COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Updates & Resources

*Information updated on a daily basis as we address changing state laws.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Cascadia has been closely monitoring guidance from the CDC, Washington State Department of Health and Labor and Industries, King County Public Health, the University of Washington, and our CTC peers. The objective of college leadership is to protect the health and safety of every member of our community while providing the highest quality education for our students. Cascadia is announcing changes for fall quarter given scientific knowledge regarding the efficacy of vaccines and the way in which the virus is transmitted, guidance issued to Higher Education by the CDC, and the vaccine rate in our state and region.

Vaccination Requirement for Students

All full-time, part-time, and Running Start students who are registered for in-person or remote learning are required by Cascadia policy to be either fully vaccinated or have applied for an exemption by October 18, 2021. Per State Proclamation 20-12.5 the college is required to obtain vaccination information and attestations from students or collect an exemption form by October 18, 2021. The state does allow each college to decide whether to make this a requirement of students who are studying in a remote modality only, but since we have no other way of knowing when a student comes to campus for an appointment, to use the library, tutoring, or other services, Cascadia (like most every other college or university) has decided to require it of all students.

If you have not done so already, Cascadia strongly encourages you to make a vaccination appointment now. You can search for locations near you.

Enter Your Vaccination Information in ctcLink

  1. On the ctcLink Mobile Homepage, select the tile ctcLink Login
  2. You will be navigated to the main Dashboard page – select the link that says Full Site at the bottom of the left-side menu
  3. On the Student Homepage, select the tile Immunization Attestation
  4. Enter the type of immunization you received and the date you received it
  5. Select the + sign to enter another row of information for additional doses
  6. Select agree to acknowledge that if you knowingly provide incorrect information it may result in disciplinary action
  7. Click submit

Questions with entering your vaccination information? Contact covidvaxrequirement@cascadia.edu

Complete a Medical or Religious Exemption

  1. Download applicable form below
  2. Submit completed form to covidvaxexemption@cascadia.edu

Disciplinary Action

Students who fail to comply with our student vaccination policy and reporting deadline of October 18 will:

  • Receive a written warning that they are violating college policy, and
  • A hold will be placed on their account blocking future registration, and
  • Starting winter term, students not verifying vaccination status or applicable exemption will be dropped prior to the start of a term mirroring our practice with drop for non-payment.

Vaccination Deadlines for Students & Employees

Vaccine

Series Dose Schedule

First Dose No Later Than

Second Dose

Completed By

Fully Vaccinated

Pfizer

2 doses, 21 days apart

09/13/21

10/04/21

10/04/21

10/18/21

Moderna

2 doses, 28 days apart

09/06/21

10/04/21

10/04/21

10/18/21

J&J

Single dose

10/04/21

N/A

10/04/21

10/18/21

Cascadia's vaccine management system will launch on September 13, 2021 to enter vaccine information or to request an exemption (medical and religious only).

Fall Quarter 2021 (Updates)

Welcome, Kodiaks! We are very excited to welcome you to campus (in-person and virtually), and we will keep this page updated with information specific to in-person learning.

Academics and Class Modalities

Fall 2021 will include more in-person options: 43% of classes will be either in person, or hybrid with an in-person component. Registration for new and returning students is open. Check the Schedules and Catalogs page for more information, Enrollment Calendar for important deadlines, or Quarterly Registration for a little extra support and guidance.

Daily Check-In with Cascadia College COVID-19 Management Tool

If you are coming to campus, please make sure to check in daily on the COVID-19 Management Tool provided through Qualtrics. All information collected through this tool will be kept in confidence and only be shared with the state or county public health as required. The tool is intuitive and very easy to use. You may simply delete the email if you do not need to use the tool on a particular day. For more information about Qualtrics safety and security, read the Comprehensive Fall Quarter Plan.

You Can Use the Tool to:

  • Check-in any time you are coming to campus for any reason - If you are coming to campus for work, to take classes, to study, to pick up technology, for tutoring, etc. please check the box that says you are coming to campus that day. This is how the college will track who is on campus any given day. The green check means you are certified to come to campus.
  • Report positive COVID cases or close contacts - Please use this option to report a positive case or close contact. Cascadia will use this in order to perform contact tracing. Once an individual checks a box indicating they are COVID positive or have had close contact to a person who is COVID positive, the contact tracing team will send a reply with instructions along with follow up questions (when diagnosed, date of first symptoms, places visited on campus, people in close contact). If needed, a member of the contact tracing team will also contact you for additional information. The contact tracing team will notify everyone who may have been exposed to the virus, and will never divulge a person’s identity.
  • Ask COVID-related questions or report concerns - If you have a question about COVID or if you want to report a COVID-related concern, please use this tool to send the contact tracing team your question. A member will respond as soon as possible.

Face Coverings

Face coverings are required. You can review the Face Covering Policy for more information.

designated eating areas

Eating and drinking is only permitted in the locations listed below. In all other indoor spaces, face coverings are required.

  • Room CC1-041
  • Stopwatch Café
  • Room CC3-121
  • CC3 Plaza (tent coverage)
  • North Creek Event Center (next to the ARC)

Student Services

Student Services will be in person and virtual.

Pay for Parking

You can use the new PayByPhone app to buy parking permits or purchase a day permit. More parking information available on our Commuter Services page.

Worried You Have COVID-19?

If you develop symptoms — such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath OR if you have had exposure to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19:

  • Don't come to campus. Call your health provider to let them know you are coming. Isolate yourself and wear a mask before leaving the house. Do not go to the emergency room. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve people with the most critical needs. Please do not show up at a clinic, urgent care or other health facility without calling first.
  • Your health provider may test you or refer you for testing. Please follow your doctor's advice carefully.
  • Contact your instructors. If you are "self-isolating" due to a known exposure or have been instructed by doctors to quarantine yourself, reach out to your instructors to make a plan for the remainder of the quarter.

For immediate questions or concerns, please contact the Washington Department of Health Call Center: 1-800-525-0127 and press #

Chart displaying when one should report to the college regarding COVID-19

When to Report:

  1. I spent time with someone who tested positive for COVID-19:
    • Report it and monitor symptoms
    • Examples:
      • You were kissed, coughed, or sneezed on
      • You live with or care for a person with COVID-19
      • You shared food, drinks, or utensils
      • You were within 6' for at least 15 minutes
  2. I have symptoms of COVID-19:
    • Report it & get tested:
      • I had a positive test:
        • Report it
      • I had a negative test:
        • Report it
  3. I tested positive for COVID-19:
    • Report it

Report to: healthycampus@cascadia.edu or covidreporting@cascadia.edu

How Does the College Respond?

Initial response to COVID-positive report

We respond to contact within 24 hours of notification with instructions to stay home and self-isolate for at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, at least 24 hours with no fever and without fever-reducing medication, and symptoms are improving.

Information requested in initial response

We collect information from contact(date of onset of symptoms, where they spend time for at least 10 minutes, any activities conducted on campus, their contacts while symptomatic).

Initial response to close contacts

We respond to close contacts with 24 hours of receiving their information. With a low number of people on campus, we are able to identify who needs to be contacted. With an increase in population for Fall Quarter, we will likely need to begin informing all individuals who come to campus.

Second communication with COVID-positive individuals

We follow up with COVID-19 positive individuals during self-isolation to provide moral support and public health guidance.

Actions taken for every COVID-positive case on campus

We coordinate cleaning and disinfecting of all affected areas. We protect the identity of all individuals who are or potentially may be infected with COVID.