WVC updates student vaccination requirements, extends deadline to Nov. 1

September 17, 2021

Media Contact:
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

WVC has updated student vaccination requirements and extended the student vaccination deadline until Nov. 1.

Students must either attest that they are fully vaccinated by Nov. 1 or complete a medical or religious exemption form and have it approved by Nov. 1. In addition to the extended deadline, the following changes have been made:

  • Those who do not meet the vaccination deadline may be disenrolled from in-person classes and/or have a hold placed on their registration for winter quarter.
  • Philosophical or personal exemptions are no longer permitted, per the governor’s most recent proclamation. Exemption forms are now required.
  • Students who are taking online classes are not required to be vaccinated. However, per the governor’s proclamation, any student visiting campus for services other than curbside pickup or drop off must be vaccinated or have received an approved exemption, regardless of whether they are taking online classes.

In order to be fully vaccinated by the Nov. 1 deadline, students must receive their first dose of Moderna no later than Sept. 20, Pfizer no later than Sept. 27 or Johnson & Johnson no later than Oct. 18.

WVC President Jim Richardson first notified students of the vaccine requirement in an email on Aug. 5 and in a follow-up on Aug. 9. WVC announced that employees would also be required to be vaccinated on Aug. 12. The employee vaccination deadline is Oct. 18, per the governor’s proclamation.

Students and employees will document their vaccination status using an online documentation tool through their ctcLink accounts. Instructions can be found at wvc.edu/PublicHealth.

Masks are currently required for everyone on WVC campuses, in accordance with the statewide mask mandate announced Aug. 18.

Both WVC campuses have fully reopened on-campus services. Classes start Sept. 27. In-person, hybrid and online options are available.

Learn more about student and employee vaccine requirements, COVID-19 safety protocols and more at wvc.edu/PublicHealth.


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