COVID-19 / Coronavirus Info

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Feeling Sick GraphicVaccination Not Required for Students

Centralia College does not require that students are vaccinated to access in-person services or take in-person classes. However, students who are vaccinated need to provide their vaccination information to the college (please see the FAQ below: How do I report my student vaccination).

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 stay home and get tested for COVID-19 if you are sick. See testing information below.

The Centers for Disease Control 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:

  • 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 10 days after date of first positive test; longer if symptoms persist.

Regardless of vaccination status, you must do the following:

  • 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.

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 Sites

If you need to be tested, drive-thru testing is available at the Centralia and Chehalis Rite Aid stores and the Chehalis Walgreens store. These sites require scheduling an appointment online first. Learn more and schedule an appointment on the store websites.

 

Home Tests

Depending on where you live and how many tests have been ordered for your household, home testing kits from Washington State may still be available. Check your eligibility and order online at https://sayyescovidhometest.org.

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.

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

Additional Video Resources

 

COVID-19 Prevention: Cleaning and Disinfecting Procedures