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On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV”.

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused by a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.

COVID-19 is a global pandemic and all members of our community must remain vigilant in taking active steps to curb the spread of the virus. Despite RCC’s safety protocols, we cannot fully eliminate the spread of COVID on our campus or in the community.

Rogue Community College, in partnership with the Josephine and Jackson County Public Health Departments, is monitoring a variety of indicators to determine what actions may need to be taken should conditions change.

Illness Reporting

Any employee, supervisor or student who reports COVID-19 symptoms, receives a report of COVID 19 symptoms, feels that they may have been exposed to COVID 19 or are pending a presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 should notify the Director of Risk Management by downloading (you must download, not just open the form, to be able to type in the boxes and see the dropdown lists in the fields), completing and saving this form, and email the completed form to and then follow the guidance of their healthcare provider and local public health department regarding treatment and self-isolation.


Before you come to campus

symptom self-checkDo a symptom Self-Check

If you've had even one COVID-19 related symptom within the previous three days, stay home.
Screen and Report

Face covering protocol at RCCBring Your Face Covering

Face coverings are required inside all buildings and outside within 6 feet of others.
Face Covering FAQ

wash your hands, RCC safety protocolsWash Your Hands

Thorough hand washing and avoiding touching your face help prevent sickness.
Safety Protocols