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All questions related to RCC’s response to COVID-19 should be directed to COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on Community Access
On May 18, 2020, Governor Baker and the task force leading the reopening of services and institutions in the state of Massachusetts released a four-phase plan. This plan and activation is dependent upon public health data and is relative to each industry and geographical area in the state. Each phase will last a minimum of three weeks. Additionally, each phase can be reversed to a prior if need be.
RCC has developed its own four-phase plan, and all phases and safety measures are informed by local, state, and national guidelines. All RCC phases adhere to the guidelines included in the state of MA’s plan for Reopening Higher Education.
All RCC members and guests are required to follow Protocol and Guidelines for Navigating, Interacting and Distancing on campus during all phases and until otherwise noted.
The safety and wellness of all RCC members is and always will be a top priority for the College. During all phases of reopening campus, the College will work with faculty and staff to ensure that options for remote work, alternative processes for completion of job tasks, and additional supports are provided. Those at high risk and who care for others who are at high risk will continue to work with Human Resources for support during the pandemic.
Nonessential travel is banned during Phases One-Three and will resume in Phase Four on an as-needed basis.
Phase One – Safer at Home – During Phase I, the following restrictions around campus access are enforced.
- All instruction is remote or online.
- Only essential workers and administrators who must conduct business on campus are permitted (employees must request access from their supervisor and follow guidelines).
- All academic and student support services are provided remotely.
- Employees assisting with the planning of reopening campus are permitted on campus on an as-needed basis.
- Athletic, recreational, and student activities are not provided on campus and are moved to remote format when possible.
All students, staff, and faculty, including those already working on campus, must review the mandatory health and safety requirements information on this page before returning to campus. Any questions about these materials should be directed to COVIDemail@example.com.
If You Feel Sick – Stay Home
If you feel sick, do not visit campus. One of the most effective ways to combat the spread of COVID-19 is to avoid leaving your home when you feel ill. You should immediately contact your health care provider if you begin to experience symptoms associated with COVID-19.
If you begin to feel sick while visiting campus, you should leave campus immediately:
- Any RCC employee who demonstrates symptoms of COVID-19 should leave work immediately and inform HR.
- Any student who demonstrates symptoms of COVID-19 should inform the Office of Student Life.
- Appropriate cleaning procedures will be implemented in the spaces any expected or diagnosed party visits on campus.
Following CDC guidelines, handwashing for at least 20 seconds with soap and water is required throughout the day. Hand sanitizer stations are also available throughout the campus. You must clean or sanitize your hands before and after visiting an office.
Link to hand hygiene information in Spanish: https://youtu.be/d6GqqqSC4Zw.
Face Coverings – Required for Campus Access
All campus visitors must always wear a face covering or mask at all times while on campus. The face covering or mask must cover the nose and mouth and may be reused if not soiled. Individuals working in private offices with closed doors may remove their face covering or mask only when in this setting.
Link to information in Spanish: https://youtu.be/oKRFWS9Eh3M
All members of our community will be required to adhere to social distancing guidelines. The guidelines include staying at least six feet from other people, avoiding shaking hands, avoiding gathering in groups, avoiding crowded places, and maintaining appropriate distance when studying or meeting in person.
Link to information in Spanish: https://youtu.be/atoYsk9lFXs
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