As COVID-19 continues to impact public health, South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination for students who participate in any in-person class or activity for Fall Quarter 2021.
“The public health experts are clear: vaccines and masks save lives and stop the spread of this virus,” said SPSCC president Dr. Timothy Stokes. “We need to do our part to help our entire community move forward into post-pandemic life.”
Students must provide proof that they are fully vaccinated by Sept. 17, 2021. The process for submitting verification is being finalized and details will be released in the coming days.
Exemptions to this requirement will be available for students who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons or because of sincerely held religious beliefs. Students enrolled only in online courses with no on-campus requirements are automatically exempted from this requirement.
Students are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last week, SPSCC announced that employees are required to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18, 2021, per Gov. Jay Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.
For more information, visit the college’s COVID-19 webpage.