COVID-19 / Coronavirus Info

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Feeling Sick GraphicUpdated Requirements - Spring Quarter

Effective spring quarter, Centralia College is no longer requiring students to provide their vaccination status to access in-person services or classes.

Students are still encouraged to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and report those vaccinations through their ctcLink account, but vaccination will not be required to access on-campus services and classes.

Centralia College, through hard work and focused effort, has been able to keep infection rates very low for two years. To maintain this high standard, we ask that you:

  • Continue to maintain 3 feet of social distance between yourself and others.
  • Stay home and get tested for COVID-19 if you are sick. See testing information below.
  • Report any positive tests to your instructors (see details below) so that we can effectively contact trace and keep others on campus safe.

The CDC also recommends masking indoors. While not required on campus, masking is proven to reduce spread and protect at-risk individuals. Note: There will be people on campus who choose to wear masks. There will be people on campus who choose not to wear masks. Please choose what works best for you and please respect the choices of others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Regardless of vaccination status, you must do the following:

  • Students: Notify your faculty and other close contacts. See your syllabus for contact information.
  • Employees: Notify your supervisor and other close contacts.
  • Stay home for at least 5 days after date of first positive test; longer if symptoms persist.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask at all times while around others, including your household members, for at least 5 days after date of first positive test; longer if symptoms persist.

Regardless of vaccination status, you must do the following:

  • Students: Notify your faculty. See your syllabus for contact information.
  • Employees: Notify your supervisor.
  • Get tested as soon as possible. While a positive rapid test is likely accurate, a negative result is less reliable. Schedule a PCR test via testdirectly.com.
  • Stay home until you get tested and receive your results. If you test positive, see isolation protocol above.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask at all times while around others, including your household members, until you have a negative test.

If you are fully vaccinated and had a booster OR finished your two-shot Pfizer or Moderna series in the last six months OR had the single Johnson & Johnson dose in the last two months OR if you tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 90 days, use the guidelines below:

  • Students: Notify your faculty. See your syllabus for contact information.
  • Employees: Notify your supervisor.
  • You do not have to quarantine.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask at all times while around others, including your household members, until you have a negative test.
  • If you develop symptoms or test positive, follow the isolation protocols listed above.

If you do not meet any of the categories listed in bold above, follow the guidelines below:

  • Students: Notify your faculty. See your syllabus for contact information.
  • Employees: Notify your supervisor.
  • Stay home for 5 days after date of last close contact.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask at all times while around others, including your household members, until you have a negative test.
  • Get tested on day 5 after your exposure; sooner if you develop symptoms. While a positive rapid test is likely accurate, a negative result is less reliable. Schedule a PCR test via testdirectly.com
  • If you develop symptoms or test positive, follow the isolation protocols listed above.

People with COVID-19 have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever (100.4 or higher) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. View CDC information on COVID-19 symptoms.

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.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Employees

The governor mandated all higher education and early learning program employees to be vaccinated. All employees - including student workers - 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.

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COVID-19 Prevention: Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures

As a center for higher education, CC is 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 CC must follow and the precautions that have instituted to help ensure the safety of all students, staff, and faculty.

  • Face coverings are encouraged indoors.
  • All Centralia College buildings and satellite properties on the main campus and Centralia College East are being 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 feet) is in effect throughout the campus, including classrooms, hallways, and stairwells.

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