Students planning on attending The Evergreen State College this fall still have time to upload their vaccine verification or provide an approved medical or religious exemption prior to classes starting. How to upload vaccine verification and information on how to apply for a medical or religious exemptions can both be found on the college’s COVID-19 Health and Safety site.
“Greeners care about the well-being of everyone in our community,” said Evergreen President John Carmichael. “We know that vaccine and mask requirements are the best way to keep each other safe, and they give us the freedom to have more in-person learning this fall.”
Evergreen committed to be a fully vaccinated college in early May, prior to Governor Jay Inslee’s recent vaccine requirement mandates for state employees and those working in higher education. Staff and faculty are also required to be vaccinated this fall, and can provide proof of vaccine by uploading an image of their vaccine card online.
Fall Quarter begins on Wednesday, September 27, and all students will have to either provide proof of vaccine or their approved exemption before returning to campus. In order to be fully vaccinated by the start of the quarter, students should receive their second vaccine by September 13. Any student remaining unvaccinated or without an approved exemption by the start of the quarter will be excluded from in-person/hybrid classes and student activities.
In addition to the vaccine requirements announced by Governor Inslee, he has also mandated statewide that masks be worn indoors by everyone, regardless of vaccination status.
Greeners who have not received the vaccine yet can find out where to receive the shot by visiting the state’s Department of Health or the Washington State Coronavirus Response websites. Both Thurston and Pierce counties have multiple vaccine clinics running daily.
Check out Evergreen’s COVID-19 information page for more about policies, guidance, and links.