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COVID-19 Info for Students

Complete the Student Attestation 

Click here to submit a student attestation. (En Español.) You will use the same Student ID and PIN which you use for registration.

Please have your documents in hand to help you complete the attestation form. If you don’t have your documentation, exit out of the form and complete it at a later date.

Student Guidelines at a Glance

  • Vaccinations required - CPTC is a "vaccinated campus."
  • Exemptions - Allowable exemptions as of August 27, 2021 are:
    • Medical
    • Religious
  • Masks - Masks are required of all people while inside of any campus building or facility, regardless of vaccination status.

Not a student? Visitor Attestation | Employee Attestation

Governor Inslee's August 18, 2021 announcement, the Proclamation 20-12.4 for Higher Education and its August 27 update, and CPTC leadership’s decision to make ours a “vaccinated campus” have impacts for our community members. Effective Fall quarter, 2021, CPTC is a “vaccinated campus,” which means that students are required to attest to being fully vaccinated or request a medical or religious exemption.

Please have your documents in hand to help you complete the attestation form. If you don’t have your documentation, exit out of this form and complete it at a later date.

All CPTC students and employees are required to complete an attestation of vaccination status or request an exemption based on medical reasons or religious belief.

  • All Individuals will be required to wear masks indoors at all times.

In All Cases, You Acknowledge:

This attestation is truthful, and I understand that I will be subject to disciplinary action under the CPTC Student Code of Conduct, Washington Administrative Code 495E-110-030 if this attestation is determined to be untruthful.

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 You Are Declaring an Exemption, You Acknowledge the Following:

Vaccination exemptions are available for medical or religious reasons.

  • 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

Please note that Allied Health Programs with clinical requirements may require vaccinations and recognize only those exemptions required by law. Participation in Allied Health Programs will be subject to those restrictions, if applicable.

What does being a “vaccinated campus” mean?

CPTC continues to follow the guidelines of a “vaccinated campus” as outlined in the Governor’s June 30, 2021 Higher Education Proclamation.

Students will be required to attest that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are claiming a medical or religious exemption to the vaccine.

Who needs to wear a mask after September 4?
As of August 23, all adults and children 5 and older must wear masks when indoors, regardless of vaccination status.

Am I allowed to come to CPTC if I am not vaccinated?
Yes! If you are unvaccinated, you will fill out the attestation form for one of the two exemption types and must wear a mask when indoors.

If I am taking classes online, do I need to be vaccinated?
No, the vaccine requirement applies only to students attending classes in person. If you need to come to campus for any reason, you will need to provide CPTC with your vaccination status.

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. 

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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