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  • To keep you safe, all in-person lectures, labs, meetings and events are suspended until further notice. 
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Many helpful links are provided along the left-hand side of this page for both students and faculty. We are also currently expanding all our support services for you to access remotely (check out the “Online Students Services" link.) Revisit this page frequently for updates and additional resources.

​Log into CANVAS and check your RCCD email often. We are a strong community of Mustangs. We support you and are happy to answer any questions you have. Together, we can do this!

Messages for Students


October 28, 2021 - REMINDER: RCCD Fall 2021-Survey Link Enclosed​

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Hello Fellow Students,

My name is Jack Harris and I was elected to serve as your Riverside Community College District Student Trustee for the 2021-2022 year. It is now important for your voice to be heard in taking this Fall 2021 Student Survey which informs your College of the necessary procedures to increase access for your right to an education.

Your College cares to know how school is going this semester and has created a quick survey that you can take here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FALL21_RCCD.

The responses you give will enable us to focus resources to where you need them, as well as provide valuable guidance for planning for the upcoming winter and spring terms. Your responses will remain confidential, and since the survey is voluntary, you are under no obligation to answer anything you don’t feel comfortable answering.

As students, we are very busy with our jobs, our partners, friends and obligations. This survey will take you no more than 5 minutes and will enable our College District to better meet your needs and improve the capacity for all of us to contribute to our community.

Please email me at jharris146@student.rccd.edu or message me on Instagram @student_trusteejackharris for any questions or concerns that you have.



October 28, 2021 - Winter Term 2022 - Priority Registration begins Nov. 1

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Dear Students,

The upcoming holidays and cooler weather signal the approach of the new year and the start of the winter term. January 3 through February 10 is a short term, but these short terms are often the key to graduating on-time (or even a bit early). Now is the time to look at your college’s class schedule and decide which classes you want to take. A great variety of classes will be held on campus and in hybrid mode, as well as online.

Priority registration for the winter term begins on November 1.

Vaccination Requirement
If you want to take classes on campus and in hybrid mode, you will need to have at least your first COVID vaccination before you register for your winter term classes. The only exception to this requirement is for students who apply for and receive a medical vaccine accomodation (application available here). Online classes are available to everyone, vaccinated or not vaccinated, but my recommendation is that anyone who is eligible be vaccinated ASAP so that we can achieve community immunity and get past this awful pandemic.

Cleared4 Reporting
All students are encouraged to report their COVID vaccination status on the Cleared4 System using the private link sent to each student’s email address. We will keep your personal information confidential. If you haven’t registered on the Cleared4 System yet, please do so now. Need help with accessing the Cleared4 system? Email: Cleared4@rccd.edu or call the Cleared4 Hotline: 951-222-8017.

Our objective is to keep our campuses safe, and our students, faculty and staff healthy. Your help and cooperation are greatly appreciated.

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



October 6, 2​021 - Chancellor Isaac's Message to Students​

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Dear Students,

It is our intention to provide a high-quality education to everyone who wants to attend one of our colleges. Whether online or on-campus, the instructors and professors at Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College are dedicated to providing an exceptional education to all of our students.

Vaccination Requirement for Face-to-Face (F2F) and Hybrid Classes, and In-Person Services In order to provide a safe learning environment on campus, the board of trustees of the Riverside Community College District is requiring all students in F2F or hybrid classes to be vaccinated and wear a mask indoors. Students who want to take F2F or hybrid classes must be fully vaccinated (which includes a 2-week period after the final dose of a vaccine to develop antibodies) or be on an approved medical accommodation before the first day of the term.

Exceptions to Vaccination Requirement The only exceptions to this board policy are those provided for students who have applied for and received an Academic Adjustment (accommodation) through the college Disability Resource Center/Disabled Students Services after receiving a medical vaccine exemption from their health care provider. Students may begin the application and submit the required documents here. For additional information and links to COVID-19 related resources, please visit the District’s Safe Return Website.​

Partially Vaccinated and Unvaccinated/Non-Approved Accommodation Students who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or have not been approved for academic adjustments (accommodations) will only be eligible for online classes. We encourage you to get vaccinated! Vaccine clinics are available throughout our community. To find a vaccination site near you, go to Vaccines.gov​.

Upcoming Deadlines for Registration and Preparation for Enrollment

Update Vaccination Status Using Cleared4 Students must use the personal login that each student receives via your student email. This is the first step and it is required for anyone seeking in-person services on district facilities or colleges. Need help with accessing the Cleared4 system? Email: Cleared4@rccd.edu or call the Cleared4 Hotline: 951-222-8017.

Winter Term 2022 Priority Registration Begins Monday, November 1 In order to register for F2F or hybrid classes students must have had their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and have submitted proof of their vaccination status through RCCD’s Cleared4 system before registering for classes. Priority registration for the winter term begins on November 1, 2021. Please plan in advance if you intend to enroll in F2F or hybrid classes.

Reminder: The second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine must be received before December 19, 2021 (two weeks prior to the start of the winter term which begins Monday, January 3, 2022).

Spring Term 2022 Priority Registration Begins Monday, November 29 To register for F2F or hybrid classes students must have had their first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and have submitted proof of their vaccination status through RCCD’s Cleared4 system before registering for classes. Priority registration for the spring term begins on November 29, 2021. Again, please plan in advance if you intend to enroll in F2F or hybrid classes.

Reminder: The second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine must be received before January 30, 2022 (two weeks prior to the start of the spring term which begins Monday, February 14, 2022).

Please remember, to be on campus or attend F2F and hybrid classes, students will be required to show their “Blue Pass” from the Cleared4 system indicating they are fully vaccinated or their “Green Pass” if they are on an approved medical accommodation. Students on an approved medical accommodation will be required to take a weekly COVID-19 PCR test.

While we understand the transition to adapting to the vaccine requirement has been challenging, the system is working, and the rate of infection and hospitalization (COVID related- cases) at RCCD colleges is significantly less than that of Riverside County as a whole, or the State of California (See the latest RCCD data here​). We thank you for doing your part in helping to keep your fellow students, instructors and the RCCD community, COVID-safe by adhering to these safety measures.

Your health and safety are the priority. I sincerely hope that you will make yourselves eligible for all of the activities, events and classes that we have planned for the upcoming terms by getting vaccinated. We look forward to seeing you in-person.

Yours Truly,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
RCCD Chancellor



* Campus visitors who need access to District or college facilities, events or venues, can register for a CLEARED4 account so that they can upload their proof of vaccination and receive a pass to enable access. Visitors use this link to register. Please note, this link is not for students or employees. There is a unique, personalized link that will be sent to each student and employee via email from CLEARED4.



September 17, 2​021 - Vaccine Deadline

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Vaccine Deadline

Please act now to assure you meet the September 30th vaccination deadline to prevent being administratively dropped from your Face-To-Face (F2F) and Hybrid (HYB) classes on October 15th. Don’t delay. Get your final dose by September 30.

We hope that no one will be dropped from their classes. We are dedicated to keeping our colleges safe and your cooperation in these efforts is greatly appreciated. Get your final dose by September 30 and wear a mask.

The District has identified students who need to receive the final dose by September 30th and will contact them directly. Notification and reminders with vaccination site locations will be provided. Testing will continue to be provided on campus. For those who want to test off campus, please see My Turn https://myturn.ca.gov/​​.​




September 16, 2​021 - Vaccination Reminder

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I​MPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Today, September 16, is the last day to get your second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in order to be fully vaccinated by the deadline of September 30th. There is a 14-day waiting period after the final dose of the vaccine in order to build immunity and be cleared in the Cleared4 system. Please act now to assure you meet the September 30th full vaccination deadline and prevent being administratively dropped from your Face-To-Face (F2F) and Hybrid (HYB) classes on October 1st. Don’t delay. Get your final dose today.

WEAR A MASK - We continue to require all individuals to wear face masks inside all college facilities and classrooms, and urge everyone to wear face masks outside as well, especially when social distancing is not possible.

NEW INFO - The District’s Safe Return website pages are updated on a regular basis. A new link has been added to the website sharing compiled data from the Cleared4 system. To view this information, click on the COVID-19 Confirmed Cases link in the navigation menu on the left of the Safe Return website pages at - www.rccd.edu/return​.

We are dedicated to keeping our colleges safe. Your cooperation in these efforts to ensure that our campuses are safe places to learn and study is greatly appreciated.​

Riverside Community College District​



August 26, 2​021 - Add/Drop Information

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Dear Students,

We are writing to you with an update regarding the add process. From Sunday, August 29th (12:00 noon) through the add/drop deadline on Friday, September 3rd (11:59PM), you will be able to directly add classes with your add codes on WebAdvisor or EduNav.
If you emailed Admissions to request to add/drop a class, your request may not be processed by Sunday (due to heavy demand). Don’t worry! If you are not added to or dropped from the class you requested by Sunday morning, you may add or drop yourself on WebAdvisor or EduNav using the add code your instructor gave you.

If you have any difficulty or questions, please reach out to your instructors.

We appreciate your patience during this very challenging time.

Riverside Community College District​



August 19, 2​021 - Proof of Vaccinations Due Today

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Dear Students,

I realize that the last two weeks have proven to be challenging after the District instituted a mandatory vaccination policy for students and employees. I want you to know the decision was made solely with the purpose of providing a safe education and work environment on District properties.

Students are required to submit proof of vaccination, even if only one shot has been secured, by today (Thursday, August 19) at 11:59 pm PST. The District has contracted with CLEARED4 to screen students for vaccination status. You should receive regular emails from CLEARED4. If not, you can call (951) 222-8017 or email: cleared4@rccd.edu for assistance.

Beginning on Monday, to access face-to-face on campus classes you must be either fully vaccinated or partially vaccinated (at least one shot administered) with a negative test result.

Students must also complete the daily symptom checker from CLEARED4 to maintain your pass and show your date stamped pass to your instructor prior to classes each day. Your pass will be verified with the course roster.

Fully vaccinated individuals need to submit proof of vaccination to CLEARED4. Once confirmed, you will receive a blue pass which allows access to District facilities.

Partially vaccinated individuals need to provide proof of partial vaccination to CLEARED4 and be tested each week. Testing sites on campus are open Monday – Thursday, and these services are free of charge. Since it takes 24-48 hours for the test results, students should be tested by Thursday, August 19, if they utilize the on campus testing sites. The District is providing time for individuals to visit a campus testing site to complete the quick and free test. However, students must Book Appointments immediately in order to be tested on campus today. If a student decides to have testing done off campus, they will have to upload their test results to their CLEARED4 account before 12 pm PST on Sunday, August 22. Note: Only PCR test results will be accepted. Partially vaccinated students who test negative each week until fully vaccinated will receive a green pass from CLEARED4 allowing access to District facilities.

Students who are not vaccinated or do not show proof of vaccination by the deadline, will only be able to participate in ONLINE classes and services (counseling, health, library, tutoring, and other student services).

If you are currently enrolled in face-to-face classes and will not be vaccinated or show proof of vaccination via Cleared4 by August 19th you MUST change your schedule by enrolling in online courses. If you don’t change your schedule, you will be administratively dropped from any face-to-face or hybrid class you are enrolled in. Counselors and advisors are ready to help you change your schedule if you are not vaccinated (MVC Counseling, NC Counseling, RCC Counseling​).

Additional online classes, including late start classes, are being added to the fall schedules to further accommodate students requiring online classes.

According to the resolution passed by the Board (8/10) there are no medical or religious exemptions for students.

Students must wear a mask inside District facilities. The only exceptions to this rule are when you have an approved exemption, or you are alone in a room with the door closed, when eating a meal or snack, or when wearing a face covering creates a hazard during instructional activities. It is recommended that you wear a mask outside as well.

A student who is partially vaccinated and fails to complete the weekly test will not be allowed access to face-to-face on campus classes until a negative test result is secured.

A student who receives a positive test result is barred from accessing District facilities and must complete the COVID Positive Case form on the Safe Return website. Student Health & Psychological Services (SHPS) will contact you with the next steps. If there is a student who tests positive, close contact individuals on campus will be notified and be required to be tested regardless of vaccination status.

The Delta variant remains a highly contagious and dangerous virus, especially for younger individuals. It was reported earlier this week that the Delta variant accounted for more than 80 percent of new cases in the US and that 97 percent of individuals seeking medical care are unvaccinated. And while there have been breakthrough cases, the vaccine remains the best option toward providing a measure of protection. Vaccinated individuals tend to be either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms such as those of the common cold.

Please, do your part.

Thanks,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



August 17, 2​021 - What You Need to Know!

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Dear Students,

READ THIS EMAIL - Before classes start next week, you need to:
  1. Provide proof of vaccination on the CLEARDED4 system by August 19, or switch to online classes if you are unvaccinated.
  2. Wear a mask.
    • Outside - recommended
    • Inside - mandatory
  3. Be prepared to show your blue or green pass from CLEARED4 (printed, or on your smart phone) before you come to campus.
  4. When you arrive on campus for your first day of classes, you will need to visit a check-in station to show your blue or green pass. Signs on campus will show you the way.
All students who register for fall classes will automatically get an email from CLEARED4 with a personalized link so that you can upload your vaccination information and print or download your blue pass (fully vacinated) or green pass (partially vaccinated with a negative COVID test result).

COVID tests will be provided free of charge to partially vaccinated students until they are fully vaccinated and have had two weeks to build immunity (by September 30).

If you have not been vaccin​​​​ated, you can still get your first vaccination by this Thursday and submit your proof of vaccination in the CLEARED4 system. Having problems with the CLEARED4 system? Call: (951) 222-8017 or email: cleared4@rccd.edu​.

FREE Vaccination Clinics - This Week! Important: All students who are planning to take face-to-face, onsite classes during the fall semester are required to submit proof of vaccination in the CLEARED4 system by 11:59 pm on August 19. If you do not submit your proof of vaccination, you will be redirected to eligible classes that are being offered online. Counselors and advisors are ready to help you change your schedule if you are not vaccinated.
We are ready to help you! Online or face-to-face, we are looking forward to a safe, challenging, and successful fall semester with all of you.​

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



August 12, 2​021 - There is Still Time to be Vaccinated!

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Dear Students,

Many of you have questions about the new Board Resolution passed on August 10. I appreciate the concerns that are being expressed and I hope to answer some of your questions with these emails. I will continue sending you updates and more information as we continue our preparations for the fall semester.​

- UNVACCINATED STUDENTS -
If you have not been vaccinated, you can sign up for online classes, or you can still get vaccinated and access face-to-face classes on RCCD campuses in the fall because partially vaccinated students are eligible. Here are your options:
  1. If you get the Johnson & Johnson single dose vaccine by August 19, and provide proof of vaccination on the CLEARED4 system, you will be able to attend classes on campus in the fall.
  2. If you get the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine by August 19, and provide proof of vaccination on the CLEARED4 system, you will be able to attend classes on campus in the fall.*
  3. If you get the first dose of the Moderna vaccine by August 19, and provide proof of vaccination on the CLEARED4 system, you will be able to attend classes on campus in the fall.*​​​
- PARTIALLY VACCINATED STUDENTS -

Partially vaccinated students will be tested each week (until your immunity is built up) until September 2 for Johnson & Johnson vaccinated individuals, and until September 30 for Pfizer or Moderna vaccinated individuals. The CLEARED4 system will keep you informed on testing and will provide green passes to partially vaccinated students each week who have tested negative for COVID-19.

*If you get the first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines before August 19, you will need to get the second dose by September 16, so that you can build your immunity by the end of September.

All students will receive instructions on accessing CLEARED4 by text message and by student emails today.

- FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS​​ -

Information about on-campus vaccination clinics sponsored by Costco is available here. ​The clinics are scheduled at the following times and locations:​
Free vaccinations are also offered by the Riverside County Office of Public Health.​

I​nternational vaccines will also be accepted as long as they are approved by the World Health Organization.​

- ACCOMODATIONS FOR UNVACCINATED STUDENTS -

To keep our campuses safe, the board has approved the resolution to mandate vaccinations for those students who will participate in classes on campus. Unvaccinated students will be able to access online student support services and enroll in online distance education courses.

Looking forward to the fall semester with all of you!

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



August 11, 2​021 - Chancellor's Message to Students

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Dear Students,

Due to worsening conditions associated with COVID-19,the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) Board of Trustees approved a new resolution (No. 02 – 21/22​) on August 10, 2021 requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty, staff and visitors* who will be accessing District facilities or the campuses of Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College.

PROOF OF COVID-19 VACCINATION IS REQUIRED FOR ANYONE ACCESSING RCCD FACILITIES AS O​F THE FIRST DAY OF THE FALL SEMESTER


- VACCINATED STUDENTS -
Prior to attending any face-to-face (F2F) on-site classes or accessing on-site services, fully and partially vaccinated students must provide proof of vaccination via CLEARED4 by 8 pm PST on August 19. CLEARED4 instructions will be sent to student email addresses on Thursday, August 12. Fully vaccinated students will receive a “blue pass” giving them access to on-site instruction and services. Partially vaccinated students will receive a “green pass” once a negative test result has been confirmed. The green pass, just like the blue pass, also gives students access to on-site instruction and services.

Two options will be offered for submitting proof of vaccination:
  • Option 1: Upload a photo or scanned copy of a completed vaccination card for either Johnson & Johnson, Moderna or Pfizer vaccinations.
  • Option 2: Connect your health data through a link from CLEARED4 to your Electronic Health Record (EHR) provided by your insurance or health care provider.
IMPORTANT - One of the above two options MUST be completed by August 19 at 8 pm PST to avoid being dropped from all face-to-face (F2F) or Hybrid classes on Friday, August 20.

REFUNDS - Fees associated with the administratively dropped courses will be refunded to students.

- PARTIALLY VACCINATED STUDENTS -

You are considered a partially vaccinated student if you have only received the first dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or have received two doses but have not had two-weeks to build immunity; OR you have received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine after August 9, 2021 and have not had two weeks to build immunity.
In addition to providing proof of vaccination (as indicated above), partially vaccinated students must provide a NEGATIVE COVID TEST RESULT WEEKLY until you are considered fully vaccinated in order to access any F2F classes or on-site services.

FREE COVID TESTING – Partially vaccinated students can schedule testing appointments at one of the three colleges or District offices through CLEARED4. Walk-ins are also welcome. Testing locations and hours of operation are:
  • Culinary Arts Academy and District Office (CAADO) – Room 209
    Thursdays (1:00pm – 4:00pm)
  • Moreno Valley College (MVC)– Administration Annex
    Mondays & Thursdays (7:00am - 2:00pm), Tuesdays & Wednesdays (12:00pm - 7:00pm)
  • Norco College (NC)– CSS Upper Lounge
    Mondays & Thursdays (7:00am - 2:00pm), Tuesdays & Wednesdays (12:00pm - 7:00pm)
  • Riverside City College (RCC)- will be conducting COVID testing on campus in two locations:
    Digital Library Breezeway: Monday - Thursday (11:00am - 7:00pm)
    Bradshaw, Student Dining: Monday - Thursday (7:00am - 2:00pm)
Test results will be available through CLEARED4 within 24-48 hours and a “green pass” to access RCCD facilities will be provided from CLEARED4 via your mobile device or computer that you may print OR display using your mobile device.

REMEMBER – If you need a second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, you will need to receive the second dose on or before September 16, 2021 to continue F2F classes.

IMPORTANT - In order for partially vaccinated students to access F2F instruction on Monday, August 23, you must have BOTH a Negative COVID test result and have submitted proof of your partial vaccination status through CLEARED4.

- UNVACCINATED STUDENTS -

If you have NOT been vaccinated, you may register and participate in online (ONLN) classes and services (counseling, health, library, tutoring, student services) but will not be allowed on-site access to college campuses or District facilities. Additional online classes are being added to the fall schedules ​to further accommodate all students.

For help planning your schedule, please contact your college counseling office for access to a counselor.

FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS

The clinics are scheduled at the following times and locations (walk-ins are welcome):
  • ​MVC - Administration Annex - August 17 and 24 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • NC - Norco College Library - August 18 and 25 (9:00am – 5:00pm)
  • RCC - Digital Library Auditorium and Breezeway - August 19 and 26 (10:00am – 5:00pm)
  • Free vaccinations are also offered by the Riverside County Office of Public Health.
FACE COVERINGS will be required indoors and strongly encouraged outdoors. Masks, face shields, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes will be provided in college buildings and District offices.

We look forward to seeing ALL OF OUR STUDENTS on-site or online soon. Please continue to check your student email for more information to come! Together we will enjoy a safe and engaging fall semester.

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​


* Campus visitors who need access to District or college facilities, events or venues, can register for a CLEARED4 account so that they can upload their proof of vaccination and receive a pass to enable access. Visitors use this link to register. Please note, this link is not for students or employees. There is a unique, personalized link that will be sent to each student and employee via email from CLEARED4.



July 26, 2​021 - Return to Campus Information - Please See Most Recent Communication for Current Information

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***This information has changed. Please see the most recent communication to students for current information.​ ***​

Dear Students,

ENROLL NOW FOR THE FALL SEMESTER!
You don't have to be vaccinated to be in class and it’s not too late to sign up for fall classes.

If you haven’t been in a while, that’s no problem. Update your application now and in two days you can enroll in the classes you need.

Financial Aid is also available for the fall semester, including CARES Act funding ($500+) for those who need additional assistance due to the pandemic.

FACE-TO-FACE, HYBRID AND ONLINE FALL CLASSES
Yes! We are offering classes face-to-face, hybrid and online at Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College in the fall. The course offerings are being updated regularly to meet student demand. Check for updates to the class schedules of each college here

MASK/FACE COVERING REQUIREMENT
In keeping with our commitment to creating the safest environment possible for all those who come to the District or any one of our three colleges, RCCD will continue to require face coverings/masks for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. The California Department of Public Health has shared what is allowable for masks and face shields at this link - https://bit.ly/3eLFoJa

DAILY SYMPTOM CHECKER
Students and college personnel must also use the daily COVID-19 Symptom Checker found here - https://bit.ly/3zvE0lV - before they arrive on campus.

REGULAR COVID TESTING FOR UNVACCINATED
FREE COVID-19 testing at each college will be available for college employees and students, and will be required on a regular basis for those who are unvaccinated.

UPDATED AIR FILTRATION SYSTEMS AND CLEANING PROTOCOLS
The heating and air-conditioning systems in all of our buildings have improved air filters; classrooms are cleaned every day they are used; hand sanitizers are provided in every building; and, college personnel are being trained to handle COVID-19 outbreaks and contact tracing. The colleges are busily preparing for your safe return to campus. All you need to do is enroll.

VACCINATION
More than 56% of the people in our County have already received the COVID-19 vaccine. RCCD believes being vaccinated is important and we hope you will take advantage of the many clinics in our community and get vaccinated - https://www.rivcoph.org/COVID-19-Vaccine-Providers

Your academic progress is important. Your success is our number 1 priority. We are ready to provide the classes and support you need in a safe environment – close to home and online. We are here to support you.

Welcome back . . . to your community college.​​​

Sincerely,

Jeannie G. Kim, PH.D.
Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Strategic Planning (Interim)
​Riverside Community College District



June 16, 2​021 - Chancellor's Message to Students

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Dear Students,

As we prepare for a safe return to on-site instruction at Moreno Valley College (MVC), Norco College (NC), and Riverside City College (RCC), your health and safety are my priority. I want to assure each student that our faculty, staff, and administrators are committed to providing a safe environment for you to study, learn and achieve your academic goals. We are offering most classes online during the summer, but in the fall, approximately 80 percent of the classes will be back on campus and in-person.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Required

Last night, the Riverside Community College District (RCCD) Board of Trustees approved a resolution​ to require FDA approved COVID-19 vaccinations for students, faculty, staff, and administrators who work or attend classes on-site at the colleges or District. While the COVID-19 vaccinations have not yet been approved by the FDA, we anticipate announcements regarding FDA approvals in the next few weeks as the move from emergency to regular approval of the vaccines has already begun.

If you plan to attend classes in-person at MVC, NC, or RCC this fall, I recommend that you be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the semester begins. To avoid any problems in enrollment, you will need to make sure you have a valid COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card that shows the dates of your vaccinations. You will receive additional notifications with the specifics on providing this information.

Accommodations For Students Who Cannot Be Vaccinated

Some of you may have medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that may prevent you from being vaccinated. You will need to seek accommodations from our student health offices and will be required to show proof of negative COVID-19 test results regularly.

COVID-19 Symptom Checking

At this point, we must all continue to monitor ourselves for symptoms of COVID-19. All students, district and college employees should download the Guardian App* or use the COVID-19 Symptom Checker** using your web browser, every day before arriving on campus.

Right now, physical distancing and face coverings are still required when meeting on campus. Federal and state health officials have stated that these rules are changing. We will provide an update on this in August before fall classes begin. I am optimistic and am looking forward to seeing your full faces when we return to campus in the fall.​

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



June 7, 2​021 - A Safe Return to On-site Instruction in the Fall​ - Please See Most Recent Communication for Current Information

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Dear Students,

As the academic year comes to a close, I wanted to take a moment to congratulate the students who will receive degrees and/or certificates on June 11. I also want to salute those students who earned their associate degrees for transfer to a university. Your accomplishments are inspiring and noteworthy.

It was only through personal perseverance that you’ve reached these life-changing milestones. You have successfully completed coursework while balancing work and home life during this tumultuous season in our country. The last 15 months have been a challenge in every facet of our existence.

But a return to normalcy appears on the horizon.

While the summer term will be online there will be a limited number of courses on campuses as outlined in each of the colleges’ summer class schedules. While most academic support and student services including counseling and advisement will be available online, starting July 6 the colleges will also start offering limited student support services on-site. During the summer, there will be no charge for student parking permits on RCCD campuses. Parking Services will deliver temporary permits for students to the classroom during the first week of summer session.​

I want to assure you that the District has developed stringent processes and procedures outlined in the District’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan* to ensure your safety and academic success. Masks should be worn on campus, especially indoors, during classes and when meeting face-to-face with other students, faculty and staff. Hand sanitizer and other disinfecting products will be available, and enhanced cleaning measures are in place for classrooms, offices and other shared areas.​

As we previously communicated the colleges are planning a full return to on-site instruction beginning with the fall semester. Approximately eighty percent of the courses will be on campus with the remaining 20 percent taking place online, mirroring the pre-COVID ratio of on-site and online instruction. With the return of on-site instruction, you will also see a return of student activities and college events as well as athletics.​

Also, if you haven’t received the vaccine, I encourage you to do so. California is giving $50 gift cards to the first 2 million individuals who get vaccinated this month. And, individuals who have received at least one shot by June 15 will be entered into a state drawing, with 10 lucky winners at $1.5 million each.** Anyone who is 12 years of age or older can receive a vaccine. Currently, 63 percent of the 34 million Californians have received at least the first dose of a COVID vaccine. Good but not ideal since most estimates indicate that at least 80 percent of Californians need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity.​

I believe now is the time to act. Enrollment for both the summer term and fall semester has begun.*** If you previously chose to limit your unit count, or even suspended your studies during the pandemic, I encourage you to begin your own personal transformation back to full enrollment. Your community college is ready to serve you, and is prepared for your ultimate safety and success.​

Remember, the future belongs to you!​

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​

* https://www.rccd.edu/return/Documents/COVID%2019%20Prevention%20Plan-Safety%20guidelines.pdf
** https://www.cbsnews.com/news/covid-19-vaccine-lottery-california-116-million/
*** https://www.rccd.edu/schedules/Pages/index.aspx​



May 18, 2​021 - Next Safe Return Town Hall Meeting - May 19

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YOU'RE INVITED - On Wednesday, May 19, at 4:00 pm, Chancellor Isaac will hold another Safe Return Town Hall meeting to address Instruction and Academic Support for the return to campus in the fall. ​

Gregory Anderson, Ed.D., president, Riverside City College (RCC), will serve as the moderator; and, Jeannie Kim, Ph.D., interim vice chancellor, RCCD Educational Services & Strategic Planning; Samuel Lee, Ed.D., vice president of Academic Affairs (VPAA), Norco College; Carlos Lopez, VPAA, Moreno Valley College; and Kristine DiMemmo, Ed.D., interim vice president, Planning & Development, RCC; will also have presentations before responding to questions.​

Students, faculty, staff and the community members are invited to attend the Safe Return Town Hall on Zoom - https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93612506667

Or One tap mobile:
US: +16699006833,,93612506667# or +13462487799,,93612506667#

Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923​

Webinar ID: 936 1250 6667​

International numbers available:  https://cccconfer.zoom.us/u/ac1TJRqBXA

Questions are being solicited prior to the town hall. Please, email questions to – questions@rccd.edu. Questions may also be posted in the Q&A field in the Zoom meeting. The Zoom meeting will accommodate the first 500 people who sign-in. Attendees beyond 500 people will be directed to YouTube.

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



May 13, 2​021 - Pfizer Vaccine for 12 and Older

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Dear Colleagues,

CDC and FDA appr​oved Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12-15. Employees, student, and their family members 12+ years old can receive 1st dose and 2nd dose Pfizer vaccines during the on-campus vaccination clinics:​​

Norco College Vaccination Clinic
Amphitheater (outside lower level of the library and Corral)

Date: Wednesday May 26
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Riverside City College Vaccination Clinic
2nd level of the Parking Structure

Date: Thursday May 27
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Moreno Valley College Vaccination Clinic
Student Academic Services Building Room 121

Date: Friday May 14, & May 28
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge for all. Appointment is highly recommended, however we will vaccinate walk-ins. Please book your appointment using the following links:​

Individuals who have received their first shot elsewhere may get their second shot during the campus clinics. However, please make sure to bring the vaccination card with you. We need to verify the date of the first shot. Please book your second dose appointment.

Please bring the following do​​cuments to the clinics:

  • Consent form​​ – please complete the attached consent form prior to your appointment.
  • A copy of your Driver’s License, passport, or other government issued ID.
  • A copy of your Insurance card If you have insurance. Insurance card is not required if you don't have insurance
  • COVID vaccination card (for second dose Vaccine only)
As always, thank you for your support.

Beiwei Tu, ARM, CIH, CSP
Director of Risk Management​



April 30, 2021 - On Campus Vaccination Clinics for RCCD Employees, Students and F​amily M​embers in May, 2021

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COVID-19 vaccines are effective at keeping you from getting COVID-19. After you are fully vaccinated, you may be able to start doing some things you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. 1st does and 2nd dose Pfizer vaccines will be offered to employees, students and their family members aged 16 and over during the on campus vaccination clinics in May.​

Norco College Vaccination Clinic
Amphitheater (outside lower level of the library and Corral)

Date: Wednesday May 5, May 12, & May 26
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Riverside City College Vaccination Clinic
2nd level of the Parking Structure

Date: Thursday May 6, May 13, & May 27
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Moreno Valley College Vaccination Clinic
Student Academic Services Building Room 121

Date: Friday May 7, May 14, & May 28
Time: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

The COVID-19 vaccines are free of charge for all. Appointment is highly recommended, however we will vaccinate walk-ins. Please book your appointment using the following links:​

Individuals who have received their first shot elsewhere may get their second shot during the campus clinics. However, please make sure to bring the vaccination card with you. We need to verify the date of the first shot. Please book your second dose appointment.

Please bring the following do​​cuments to the clinics:

  • Consent form​​ – please complete the attached consent form prior to your appointment.
  • A copy of your Driver’s License, passport, or other government issued ID.
  • A copy of your Insurance card If you have insurance. Insurance card is not required if you don't have insurance
  • COVID vaccination card (for second dose Vaccine only)
As always, thank you for your support.

Beiwei Tu, ARM, CIH, CSP
Director of Risk Management​



March 12, 2021 - Announcement of Face-to-Face Instruction in the Fall

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Dear Students,

I am pleased to announce that Moreno Valley, Norco and Riverside City Colleges will be offering face-to-face instruction in almost all classrooms and meeting spaces starting on August 23 - the first day of the 2021 fall semester. Faculty and staff will be back on our campuses with as many students as we can safely accommodate. Many courses will also continue to be offered online and in hybrid modes so that we can serve everyone who wants to continue their education.

To the students who have remained steadfast in their studies during this pandemic, congratulations on navigating the online and hybrid learning environments. You have utilized new technology and student service tools to ensure the successful continuation of your studies. To those students who temporarily paused their studies, we hope you will speedily return. Remember a college education continues to be one of the best investments you can make in yourself. It opens doors to more and better employment opportunities; increases your capacity to learn and earn higher degrees and certifications so that you can advance in your career or profession; and, generally results in increased earning potential throughout your life and better living conditions for you and your family.

We are all in this together. More now than ever, the District is committed to its Culture of Care. We respect each other’s space, personal decisions and differences. We sincerely believe that an inclusive and safe learning atmosphere is essential in producing a positive post-COVID educational environment. As we transition to onsite learning, please be respectful of each other, and help us progress toward our collective and individual goals.

To check on the District’s progress in reopening, please monitor the COVID Pandemic Resources and Communications web page - https://RCCD.edu/return. You will find great resources there, and the latest plans, updates and information about the Safe Return to RCCD colleges.

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



February 17, 2021 - Students Enrolled in Spring 21

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Dear Students,

The Spring Semester is here, and we are excited to engage with our students. The faculty, staff, and management of Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College have been preparing for this semester with a renewed emphasis on student safety, success and completion. While we recognize that online learning is challenging, we also understand that it is important to continue learning and progressing in your studies. We want you to earn your degrees and certificates without any delays. ​

Every effort is being made to be sure that you have the classes you need, whether online, hybrid or in some cases face-to-face in laboratories and essential workshops. Your professors are committed to providing courses that will give you the knowledge and skills you need to progress. Your community college is a smart way to do your undergraduate studies close to home and without going into unnecessary debt. You are following an excellent and proven pathway to graduation and the opportunities that come with it. Whether you go directly into a career, or continue your education at a university, your community college is a great place to start.

The student services you need are still available online and where possible face-to-face. You can still get help with financial aid, counseling and tutoring. The online Canvas interface allows direct communication with your professors and other students. Classes are currently being taught in all disciplines by qualified instructors who are committed to your success. This is the season to move ahead with your education and work toward your goals and dreams.

Most of the classes held during the Spring semester are online. We are following state and county guidelines that allow some labs and studio sessions to be taught in-person for essential sector programs. If your courses have any in-person sessions, your instructors will give you specific instructions on when and where to meet. There are signs with instructions posted all over our campuses to help guide those who do have labs and studio sessions to stay protected and safe.

Students must report symptoms, exposure or positive test results to the MVC, NC or RCC health services departments via phone or email, and then follow the instructions given before returning to classes or campus. The usual period of quarantine is 10 days from the onset of symptoms, exposure or a positive test.

The COVID pandemic is not over. However, there are reasons for optimism. We expect that following the social distance guidelines, wearing protective masks, washing hands frequently, staying home when sick and getting tested for COVID when symptoms are present, will limit the spread of the virus and help us progress toward normalcy. Our plans for a safe return to our campuses​ are progressing. COVID testing is available at our RCC campus every Tuesday in parking lot C. The promise of vaccines is also on the horizon for our students. We are encouraging everyone, as they become eligible, to get their vaccinations as soon as possible.

We have many students who will be graduating this spring. We applaud their perseverance and we are looking forward to celebrating commencement with them. This will be a new beginning for our graduating alumni, and our continuing students, as we emerge from the current pandemic to a bright future. Keep up the good work you are doing. I promise the rewards are worth your best efforts.

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



Decemb​er 8, 2020 - C​hancellor's Message Regarding Stay at Home Order

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Dear Students,

We have reached a new phase in the COVID-19 pandemic here in Southern California. On December 3, 2020, the Governor announced regional stay at home orders would take effect if/when the ICU availability dips below 15%. We have now passed that threshold and the stay at home order for our region started at 11:59 p.m. on December 6, 2020. This order will be in place for a minimum of 3 weeks, and will continue until our region's ICU availability meets or exceeds 15%.​

Our college employees are continuing to work remotely, and in some cases on campus for critical infrastructure sectors where remote working is not possible. The state’s Higher Education guidelines and tier status guidelines remain the same during this stay at home order. Under the widespread (or purple tier) guidelines, indoor lectures and student gatherings are not permitted. The exception to this rule is labs and studio arts, which may continue operations while following the COVID-19 safety procedures outlined by the state and county centers for disease control.

Deans and faculty will communicate with students in Canvas and via email with instructions regarding current courses. Classes will continue online and in labs and studios following the safety protocols and standards outlined in RCCD's COVID-19 Prevention Plan. Students, faculty and staff who are allowed on campus will continue to use the COVID-19 Symptom Checker before entering any college buildings or facilities. People who are sick or who have symptoms of the Corona Virus are to stay at home and seek proper medical attention. People who have tested positive for COVID-19 are not allowed on campus until cleared by human resources and risk management. Masks are required at all times while on campus and in District or college facilities, and frequent hand washing, sanitizing of workspaces, and social distancing will continue.

​​We have resources available to help us get through this pandemic. Our COVID-19 web page provides links to many of these resources, and contacts for more direct information. The Corona Virus has not changed our commitment to student success and equity. We care about our students, faculty and staff.

All of us have been affected by COVID-19 and many have suffered and continue to suffer because of this virus. I encourage everyone to be thoughtful, careful and kind as we finish this year and look forward to the next.​

Sincerely,

Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
Chancellor
Riverside Community College District​



Decemb​er 4, 2020 - COVID 19 Procedures

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Dear Students,

While the majority of faculty, staff and students are still working and studying remotely, there are some who need access to our campuses and facilities. This is an update to RCCD’s safety guidelines that should be followed by anyone going on campus or accessing RCCD’s facilities with links to additional COVID-19 resources.​

Guidelines for In-Person Courses/Working onsite: To maintain the health and safety of the community, it is essential that everyone follow the protocols outlined below:

Before arriving on campus all faculty, staff and students are required to complete the online Symptoms Checker or the RAVE Guardian App health assessment tool.

  • ​​Students are require to show the Rave Guardian or online Symptom checker screen on their phone upon entry into classroom/lab, etc.

  • ​​Staff, faculty and administrators need to pass the Symptoms Checker prior to arriving to a District location. Confirmation is required by showing the screen on the Rave Guardian App or by notifying your supervisor or dean (text, call, email).​
  • ​​Note: Faculty, staff ​members or students failing the health assessment should notify their supervisors/dean/instructor and refrain from accessing District/college facilities.

    While on campus a facemask must be worn, make sure to wash and disinfect hands frequently, remain behind protective barriers when possible, and maintain social distance of six feet or more. Please, continue to follow health procedures for a safe work environment.

    If you begin to feel ill, please leave campus immediately. I​f a COVID-19 exposure is confirmed or symptoms present themselves, please follow these reporting procedures:

    COVID Reporting Procedures for Employees

    REPORT: Employees must report any positive diagnosis of COVID-19, exposure, or symptoms* to Human Resources and Risk Management ( diana.torres@rccd.edu and monica.esqueda@rccd.edu ) OR by emailing covidreporting@rccd.edu,. Please provide the following:

    • Name
    • Contact Number
    • Department
    • Supervisor
    • College and Building
    • Last date Onsite
    • How and when the Exposure Occurred
    • Symptoms
    • *Symptoms can be reported via the RCCD Online symptom checker or the RAVE Guardian App assessment tool.

      ​NOTIFICATION PROCESS: Risk Management/HRER will notify the employee’s supervisor of the employee’s active and clearance status.

      Note: Risk Management/HRER will not disclose medical/diagnosis information; and​

      • Based on the situation and employee’s position, employee may continue working remotely during medical assessment/self-quarantine; and
      • If a faculty member is exposed and unable to teach, the instructor will need to work with their area dean and/or college administration to facilitate the continuation of class(es); and Risk Management will notify County of Riverside Public Health of the employee’s positive case status as well as any identified close contacts, if applicable; and Risk Management/HRER will notify the college’s Facilities director in order to request a deep cleaning of the exposure area, if the employee was onsite; and In case of a verified exposure, Risk Management/HRER will notify individuals who are considered close contacts and provide instructions for quarantine and how to be tested.

      • CLEARANCE/RETURN TO WORK: In cases of non-industrial (non-work related personal injury and/or illness) HRER will provide return-to-work clearance for non-industrial cases. Clearance is contingent upon one or more of the following:

        • Employee providing a doctor’s note
        • Employee providing a negative test result
        • Employee completing the CDC recommended quarantine

        HRER will notify the employee’s supervisor of their clearance. In cases of industrial cases (work-related injury and/or illness) Risk Management will provide return-to-work clearance for industrial cases. Clearance is contingent upon one or more of the following:
        • Employee providing a doctor’s note
        • Employee providing a negative test result
        • Employee completing the CDC recommended quarantine

        ​Risk Management will notify their employee’s supervisor of clearance.

        Leave Provisions for Employees An individual who is and has been employed with RCCD for 30 days, is eligible for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) emergency sick leave. FFCRA provides for 2 weeks (80 hours or proration thereof if part-time) of sick leave, not deducted from your own accrued bank, for self-quarantine/COVID diagnosis. If you are an employee, please contact your Human Resources Liaison for specific FFCRA information.

        RCCD Contact information for Employees: Employees must report any positive diagnosis of COVID-19, exposure, or symptoms to Human Resources diana.torres@rccd.edu and Risk Management monica.esqueda@rccd.edu OR covidreporting@rccd.edu

        RCCD Contact information for Students: Students must report any positive diagnosis of COVID-19, exposure, or symptoms to their college Student Health office. Norco Campus- Cathleen.Chou@norcocollege.edu, Moreno Valley/Ben Clark Campus- Chris.Bass@mvc.edu Riverside City Campus- Renee.Martin-Thornton@rcc.edu

        Free Testing resources:

        More information regarding COVID-19:


        ​Per the CDC the symptoms of Coronavirus are: Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. Diana Torres Director, Human Resources and Employee Relations diana.torres@rccd.edu Monica Esqueda, CSRM, ARM-P Manager, District Safety and Emergency Preparedness monica.esqueda@rccd.edu.​​