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!
Currently, all guidelines present for Fall 2020 are expected to continue in Spring 2021. We are continuing to evaluate the necessity of our guidelines and closures on a regular basis, assisted by Cornish leadership, health advisories, and other resources concerned with our community safety.
Please be cautious and continue to use methods such as social distancing and face coverings while in public. Additional guidelines for social gatherings recommend staying outdoors and visiting with only five or fewer people. For more information, visit King County's Safe Start page for more about our current status and guidelines.
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, and we will inform residents directly when our protocols change.
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, scarves and bandana coverings.
At most one visitor is allowed in any residential room, and all residents must wear face coverings during the visit. This order follows Washington State's October 20 proclamation for higher education housing. For additional guidelines and information, see Governor Jay Inslee's proclamation here.
How does this translate to your residency at Cornish Commons and use of Nellie’s Espresso Bar? In accordance with this directive and in an effort to uphold the highest health and safety standards for our community, Cornish Commons considers your room to be your household and considers all other common areas of the building to be indoor public settings. Nellie’s Espresso Bar will also reflect the indoor public setting guidelines.
If you have questions, please contact us at email@example.com and we will do our best to assist. For more information, exceptions, and instructions regarding this directive, see this page at King County's government website.
|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.|
|20th Floor Deck||Closed|
|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||Remote||Covered by 24-hour security staff. Please 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 washable cloth face coverings for the protection of yourself and others.
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
To continue monitoring building access, our security team is currently staffing our building entrance 24/7 from the Welcome Desk. Our regular Welcome Desk services have transitioned to remote access for the safety of our student and professional staff, but help is still available.
Please contact us for your regular residential concerns, or any services that would normally be performed by Welcome Desk staff. Email us any time at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can always call us at 206.315.5852 or use the on-call phone number provided to you at move-in.
Guests are currently restricted from access to Cornish Commons at this time. Please plan for guest restrictions to continue throughout the fall semester.
If you are a current resident who is moving in or out, please plan on no more than one guest helper. You must still seek guest approval in advance.
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Cornish has been staying on top of all the most asked questions about Fall 2020. 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!