TCC is proud of all we’ve done to make our campus a safe learning environment, and will continue to invest in enhanced cleaning protocols and other projects and measures related to safety. With more of our community getting vaccinated, and with lower cases being reported, we are confident that we can keep our students, faculty, staff and visitors safe. That being said, we respect each individual’s right to make their own personal choices with regards to their health. Employees and students are welcome to continue to wear masks, and we will continue to provide face coverings and other safety supplies upon request and do what we can to help make vaccination opportunities available.
As always, we encourage personal responsibility in helping us keep each other safe. Please continue to wash your hands often, take the day off when sick, respect one another’s personal space, and also continue to notify Human Resources if you’ve tested positive for COVID-19.
TCC remains focused on the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
The College has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfection protocols recommended by national experts for all areas. Disinfectant spray/wipes/towels and hand sanitizer have been distributed in all workspaces, copy rooms, break rooms, and classrooms. Employees returning to work will discover that the Facilities Department has installed Red/Green slides on every office and classroom door to assist in the goal of cleaning and sanitizing the rooms properly. Hand-sanitizers have also been placed across the campus in high-traffic areas.
Classrooms, laboratories and spaces on campus have been reconfigured to conform with CDC physical distance requirements, while some employee work areas and student service and support areas have been restructured through the use of plexiglass and other means to provide for safer interactions.
The College has also installed ultraviolet lights in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems to help reduce the airborne bacterial level. We increased our air filters to MERV 10’s on air supply and MERV 13’s on returns to reduce particulate matter, pollen and foreign substances.
All water fountains have been replaced with hydration stations that offer touchless water bottle fillers.
All building entrance doors will have signage that advises the reader to stop and make sure they do not have any COVID-19 symptoms as listed on the sign. There is also a website address on the sign for the CDC self-checker. There is also information signage throughout that focuses on preventive steps and recommended actions concerning the virus.
The College has implemented an awareness campaign that includes TCC Cares branded graphics throughout campus in addition to comprehensive communication to faculty and staff. Click here to view the graphics.
Physical distancing guidelines have resulted in seating adjustments being made in meeting rooms to accommodate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. The taskforce also encourages meetings to continue to take place in a virtual setting because convening in groups carries a higher risk of viral transmission. The taskforce recommends that, where feasible, meetings should be held in whole or in part using online collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
Contractors Working on Campus
TCC is requiring any contractors working on campus to adhere to the same safety protocols and practices as its employees.