South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) announced this week that 95% of the college’s 448 full-time employees, faculty and adjunct faculty received their COVID-19 vaccinations, ahead of the state’s Oct. 18 vaccine mandate deadline for educators.
Along with the 425 fully vaccinated employees, three are in the process of becoming fully vaccinated, while 19 have approved exemptions.
“These numbers reinforce what we already know,” said SPSCC President Timothy Stokes in a news release. “Our staff and faculty care deeply about our students and are willing to do what it takes to keep our students learning and reaching their educational goals.”
SPSCC is a fully-vaccinated campus and has also required students to be vaccinated in order to take classes with an in-person component, unless they have an exemption on file approved by the college. SPSCC serves over 1,000 fully vaccinated students for in-person instruction, with an additional 3,000 students online.