ALPS COVID-19 Guidelines


Vaccination Requirement

You must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to take in-person classes at ALPS.

You must show proof of vaccination to ALPS staff before the end of your first week of classes. ALPS will accept digital or paper proof of vaccination in any language.

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available in Seattle.

This means that you must have, at minimum:

  • 2 doses in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 1 dose of a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine


The closest place to get a COVID-19 vaccination is right across the street from ALPS, at the Broadway Market QFC Pharmacy.

Please talk to ALPS staff if you need help finding a place to get vaccinated.

If you are not already vaccinated, you must begin the vaccination process right away in order to attend in-person classes. You must show ALPS staff proof that you have begun the vaccination process before you begin your second week of class. If you do not start the vaccination process before Monday of your second week of class, you will not be able to attend in-person classes until you get your first shot.

You must provide proof that you have completed your vaccination (i.e., gotten your second shot in a 2-shot series) before the first day of your third session at ALPS.

Booster Shots

If you are eligible for a booster shot, we strongly recommend that you get one.

You can find out more information about whether you are eligible for a booster shot here.

Booster shots are widely available in Seattle. Please talk to ALPS staff if you need help finding a place to get a booster shot.


Masks are optional at ALPS for students and staff. ALPS may revisit our mask policy if King County COVID-19 community levels change.

If You Feel Sick

Stay home from in-person classes at ALPS if you feel sick.

If you start to feel sick at school, tell ALPS staff and go home.

You must get a COVID test if:
(a) you have COVID symptoms, or
(b) you have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID.

At-home rapid COVID tests are widely available in Seattle.

Ask ALPS staff if you need help finding a COVID test or accessing medical care.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you must take a COVID test and stay home from in-person classes until you get the test result, and classes missed during this period will not be made up.

You are required to report a positive COVID test and the date of the onset of your symptoms to ALPS.

Other Safety Precautions

We want to have as safe an environment for our students and staff as possible given the circumstances.

If you would like to know more about the additional safety precautions that we are taking, please contact us!

Last updated: September 15, 2023



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