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Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Our administrative applications for Student, HR, Payroll and Finance will be unavailable part of this weekend for maintenance. This is a planned monthly maintenance that ensures the stability and availability of our administrative PeopleSoft systems. These systems will be offline beginning Saturday, August 20th at 4:00 p.m. PDT. Maintenance will be completed no later than 2:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday, August 21st. This outage will affect students’ ability to register for classes and access their records through the Student Center. Teaching faculty will not have access to the Faculty Center for attendance and grading.
Brightspace, email and library services will remain available. Both students and faculty can find direct links to these services in their respective Portals at http://my.cityu.edu.
Due to high vaccination rates, as well as the dramatic decline in the number of hospitalizations and infections, the State of Washington announced it is lifting its indoor face covering mandate for schools and businesses. Likewise, we have decided to end our indoor masking requirement.
Starting Saturday, March 12, 2022, masks will be optional at CityU Washington campus locations. Offsite class locations (Edmonds Community College, Clark College, Renton Technical College), the residence hall at Cornish Commons, and student placement/internship sites may have different requirements in place. It is expected that staff, faculty and students abide by those site-specific standards.
Eliminating the mask mandate does not change the fact that CityU is a COVID vaccinated campus. We will continue to require students and faculty working on campus to provide proof of COVID vaccination. If students are provided with a religious or medical exemption, those unvaccinated students will still have to wear masks while on campus and may be asked to provide proof of a negative test if conditions warrant it.
Whether individuals continue to wear a face covering is a personal choice that must be respected. Please be supportive of and compassionate to one another as we each continue to navigate COVID and determine what is best or necessary for us individually. It is critical that we respect each other’s needs and choices and that we extend each other grace. There will be no mask shaming within
COVID-19 is not over, and we must all continue to be vigilant against new outbreaks or variants, including by getting boosted and remaining up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, staying home when sick, and getting tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed. If public health conditions worsen once more, we will reinstate an indoor mask requirement and/or other measures until the health situation improves again. As we have done in the past, we will continue to follow the science.
CityU Vaccination Requirements for Washington State
City University of Seattle in Washington State is a vaccinated campus per the governor’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement proclamation (21-14 and 21-14.1). All Washington State on-campus students, staff and faculty are required to be fully vaccinated to be on campus for any activity (instruction, library/labs usage, residence hall, work) or participate in any offsite University sponsored activity (partnership location classes, student activities, internships/practica).
All students who attend classes in Washington state will need to attest to full-vaccination status or declare a vaccination exemption. Students who require a medical or religious vaccination exemption will need to complete the attestation and declare an exemption. Those that declare an exemption will need to provide documentation.
Effective May 2022, the University uses an automated system to collect student attestations electronically. For all students who enroll in an onsite class in Washington State (Seattle, Tacoma, Everett/Edmonds Community College, Renton/Renton Technical College, Vancouver/Clark College) or who enroll in an internship/practica, who have not yet provided an attestation to the University from a previous quarter, will be sent an automated mail to their CityU email account requesting an attestation.
A set of FAQs are available here.