No Booster Shots or Masks Required
The Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees approved Resolution No. 02-21/22 on August 10, 2021 requiring COVID-19 vaccinations. Students, faculty, classified professionals and visitors who access District facilities or the campuses of Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College must provide evidence of being vaccinated to the District before an access pass is issued (see Cleared4 information in Vaccine Verifications guidelines below).
The most recent addendum to COVID-19 Vaccinations Resolution (approved on March 15, 2022) has ended mandates for booster shots and masks. While the trustees have removed these requirements, the booster shots are still strongly encouraged for those who are eligible, and masks are highly recommended to reduce the chance of infection.
Students are Happily Returning to Our Campuses
Classes during the spring term are available in-person, online and in hybrid modes of instruction. We have something for everyone! Our performing arts are on stage; sports teams are competing; student clubs are engaging; and many students are adding new classes that begin mid-term at all three colleges. We also have classes that meet in the evening, and some on weekends.
Board of Trustees Resolutions
Due to the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, information and guidelines posted on this site may be updated as new information becomes available.
Students, Employees and Visitors must be prepared to show their CLEARED4 blue pass when accessing any college campus or District facility.
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Unvaccinated students will only be able to access online student support services and enroll in online distance education courses, which will be increased as an accommodation.
- For students who are seeking a
medical accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please complete the
Student Medical Academic Adjustment Request for COVID-19 Vaccine Accommodation Form*. Please note, the medical documentation must include a diagnosis, a link between the diagnosis and the medical accommodation requested to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement; it must be on letterhead and signed by the medical provider. In addition, please know this process is for students seeking enrollment in classes for which there are no online alternatives.
For students who are seeking a
religious accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please complete the Student Religious Accommodation Form*. Questions about religious accommodations can be directed to:
- Anyone accessing the Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC) is required to undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and present evidence of negative test results prior to entering the BCTC campus or facilities regardless of vaccination status, as per Board of Trustees Resolution No. 02-21/22 Addendum.
- Once vaccination and testing information has been uploaded in Cleared4, students will receive daily emails from Cleared4 with a personal link to do a symptom check before a blue access pass is available on the Cleared4 Home Page.
* Note: You must access these forms using your student email address that ends in @rccd.edu.
Students can set appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters on the
Myturn website, or visit on-campus vaccination clinics. Information about on-campus clinics will be sent to students' RCCD.edu email addresses.
______________________________________________________________________________________________________Weekly testing is still required for students with an approved medical or religious accommodation to the vaccination mandate, or if attending classes at the Ben Clark Training Center. For these students, evidence of negative test results must be shared with the District on Cleared4 before a pass will be issued allowing access to on-campus classes, activities and other student services.
Both PCR test and proctored antigen tests will be accepted by the District. At home antigen tests are not acceptable.
The District is providing onsite Saliva PCR tests for employees and students at the following locations:
Norco College– West End Quad W7
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
Friday 8 am - 3 pm
Moreno Valley College– SAS 121, Monday
- Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
- Friday 8 am - 3 pm
CAADO– 3rd Floor Conference Rooms
- Monday and Wednesday 10 am – 2 pm
Riverside City College – Nursing 156
- Monday - Thursday 8 am - 6 pm
- Friday 8 am - 3 pm
All employees and students can make their testing appointment using the Cleared4 website.
Please Note: Please do not eat or drink an hour before giving a sample; water is OK to 30 minutes before the test. Testing results from these testing sites will be automatically uploaded and reviewed in Cleared4.
You can also find the free testing offered by the County and the City using the following links:
The state has recently lifted the indoor masking requirement. RCCD mask policies are aligned with state policies, and recommendations of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health, and the Riverside County Department of Public Health.
Academic and Student Support Services will be offered online and in-person.
- Athletics programs will operate with certain restrictions as recommended by the California Community Colleges Athletics Association (CCCAA).
- Extra-curricular activities and events will return as permissible by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
Faculty and staff on campus, in offices and classrooms will adhere to safety protocols.
- RCCD will facilitate vaccinations for all employees and students.