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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are feeling ill, please stay in your room and call or text the RA On-Call (not your floor RA). They will ask for your name, room number, and current symptoms. You will be contacted by a professional staff member for further instructions.
Please call the RA On-Call to report your situation. The CityU Resident Director will be in contact to make sure that you have the accommodations that you need. If you have a cough and fever or if you have been instructed by a doctor or government agency to stay in your room, DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ROOM.
Yes. Residents are allowed to bring guests into the building. Guests must be at least 18 years old, must show a photo ID and be signed in by the resident at the Welcome Desk. As of August 18, 2022, guests will no longer be asked to attest to their vaccination status. Please refer to the Cornish Commons Resident Handbook for the full guest policy.
Cornish Commons is not closed. Cornish College of the Arts students do not study during the summer. During the summer, students participating in area internships and summer school programs rent rooms at Cornish Commons, so you may see people moving in and out throughout the summer until the CCoA students return to campus in late August.
Based on guidance from officials at King County Public Health, the 20th floor amenities are now open! Please refer to and follow the signage posted on the 20th floor for the most current 20th floor rules and expectations.