As we prepare for a fall semester with changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have compiled important information for students, faculty, staff and other members of the Roane State community into one convenient location below. Please continue to check your RSCC email for updates and return to this page periodically for the latest details on our plans and response.
Students can expect to continue their education online or on campus, depending on their comfort level with the COVID-19 precautions that are in place, the availability of classes and the college’s ability to safely offer courses in person.
For those who want to register for classes that are delivered completely online, we have expanded web sections available. For those who want to learn in the classroom, on campus classes are offered as well with public health measures to increase safety.
A variety of delivery methods will be utilized throughout the fall semester, including a hybrid model with a portion of the course being taught in the classroom and a portion taught online. If the pandemic worsens in our area, the majority of in-person classes may be transitioned to the online environment.
For more information, Roane State’s Pandemic Preparedness Plan can be viewed at roanestate.edu/coronavirus.
Anyone who comes to campus for any reason will be required to wear a face covering indoors or in any situation where physical distancing cannot be maintained (such as during the check-in process). A wellness screening is also required each time you plan to access campus. Please note that face shields alone are no longer recommended per CDC guidelines, though you may wear a face shield in addition to a face mask/covering.
In most cases, the wellness screening should be completed online prior to arriving on campus. The screening can be accessed inside RaiderNet, by visiting roanestate.edu/checkup or by clicking the “required on campus” banner on the RSCC home page. Screening questions cover possible symptoms of COVID-19 and known exposures to positive or probable cases. Proof of successful completion of the screening will be required at check-in and must be taken the same day. If needed, the screening may be completed at the check-in location using a mobile device provided by the college or a paper copy of the screening form. If the wellness screening is failed, admission to campus will be denied. Please note that touchless temperature checks are not currently part of the screening process but can be completed by screeners if needed (for example, a temperature check might be performed if an individual did not complete the screening prior to coming to campus and was unsure if they have had a fever). Students, staff, faculty and visitors should follow signage posted at campuses for check-in instructions.
Students, faculty and staff are also advised to arrive on campus approximately one hour earlier than normal in order to allow extra time for the check-in process. This will be crucial especially during the first few weeks of classes as we all adjust to the new safety procedures. The extra time allotted for the check-in process is expected to decrease as students and staff become more familiar with the process.
At check-in on campus, you can expect the following:
Information on the delivery method for your classes is included in the detail section of your schedule. Modifications to the schedule and classroom setups are being implemented as needed and may include, as appropriate, one or more of the following:
Delivery methods and modifications will vary by academic program based on the course content and the needs of students. The modifications are not limited to those listed above. Additional information will be provided directly from instructors.
Roane State is requesting that students, faculty, staff and visitors self-report any positive test result for COVID-19 using our online portal at roanestate.edu/checkup. The college will be sharing data related to the number of positive cases reported by our campus community with the Tennessee Board of Regents and the relevant health departments. Public announcements of positive COVID-19 cases at RSCC will only be made when the student, employee or visitor has been on an RSCC campus within the period in which they could have been contagious. Students or staff reporting positive test results who have been learning or working remotely will not be included in public notifications because they do not pose any risk to the campus community. COVID-19 positive cases will not be permitted on campus until their quarantine period has ended (14 days after exposure with no symptoms or 10 days after last symptoms were observed, per CDC guidelines).
Additional details on Roane State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found online by visiting roanestate.edu/coronavirus.
If you have questions or concerns related to the fall semester and reopening of Roane State campuses, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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