Cornish Commons COVID-19 Response


Updated August 19, 2022

City University of Seattle and Cornish Commons continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States and the Seattle area. Please know that we are doing our best to keep you informed of changes as they occur and we will work with you to best accommodate your needs. The health and safety of our community is, as always, our first priority.


We are taking our guidance from the US Center for Disease Control, Washington State Department of Health, and King County Department of Public Health.


When in public, keep 6 feet (1.8 meters) between yourself and other people. Wash your hands frequently (using soap and scrubbing your hands for 20 seconds before rinsing), especially upon returning home, prior to eating, and after using the bathroom. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow to keep germs from spreading.


COVID-19 vaccines are easily accessible in Seattle. All residents are highly encouraged to get vaccinated. If you need help finding a vaccine location or making an appointment, please email for assistance. Beginning Fall Quarter 2021, all residents will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Certain exemptions for religious, medical, or philosophical reasons are permitted. For information about vaccination exemption, contact


Am I required to get a COVID-19 vaccine if I live in the residence hall?

We strongly recommend that all residents get vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine is easily available throughout Seattle. Beginning Fall Quarter 2021, all residents will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Please direct questions about exceptions and instructions to

What should I do if I am feeling ill?

Are masks required at Cornish Commons?

What will happen if I need to self-isolate or quarantine?

Are guests allowed at Cornish Commons?

Is Cornish Commons closing? I see a lot of Cornish students leaving.

Can I still use the 20th floor?