposure Report form. The College will follow-up and will provide guidance to the student on what to do next. Please do not require or ask a student to follow-up directly with you or to provide a COVID-19 test result.

Voice Amplification Systems Available

PA sound amplification systems are available from the Library to those who may need voice amplification while teaching or presenting on campus while wearing a mask.

For any questions, please contact Human Resources at

Masks are voluntary (indoor and outdoor) except in healthcare settings, including the Counseling Center and clinical sites. Please note that the College’s masking decision may change in the future, should conditions change.

The College also recommends respiratory etiquette including washing your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.

Individual staff members or instructors cannot require others to mask in their departments or classrooms.

KN-95 and surgical masks are available at the ASK ME stations (Admin/1000 Building, Library/4000 Building, and FOSS/5000 Building, 2nd floor) for anyone who wishes to wear a mask. If you voluntarily choose to mask up, choose a well-fitted, high-quality mask - such as a KN95, N95, or surgical mask - which when worn correctly can protect you as well as those around you. Follow CDC guidelines on the types of masks and how to wear them. 

Individuals who are immunocompromised or live with someone who is at risk for severe COVID-19 should consider wearing well-fitting masks when community levels are medium or higher, per the Washington State Department of Health.

Employees should continue to work with HR regarding any accommodation requested. Vaccination verification or eligible exemption status will continue to be required for all employees and on-campus students.

Installed plexiglass will remain in use across campus and the College will continue to clean high-touch surfaces across campus daily, as well as offices in use by on-campus employees.

Picking Up/Dropping Off Materials

Items previously available through Curbside are now available through the relevant department.

All facility rental requests by outside users (non-employees) must follow the Facility Rentals directions and fill out the Room Rental Request application to be considered.


Vaccinations & Testing

Vaccine sites continue to operate in the Shoreline area for people ages 5 and up still needing to initiate or complete a vaccine series or receive a booster. Schedule an appointment for your free vaccine at:

Use the Vaccinate WA vaccine locator to find a location near you.

If you need a ride to your vaccination appointment, visit Find A Ride or call the Transportation Resources Line at 425-943-6760 (Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dial 5 for interpretation).  

Contact your Healthcare Provider. There should be no cost for testing, but verify that with your provider beforehand.

  • At-Home Tests - Washington state residents can order free tests while supplies last. The federal government is offering every home in the U.S. four free at-home COVID-19 tests. Every home in the U.S. will be able to order an additional set of 4 tests.

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 are having symptoms or have been exposed and have been on campus, please fill out the exposure reporting form. This is a confidential report for contact tracing purposes.

Fill out the exposure report form now

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.

Faculty, staff, and students will be able to travel domestically for conferences, professional development, and other business needs, as budgets allow. Follow CDC guidelines on domestic travel. International travel will be subject to review on a case-by-case basis, informed by CDC requirements and recommendations. 


COVID Safety

Returning to pre-COVID 19 cleaning standards in Fall 2022 means the College will provide the same level of reliable custodial services currently delivered but without the additional measures previously required by local, state, and federal offices following the pandemic-driven closure two years ago. However, the College will retain a number of public health practices that were put into place in response to COVID-19, including the availability of hand sanitizers, masks, and wipe dispensers throughout all our buildings.

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

Please do not require or ask a student or employee to follow-up directly with you or to provide a COVID-19 test result. If you are a faculty member and would like to fill out a COVID-19 Exposure Report form regarding a sick student, please feel free to do so.

Questions? Contact the COVID-19 Support Coordinator at (206) 546-4751 or

When the College receives a report of a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19:

  • The person with COVID is given isolation guidance in line with CDC recommendations.
  • They are asked to report to the COVID-19 Support Coordinator any contact information for people on campus they were within close contact of in the two days before and after (if applicable) of testing positive or showing symptoms.
  • In the case of students and classroom employees, the support coordinator checks to see which classes the person was present in during the two days before and after testing positive or showing symptoms.
  • All close contacts and people who might have been exposed receive guidance in line with CDC recommendations concerning exposure to COVID-19.
  • At no point is the person who has a suspected or confirmed case of COVID identified in communication.

Please complete this exposure report form if you suspect you may have been exposed to someone with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are experiencing symptoms of the virus. This will help the College provide you with guidance about what you should do next.

Complete the form

Faculty, staff, and students will be able to travel domestically for conferences, professional development, and other business needs, as budgets allow. Follow CDC guidelines on domestic travel. International travel will be subject to review on a case-by-case basis, informed by CDC requirements and recommendations.  

For questions about COVID safety, please email or call (206) 546-4751. The phone is staffed during regular College operating hours. After hours, please call Safety & Security at (206) 235-5860.


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