Current Status of Campus
Remote Classes & Operations
- The College is operating remotely (services are available by phone and email)
April 6-10 – Training for online learning for students and faculty
April 13 – Instruction begins fully online
April 17 – Last day to add a class
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Exposure Report Form
If you are experiencing symptoms, please call your health provider or 911 first.
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.
April 7, 2020 Update
Message from the President
As we continue to follow the “Stay at Home, Stay Healthy” order, our state is beginning to reap some of the benefits: the number of new cases in our state is not climbing as rapidly as some projections had shown. However, now is not the time to let up. These days, it’s even more important now than ever for us to maintain our social distancing to ensure we continue to “flatten the curve.” Here are some updates to help you through your week.
How can I ensure I’m using Zoom successfully (and safely)?
Many of you will be using Zoom video conferencing software regularly in your classes or in your work or personal life. We know that some people have expressed concerns about the safety and security of using Zoom, and College employees have been provided resources for how to best use this tool for class sessions and meetings. If you have additional questions about Zoom, here are a few resources:
- The eLearning Resources for Continuity of Instruction site has many tips for faculty and staff on using Zoom, including securing Zoom sessions.
- Zoom has a number of guides you can access at the Zoom Help Center.
- Zoom has safety and security tips to Prevent Zoom Crashers and help you understand Best Practices for Securing your Virtual Classroom. Zoom also publishes a FERPA Guide.
What should I do if I’m experiencing financial distress and may not be able to afford school?
If you’re experiencing financial challenges that prevent you from being successful this quarter, please reach out directly to our Financial Aid staff before you withdraw from classes or make any changes or decisions.
We have many resources to help you pay for things like tuition, fees, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and childcare and other emergency expenses. We do not want these concerns to stand in your way of completing your educational goals and we are here to help.
Additionally, OneAmerica has resources, guidance, and funding for undocumented students, and the Employment Security Department resources for students who have been laid off or are recently are unemployed.
If I’m feeling overwhelmed, where can I go for emotional support?
As we begin the quarter and the usual stress associated with those endeavors, I hope you’ll be mindful of taking good care of yourself and noticing if you need support. Reaching out for support is a sign of strength and self-awareness. The Counseling Center is a free, confidential resource students are encouraged to use to ensure you stay emotionally healthy during these uncertain times.
Thank you for entrusting our caring faculty and staff with your learning as you reach for your educational goals at Shoreline!
With care and appreciation,
Cheryl Roberts, Ed.D.
Our services and offices are operating – we’re just not on campus! Our caring staff is available to help students and the public via phone, email, and video appointments. 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
- All buildings closed to the public at least through April 24 (staff is available by phone and email)
- The 7000 Campus Living residence hall remains open to residents only
- Bookstore orders may be placed online with free shipping
- The Parent-Child Center and Dental Hygiene Clinic will remain closed until further notice
All campus services are available online and by phone, email, and video appointments.
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
- Internet Access – 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 April 6th, include:
- AT&T : $10/month home internet access for qualifying customers.
- Charter/Spectrum : covers most of eastern Washington. Freeinternet access for students for 60 days.
- Comcast/Xfinity : Free internet for 60 days for low-income families. Also, accessout-of-home Xfinity WiFi hotspots for free.
- T-Mobile: $15/month smartphone plan
Many people are trying to figure out how to afford school at a time when they may be facing additional financial hardship due to a sudden loss of wages or additional health care costs. Here are some ways students can 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 and annual scholarships to help pay for tuition, books, and fees (annual deadline is April 16)
- Our Benefits Hub connects students with financial resources, food, transportation, and housing support
- The Employment Security Department has adopted some emergency rules to relieve workers whose employment has been disrupted by the virus
Can't pay for things because of COVID-19?
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 (206-546-4594)
- Employees can access support from the state Employee Assistance Program
- Washington Recovery Help Line (866-789-1511)
- Tips for Coping with Stress During an Infectious Disease Outbreak
- 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.
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.
COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a respiratory illness.
Symptoms can include:
- shortness of breath
Not feeling well and unsure what you're experiencing? Learn more about how coronavirus symptoms compare with those of the flu, allergies, and the common cold.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.