Our staff is paying close attention to resident concerns, Washington state guidelines, and Cornish leadership as we cope with the current pandemic. We are continually evaluating our options and considering what is necessary to ensure the safety of our residents and our communities.
To keep you informed on our current status and progress, please watch this page and pay close attention to any emails we may send you. Thank you!
Hello Cornish Commons Residents,
For those of you who have returned from break, welcome back! Everyone who has stayed with us through winter, we hope you stayed cozy and safe. I’m reaching out to let you know that we’ve received extensive feedback both complimentary and constructive to our fall season of operation.
The Housing & Residence Life team wants you all here, healthy, and heard. While we cannot meet every request, we look forward to continuing to respond and evolve in the areas we can over the spring.
Things we have been doing:
Things we are going to do:
Things we need from you:
Please continue to provide us with your thoughts! Our team cannot be infallible, but we are dedicated and resourceful. We are ready to address anything we’ve missed along the way.
Thank you and we’re glad you’re here!
Director of Housing & Residence Life
Our building follows higher education and school housing guidelines, which may differ from guidelines for other housing or local businesses. We will continue to take any necessary measures to ensure healthy and safe communities for our residents and staff. Our team is tracking and evaluating local King County updates on a regular basis, and we will inform residents directly when our protocols change.
January 20, 2021: We are happy to announce that we have been able to open one practice room for limited reservation. We have also opened the 20th floor open-air deck. Please closely follow instituted rules for both spaces to maintain the safety of our community while using these amenities.
For more detail on our currently implemented measures, please continue to read below.
|20th Floor Lounge||Closed|
|20th Floor Kitchen||Closed||MicroFridges (combination mini-fridge and microwave) are provided to standard rooms. Kitchenette room upgrades can be made on request depending on availability.|
|Laundry Room||Open||Please follow social distancing guidelines during use.|
|Practice Rooms||Limited||One 20th floor practice room is currently open. Other practice rooms remain closed. Reservations are available for 1-hour sessions on CourseDog and are still subject to several limitations. These limitations allow us to disinfect our practice room regularly. Please visit our open 20th floor practice room for more details.|
|20th Floor Deck||Open||7AM – 11PM only. Face coverings must be worn at all times. Food and beverages are not allowed. Max occupancy: four (4) individuals.|
|1st & 2nd Floor Lounges||Closed|
|On-Call Phone||Open||Our protocols now reflect social distancing measures, but we are always on call and available to help.|
|Welcome Desk||Open||Our staff is available to assist you. You may also email or call us for regular residential needs and concerns.|
Cornish Commons strongly recommends following handwashing guidelines as a primary way of preventing the transmission of illness. Handwashing should be performed frequently, especially after being in public or touching shared surfaces.
The Center for Disease Control currently recommends the use of face coverings for the protection of yourself and others.
All individuals must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths when they will be at (1) indoor public settings, or (2) outdoor public locations and cannot maintain distancing of approximately six feet from another individual who does not share their household. Individuals should use face coverings such as cloth face masks, disposable face masks, scarves and bandana coverings. With regard to this directive, residents should consider their residential room to be their household.
Face coverings can be made by hand, whether sewn or made from a common item such as a handkerchief or t-shirt. If possible, Cornish Commons recommends using one to the best of your ability.
Our staff is following social distancing measures for the protection of our community, and we encourage our residents to do the same. Social distancing means:
Activities and areas of the building which encourage social gathering are currently being closed or restricted at this time. The building is equipped with strong Wi-Fi that will support remote work and remote study needs, such as teleconferencing.
We thank all of you who are doing your best to prevent the potential transmission of illness within our community.
WELCOME DESK SERVICES
Our regular welcome desk services are available. When appropriate, we still recommend that you reach out to us remotely. You can Email us any time at email@example.com. You can also call us at 206.315.5852 or use the on-call phone number provided to you at move-in.
Regarding sanitization and COVID-19, residents will not be able to check out supplies from our desk. On an “as-needed” basis, residents should report emergency cleaning needs such as major spills or dangerous scenarios such as broken glass to the 24-hour On-Call phone. Otherwise, residents are currently expected to supply their own cleaning supplies and vacuums.
When a resident self-reports symptoms, a positive COVID-19 test, or possible exposure to COVID-19, several procedures go into effect immediately as we:
• Connect resident with Student Life to perform contact tracing
• Determine if resident needs to move into a quarantine room and floor
• If resident is moving, providing gloves and sanitation of surfaces afterward
• If resident has roommate, contact roommate and provide relevant information in addition to the reporting resident
• Provide information regarding meal and package delivery
• Provide information for COVID-19 testing, as well as OneMed and NellieCare
• Provide cleaning supplies to both reporting resident and roommate
If you as a resident believe these measures are necessary, please self-report your circumstances as quickly as possible using the On-Call 24-Hour phone line, or by email.
At this time we are not allowing residents to have guests visit them in the Commons.
Additionally, residents are not allowed to have more than one resident visit them in their rooms. If a resident visits another room, all occupants must wear face coverings for the full duration of the visit.
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WHAT WE ARE DOING:
Cornish has been staying on top of all the most asked questions about this year. Cornish Commons and Cornish staff are committed to assuring your health and safety on our campus. For questions about your day-to-day school life, your classes, your labs and performances, and all your other concerns, start here!