Coronavirus Resources & Information
This page will provide information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and Chemeketa's preparations and response.
Students: View our Re-Open page to see what is open now!
Links to these services are also available through the Remote Learning Hub: go.chemeketa.edu/remotelearninghub
Chemeketa students and staff: Please complete our COVID-19 Questionnaire if you become ill with COVID-like symptoms, are being tested for COVID-19, have tested positive, or have been directed to isolate or quarantine.
Find a COVID-19 testing site: Call 211 or click here.
Winter Health News:
12/08/2022: Oregon Health Authority and local physicians urge the use of masks in public and indoors due to surging number of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), flu, and COVID cases and the significant impact on our health care system.
Things you can do:
Chemeketa serves a diverse community and health outcomes have proven more devastating to those most vulnerable. Masks are an effective tool to protect yourself and others from the risk of severe illness, or even death.
The college continues to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). Information continues to evolve, and updates are available from the Oregon Health Authority and the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC).
Chemeketa consults the CDC guidance and our local public health authorities to ensure the ongoing health and safety of students and staff. The college also follows Oregon-OSHA guidance for workplaces.
Effective Saturday, March 12, 2022, face coverings/masks are not required to be worn by all faculty, staff, students and guests inside all Chemeketa facilities, however they are recommended.
If you don't have a mask, surgical grade face coverings are available throughout our facilities.
Chemeketa Community College does not require the COVID-19 vaccine for enrollment, participation or employment with the college. Chemeketa encourages everyone to take the opportunity to be immunized with the safe, effective and free vaccine. See below for links for vaccination opportunities. The vaccine is safe, effective and free!
https://govstatus.egov.com/find-covid-19-vaccine/es (En Español)
- Chemeketa will offer over 1200 face-to-face (F2F) courses and have more in-person services in 2023
- For those who prefer hybrid, remote, and online courses, many courses will be offered
- All offices will be staffed with increasing numbers of employees on campus
The COVID-19 situation is rapidly changing. It is critical to check your email regularly, because the college will send important information throughout to ensure that you can be successful.
Chemeketa's Counseling Services are just one call or email away to ensure you don't lose momentum on your academic and career journey.
We appreciate your patience and understanding during these extraordinary times. We will continue to provide updates as we have more information. Additional information will be shared through your Chemeketa email, social media, and this webpage.
What precautionary action is Chemeketa taking?
- Access to campus: We require that all students and staff conduct a health assessment before coming on campus. Stay home if ill. Notify your instructor (if student) or supervisor (if an employee.) If unsure about your symptoms, use the CDC’s COVID-19 Self-Checker to help you make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
- Cleaning and disinfection: Disinfectant spray and wipes are available throughout college facilities
- Hand sanitizer has been placed in College areas with high public interaction (reception areas, help desks, etc.) and other areas as needed
Chemeketa Students and Employees: Please complete our COVID-19 Questionnaire if any of the following situations apply to you:
- Ill with COVID-like symptoms
- Being tested for COVID-19
- Tested positive
- Directed to isolate by healthcare provider or local public health authority.
Visitors: Please complete our Post-Visit Sickness Reporting form if you test positive for COVID-19 within 48 hours of an on campus visit. This information will help us determine if any of our students or staff were in close contact.
Find local testing locations: COVID-19 Testing In Oregon; many provide free tests.
We encourage students and staff to sign up for Chemeketa’s emergency alerts. Important and timely information is provided through text messaging, voicemail, and email. Sign up for emergency alerts at the Parking & Public Safety webpage.
Messages will also be communicated through digital signage, social media, website, building alarms, public address systems, and media releases.
Frequently Asked Questions
Responding to Misinformation, Bias or Stigma
In times of fear and uncertainty there is often misinformation shared as a result of bias and, at times, discrimination. The coronavirus is a global concern that can make anyone sick, regardless of their race or ethnicity. Please see the Chemeketa Community College Diversity Statement.
Chemeketa is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all who study, work, or visit at any of our locations. Please review the CDC’s page on reducing stigma related to COVID-19 for additional information.