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Campus Information for Covid-19

This page was last modified on February 3, 2022 at 02:40 pm. 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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Given the increasing positivity rate of the Omicron variant, the College will continue with remote work and instruction until the end of January 2022.

Continuing through January 31:

·         To foster the person-to-person interaction that our classes provide, we will temporarily switch all in-person classes to synchronous online delivery.

·         All critical infrastructure employees will continue to report to work. All other campus employees should work remotely. Employees with questions about whether to report to work should contact their supervisor.

·         All on-campus events and activities are moved to virtual.

·         TCC will continue our COVID-19 protocols concerning mask wearing. Masking indoors will continue throughout TCC to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

·         N95 Masks will be available for faculty and staff upon return to campus and upon request.

·         During this remote time-frame, cleaning protocols will be increased in the buildings where students and staff are present.

Students in workforce or clinical classes in the licensed health professions will receive specific guidance from their instructors. We are also aware that many career and technical education classes are meeting face to face.

As a reminder, although the campuses are closed to most employees, the College remains open. We are hopeful that this is a temporary measure and will look forward to a safe return to the workplace on February 1, 2022. Please continue to monitor your emails and the TCC coronavirus website for opening procedures. 

Information for students coming to campus

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Policies and processes will be very different at TCC this semester because of the precautions we are taking to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Your health, and that of our faculty and staff, are our highest priority. At the same time, we know how important hands-on and in-person instruction is for some courses and programs. See what TCC is doing to keep you safe.

Here are important guidelines, requirements and frequently asked questions. If you have a question, ask your instructor or call the Virtual Student Support Team at 757-822-1111.

Before coming to campus: Perform a health self-check by taking your temperature and looking for the  symptoms of COVID-19. See our daily health self-check page

Sign in: Buildings will have one entrance. You should sanitize your hands upon entry and sign in, affirming that you have no symptoms and that you haven’t knowingly been exposed to COVID-19.

On or before the first day of class: The Canvas page for your course will contain a document  spelling out what is expected of students, and what students can expect of the college. It will also be distributed on the first day of class, and your instructor will review it.

Face coverings: Research has demonstrated that face coverings reduce the spread of the virus. You are required to wear a face covering whenever you’re in a TCC building. Disciplinary action may be taken in the cases of noncompliance. Please, let’s all do our best to keep each other and our loved ones safe. If you don’t have a mask, you can request one.

Students who cannot wear masks for medical or cultural reasons should contact the Office of Educational Accessibility to seek an exemption. Your class may require additional PPE (personal protective equipment).

Once you’re inside: Observe floor decals and signs reminding you to keep physical distance from others. Classrooms and labs will be configured to enable physical distancing. Wash your hands frequently.

After class: Leave promptly when your class is over to minimize the number of people in a building at any one time.

COVID-19 concerns

The Office of Educational Accessibility will assist you with your request for an accommodation. The office provides an array of services designed to enhance your educational experience by arranging appropriate accommodations in accordance with Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amended Act of 1990. All documentation is confidential and is not considered a part of the academic transcript. See this page for information about contacting them and how to request an accommodation.

If you are feeling sick, do not come to campus and contact your instructor. If you become ill while on campus, notify your instructor immediately. You will be asked to leave as quickly as possible, or isolated until you can safely leave or be picked up.

By practicing physical distancing, wearing a face covering and washing or sanitizing your hands frequently, you are managing your exposure. If TCC is notified by the Virginia Department of Health that a student has tested positive, the college may close an affected area or building for cleaning and sanitizing. You will be notified when it is safe to return. In the meanwhile, monitor your own health for symptoms.

Contact your instructor immediately so that they are aware and can make instructional accommodations if necessary. Do not come to class if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 or traveled to an area with a high incidence COVID-19. Stay home and quarantine per CDC guidelines and consult a health care provider. Stay in touch with your instructor until you return to class.

Students must notify TCC Student Affairs of COVID-19 exposure using the COVID-19 Disclosure form below and let their instructors know they are required to self-isolate and may be unable to attend class.

After submitting the COVID-19 Disclosure Form, you will be notified via e-mail of when to return back to campus.

Student Reporting Form

Use this confidential online form to report a COVID-19 exposure.

On-Campus Student Services & Support

Yes! Computer labs will be open in these locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Physical distancing and face coverings will be required, and enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place.

  • Chesapeake Campus: Pass Building, Room 197
  • Norfolk Campus Library: Martin Building
  • Portsmouth Campus Library: Building A
  • Virginia Beach Campus: Joint-Use Library

The Office of Educational Accessibility can provide services for students with medical, psychological and learning disabilities. It is the student’s responsibility to make the college aware of a disability and need for accommodation. How to request disability accommodations

Yes! You can request virtual tutoring by using this form.

Yes! Testing centers will be open by appointment only. Note that the Virginia Placement Test (VPT) is no longer required for new students, except for some specialty and apprenticeship programs. Learn more about determining your readiness for college

To make a testing center appointment, email:

Yes!To promote safety and physical distancing, on-campus advising will be available in virtual student support rooms. You can also schedule an appointment to meet with an advisor on the phone or through Zoom web conferencing. Learn how to schedule an appointment

Yes! The campus business offices will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.and Wednesday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please observe physical distancing guidelines.

The Campus Cafes and Campus Cups will be closed for the Fall 2020 semester. Both snack vending and Coke machines will be available in those buildings where classes are being held.