What TCC is Doing
This page was last modified on March 22, 2022 at 10:05 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.
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.
On February 25, 2022, Chancellor DuBois suspended the mask mandate currently observed across the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), effective Monday, March 14, 2022. Please know that your decision to wear a mask on campus remains welcomed at all TCC locations. However, wearing masks will no longer be required.
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: Elevators have capacity signs. Before getting on an elevator, ask if it’s OK. In general, CDC recommends people who are not up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines should continue to practice physical distancing, especially if they are at higher risk of getting very sick with COVID-19.
Face Coverings: TCC no longer requires face coverings inside buildings.
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.