COVID-19 Safety and Health Protocols
If an employee or student is exposed, test positive or have symptoms they are responsible for calling the CBC Employee and Student COVID Check-in Line at 509-544-4900 to complete a confidential intake form for centralized evaluation. A form is also available for students and employees to report exposure or positivity.
Mask use is optional on CBC's campuses.
Masks are optional on CBC campuses, as of March 12, 2022. Clinical settings in CBC's Health Science Division may still require masks.
Regardless of whether an individual chooses to wear a mask or not, CBC expects all students, employees and visitors to respect one another's individual choices.
For instructions on how to properly wear masks, please visit the CDC’s webpage on how to “Improve How Your Mask Protects You.”
Washington State’s public health emergency proclamations for COVID-19 ended on October 31, 2022; however, HELSA is still in effect and COVID-19 is still a recognized workplace hazard.
CBC continues to assess COVID-19 on campus by doing the following:
- CBC Employees and Students are required to report positive COVID-19 results to 509-544-4900 to complete a confidential intake form for centralized evaluation. The form for COVID-19 reporting is also now available online for both CBC employees and students.
- Keep employees and students who have tested positive or are symptomatic for COVID-19 out of the workplace or on campus for at least five days, per Washington State Department of Health guidance.
- CBC will notify employees and students of any possible COVID-19 exposures while on campus.
- CBC has historically and will continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines on what to do if exposed.
- Employees and students who have been exposed, regardless of vaccination status, it is recommended to wear a mask for 10 days and to be tested on the 6 day after exposure. Well fitted masks and test kits are available by request, please contact Environmental%20Safety%20and%20Health.
- COVID-19 Mask and Cleaning Stations with proper cleaning supplies have been distributed across campus to support mask use, sanitation and cleanliness of commonly touched surfaces.
- CBC invested in both ionization and HEPA filter technology for campus buildings to further reduce transmission of COVID-19. These are major investments by CBC with the use of emergency federal dollars. The ionization equipment was installed directly into each building’s HVAC system.
- Physical barriers have remained in place to be used as sneeze guards or to augment physical distancing for face-to-face interactions. Online classes and work from home options are also available in some cases.
- Signage is continued to be used to encourage employee and students to get vaccinated and to stay home if not feeling well.
- CBC offers vaccination clinics here on campus throughout the year for employees and students.
- CBC offers COVID-19 Safety training to employees and students.
- COVID-19 hazards are addressed in CBC's Accident Prevention Program.