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. If 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 ( email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org ) OR by emailing email@example.com,. Please provide the following: Name Contact NumberDepartmentSupervisorCollege and BuildingLast 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; andIf 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 provides a doctor’s note
Employee provides a negative test result
Employee completes 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and Risk Management email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
COVID Testing | Riverside University Health System (ruhealth.org)Get tested for COVID-19 today | CurativeFinding a Testing Site (arcgis.com)
More information regarding COVID-19: RCCD COVID Reporting Procedures for students Reporting a health hazard -eforms (rccd.edu)
COVID19.CA.GOV Cal/OSHA COVID-19 ResourcesRCCD Covid 19Safe Return (rccd.edu) 12-3-2020
Regional State at home orders
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 email@example.com Monica Esqueda, CSRM, ARM-P Manager, District Safety and Emergency Preparedness firstname.lastname@example.org