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What TCC is Doing

This page was last modified on August 14, 2020 at 10:38 am. This page will keep the TCC community informed of the college’s actions and any operating schedule changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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What TCC is Doing

The health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is our top priority. While no one’s safety can be guaranteed, TCC has taken steps to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19 as our staff, faculty and students return to our campuses.

TCC’s campuses reopened for student services on August 3. The fall semester begins August 24. While most classes will be remote, some in-person instruction will take place.

See the Fall 2020 instructional plan.

Here are some of the steps we are continuing to take:

Cleaning: All common touch-points are being cleaned continuously during the work day. Bathrooms and break rooms are being cleaned no less than 3 times per day. Offices and workspaces will be cleaned during the night shift. Custodial staff are on duty from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. weekdays.

Hygiene: All buildings have one entrance, typically the main door. Those entering should confirm their health status, sign in and sanitize their hands. Frequent and thorough handwashing is recommended.

Physical Distancing: Observe floor decals and signs to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. Some workspaces have been modified to enforce physical distancing by spacing desks and adding plexiglass shields. Work schedules are also modified to minimize the number of people in buildings at any one time. Elevators have capacity signs. Before getting on an elevator, ask if it’s OK.

Face Coverings: TCC requires students, faculty, and staff to wear face coverings inside buildings, especially in common areas where physical distancing is difficult (hallways, restrooms, breakrooms) and in classrooms, libraries and labs.

Personal Health: Students and employees are required to self-monitor and self-screen daily. Students and employees are encouraged to watch for symptoms and use the CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker or the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) COVIDCHECK to help make decisions and seek appropriate medical care. Employees and students should stay home when they are not feeling well and/or if they are exhibiting symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

COVIDWISE: This is a smartphone app for iPhone and Android that assists in contact tracing. COVIDWISE uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to quickly notify users who have likely been exposed. After you download COVIDWISE on your phone, follow the app instructions to turn on your Exposure Notifications.

Learn more about COVIDWISE and download.