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COVID-19 Information and Resources

CPTC Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

The purpose of this page is to provide you with an update on Clover Park Technical College’s response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Select programs at CPTC are eligible for in-person instruction.

What Washington State COVID guidelines mean for CPTC:

  1. CPTC is open and using remote methods to teach and provide services.
  2. Classes will be offered online to the extent possible.
  3. Social distancing is in place for all in-person interactions.


Visit the Learning Plan to read about how classes will be taught and which academic programs are accepting applications.

Information about Student Services, as well as how to contact each department, is available on our Virtual Assistance page.


Please allow yourself extra time for COVID check in. We ask for your patience as we learn the best ways to make the process quick and efficient. 

  1. Wear a mask.
  2. Review the training
  3. Complete the self-assessment
  4. See when the check-in hours are for your building or the nearest building at
  5. At the check-in area designated for your destination, you will have your temperature taken and be given an admission sticker.

  1. How can I book an appointment? Go to

  1. Can others come with me to campus? Please do your part to reduce the spread by coming alone. Contact Disability Resources if you require accommodation.

  2. Will there be on-campus instruction? Instructional labs will continue to meet in-person, following approved safety plans. Check with the instructor of the course for additional information.

  3. Do I have to be vaccinated to come to campus? No.

  4. Do I have to wear a mask on campus? Yes, masks are required to be worn at all times inside CPTC buildings.

  5. How are screenings being done? Building monitors screen visitors as they arrive 

  6. Are there building capacity limits? Yes. Building monitors and Campus Safety will limit the number of people admitted to Building 17. 


The CPTC Covid-19 Operations Plan outlines policies and procedures, which are subject to change. It is a living document and will be updated as new information is made available. It was last updated on October 23, 2020.


The incidence of COVID-19 is increasing in many states and countries. Persons arriving in Washington from other states or Washingtonians returning from other states or countries could increase the risk of COVID-19 spread.

Read more about the Travel Advisory, dated 11/13/2020.



All employees are being asked to take the SafeColleges training, regardless of your intent to go on campus. Employees will be required to attest to having reviewed these links as part of the process to enter any building.

Instructions for and links to the SafeColleges training can be found in the HR section of the College intranet. 

CPTC Intranet

Students and campus visitors

Review each link to complete the mandatory training prior to going to either campus.

  1. What is COVID-19
  2. How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
  3. Precautionary Measures and Safety Expectations at CPTC
  4. Which mask should I wear?
  5. Reliable Resources for Information about COVID-19

All students and visitors to either campus will be required to attest to having reviewed these links as part of the process to enter any building.

The Virtual Assistance page wraps up many of the services found across the College into a single online access point. 

Staff directory

Faculty directory

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department maintains a website with resources and records about local impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak at

Pierce County's Safe Start status: Phase 2


Clover Park Technical College is required to provide regular reporting to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) on the use of funds authorized by the CARES Act. Funds received by CPTC under the CARES Act were authorized by Congress and signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020. The information is intended to not only meet the reporting requirements of the CARES Act but also provide information to our college community regarding CPTC’s use of the student grant portion of the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF).

CARES Act Report

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