Welcome to Spring Quarter.

Covid-19: TCC’s Safe Start practices. Get Virtual Help. Information for Current Students.

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Covid-19 Information

For students, staff and the community about how TCC continues to keep us healthy, while providing education that is safe and equitable.

Get Virtual Help

 Students, connect with us if you need support.

Important Information

Visit these pages for the latest information about TCC's Covid-19 response.


TCC is Safety Focused

TCC takes great pride in making sure our students, faculty and staff are safe. We follow all required guidance on operating the TCC campus and employ these basic tactics in fighting COVID-19 transmission:

  • wearing masks
  • washing hands
  • social distancing
  • campus check-ins for contact tracing
  • cleaning and disinfecting

To read more, visit our Safe Start Plan.

Fall Quarter 

This fall quarter, to keep our community safe and healthy, TCC will change its classroom experience. Fall quarter begins Sept. 21.

  • Majority of instruction will be online.
  • Some on-campus instruction will be allowed.
  • Required labs will be allowed on-campus
  • New instructional modalities have been developed to increase student-faculty engagement. 
  • Some critical student services (i.e. computer labs, tutoring, eLearning, library) will offer limited on-campus student support.
  • Additional technology trainings will be offered to assist students to navigate the online environment.
  • For more information, visit our Fall Quarter Learning Plan page


If we have suspended operations, you will be notified through our Omnilert system that sends out calls, emails and text messages. Now is a great time to sign up for Omnilert or check and make sure your notification settings are correct. We also post messages on Facebook and Twitter, update the website, alert the news media, update the hotline and send out emails. Please be aware of these communication channels.


  • Effective March 17, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee has directed all public and private colleges and universities to restrict in-classroom instruction and shift to online learning. Hands-on instruction, such as labs and clinical training, can continue, but colleges must provide an employee to ensure students are working six-feet apart, per social distancing measures. Under this directive, college campuses can remain open, but with instruction to be held online. TCC decided to hold spring and summer quarters online for the safety of our community.
  • TCC is offering most instruction online. Campuses are closed to the public during this time. If you need to contact a department or program, please refer to the Help Center. Many of us are working remotely and here to serve you.
  • We are practicing social distance and other health guidelines, including wearing masks, to support the safety and health of our community.

Read Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department updates about how to prevent transmission. Read their blog about staying healthy.  
Visit: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Stigma Related to COVID-19

Misinformation about coronavirus can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy. We’re stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination. Discrimination based on ethnicity or ancestry will make the situation worse. Having Chinese ancestry – or any other ancestry – does not make a person more vulnerable to this illness. Coronavirus doesn't recognize race, nationality nor ethnicity. Please help stop fear and discrimination by letting people know that being of Asian descent does not increase the chance of getting or spreading COVID-19. You can read more about this here and help fight stigma.

Read Dr. Harrell's message about how TCC stands by our Asian and Pacific Islander community.

Read the Board of Trustee's Statement Denouncing Xenophobia and Anti-Asian Sentiment.