Pandemic Preparedness Plan Status: Level 2
Campuses are open. RSCC is following CDC guidelines. The latest information and resources can be found below.
RSCC Pandemic Preparedness Plan (*Update pending)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently launched a new tool – called COVID-19 Community Levels – that will help guide prevention steps based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Users are able to search county-by-county in their state to check the status.
For example, Roane County, Tennessee, is listed as medium (as of July 19, 2022). The page provides public safety recommendations based on the current level as well as COVID-19 prevention resources. The community levels are available for review on the COVID by County page of the CDC website.
At last check (July 14, 2022), levels across the counties in the State of Tennessee are mixed, reporting low, medium and high levels. The CDC urges everyone to monitor your local COVID-19 community level and take precautions to protect yourself and others.
The CDC has also released updated guidance for quarantine and isolation periods. These guidelines are dependent on vaccine status and exposure/contact circumstances. To review the most up-to-date public safety recommendations, visit the CDC's Quarantine and Isolation information page.
Remember, there is a difference between quarantine and isolation. You quarantine when you might have been exposed to the virus and may or may not have been infected. You isolate when you are sick or you have been infected with the virus, even if you don't have symptoms.
At this time, face masks are still strongly recommended indoors for everyone on campus. Social distancing recommendations remain in effect as well along with enhanced cleaning protocols and remote work opportunities for some employees. Wellness screenings are not currently required to access campus. If pandemic conditions change, the college’s response will adjust accordingly.
Roane State students, employees and visitors should continue to practice frequent hand washing to prevent the spread of illnesses. If you experience any symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you should not come to campus.
Students, faculty and staff should monitor college email for additional updates. Questions or concerns from any member of the campus community can be submitted by emailing email@example.com.
The CDC guidance, “When You've Been Fully Vaccinated,” contains other important information and is available here: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html. Questions can be directed to the college by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: Being fully vaccinated means you are at least two weeks out from your second dose of a two-dose vaccine (like Moderna or Pfizer) or it has been two weeks since you received a single-dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson).
Any member of the Roane State community can email email@example.com if they have an immediate need during the coronavirus pandemic such as food, transportation, childcare, and internet/computer access. While Roane State may not be able to assist directly with every request, we will connect students, staff, faculty and their families with local resources whenever possible.
We will continue to pass along additional information, so please check your Roane State email regularly and monitor this webpage. Please also sign up for RaiderAlerts and follow our social media accounts @RoaneState on Twitter and Facebook.
Visit the links below for up-to-date information from the CDC and the Tennessee Department of Health about the virus.
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