Vaccinations No Longer Required for SCC and SFCC Students
Beginning Fall Quarter, SCC and SFCC students can attend in-person classes and seek on-campus support services regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status, except where otherwise directed (some healthcare programs). Students are encouraged, but not required to have COVID-19 vaccinations.
This decision was made by the presidents and chancellor in response to the low hospitalization rates with the current variants, increased community immunity and the wider availability of therapeutic medications. CCS adhere to all state requirements for campuses that are not fully vaccinated.
The change does not impact employees, as COVID-19 vaccination continues to be a state requirement for employment at all Washington community and technical colleges, per Governor Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.3. Earlier this month, the Governor announced his intention to rescind the Proclamation of a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic on October 31, 2022. In the next few weeks, we will provide updates in On the Inside about what impacts this change will have at CCS.
Students, faculty, staff and guests are asked to continue to take reasonable precautions and be thoughtful about protecting each other from infection—particularly those who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. CCS does not require face coverings though their use is encouraged in groups and public areas.