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COVID-19 Info for Employees

Complete the Employee Attestation

STEP 1: Click the button to complete the attestation form using your employee ID & PIN. 

Complete the Attestation Form

STEP 2: Schedule your quick document review appointment.

It takes 10 minutes and can be done online or in-person.

Schedule an Appointment

STEP 3: Attend your document review appointment at the designated time.

Employee Guidelines At a Glance

  • Condition of employment - In accordance with the August 18, 2021 announcement by Governor Inslee, full COVID vaccination by October 18, 2021 is now a condition of employment. Student workers, trustees, volunteers, and contractors who work on-site are included in the employee requirements.
  • Documentation and exemptions - A designated college representative must see the vaccination documentation. Employees seeking an exemption for medical or religious reasons must complete an exemption request that ultimately must be approved by Human Resources. 
  • Masks - Masks are required of all people while inside of any campus building or facility, regardless of vaccination status.

The employee attestation consists of three steps. 

Step 1

Submit your employee attestation at the above link. You will need to know your Employee ID and PIN to submit this form.

After completing the form, come back to this page and move on to Step 2.

Step 2

After completing your attestation, schedule your documentation review appointment.

You may select either an in-person or online appointment. If you do not have a webcam on your computer or phone that you use to access this meeting, you must choose an in-person appointment. If you require accommodations, you will have an option to request them.

Step 3

You will receive a calendar invitation for your selected appointment time via email shortly after you complete the appointment. These appointments are scheduled for 10 minutes, but may not take all of this time to complete.

  • If you have selected an in-person appointment - You should report to the Human Resources office (Building 17, Room 114) 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time with your vaccine or exemption documentation. You will retain all of your documentation after your appointment, the HR office will not keep it.
  • If you have selected an online appointment - You should find a link to a Microsoft Teams meeting embedded in the calendar invitation that you have received from the Human Resources department. At the time of your appointment, click on the Teams link to join the online meeting. During the online appointment, you will show your documentation to the HR staff who will confirm your attestation information. You may be asked to read some of your documentation to the HR staff member.
  • If you have selected either appointment type with accommodations - A member of the HR staff will reach out to you in advance of your appointment to confirm that the requested accommodations are in place prior to your meeting. This may include changing your appointment type to ensure that HR staff are best able to conduct the scheduled appointment.

Background

On August 18, 2021, Governor Inslee issued new vaccination and mask mandates.

  • Proclamation 20-25 is amended to adopt the most recent face covering order issued by the Secretary of Health, Order 20-03.4. Under this order, every person in Washington must wear a face covering when they are in a place that is generally accessible to any person from outside their household, subject to specific exceptions and exemptions.  
  • Proclamation 21-14 (Vaccination Requirement) is expanded to include all employees, on-site contractors and on-site volunteers at all public and private K-12 schools, public and private 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education, and early learning and child care programs serving children from multiple households. 

In All Cases, You Acknowledge:

This attestation is truthful, and I understand that I will be subject to disciplinary action under the relevant Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement if this attestation is determined to be untruthful.

These campus rules may change as guidance changes.

If You Are Fully Vaccinated, You Acknowledge the Following:

IHE and state and local public health officials may require further verification of your vaccination status, including observing the CDC vaccination card, state immunization information system record, or other verification documentation at any time.

If You Are Partially Vaccinated, You Acknowledge the Following:

IHE and state and local public health officials may require further verification of your vaccination status, including observing the CDC vaccination card, state immunization information system record, or other verification documentation at any time.

If your vaccination status changes, please return to this form and resubmit a new attestation.

If You Are Requesting an Exemption, You Acknowledge the Following:

Vaccination exemptions are available for documented medical conditions and “sincerely held religious belief or practice.” Philosophical exemptions are not permitted.

  • I decline to receive a COVID-19 Vaccination for the reason mentioned in my attestation.
    • Medical
    • Religious
  • If claiming a medical exemption, I have discussed with a licensed health provider (MD, DO, ARNP, PA or ND) the risks and benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine and I have been advised in the provider's medical judgement that the COVID-19 vaccine is not advised for me. 
  • If claiming a religious exemption, I understand the risks of not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • I am aware that if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, I may be excluded from on-campus participation in classes and activities at CPTC as well as subject to additional public health and safety measures for the duration of the outbreak.

  • September 6, 2021 - Last day to get first dose of Moderna vaccine.
  • September 13, 2021 - Last day to get first dose of Pfizer vaccine.
  • September 14, 2021 - If you are requesting a medical or religious exemption, in order to provide sufficient time for HR to review and approve them, requests must be made by close of business.
  • October 4, 2021 - Last date to receive final dose of eligible COVID-19 vaccine or single dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • October 18, 2021 - Effective date of being fully vaccinated as condition of employment.

When do I have be fully vaccinated?

Education staff, faculty and contractors are required to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021 consistent with the state worker vaccination requirement timeline.

Who is covered by Governor Inslee's announcement"

Proclamation 21-14 (Vaccination Requirement) is expanded to include all employees, on-site contractors and on-site volunteers at all public and private K-12 schools, public and private 2- and 4-year institutions of higher education, and early learning and child care programs serving children from multiple households. 

If I'm working remotely, does Governor Inslee's announcement apply to me?

Yes. The announcement applies to anyone who receives payment from an educational institution, regardless of work location.

What does "fully vaccinated" mean?

Fully vaccinated is defined as being two weeks past the second dose of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine or two weeks past one dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine.

Is asking for proof of vaccination status a HIPAA violation?
In general, the HIPAA rules do not apply to employers or employment records. HIPAA only applies to HIPAA covered entities – health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses – and, to some extent, to their business associates. If an employer asks an employee to provide proof that they have been vaccinated, that is not a HIPAA violation. Employees may decide whether to provide that information to their employer and the employer has discretion for deciding how to manage the information. 

Who needs to wear a mask?
Under the Governor’s indoor mask mandate, also issued on August 18, all employees, students, and visitors must wear masks while indoors on campus, regardless of vaccination status. 

As of August 23, all adults and children 5 and older must wear masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Will we continue to check in with building monitors?
Yes, you will continue to check in with building monitors each day you are present on campus.

Will we continue to have physical distancing?
As a vaccinated campus, we are not required to retain physical distancing on campus. CPTC will continue to encourage physical distancing among people while on campus. Where possible, we recommend maintaining some physical distancing.

If I am vaccinated and exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, do I need to quarantine?
Our latest quarantine protocols are contained in the COVID-19 Operations Plan; as recommendations and requirements change at the local, state, and federal level, the plan will be updated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced new guidance that fully vaccinated persons with an exposure to someone with COVID-19 are not required to quarantine if they meet all the following criteria:

  • Are fully vaccinated.
  • Have not had symptoms since current COVID-19 exposure.

For unvaccinated individuals, the Washington State Department of Health (DoH) recognizes isolation and quarantine as key strategies to reducing the spread of COVID-19. If you test positive for COVID-19, have symptoms, or are identified as a close contact of someone who has COVID-19, public health will ask you to isolate or quarantine as appropriate.

More details about the DoH guidelines are available at https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/CaseInvestigationsandContactTracing/IsolationandQuarantineforCOVID19.

Do I need to quarantine if I travel out of state/out of country?
There is no travel advisory in place at this time. CPTC asks people who have traveled outside of Washington State to comply with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) current COVID-19 travel advisory guidance

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