March 18, 2020 - Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

March 18, 2020
Purce Hall

Dear Campus Community,

We hope you’re taking care of yourselves and doing well, even if the week has been different than you originally anticipated. Our community’s ability to adapt as we navigate this ever-changing landscape together is a reminder of our resilience and contributes to our progress. 

It is important for everyone to follow social distancing directives and guidance from Governor Inslee. Students who are able should avoid being on campus. The college is strongly encouraging as many staff as possible to work remotely if you are equipped and asked to do so. 

New resources have been added to the college’s COVID-19 site including: 

  • A compilation of information on the ways the college has adapted to support students, employees, and the campus community. 
  • A list of on-campus services, which have been altered to meet social distancing requirements. 

This website will continue to be where you can find the most current information available. If you have questions or circumstances that are not currently addressed on the website, please send an email to

In the coming days further information on the college’s plans to support remote teaching and services for spring quarter will be provided. This information will be shared via email and on the web. Please make sure to check your inbox filtering settings and junk mail to make sure you are receiving these important communications.

Thank you again for your flexibility through these unusual times. Please continue to take preventative measures, not only because you may feel at risk, but so we can lessen the risk for all. We'd also like to remind you that TAO is available as an online support resource for all, especially students, and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available for faculty and staff.

Best regards,

COVID-19 Planning & Response Team