Mask mandates to be lifted

Rogue Community College will be changing the mask requirements on campus following new guidance from the Oregon Public Health Authority issued on Feb. 28. As a result of declining case rates, Oregon’s mandate requiring masks in indoor public places and schools will be lifted as of 11:59 p.m. on March 11.

To comply with state policy, masks will no longer be required on any RCC campus beginning March 12. Specific mask mandates may remain in place for some health care programs when students and staff are working in off-campus health care settings. 

RCC understands that students and employees may want to continue to voluntarily wear a mask while on campus. RCC will support student and employee rights to choose and will continue to provide masks free of charge to any student or employee on all campuses.

Hand sanitizers and cleaning supplies will continue to be available in all classrooms and common rooms. The computer labs at all campuses will continue their enhanced cleaning protocols. State policies do not change federal requirements, which still include mask mandates on public transit.

Illness Reporting
April 1, any student who has been exposed to or who has tested positive for a communicable disease, including but not limited to COVID-19, should review the process outlined in RCC Administrative Procedure 5210 Communicable Disease – Students and follow the guidance of their health care provider.

Student College Travel
Beginning April 1, all college travel will return to pre-pandemic procedures as outlined in AP 4300 Field Trips and Excursions for students.

Questions? Contact the RCC Risk Management Department.