COVID-19 FAQ for Housing

Evergreen is committed to providing a safe living environment so that all students can focus on their studies.

This is the current FAQ based on what we know on January 4, 2022. 

Do I need to be vaccinated to live on campus? 

Yes, you must be fully vaccinated or have an exemption already approved by Student Wellness Services to live on campus.

Everyone living on campus is required to complete Evergreen’s Vaccination Requirement.  All staff members and any students participating in in-person activities at Evergreen must also complete Evergreen’s Vaccination Requirement. 

To complete the requirement, either submit proof of vaccination or receive an approved exemption.  Both processes are done at www.evergreen.edu/covid19/vaccinations

To comply with the requirement, your final vaccination dose must be completed two weeks ahead of your first day on campus.

Receiving an approved exemption will likely take up to two weeks, and not all requests for exemptions will be approved.   

Evergreen’s Vaccination Requirement must be marked as completed in the housing management system in order to submit the housing application. There can be up to a one business day lag between the time the data is entered in the campus student record system and it is updated in the housing management system. Please complete the Evergreen’s Vaccination Requirement as soon as possible to avoid any delays in submitting your housing application.

Can I just show you my vaccination card or submit my exemption paperwork in person? 

No.

Residential and Dining Services does not manage Evergreen’s Vaccination Requirement or approve exemptions.  If you have not completed your requirement via www.evergreen.edu/covid19/vaccinations you will not be able to complete the housing application to be assigned a room.

What if I've been exposed to or are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Immediately report your concerns at cvdaily.evergreen.edu using the Health Verification Form.
    • A member of the COVID-19 Response Team will be in touch with you regarding risk and further instructions
  • During business hours you can contact Student Wellness Services at 360-867-6200 for a telehealth consultation. If you are concerned about exposure to COVID-19, you can also contact your primary care provider or the Washington State Coronavirus hotline at 1-800-525-0127. If you or someone you know are in urgent need of medical assistance at any time, you should contact Dispatch at 360-867-6140 for help
  • Reach out to family members or friends for support and emotional assistance if necessary. Contact anyone who you may have interacted with who is also potentially at risk for exposure.
  • Residence Life staff and the COVID-19 Response Team may recommend you self-isolate for up to 14 days in your bedroom space. Make sure you keep a 2-week supply of essential supplies (such as medications, food, electronics, cleaning items and PPE) at all times in case you are asked to self-isolate. Make a plan in case you need someone else to get food, medication, or run other errands for you while self-isolating. You should not leave your space to interact with others, especially off campus.
    • If you are asked to self-isolate, you should notify your roommates as quickly as possible to inform them of potential exposure.
    • Wear a mask at all times in common spaces, such as kitchen, living area and bathroom.
    • Follow cleaning procedures as you have outlined in your Apartment Agreement, and make sure you disinfect any surfaces you regularly touch.
    • Avoid leaving your personal bedroom as much as possible, including to go to the HCC or smoking shelter, unless absolutely necessary.
  • If you are currently isolating or quarantining with Omicron symptoms and want to order contactless food pickup, fill out this form 24 hours in advance of pickup:

Is there a screening flowchart I can use to determine what to do?

Yes, visit the Evergreen COVID-19 exposure and illness guidelines page to determine your next steps based on exposure, symptoms, and vaccination status.

Should I expect to wear a mask? 

Yes, as of September 1, everyone is required to wear a mask everywhere indoors on campus with a few exceptions including:

  • Inside an assigned on-campus residential bedroom or bathroom
  • When actively eating and drinking in designated places

This means that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear masks inside their apartment living rooms and kitchens when not eating or drinking.

Do I need to quarantine when I arrive? 

If you have provided proof that you received your final shot by Thursday, December 16, you do not have to quarantine. 

If you have received an approved exemption, you will need to quarantine in your assigned room for your first ten (10) days on campus. 

What if I lost my vaccination card? 

Visit www.evergreen.edu/covid19/vaccinations to read about your options for completing the requirement even if you’ve lost your card.

Who can I reach out to if you have questions? 

If you’re concerned about your own health or the health of your roommate/or friend and need an immediate response, call police services at 360-867-6832 to be connected to a Resident Director (RD).  

If you don’t need an immediate response, email questions to covid@evergreen.edu and someone from the Health Assessment Team or Student Wellness Services will reach out to you. 

Can I get a refund?  I don’t want to live on campus with all these COVID requirements. 

We are committed to keeping campus housing open for those students who do not have other living options. 

Per the Housing Agreement, refunds will be provided if the college closes and all apartments must be closed and vacated.   

Rent refunds for agreement releases for those not attending Evergreen are outlined in section 10 of the Housing Agreement.   

We will not issue refunds to students who do not wish to comply with public health guidance as outlined in section 15 of the Housing Agreement