Who would have thought, back in March of 2020, that we would still be sharing pandemic updates two years later? Unfortunately, COVID is a very real part of our new normal. As we open our doors and welcome back our community, the safety and health of our staff, the people we serve, our volunteers and our community is of the utmost importance at Tacoma Community House (TCH). TCH will continue its mask protocol based on the CDC’s recommendations for Pierce County: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html
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Asymptomatic and symptomatic clients are screened before appointments, and surfaces are cleaned with disinfecting wipes often. Some departments may have their own mask requirements based on the type of work they do. All volunteers, and students participating in any in-person activities are required to provide proof of full vaccination (2 doses of Pfizer or Moderna, or 1 dose of Johnson & Johnson) against COVID-19.
While vaccination and testing policies can go a long way toward protecting our community, we’re still keeping other measures in place in accordance with Pierce County guidelines, and the evolving nature of this pandemic. At this time, that means the following for all in-person activities:
- Stay home if you don’t feel well! We can’t wait to have you join us, but let’s hold off until you’re feeling 100%!
- Wash and sanitize your hands frequently. Hand washing with soap and water is best (for the length of two rounds of “Happy Birthday!”), but hand sanitizer will do in a pinch. Make sure to cover any cough or sneeze with your sleeve, not your hands. We’ll be sure to keep all often-touched communal surfaces cleaned frequently.
- Keep those face coverings handy! We’ll have a limited supply of face coverings available for those who do not have one or would like one.
- And speaking of physical distancing, let’s keep at it! Whenever possible, keep at least six feet of space between you and others.
Now for the exciting news!!!
We are happy to share that as of Monday, April 4th, TCH and the REACH Center reopened our doors to the public with in person classes beginning April 11th and all programs scheduling appointments for services.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities:
Thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue to develop ways to keep our volunteers engaged. We will keep you informed of when and how we can rely upon your volunteer service as we move forward – this process may take longer than hoped & we apologize for this. Together we are fighting for resources, equity, participation, diversity, and human rights. The investments you are making in Tacoma Community House are, indeed, investments in our community. We know you are eager to assist TCH’s programs and clients, and we thank you for your ongoing commitment.