COVID-19 / Coronavirus Info

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Covid Vaccination GraphicMask Requirements

Per state requirements, face coverings must be worn indoors at all times regardless of vaccination status. 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Students

Based on the Governor’s Higher Ed Proclamation 20-12.5, all students who attend in-person classes or who will be on campus for any reason are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 - or have an approved vaccine exemption.

Centralia College students attending in-person classes or who will be on campus for any reason must either:

  • Provide attestation of full vaccination
  • Have an approved exemption based on:
    • Medical needs
    • Religious beliefs

ATTENTION STUDENTS - If you enroll in in-person classes for winter term and have not attested to being vaccinated or have an approved exemption, you will be administratively withdrawn from your classes. If you plan to use in-person services and you do not attest to being vaccinated or have an approved exemption, you will be unable to schedule in-person appointments or access on-campus services.

If you have any of the symptoms listed below, do not come to campus until you have a negative COVID-19 test. 

  • Fever or feeling feverish
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Loss of taste or smell

 

Drive-Thru Testing

Lewis County has opened a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Lewis County Mall (151 NE Hampe Way, Chehalis). This testing site is available if you have COVID-19 symptoms or if you’ve had direct exposure to a COVID-positive person. Results are usually available in 48-72 hours. Testing is free.

Drive-Thru Testing Hours
8:30am-6pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
Closed Wednesdays
Please bring ID and insurance information, if you have it.

Click here to find other testing locations.

 

The state Department of Health has a lot of reliable information, advice, and resources that can help.

If you receive notification that you or someone in your family tests positive, immediately contact your instructor(s). Your instructors will contact the Director of Buildings and Grounds (360-623-8720) for additional information.  

Centralia College follows the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions quarantine and isolation guidelines.

You can report your vaccination through your ctcLink student account. You will need to enter your vaccination dates, so please have your card handy.

Step 1: Sign in to your ctcLink student account then select "Student Homepage.”

Step 2: Select the “Immunization Attestation” tile.

Step 3: Under Vaccination Details , select the appropriate immunization.

Step 4: Select the "+" icon to add a row for the second dose.  (The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines require two doses).

Step 5: Enter or use the calendar to select the date of immunization.

Step 6: Answer the statement in the Self Attestation section by selecting the slider to display, “Yes I Agree.

Step 7: Answer the statement in the Disciplinary Action section by selecting the slider to display, “Yes I Agree.”

Step 8: Select the “Submit” button. A message will appear at the top of the screen confirming your attestation was submitted.

Centralia College recognizes two kinds of exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination.

  • Religious Exemptions: Students who request a religious exemption do not need to provide additional documentation to the college.
  • Medical Exemptions: Students who request a medical exemption will be asked to provide further details on the documentation paperwork.

Follow these steps to request a religious or medical exemption through your ctcLink student account.

Step 1: Sign in to your ctcLink student account and select “Student Homepage.”

Step 2: Select the “Immunization Attestation” tile.

Step 3: Under Vaccination Details , select the appropriate exemption from the drop-down list.

Step 4: Answer the statement in the Self Attestation section by selecting the slider to display, "Yes I Agree."

Step 5: Answer the statement in the Disciplinary Action section by selecting the slider to display, "Yes I Agree."

Step 6: Select the “Submit” button. A message will appear at the top of the screen confirming your attestation was submitted.

Step 8: If you selected a religious exemption, no further action is required. If you selected a medical exemption, the college will contact you to discuss the required documentation paperwork.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees

The governor mandated all higher education and early learning program employees to be vaccinated by Oct. 18. All employees are required to attest to their vaccination status in their ctcLink employee account. Note: If you completed the previous online attestation form, you do not need to resubmit your information in ctcLink.

How to Report Your Employee Vaccination

  1. Login to your ctcLink account.
  2. From your Employee Homepage, click on the Immunization Attestation tile. You will need to provide your vaccination type and dates, so please have your card or records handy.
  3. Bring your vaccination card or other proof of vaccination to Human Resources for confirmation.

 

How to Request an Employee Medical or Religious Exemption

  1. Login to your ctcLink account.
  2. From your Employee Homepage, click on the Immunization Attestation.
  3. Under Immunization, indicate your decision to request an exemption. 
  4. Contact Human Resources for additional documentation.

This video is required viewing for all students and employees of Centralia College.

Additional Video Resources

 

COVID-19 Prevention: Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures

Cover BOTH your nose and mouth with your face mask/covering. Please remember that respiratory droplets can be inhaled and exhaled through your uncovered nose, exposing both you and others around you to the COVID-19 virus. The CDC recommendation is to cover BOTH your nose and mouth with your face mask /face covering.

DO NOT wear masks with exhalation valves or vents. Masks with one-way valves or vents allow air to be exhaled through a hole in the material, which can result in expelled respiratory droplets that can reach others.  This type of mask does not prevent the person wearing the mask from transmitting COVID-19 to others. Therefore, CDC does not recommend using masks for source control if they have an exhalation valve or vent. (CDC Oct. 2020).

As a center for higher education, we are bound by strict rules to conduct any classes on campus or meet students for counseling, enrollment and financial aid assistance. The information below will help you understand some of the mandates we must follow and the precautions we have instituted to help ensure the safety of all students, staff, and faculty.

  • Face coverings are required indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • All Centralia College buildings and satellite properties on the main campus and Centralia College East are being deep-cleaned according to CENTRALIA COLLEGE COVID-19 PREVENTION: CLEANING AND DISINFECTING PROCEDURES, following CDC guidelines.
  • Custodial crews have been trained in the use of specific products and personal protection equipment for COVID-19. These products and equipment are used to clean all areas of use each day, each evening, or the following morning/afternoon before arrival of anyone to those specific areas. 
  • Social distancing (3-6 feet or more) is in effect throughout the campus, including classrooms, hallways, and stairwells.
  • Everyone arriving on campus must sign in and sign out for accountability and tracking.
  • Staff and employees must sign into MyCC daily.
  • Students will be recorded by their faculty member, who will send a roster with current contact information for each student to Safety & Security. This will enhance our ability to contact students should a positive case of COVID-19 occur on campus.
  • Everyone entering a building or campus facility will need to attest they HAVE NOT experienced the symptoms listed below within the previous 72 hours before entering a campus building:
    • Fever or feeling feverish
    • Chills and/or repeated shaking with chills
    • Cough
    • Sore throat
    • Runny or stuffy nose
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headaches
    • Fatigue (tiredness)
    • Loss of taste or smell
  • For more information or if you have questions or comments, please contact:
    • Campus Safety & Security call 360-623-8741
    • Facilities Operations and Maintenance call 360-623-8947