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Coronavirus: What You Should Know

Rogue Community College President Cathy Kemper-Pelle wants you to know the college is closely monitoring the coronavirus cases in Oregon to keep our staff, faculty, students and visitors informed with RCC's most reliable and up-to-date information.

RCC FAQs re: Coronavirus

If your specific question is not answered below, please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Here are some key steps you can take, according to the CDC, to prevent the spread of illness, including coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces.
  • If you or someone in your household is presenting symptoms, stay home from work and/or school.
  • If you need to cough or sneeze, be sure to cover it with a sleeve or tissue.

During this outbreak, please stay informed and safe. Reliable information from trusted sources is your best defense.

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Here are online resources you should use to get the most accurate, current, and fact-based information:

Here is what we know from the CDC:

The coronavirus is currently spread either through person to person contact (primary method) or through contact with infected surfaces or objects (secondary method).

Person-to-person spread

  • Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet)
  • Via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
  • These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Spread from contact with infected surfaces or objects

  • It may be possible that a person can get the coronavirus, by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Personal Prevention Measures

There is currently no vaccine to prevent the coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, the CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.

  • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including the coronavirus.
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of the coronavirus to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).