Due to snow and freezing temperatures, all SPSCC campuses and facilities are closing at 3:00 p.m. today, Feb. 11, and will remain closed through this weekend. All in-person classes, services, and activities are canceled until Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Online classes will run as scheduled and virtual services remain open today and tomorrow during regular hours. (SPSCC is closed on Monday, Feb. 15, in observance of Presidents Day.)
In an update on Dec. 29, SPSCC shared that it was resuming limited in-person services through at least Jan. 14. We remain confident in our health and safety procedures and have decided to continue to offer limited in-person services on our Olympia Campus.
The in-person activities that remain open, following strict health and safety guidelines, are:
All SPSCC phones will be down on Monday, Dec. 28, for an upgrade. During the upgrade, you can email the college or an employee using our Directory page, or contact a department by Zoom through our Hours page.
IT Services expects the upgrade will take 4-6 hours, but the team will help employees throughout the day. If you call an SPSCC number during the upgrade time, you will likely hear ringing but there will be no voicemail or answer.
SPSCC is immediately suspending most in-person services through Jan. 3, 2021. This does NOT suspend in-person instruction. This change is due to the rapid increase of COVID-19 in our community.
The in-person activities that will continue, following strict health and safety guidelines, are:
Tonight, Nov. 11, we learned that an SPSCC staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and last worked on the Olympia Campus in Building 22 this past Monday, Nov. 9.
Based on what we know, we are not aware of any students or staff who were in close contact with this person. If that changes, we will notify anyone in close contact with information and guidance.
UPDATE: Power has been fully restored at our Olympia Campus. Thank you for your patience.
Power is currently out in buildings 31, 32, 34, and 35 on the SPSCC Olympia Campus. Puget Sound Energy estimates the power will return at 3 p.m. We will provide an update when power is back on.
Students with classes scheduled in affected buildings should look for an update from their instructor.
Earlier this morning our Security team received reports of suspicious noises near our Olympia Campus that sounded to some like gunfire. Out of an abundance of caution, we immediately ordered those on campus to “Shelter in Place” while the Olympia Police Department (OPD) responded and investigated. OPD found no evidence of shots fired on campus and determined there was no threat to campus, so we issued the “All Clear” notification.
COVID-19 News & Updates
Last Updated: Aug. 3, 2020 at 10 a.m.
This past weekend we learned that an SPSCC staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and had visited the Olympia Campus 3 days prior to experiencing symptoms. Based on what we know about this situation, we believe there is low risk that others on campus were exposed.
This is our current understanding of the timeline associated with this case: