Campus Safety Measures

COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Higher education is considered an essential service under Governor Inslee's 'Stay at Home' Order. Limited instructional activity is permitted under the order, as long as stringent health and safety protocols are followed.

We are taking additional safety precautions to protect students, employees and visitors during this time, and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Instruction will be delivered online as much as possible.

Limited access to CBC buildings began on May 11, 2020. Access is limited to faculty, staff and students in approved essential workforce programs. Students should check Canvas for details from their instructors. Employees with questions should contact their supervisor.

Each course hosted on campus will have procedures in place that you must follow to reduce the spread of illness. 


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These procedures cover four main categories:

  1. Face coverings are required on campus inside and outside of buildings.
  2. Social distancing of six-feet or more must be maintained when around people.
  3. Sufficient hygiene by washing hands often for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

Updated April 12, 2021

Proper Use of COVID-19 Cleaning Buckets

Campus Safety Expectations

What is expected when returning to campus?

1. Stay at home if you are sick.

  • All students, faculty and staff temperature will be checked using a no-touch, infrared thermometer at specified checkpoints on campus, followed by attesting to the non-presence of COVID-19 symptoms prior to class or work for the day. Additionally you are attesting that you do not have a family or household member sick at home with COVID-19 or a pending COVID-19 test.
  • Pasco students, faculty and staff will report to the HUB for their screening. Richland students, faculty and staff will report to the RA Building. All employees will need to complete the COVID-19 Attestation eForm.
  • Remember if an employee or student is exposed, test positive or have symptoms they are responsible for calling Campus Security at 509-542-4777 to complete a confidential intake form for centralized evaluation. The CBC COVID-19 Flowchart and Decision Tree will determine next steps regarding returning to campus.
  • Washington State Department of Health Contact Tracing Information Graphic is a great resource to understand when you should stay home and for how long.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has a webpage dedicated to when you can be around others based on different scenarios that involve COVID-19.

2. Adhere to cloth face covering requirements while on campus.

  • All students, faculty, staff and visitors including vendors are required to wear a face covering when on campus as of May 11, 2020. 
  • Make sure to cover your mouth and nose, face coverings may help reduce the spread of infectious particles into the air when the wearer speaks, coughs or sneezes.

3. Practice social distancing of six feet or more when around others.

  • Watch for Hawk floor decals to ensure you remain six feet apart when standing in line.
  • Look for "Reserved Just for You" table top signs when sitting in a meeting or classroom spaces.

4. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If soap and water are not available, gel in and gel out! Use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of hands and rub together until dry.

5. Clean and disinfect surfaces often.

  • COVID-19 Cleaning Kits with proper cleaning supplies have been distributed to faculty and staff. These should be used, following established COVID-19 cleaning protocols, to disinfect highly-touched surfaces between use.

6. Check your campus emails and the CBC webpage regularly for updates!

  • This situation is changing rapidly and updates to campus operations and/or procedures may be made at anytime.

Additional COVID-19 Resources



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