​​Publ​ic Health I​​nformation

RCCD is closely following information and guidance from federal, state and local public health authorities about COVID-19 and the global spread of the MPX (monkeypox) virus. RCCD campuses are working to ensure their infection prevention and control programs and processes are adapted to address potential outbreaks.

RCCD encourages everyone in its communities to follow recommendations from their physicians and guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health officials for prevention, risk reduction and actions after exposure.​

COVID-19 Pandemic

​The Board of Trustees'​ Resolution No. 07-22/23​ (approved on September 8, 2022) has ended the mandate for masking. While the trustees have removed this requirement, masking is still strongly encouraged. ​ Additionally, indoor​ masking requirements may apply if an outbreak should occur or if directed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, or the Riverside County Department of Public Health.​

Please visit our Safe Return​ site for up-to-date Communications.

What to Do if You’re Experiencing Symptoms

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Flu Season

We will soon be entering Flu Season.​ ​CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older in the United States should get a flu vaccine every season.

CDC Recommendations:

  • ​Take time to get a flu vaccine. 
  • Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs. 
  • Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.

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Monitoring Monkeypo​x

​Gov. Gavin Newsom decl​ared a state of emergency Aug. 1, 2022​ in response to the monkeypox outbreak. The declaration allowed the state to bolster vaccination efforts, and expand outreach and education about the disease. RCCD is closely monitoring the outbreak and will keep the campus community informed if the outbreak affects campus operations.

Two monkeypox vaccines are currently available in the U.S. As of fall 2022, the federal government has allocated a limited number of vaccine doses to Californians. The CDC advises people who have been exposed to the virus to get the vaccine between 4-14 days after exposure to help reduce symptoms and prevent developing the disease.​​

What to Do if You’re Experiencing Symptoms
Call your health care provider and ask about testing. Stay at home, wear a mask and cover sores to protect others. ​​

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