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Frequently Asked questions



All students, faculty, and staff, will be required to be vaccinated or file an exemption to it. See below for more information about exemptions. Visitors to campus should wear a mask on campus at all times. Some exceptions may be granted on an as needed basis. Vaccination attestation and exemption verification are located in ctcLink (Student and HCM Self-Service-Immunization Attestation tile).

You are fully vaccinated once you are two weeks past the last dose required for the vaccine that you were given.

The safety of our students and employees is our top priority. Intentionally providing incorrect information may result in progressive disciplinary action, up to and including student conduct violations or termination of employment.

Exemptions will be allowed for medical or religious reasons. Those with an exemption will be required to wear a mask while indoors on campus per the governor’s proclamation and guidance provided by the State Department of Health and Labor and Industries. Reasons for exemptions will not be shared outside of Human Resources and the college’s designated Health Coordination Officer. Vaccination attestation and exemption verification are located in ctcLink (Student and HCM Self-Service-Immunization Attestation tile).

EmployeesEmployees seeking a medical or religious exemption will need to apply through HR by emailing hr@edmonds.edu. Also, only a doctor or licensed health care practitioner can certify a medical exemption. 

Students: Students who are not fully vaccinated and attending in-person classes will be required to declare a religious or medical exemption in ctcLink and follow defined safety protocols at all times. Note: Being fully vaccinated means you’ve had the last dose of the vaccine to complete your vaccination (depending on the type) and have also completed the two-week waiting period.

In weighing the health risks and benefits of doing so, the college made the decision to require vaccinations in accordance with Governor Jay Inslee’s July 8 Proclamation for Higher Education, which granted colleges the authority to require COVID-19 vaccines with an option to claim an exemption.

Vaccines do not provide 100% protection against COVID-19, and the efficacy length is still unknown. All individuals should follow health and safety protocols consistent with their level of risk.


We understand that flight plans and vaccine access may affect your arrival to the U.S. Attendance is required the first week of classes. Please check the first day of school and plan to arrive by at least the first day of the quarter. We require students to complete the online orientation before the first day of classes. If you are unable to attend the in-person part of orientation, please be sure to connect with us by emailing oip_desk@edmonds.edu.

Be prepared to provide the documentation given to you by your healthcare provider. Bring what you have with you.
Rules for showing proof of vaccination are continually changing. We recommend that you keep proof of vaccination with you just in case.