Pandemic Preparedness Plan Status: Level 2
Campuses are open. RSCC is following CDC guidelines. The latest information and resources can be found below.
RSCC Coronavirus Response FAQ (*Update pending)
RSCC Pandemic Preparedness Plan (*Update pending)
On May 17, 2021, Roane State announced updates to its pandemic response plan, including the removal of the face mask requirement for individuals who are fully vaccinated*. The college has also ended its daily wellness screening requirement for campus access. These changes follow updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on May 13, 2021.
Until further notice, Roane State will maintain some of the preventive measures put in place during the pandemic in order to keep campuses as safe as possible. Protocols that will remain in place include:
Roane State students, employees and visitors should also 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.
Following the latest guidance from the CDC, the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) recommends anyone who has not yet been vaccinated do so as soon as possible. TBR is also highly encouraging those who have not been fully vaccinated to continue to wear a mask and to engage in social distancing, both to protect themselves and others.
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).
As part of continued efforts to share important pandemic information with the campus community, Roane State launched an online COVID-19 case reporting dashboard during the fall semester. The tool, available at roanestate.edu/COVIDreport, is being updated at least weekly to include active and recovered cases reported through the college’s online portal. The case data is broken down by campus location.
Cases shown on this dashboard will only include positive cases that have been on a Roane State campus during a period of time when the individual might have been contagious. Positive reports from students, faculty and staff who are learning or working remotely will not be included on the dashboard unless they have visited a campus.
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 over the coming days and weeks, 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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