TMCC is offering in-person classes and services, masks are required for all individuals. Students who plan to enroll in the Spring 2022 Semester must be fully vaccinated. For more information, visit coronavirus.tmcc.edu.

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TMCC Fall 2020 COVID-19 Re-Opening Plan

Fall 2020 Operations Plan

TMCC recognizes that a successful transition back to in-person instruction requires the continued cooperation and flexibility of all members of our campus community. As TMCC navigates the continuing changes, we remain keenly aware of the importance of each member of our campus community and the personal impact each decision may have on individual and collective mental, physical and emotional well-being.

Truckee Meadows Community College continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 updates in Washoe County and across Nevada; listen and implement guidance from the CDC, Governor Sisolak, and NSHE; and connect with faculty, staff and students to understand their comfort, concerns, and questions.

Environmental Health and Safety Officer, Benjamin Davis, serves as TMCC’s main point of contact to address and coordinate COVID-19 re-opening issues. As the Fall semester kicks off, his contact information will be listed on TMCC’s COVID-19 Resource page. Additionally, each of TMCC’s four locations has been assigned one or two COVID-19 coordinators to address issues related to safety guidelines and risk-reduction protocols; to monitor occupancy, health assessment areas and cleaning/disinfection of common or shared spaces; and to provide timely response to questions, concerns, and issues from students, faculty and public. These names will also be made available on the website.

TMCC has identified five stages in COVID-19 business operations that range from Stage Zero: Stay Home for Nevada to Stage Four: Homecoming! (a full opening without restriction). These stages are intended to provide contingencies that guide each member of the campus community in their roles and responsibilities, as well as to identify appropriate safety processes, as we navigate the evolving environment of the pandemic to include increased restrictions (moving to the left) or relaxed requirements (moving to the right). In the spirit of shared governance, with guidance from their dean and TMCC’s Environmental Health and Safety Officer, each department developed their own individual operational plan for each stage.

Stage Zero: Stay Home for Nevada

  • Essential Personnel Only
  • PPE Required
  • Disinfection Protocols
  • Installation of Physical Safeguards
  • No Access without President Approval and Reservation

Stage One

  • Personnel from Stage Zero AND personnel that perform time-sensitive functions and/or personnel necessary for basic functions (back of house)
  • Social distancing & risk reduction actions
  • No more than 10 people in a particular area
  • Access on a limited basis, approved at VP level

Stage Two

  • Personnel from Stage One AND: Admin/Clerical Assistants, Support Personnel, Limited Faculty Access
  • Social distance and risk reduction actions
  • No more than 10 people in a particular area
  • Campus open to limited students with appointments and hands-on classes as determined by VP/Dean

Stage Three

  • All personnel considering appropriate safety protocols, rotating staff—no more than 50% occupancy at one time. Remote operations as needed
  • Follow CDC/State of Nevada Safety Guidelines
  • Campus open to students with appointments and classes approved by Dean

Stage Four: Homecoming!

  • All employees return to TMCC sites
  • Campus open without restriction
  • In-person learning resumes

In the early days of the pandemic, TMCC evaluated existing engineering controls to ensure they met or exceeded Nevada OSHA requirements. At this time, the campus follows, at a minimum, industry and Nevada OSHA (Department of Business and Industry, Mechanical Division) standards for engineering controls in HVACR systems to include installation of high-efficiency air filters, increasing ventilation rates in the work environment (where necessary), and installing physical barriers, such as clear plastic sneeze guards, in all public-facing or high interaction areas.