COVID-19 Information

Current guidance and policies related to COVID-19.
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(page updated 5/27/22)

Current Case Count Data

Presumptive positive and/or confirmed positive COVID-19 cases by location

May 2022 (monthly, cumulative)
Location Students Employees Contractors Total

Olympia

9 11 0 20
Tacoma 0 0 0 0
Offsite 0 0 0 0
  • April, 2022: monthly cumulative of 47 total cases
  • March, 2022: monthly cumulative total of 4 cases
  • February, 2022: monthly cumulative total of 9 cases
  • January, 2022: monthly cumulative total of 53 cases

Case or Exposure Reporting

  • If you are experiencing ANY symptoms of illness, or you have come into contact with COVID-19 fill out a health verification form (HVF) (even if you are not going to campus). The COVID-19 team will contact you, and you will be provided guidance and direction to get you back to campus safely.

  • You can also access the HVF via my.evergreen.edu —> COVID-19 Health and Safety —> Health Verification System.

  • WA Department of Health provides more guidance for those experiencing symptoms with a decision tree.

  • The CDC offers a great quarantine and isolation calculator, offering steps and timelines that offer best prevention of spread.

General Information

We also have further information about:

  • Vaccines, including policies, requirements, resources, and documentation
  • Testing, including FREE drop-off process on campus
  • Masking, welcome, but not required (with few exceptions)

 

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Evergreen's Vaccination Requirement

Evergreen is a fully vaccinated campus. This means that Evergreen has a vaccination requirement for all community members. All students, must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccinations in order to enroll in classes (or have an approved exemption). Remote students who will not visit campus may waive this requirement, but will still need to submit a remote student exemption form. Employees must also submit proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or have an approved exemption. Invited guests, vendors, and contractors will also need to complete and submit a vaccination attestation form.

  • Submit your COVID-19 Vaccine Documents here.
  • Scheduling a vaccine? Learn about vaccination leave for employees.

Am I booster eligible?

  • While not required, the COVID team is strongly encouraging those who are able to receive the booster, to do so.
  • Booster vaccines are now available to those who meet the criteria. See if this includes you and remember to consult with your healthcare provider regarding this option.
  • Washington Department of Health offers info graphics for booster criteria and info for immunocompromised individuals.
  • Find booster vaccine options in Olympia or Pierce County.

Coming to Campus

Prospective students and their families are welcome to visit! Check out our visitor info and contact visit@evergreen.edu to set up a time that works for you.

Info for Employees

  • Remember to submit your vaccine records or have an approved exemption on file. This includes student employees.
  • Verify your equipment and space are functioning as needed. Plan ahead and give patience and grace to our Technology and Facilities staff who are doing their best to prioritize help requests.
  • Working remotely at least part of the week? Work with your supervisor to complete a telework agreement.
  • Check out the latest food service options on campus.

Supervisors

  • Verify your employee vaccination and exemption lists (including student employees). This includes a required pre-employment verifica
  • tion.
  • See our guide to employee Health Verification for faculty and supervisors.

COVID Planning and Response Team

Beginning in March 2020, the college formed work teams to help students and employees quickly transition to remote learning. A cross divisional collection of Evergreen staff and faculty members were then appointed as a COVID 19 planning and response team that would work to preserve the health and safety of the Evergreen Community during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Representative appointments and processes have evolved over the past two years in order to remain nimble, adaptable, and sustainable throughout the ongoing changes and impacts associated and in accordance with state and federal regulations.

(Organization PDF)

To ask us a question or sharments, e-mail COVID@evergreen.edu.

Campus Services

We are committed to supporting students with the resources needed to learn and thrive at Evergreen. Some other important details:

Emotional and Mental Health

We know this has been a tough period, especially for those already facing health disparities and inequities. If COVID-19 is impacting your ability to handle daily life and you would like to talk with someone:

 

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Xenophobia and Bigotry have No Place in our Communities

Since the start of the pandemic, there's been an increase in crimes against the Asian American & Pacific Islander communities. Evergreen condemns growing violence based on racial hatred. Here are ways you can support, connect, and take action:

Support of AAPI Communities

Consider engagement with, among others, the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander American Federation and Asian Americans Advancing Justice

If you would like more ways to support AAPI communities, please feel free to reach out to firstpeoples@evergreen.edu

Reading

“The Answer to Anti-Asian Racism is Not More Policing” by Kayla Hui, Truthout, March 17, 2021

“Critical Race Theory is Not Anti-Asian” by Mari Matsuda, Reappropriate, March 12, 2021

“Ignoring the History of Anti-Asian Racism is Another Form of Violence” by Connie Wun, Elle, March 1, 2021

Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans Are on the Rise. Many Say More Policing Isn’t the Answer by Cady Lang,Time, February 18, 2021

The Next American Revolution: Sustainable Activism for the Twenty-First Century by Grace Lee Boggs with Scott Kurashige (University of California Press, 2012)

Stranger Intimacy: Contesting Race, Sexuality, and Law in the North American West by Nayan Shah (University of California Press, 2012)

Freedom With Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the U.S. State by Chandan Reddy (Duke University Press, 2011)

Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America by Mae Ngai (Princeton University Press, 2005)

Passing It On: A Memoir by Yuri Kochiyama (UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press, 2004)

Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics by Lisa Lowe (Duke University Press 1996)

If you have questions

General questions about the status of campus services or other issues related to COVID-19 can be sent by email to covid@evergreen.edu.