Important Mask Requirement Update
With the number of COVID-19 cases declining in Rockingham County and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issuing new guidelines regarding masking, Rockingham Community College is lifting its mask requirement.
Effective Monday, March 7, 2022, masks are optional on campus, except as required by specific programs due to other regulations from governing bodies or employers.
The college asks that all individuals respect each person’s decision to wear or not wear a mask. Individuals will not be asked questions regarding their choice of whether to wear a mask.
RCC will continue to follow its published procedures in cases where individuals have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 or have tested positive.
It is important to social distance and wash hands frequently. Please continue to monitor yourself for symptoms, and do not come to campus if you are feeling sick.
Rockingham Community College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is centered on the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and community. Our primary moving forward are to continue providing an uncompromisingly exceptional educational experience to the students we serve, and to protect the health of the college community.
To that end, RCC’s operations are following all North Carolina Community College System guidance, directives given by the governor and the N.C. Division of Public Health, and local orders and ordinances from Rockingham County. RCC also is following recommendations from federal government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Our best hope of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and its variants is by getting vaccinated and changing the way we behave so that we make it much harder for the virus to infect others. Keeping each other safe is a shared responsibility. As educators, we have a responsibility to inform and support each other, especially our students.
Please take precautions with the health of yourselves and those around you. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
If you think you may have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms, you may need to seek medical attention. Before going to a health care provider, clinic, hospital or emergency room, call ahead to describe your symptoms and how you may have been exposed to the virus. In the event of an emergency call 911. The N.C. Division of Public Health has established a Coronavirus Helpline, available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call 1-866-462-3821.
We know that this situation will evolve, new knowledge will be created, and procedures and guidance will change. Please monitor your email and regularly review our COVID-19 webpage for the latest information.