Letter from the President
Dear RCC family,
We are all eager to return to our campuses and see each other in person, but we also know that the health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff come first. With the ongoing uncertainty about the impacts of COVID-19, RCC recognizes that conditions will likely change from semester to semester. RCC’s Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 plans are based on several guiding principles:
- Our priority is the health, safety, and wellness – both physical and emotional – of students, faculty, staff, and our community.
- We will follow applicable CDC, Virginia Department of Health, and local guidance.
- We will follow Virginia’s guidance on both easing and reinstating public health restrictions as the situation changes.
I trust everyone to promote and exhibit safe behaviors as decreasing the spread of the virus is a shared responsibility. Even as public health restrictions ease, we have an obligation to each other to help reduce the spread and stop any resurgence of COVID-19. RCC will do our part and we ask you to commit to doing the same. Help us continue to provide high-quality educational experiences for members of our community by preparing them for success as learners, employees, and citizens.
Wishing you health and peace,
Shannon L. Kennedy, Ed.D. President
The RCC community shares an accountability to one another to follow these safety steps for our own well-being and that of others.
1. Complete the Health Safety Agreement
All students are required to complete the Student Health Safety Agreement [PDF] upon starting classes for the upcoming semesters to assure they understand their obligations in maintaining a safe environment when on campus.
Faculty & Staff
Likewise, all faculty and staff are required to complete the Faculty and Staff Health Safety Agreement [PDF] that provides VCCS guidelines to ensure the health and well-being of everyone working, studying and visiting our campuses.
2. Think Safety — Be Aware
Wear a mask, maintain social distance when possible, and wash hands/sanitize often.
3. Self-Screen Daily
It is a requirement for all students and staff visiting the RCC campus to self-screen daily. Please complete a self-screening survey to ensure the safety of fellow students and employees.
4. Report Any Exposures
If you have tested positive, or have had “Direct Contact” with someone showing COVID-19 symptoms, or someone who later tested positive for the coronavirus, you have a duty to report that you were exposed and provide when and which RCC campuses were visited. This information helps track and reduce the spread of the virus. To report an exposure, please download the COVID-19 Exposure Form [PDF] and email it to email@example.com.
5. Follow Travel Guidelines
RCC follows the CDC’s travel guidelines. Please read and follow the current guidelines prior to traveling: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html
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