Covid-19 Resources for Faculty and Staff

Bias and Harassment

COVID-19 is a global concern that can make anyone sick, regardless of their race or ethnicity. Highline is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all who study, work or visit. In times of fear and uncertainty, there is often misinformation shared as a result of bias and, at times, discrimination and xenophobia. At Highline, we do not tolerate this behavior and encourage you to report any instances:

COVID-19 Testing in the Community

Health and Wellness

It’s perfectly natural to feel stressed and anxious in uncertain times, such as the one we’re experiencing now with COVID-19. The Health and Wellness unit wants to help by providing tips and resources in 3 areas:

  1. Mental health
    • American Psychological Association
      Listen to the Coronavirus Anxiety podcast. A transcript is also available.
    • Highline’s Counseling Center
      Find tips and resources to help manage stress during these trying times.
    • Coffee with the Counselors
      Offered via Zoom on Wednesday mornings (11am) and afternoons (1pm), two counselors will be available to consult you on student concerns, how to respond to student needs during this pandemic and answer any questions you might have. We will meet with you and give our best ideas and suggestions. Bring your own coffee or tea!
    • Never Alone summit
      Free 3-day global mental health summit
  2. Ergonomics/telework/wellness
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
      Find wellness resources to help you and your loved ones cope with COVID-19. This includes a series of virtual sessions to provide support for employees, on topics including self-care, coping with stress and fear and family support.
    • Highline’s Library
      Find online training options and information and resources for wellness and self-care.
  3. Remaining connected/maintaining community
    • Leading with Love activities
      (use the Facebook search feature to find these events)

Faculty and Staff, please consider sharing this information with your students:

If you know a student living with an abuser, they can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522. Or visit and click the “Chat Now” button in the top right corner of the page.

If you see an LGBTQ youth who is struggling or an ally who knows someone who is struggling, please call the TrevorLifeline at 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. Or visit the website to chat.

If you know a student who is being hurt by someone, know someone who may be, or are afraid they may hurt someone, please call or text the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-422-4453 or visit their website for live chat.

Leave Options Related to COVID-19

President Mosby has authorized expanded telework policies and the use of sick leave to cover situations that may be unique to the risks posed by COVID-19. In addition, learn more about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

Professional Development

Find countless library and web resources for professional development. You can also consider a webinar or article from the Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Topics include self-care, coping with stress and fear and family support.


The Library has created a comprehensive guide containing resources, tips and information to help through the coronavirus outbreak. Find everything from professional development opportunities and resources for online teaching to employee assistance, wellness and self care.


Moving online? The Library has compiled resources, information, and tips on teaching online.

Joint Information Center

The Joint Information Center (JIC) coordinates, reviews and distributes information to the Highline community related to COVID-19 and the college’s pandemic response.

The JIC is comprised of the following:

  • Gabrielle Bachmeier, Academic Affairs
  • Kari Cantey, Public Information and Grants
  • Raechel Dawson, Communications and Marketing
  • Francesca Fender, Public Safety & Emergency Management
  • Josh Gerstman, Institutional Advancement
  • Tony Johnson, Communications and Marketing
  • Summer Korst, Human Resources
  • David Menke, Public Safety & Emergency Management
  • Aaron Reader, Student Services
  • Tim Wrye, Information Technology Services

Messages to the campus community come from Highline COVID-19 Response ( Faculty and staff are welcome to send questions to Students are encouraged to send questions to

Public Health and Hybrid Operations Management

Public Health and Hybrid Operations Leadership Council

Mariela Barriga
Nicki Bly
Francesca Fender
Josh Gerstman
Emily Lardner
Danielle Slota
Tim Wrye

Public Health Management Team

Gabrielle Bachmeier
Thomas Bui
Nicki Bly
Rachel Collins
Justin Dampeer
John Dunn
Francesca Fender
Josh Gerstman
Kevin Kalal
Summer Korst
David Menke
Dana Rollins
Ben Thomas
Danielle Slota
Iesha Valencia
Tim Wrye

Public Health, COVID Safety On-Campus Team

Nicki Bly
Diana Cacho
Justin Dampeer
Theresa Duhart
Rhonda Durano
Juan Gutierrez
Jennifer Johnston
Kayoko Kado
Kevin Kalal
Paulette Lopez
Laurel Lunden
David Menke
Maggie Osborn
Steven Simpkins

Hybrid Operations Management Team

Gabrielle Bachmeier
Cathy Cartwright
Raechel Dawson
Francesca Fender
Barry Holldorf
Summer Korst
Marc Lentini
Danielle Slota
Kim Southerland
Tim Wrye

Hybrid Operations, Services to Students

Loyal Allen
Mariela Barriga
Cathleen Campbell
Jeff Hsiao
Marc Lentini
Doris Martinez
Lyall Rudenskjold
Danielle Slota
Shannon Waits
Steve Washburn

Hybrid Operations, Health and Wellness

Jack Harton
Koreen Jack
Summer Korst
Megan Marchand
Vince Sanchez
Danielle Slota
Amber Trillo
Alycia Williams