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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates



Updated: July 15, 2021

College of the Siskiyous is open to the public. We continue to monitor potential COVID cases, including reporting of employees and students with exposures or illness and quarantines.

On June 15, California reopened its economy after more than a year of COVID-19 restrictions. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) relaxed its masking and distancing guidelines for all Californians, especially those who are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, which brought California into alignment with the recommendations set forth in May 2021 by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

After careful monitoring and review of this new guidance from the local and national agencies, College of the Siskiyous leadership in consultation with constituency groups is revising our college guidelines and safety protocols as follows:

  • Face coverings are not required for students, faculty, and staff who are fully vaccinated. By entering a building on a College of the Siskiyous campus not wearing a mask, you are self-attesting that you are fully vaccinated.
  • Face coverings are required for those who are not fully vaccinated.
  • Social/physical distancing requirements have been removed, with the exception of major outbreaks.
  • Unvaccinated, or partially vaccinated, students and employees need to wear face coverings indoors and when in vehicles with more than one person.
  • N95 masks will be available for those that would like one upon request.
  • When necessary, employees may get tested for COVID during work hours.
  • The HealthScan app is still required for all employees and Athletic personnel and students. The Athletic Department will be conducting their own check-in procedures. Employees who do not have a smart phone and/or who do not wish to download the app can check-in at one of the locations listed here: Weed Campus - Human Resources, Academic Affairs, TRiO, or Basecamp. Yreka Campus - Welcome Center.
  • The College continues to promote vaccinations, social distancing, extra cleaning and use of physical barriers.

These updated safety protocols are effective immediately and will be widely communicated via our website, COS Connect and social media sites. An easy-to-read flyer will be distributed widely and posted here when ready.

Siskiyous COVID-19 Mitagation, Implementation, and Recovery Plan

College of the Siskiyous is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all our employees, students, visitors, and helping protect the communities we serve.

Unsafe Conditions Reporting Form - This form is to be used by employees that have identified hazards not previously recognized. This form brings the hazard to the attention of the management.

The Siskiyous COVID-19 Mitigation, Implementation, and Recovery Plan (PDF - last updated 2/22/21) is not a substitute for any existing safety and health-related regulatory requirements, such as those of Cal/OSHA. Additionally, the District and College encourage those in search of additional information to refer to the following sources:

Emergency Alerts

All currently registered students and employees are encouraged to sign up for COS Connect, a free messaging service used by the college to send out campus updates, general information, and emergency alerts. Visit this page to sign up.