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What TCC is Doing

This page was last modified on July 7, 2020 at 10:18 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, and eventually faculty and students, gradually return to our campuses.

For now, the college’s buildings are open only to staff. Remote instruction will continue for the rest of the Summer Session. Students may use our many virtual resources to find out about enrolling at TCC, signing up for classes, or getting help with financial aid. See the Fall 2020 instructional plan.

Here are some of the steps we’re taking:

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 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.

Face Coverings: TCC will require 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.