6/12: L. Denice Randle, Peace Community Center

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L. Denice Randle explains the ways in which Peace Community Center partners with families and the Tacoma Public Schools to support and enrich young students in their academic pathways through a data-informed holistic lens.

Interview begins at 8:45.


  • The state has extended through August 1st certain workplace protections for high-risk individuals seeking to protect themselves from COVID-19.
    • Workers older than 65 years of age, and those with underlying health conditions, have the right to seek an alternate work assignment, including telework or remote work locations if feasible
    • If that’s not feasible and the employee is unable to return to work, they have the right to use any accrued leave or unemployment benefits
    • Employers must maintain health insurance benefits while high risk employees are off the job, and are prohibited from permanently replacing high-risk employees
  • New guidance on domestic services and certain recreational activities has been issued by the governor. The full memos can be found by following links at governor.wa.gov in the “news” section


  • The Canada Border Services Agency announced Monday that non-Canadian citizens who do not exhibit signs and symptoms of COVID-19, and who are immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents, will be able to enter Canada if they are reuniting with the family member for at least 15 days.
    • Anyone entering Canada – no matter their country of origin or mode of entry – must isolate themselves for 14 days if they have COVID-19 symptoms or a confirmed case, and they must quarantine at home for 14 days if they do not have symptoms.


  • Tacoma’s official July 4th celebration has been postponed to a future date that can accommodate large outdoor gatherings.
  • Ethnic Fest and Community Center Summer Bashes have all been canceled.