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Safe Start Plan

Information about TCC's Covid-19 plans, health screening protocols and more. 

Fall Quarter Changes Are Coming!  

For Employees

Announced on Aug. 18, Gov. Jay Inslee announced several key changes that affect TCC employees. The changes are:

  • All employees must be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021.
    • Fully vaccinated means, at least 2 weeks have passed since receiving the second dose of a 2-dose vaccine series, or at least 2 weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine.
    • This requirement is a condition of continued employment.
    • This applies to all employees, including full-time, part-time, and student employees, as well as those who are teaching or working remotely.
    • Proof of vaccination will be required. (Additional information to come.)
    • Medical and religious exemptions will be offered; needed documentation must be provided. (Additional information to come)
    • No personal/philosophical exemptions will be allowed.
    • A self-attestation form must be completed by every employee by October 18. Employees are strongly encouraged to complete the form as soon as possible after receiving their final vaccine dose.

For Students

Students  who attends classes both on-campus and online will need to attest to full vaccination status or declare a vaccination exemption. Attestation forms must be completed by Sept. 17.    

The self-attestation process will be quick and easy. Fully vaccinated students can fill out the attestation form online. You’ll need to include your vaccination dates, but at this time we don’t need a copy of student vaccination cards.


Student Self-Attestation Information

Students who require a medical, religious or personal/philosophical vaccination exemption will need to fill out the self-attestation form and declare an exemption. 

Masks are required for all

In accordance with the guidance Governor Inslee's office provide Aug. 18, everyone will need to wear masks indoor and in outdoor areas where three feet of physical distance between people cannot be maintained, regardless of vaccination status.  

Vaccinations are available

TCC is offering on-site vaccinations. They are scheduled for Aug. 31, Sept. 21 and Oct. Oct. 12.  All are welcome!

All Washington residents 12 and up are eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination. Vaccines are free and health insurance is not required.

Here are several resources about scheduling a vaccine:

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.  


Find answers to frequently asked questions here. We will update this FAQ frequently. 

Self-Attestations and Exemptions

Fall Quarter Details 

Additional Questions & Answers



Get Updates about TCC's Fall Quarter Re-Opening! 


Summer 2021 COVID-19 Exposure Control, Mitigation, and Recovery Plan (CECMR)

Updated June 18, 2021