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
Remote Classes & Operations
- The College is primarily operating remotely, with services available by email, phone, and video appointments
- Summer classes are hybrid and online and begin June 28
- Fall classes are hybrid and online and begin September 29
In addition to the limited set of professional & technical programs that have continuously been operating on campus throughout the pandemic, students can enroll in several different hybrid classes from a variety of programs and disciplines, including Biology, Drama, Human Development, Mathematics, and Physical Education.
All buildings are closed to the public unless otherwise coordinated with the college.
Students and visitors coming to campus must submit a Campus Access form prior to arriving on campus. A new attestation is required each day.
Upon arrival each day, students and visitors will be required to go to the check-in station in room 2910 in the 2900 building (see map below). Starting on July 26, students no longer need to go to the check-in station. Simply fill out the form before arriving on campus.
The 7000 Campus Living residence hall remains open to residents only
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, located in 2905. To access this service, complete the Materials Pick-Up/Drop-Off form. A College employee will contact you to set up an appointment.
COVID-19 vaccinations are not currently required at Shoreline, but state higher education guidance could change in the future. The College strongly recommends all students get a vaccine. Find a vaccine location near you.
*Certain programs require students and faculty to be vaccinated. Students in these programs will have already been contacted.
Interational students: The CDC is not currently requiring vaccines to travel to the U.S.
Students 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.
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.
International Students - see more answers to Frequently Asked Questions for international students
How to Reach Us
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
Support & Resources
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
- 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 emergency funds for students experiencing financial challenges due to COVID-19
- 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 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.
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.