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Holiday Guidance regarding COVID-19


With the holidays approaching, I wanted to provide all employees and students with some additional guidance around holiday travel.

Update: Face shields no longer acceptable without masks

masks required on campus

IMPORTANT NOTICE: A surgical mask, washable cloth mask or N95 respirator (without exhalation valve) must be worn at all times when inside campus buildings and outside when 6 feet distance between individuals can't be maintained.

Wearing masks on campus

July 2, 2020

We care about you.

Rogue Community College’s COVID-19 Response Plan continues to focus on everyone's safety, and we are operating on the most current information from our governing agencies. Though we continue to provide classes online, there are still some instances when people must visit an RCC campus.

As of July 1, 2020 all staff, faculty, students, contractors and visitors to any RCC campus are required to wear a mask, face covering, or face shield while inside any RCC facility.

Let's talk about mental health

May 28, 2020

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this year it seems especially important. Adapting to this coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of stress.

In addition to the new academic challenges you're facing due to online classes, we know that many students are facing financial stress, childcare struggles and other obstacles that affect emotional well-being. In light of these challenges, there are a few special programs we want you know about:

RCC announces spring schedule changes

March 13, 2020

In order to protect the health and well-being or our campus communities during the coronavirus pandemic, Rogue Community College President Cathy Kemper-Pelle this afternoon announced significant changes to the college's spring schedule. While college services will remain open, spring break for students will be extended by one week, beginning March 23. Spring term will begin April 6.

RCC makes precautionary changes against coronavirus

Rogue Community College (RCC) knows that the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Oregon is of concern to our students, staff and community. “The future is uncertain, but RCC remains solidly committed to providing a safe and healthy educational environment.” said RCC President Cathy Kemper-Pelle. “However, the way we provide service needs to shift for a time.”  

March 10, 2020

RCC Prepares All Campuses and Centers for Comprehensive Response to Coronavirus

On February 28, 2020, Rogue Community College joined a statewide higher education task force in preparing should the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread to Oregon. On Friday, March 6, RCC leadership met with the COVID-19 higher education task force for a conference call to discuss appropriate institutional responses.  

March 9, 2020

Communication to Students

The Governor of Oregon has declared a state of emergency because of the coronavirus (COVID-19); however, colleges are encouraged by the Oregon Department of Health to remain open and support a healthy teaching and learning environment.

You are an important member of the college community. We assure you we are taking steps to keep you safe on campus: extra cleaning of high-touch areas, hand sanitizing stations, providing tissues and encouraging hand washing.

March 9, 2020

Communications to Staff

Our college response to coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve to meet community needs. At this time the Departments of Public Health for Jackson and Josephine Counties do not recommend campus closures. We have an active response team in place that includes the college president, vice presidents, risk manager, facilities director, marketing director, and human resources director. This group will meet at least every other day or as needed to review and update our response.

March 7, 2020

Rogue Community College continues to closely monitor the coronavirus cases in Oregon to keep the college informed with the most reliable and up-to-date information.  There are now two cases of the virus in Southern Oregon. A March 7 Flash Alert from Jackson County Public Health read:

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