COVID-19 Protocols and Resources

As a vaccinated campus, Seattle Film Institute requires all students, faculty, and staff be vaccinated or file an exemption with the school. Please find our current COVID-19 protocols below.

Masking

Since June 2022, the wearing of masks on campus has been optional but strongly encouraged.
In these specific cases, masks are required:
If you test positive, you are required to stay home for five days. When cleared to return to campus after the five days, you must wear a well-fitting mask for days 6-10 after your symptom onset or positive test result.
Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must continue to wear a mask when around others for the full 10 days after exposure.

Vaccines

Vaccines are required unless you have an approved medical or religious exemption. Boosters are encouraged.
Students are required to complete the online attestation form or provide proof of full vaccination two weeks prior to the start of the quarter. If the attestation form or proof of vaccination is not provided, in-person classes will be removed from your schedule.

What to Do If You Test Positive or Have Symptoms

If you test positive or have symptoms, please stay home and notify the COVID-19 Safety Team at [email protected].
Typically, you are required to stay home for five days. When returning to campus after five days, you must wear a well-fitting mask for days 6-10 after your symptom onset or positive test result. Please contact [email protected] with proof of a negative COVID-19 test to be cleared to return to campus.

What to Do if You Are Exposed to COVID-19

Anyone who has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 must wear a mask when around others for the full 10 days after exposure. Current CDC guidelines state that, if you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, an at-home COVID-19 test should be taken at least 5 days after exposure for the most accurate result.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I attest to my current vaccination status?
A: Students, faculty, and staff must attest using this online form.

Q: Who is required to have a COVID-19 vaccine?
A: All students, faculty, and staff will be required to be vaccinated or file an exemption with SFI. See below for more information about exemptions.

Q: What does it mean to be fully vaccinated?
A: You are fully vaccinated once you are two weeks past the last dose required for the vaccine that you were given. At this time, the state of Washington has not added a booster shot requirement to its vaccine mandate. For further clarification, please visit the CDC website here.

Q: Are there exemptions to the vaccine requirement?
A: Exemptions will be allowed for medical or religious reasons. Reasons for exemptions will not be shared outside of the COVID-19 Safety Team.

Q: How do I claim an exemption to the vaccine?
A: Students seeking a medical or religious exemption must contact [email protected].
Students who are not fully vaccinated and attending in-person classes will be required to declare a religious or medical exemption and follow defined safety protocols at all times.

Q: Where can I get vaccinated?
A: Please visit https://www.vaccines.gov to find a location near you. Additional COVID-19 resources can be found below.

Resources

Washington State Department of Health – Current Status in State
CDC – Facts about the Coronavirus
CDC – Coping with Stress During a Pandemic
SFI Film set Compliance officer Document