Safe Start Plan

Information about TCC's Covid-19 plans


Masks: Strongly Recommended-Not Required

Though no longer required, TCC strongly encourages people to continue wearing a mask while indoors. We also encourage wearing tight fitting, high quality masks and respirators such as KN95, N95, or KF94 masks. These masks are made with filtering material that traps up to 95 percent of particles. Or wear surgical masks, which can be picked up in the lobbies of TCC buildings. Surgical masks contain an iodine filter that blocks out particles. Wear two surgical masks for best safety practices. Cloth masks are not recommended. 

The Early Learning Center (ELC) is the exception to the mask policy. The ELC on the TCC Tacoma campus will continue to require masks indoors. Our contract with the Puget Sound Educational Service District requires masks at all its centers and TCC will comply with the program's requirements. Masks apply to all staff, children, and parents/guardians who enter the ELC.

Vaccinations are available

The CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccination, including all primary series doses and boosters for their age group.

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TCC Stands with our Asian and Pacific Islander Communities 

Since the pandemic began, our Asian and Pacific Islander community members have faced violence, discrimination, and racial bias. TCC does not tolerate any of this behavior, and we stand with our community. Please read here about our support services or how you can report on-campus harassment or discrimination.  


Any Other Questions?

View the Return to Campus Toolkit for additional answers about life on campus.