COVID-19 cases in the Evergreen community
Current case counts and reporting information are available on the COVID-19 Health and Safety website.
Coming to campus
Anyone who must be physically on campus is required to:
- Complete a Health Verification Form on My Evergreen before you come to campus. Paper health verification options will be provided at any on-site screening locations for visitors without a My Evergreen login or those unable to complete the online form.
- Wear a mask or face covering.
- Follow social distancing protocols.
Campus buildings and facilities are not open to the public. Members of the public should not gather in groups in public spaces or interfere with official college activities.
As the pandemic continues, we will flex and adapt our safety protocols to reflect the most recent developments and information.
Learning and teaching
Unless otherwise noted in the catalog, Winter 2021 offerings will be conducted remotely. We are currently planning for Spring 2021. See the academic catalog for current availability. Hybrid offerings, with both in-person and remote components, are labeled as (Remote/In-Person); read the catalog descriptions for specific details.
Any in-person instruction will proceed with strict health and safety measures, including masks and physical distancing, and are subject to change in accordance with guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities. See campus safety plans.
No student will be forced to learn in person. Evergreen in prepared to accommodate students who need to attend classes remotely due to COVID-19 related illness, family care, quarantine, or health risk.
Temporary policy changes
The college has made temporary changes to the credit award policy and the academic standing policy to accommodate the current environment.
- See the full text of the interim credit award policy or review the regular credit award policy.
- See the full text of the interim academic standing policy or review the regular academic standing policy.
We are committed to supporting students with the resources needed to learn and thrive at Evergreen. Most offices on campus are offering services remotely. Most buildings and physical offices are closed.
Some other important details:
- Student housing is open. Housing for 2020-21 will be in apartment-style housing only. Dining is available to-go only.
- You can also arrange to check out physical items like books and Chromebooks with advance planning and curbside pickup. Media Loan also offers extended loan periods and contactless pickup by appointment.
- Limited access to the Cashier is available by appointment.
- The Greener Bookstore is offering mail and curbside service.
Financial aid and tuition
Some fees have been suspended either for the entire 2020-21 academic year or until further notice. See the tuition and fees page for details.
See the financial aid website for any updates to financial aid availability or processes during the 2020-21 academic year.
We are working hard to ensure all important employment information gets to you quickly. Here are some good links to help keep you informed:
- Information for staff working remotely
- Information for staff working on campus
- Options for staff unable to work their regular positions or hours
College operations levels
The college's senior leadership has established response levels for operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. These levels include guidance from state, federal, and local officials to address public health and safety.
Current level. Assumes a moderate risk of COVID-19 transmission. Corresponds to Washington state “Safe Start” Phases 1, 2 and 3.
College operations are adjusted in phases so that work may be conducted remotely when feasible. Some in-person instruction and services may be open if conditions allow, with restrictions. Employees and students in high-risk health categories should be given the option to work and learn remotely, whenever possible. Each person and work area will need to follow safety guidance and protocols.
- A detailed description of Hybrid Operations.
General information about COVID-19
Please refer to these local, state, and national agencies for current information about the novel coronavirus:
- Thurston County (WA) Health Department
- Tacoma-Pierce County (WA) Health Department
- Washington State Coronavirus Response
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Emotional and mental health
If you are experiencing an emergency or are suicidal, please contact 911 or call the Crisis Clinic at (360) 586-2800.
If anxiety about COVID-19 is disturbing your ability to handle daily life and you would like to talk with someone, support is available.
- Student Wellness Services is limiting services to phone triage and referral until further notice. To access their services, please call (360) 867-6200 Monday through Friday during business hours. A provider will return your call before the end of the day.
- All members of the college community have access to the TAO Self-Help program for help managing anxiety, depression, and other common issues.
- Staff and faculty: contact your health care provider or the Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
The state EAP has also put together a help sheet on coping with disease outbreak (PDF).
Resisting stigmatization, bias, and xenophobia
- Rely on and share trusted sources of information.
- Speak up if you hear, see, or read stigmatizing or harassing comments or misinformation.
- Show compassion and support for individuals and communities more closely impacted.
- Avoid stigmatizing people who are in quarantine. They are making the right choice for their communities.
- Do not make assumptions about someone’s health status based on their ethnicity, race or national origin.
Find out more from the CDC about how to reduce stigma and fight misinformation.