On Friday, August 21, we launched a change to the online Health Verification Form to improve our response time when cleaning or closing spaces may be required.
Have you been on campus in the last 72 hours?
This question now appears at the end of every form. Answering “yes” will not cause you to fail the form. However, if you answer “yes” to any symptom or exposure questions and you have been on campus in the last 72 hours, you will be asked an additional question about what spaces you were in and when.
When and where have you recently been on campus?
You will only be asked this question if you answer “yes” to any symptom or exposure questions and you have been on campus in the last 72 hours. Like all information on the form, this will not be shared publicly, and only the Health Assessment Team, project manager, and Incident Response Coordinator have access. This information is critical in helping us respond in a timely manner to protect the safety of others. Your honestly and thoroughness with these new questions is appreciated.
In the past, this information was gathered via phone or email by our Health Assessment Team. Adding these additional questions to the form can improve our response time by hours or days, which are critical for an effective response.
On Thursday, August 13, President Bridges announced that remote instruction will continue through Fall 2020 for most courses. Any in-person activities will proceed with appropriate health and safety measures, including physical distancing. Visit the online catalog to see available course options, and filter the catalog to view remote courses or hybrid courses.
For more information about how this impacts the student experience, visit the Student COVID-19 Information website.
On July 23rd, the COVID-19 Health and Safety Project teams hosted the first in what will be monthly briefings for students. Below are resources related to this briefing.
- Recording of the briefing (YouTube)
- Briefing Slide Deck (coming soon)
- Written Questions and Answers (coming soon)
On July 9th, the COVID-19 Health and Safety Project teams hosted the first in what will be monthly briefings for faculty and staff. Below are resources related to this briefing. The first student briefing is July 23 at 11:00 a.m. and an invitation with details will be sent the week prior to the event.
- Recording of the briefing (YouTube)
- Briefing Slide Deck (PDF)
- Written Questions and Answers (PDF)
Starting today (Monday, July 6, 2020) the college-wide COVID-19 Health Verification Form will be available on my.evergreen.edu.
The form is a self-check to verify that you meet the health and safety requirements to be able to come to campus. The State of Washington requires that anyone planning to come to any campus location complete this form each day before they arrive.
Completing the form
Complete the COVID-19 Health Verification form via my.evergreen.edu before coming on campus, every time you come on campus.
All students, faculty, and staff are required to fill out the form, including students living on campus, both in Olympia and in Tacoma.
Staff can request that your supervisor complete it for you via a proxy submission if you are unable to access the electronic form.
If you do not pass the verification a member from the Health Monitoring and Response team will reach out to follow up. Staff and faculty will be asked to stay home and notify your supervisor.
For more information, visit our Health Verification Form page.
Following Gov. Inslee’s mask order in June, Washington State purchased 3.6 million masks to distribute to low-income Washington people and families. To connect with a source for masks, contact your local emergency manager.
On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Gov. Inslee announced new guidance for in-person instruction in higher education (PDF). Set to take effect August 1, these guidelines provide minimum recommendations and additional considerations for a variety of campus locations and services.
While many of these precautions were being incorporated into safety planning, it is valuable to have this resource as a guidepost to ensure the safety of our community. The COVID-19 Health and Safety project teams are reviewing these documents to ensure alignment with current and future plans.
Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26.
While this can be enforced with civil penalties, both the Governor and campus police plan to take a non-enforcement approach. Instead, they will focus on education for public safety.
Find more information about the proclamation.