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​A Phased Approach to Reopening​

The Safe Return Taskforce developed a phased approach to reopening for all campuses and locations with the safety of our students, employees and community as it’s top priority.  Phases assume that the region has met the governor’s requirements for each reopening stage/tier as outline in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy

Updated: 09/17/20

Phase A  ​​​​ (CA Stage ​2)​


​Summer Term: June 22 - July 31, 2020

All classes, student services, and academic support are offered online.
Teach out of lab or clinical component of courses suspended from spring 2020 due to closure order.​
Limited courses that require completion of practicum or lab component will be offered in a hybrid modality.
Majority of employees working off-site and remotely. 
Campuses are closed.


Phase B: ​
(​Riverside County Risk Level - WIDESPREAD) 

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Fall Term:  August 24 - December 16, 2020

Instruction, Academic and Student Support Services, Student Activities: predominantly delivered online. All lecture is delivered online. Hybrid delivery (lab/activity/clinical) for courses/programs of study that prepare for employment in essential sectors of economy as defined by State of California and as identified in Chancellor Isaac letter to County Board of Supervisors (7/2020). Student activities delivered virtually.

Campuses are closed for indoor lectures and gatherings.

Employees: Majority employees working off-site and remotely. However, employees in support roles for onsite instruction, district and college custodial, grounds, maintenance; communications & IT, finance and business services are onsite.


Winter Term:  January 4 - February 11, 2021​

Instruction, Academic and Student Support Services, Stud​ent Activities will continue per the plan for fall 2020. ​
Note: Per the industry guidelines for higher education and Blueprint Guidelines for Widespread Tier, instruction of some lab and studio arts indoors is permissible provided approval from county department of public health. However, this is campus specific and dependent upon feasibility of doing so. Student activities delivered virtually.

Campuses are closed for indoor lectures and gatherings.

Employees: Majority employees continue to work off-site and remotely. However, employees in support roles for onsite instruction, district and college custodial, grounds, maintenance; communications & IT, finance and business services are onsite. Near end of winter term may begin to transition more employees onsite – if tier status of Riverside County improves. ​ 


Phase C:
(assumes ​Riverside County Risk Level - SUBSTANTIAL​)

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Spring Term:  February 16 - June 11, 2021 (?)
Planning for the spring 2021 term will proceed with expectation that Riverside County will move from the Widespread Tier to Substantial Tier.

​Instruction, Academic and Student Support Services, Student Activities:  Most instruction, student support services and student activities will continue to be delivered online. Hybrid delivery will continue for courses and programs of study that prepare for employment in essential sectors of the economy. Expansion of hybrid format to include other lab/activity and studio art courses at full capacity as it is feasible to do so.

Employees: Additional employees will be transitioned on-site in support of instruction and support services as it is safe and feasible to do so.

Campuses remain closed for events and gatherings.


Phase D: 
(assumes ​Riverside County Risk Level - MODERATE​)

Expansion of hybrid and on-campus courses.

Additional employees will be transitioned on-site in support of instruction and support services as it is safe and feasible to do so.

All individuals on campus will be expected to adhere to ongoing health and safety guidelines.








Do you have questions? 

Email us at covid19@rccd.edu​ or call us at (951) 222-8662.​

For information related to Riverside County COVID-19 cases, testing sites and resources, visit: 

Interested in getting tested? Make an appointment through Riverside County Health at 800-945-6171.
If you have symptoms, logon to the County’s triage website at: ​https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/

Riverside County Health hosts daily COVID-19 livestreams at 4 pm.


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