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 operating remotely (services available by phone and email)
Summer Quarter classes will be held online and begin on June 28
- All buildings closed to the public except the Dental Hygiene Clinic and the Parent-Child Center (staff is available by phone and email)
- The 7000 Campus Living residence hall remains open to residents only
- Bookstore orders may be placed online and delivered by mail or through curbside pickup
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Reporting Possible COVID Exposure
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
March 12th, 2021 Update
Based on current health data and the ongoing timeline for widespread vaccinations, the College will continue remote learning and operations through summer quarter (ending August 24, 2021). Information about fall quarter plans will be shared with the campus in the coming weeks after we have considered additional data.
We will continue to offer primarily online, asynchronous courses, with limited exceptions for face-to-face learning in pre-approved programs. We are also exploring options for additional synchronous online and/or hybrid class offerings and will provide additional information as it becomes available.
While so many of us are eager to return to campus in greater numbers, we also know the safest choice for our students, employees, and the community at this time is to continue to limit as much in-person gathering as possible.
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 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 (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.