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Our priority is the safety of our students, employees, and visitors so there are certain protocols in place and are explained on this site.  This is your hub for important dates and resources as we define the “new normal” for students, staff and faculty at Rhodes State. Check here frequently for updates to the Campus and Building Access ProcedureIf you are affected by COVID, see RSC Protocol for Campus Access Related to COVID-19 on those you need to notify.

This semester will only be open to students enrolled in the scheduled in-person labs and safety protocols and a facial covering will be mailed to all students coming to campus. Classes are being delivered primarily online or hybrid with select laboratory/clinical courses being offered face-to-face. All classes that are able to be held remotely will be held online; see STARS for the course schedule and delivery methods for each course.  Click here for frequently asked questions regarding student services, technology, etc.

New Student Information

CLICK HERE to Learn How to Start Your Online Class Using CANVAS

  • Clinical Protocols: Meet with your program’s clinical coordinator to ensure you have met all of the safety requirements related to your assigned clinical rotation. You may be required to provide your own PPE per facility guidelines.
  • Externship/Practicums/Internship Protocols: Please contact Lori Dyer for specific details related to your major.

All offices at the College will continue to operate remotely but adhering to regular business hours. Click here to get the link to the appropriate department for their hours and contact information.

Coming to Campus

Now when anyone enters a building, he/she will follow new procedures as well as continuing to practice social distancing. Everyone who comes to campus is required to wear a facial covering inside and outside of buildings at all times.  Click here for the correct way to wear your face covering.  If you forget your mask, ask your instructor or Security for a disposal one. No food or drink will be available on campus – please bring your own.  

Click here for information for students coming to campus.

Prior to coming on Campus

Self-Assessment: take your temperature. If you have a temperature above 100.4F degrees, please stay home and contact your instructor.

If you have any of these symptoms, please STAY HOME and follow up with your instructor.

  • 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 or diarrhea

Upon Entering a Building on Campus: 

Upon entry to any building, everyone--all employees, students and guests--will be required to have their temperature checked and be below 100.4F degrees. Everyone entering a building will need to go through a temperature scanner located at the designated entrance. Anyone with an elevated temperature at a checkpoint will be required to leave and visit a health professional before returning to campus.  If you cannot leave campus immediately, return to your car or the parking lot and contact Campus Security at (419) 995-8499 for access to an isolation room. Those who pass the screening can proceed to their designation. Follow the steps below:
  • Step 1: Scan QR Code on signage with smart device
  • Step 2: Complete and submit questionnaire on smart device. Upon completion of questionnaire, you will receive new QR code on your smart device.
  • Step 3: Hold smart device up to temperature monitor and scan new QR code on the temperature monitor
  • Step 4: Scan temperature
  • This process is streamlined so that you only need to complete the questionnaire once at the first visit to campus during Spring semester.  After the questionnaire is completed during your initial visit, you only need to complete the temperature scan to proceed to your destination.  You will no longer need to complete the questionnaire upon entering a different building/classroom.

If you present any COVID-19 symptoms, you will be sent home and not allowed on campus. You will be asked to contact a healthcare provider and be tested. If you test positive, you will not be allowed to return until completing a 14-day quarantine.

Designated Entryways & Exits

All College buildings will have a single point of entry and designated exits in order to minimize people crossing paths when entering and exiting buildings. All employees, students, and visitors must use the designated entryways and exits. In the event of an emergency, such as a fire, all exits can be utilized.

Physical Distancing

This practice of physical distancing includes but is not limited to classrooms, labs, common areas, entrance/exit areas of buildings, and offices. Keeping space between you and others is one of the best tools we have to avoid being exposed to and spreading viruses.

Closure of Common Areas

To discourage individuals from congregating in enclosed spaces, common areas will either be closed or have minimal seating until further notice.


Regular handwashing with an antibacterial soap is one of the best ways to stop the spread of germs. The CDC recommends washing hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. In addition, hand sanitizer stations are available throughout buildings and individuals are encouraged to sanitize upon entering and exiting buildings and throughout the day.

Workstation/Office Cleaning

Enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of all common areas and classrooms will be performed daily by Facilities services. Additional cleaning supplies will be available for students and instructors to clean learning spaces after use. Hard surfaces such as desktops, tables, etc. in private offices are not cleaned by Facilities services and employees should clean and disinfect their own office space. Cleaning supplies will be made available in each office area.


The cafeteria will be closed but vending machines will be available.

Student Printer Needs:

Due to the COVID-19 closure of campus facilities, only necessary institutional requests will be printed. For specific questions about any course-related items or assignment, please contact the assigned Instructor of the course.

Communication is Key

  • Email - please make sure you are checking this regularly for updates.
  • Text messaging – students will be sent appropriate messages. Also, ensure you are signed up for Rhodes Alert. Click here for more information on Rhodes Alert
  • Signage - will be posted throughout campus. You will find blue and lime green signs throughout the campus to help direct and remind you of our new procedures. Look for the “For Your Safety” circle on all signage. 
  • Web - check this page regularly for more updates, policy, and guidance.
  • Social Media - we will be providing updates on our channels.
  • A Wi-Fi designated Parking Lot F is available to work in your vehicle.

Mark your calendar: Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls begin Feb. 22

Whether you hear myths on social media, at work, or from friends or family, there is a lot of dangerous misinformation out there about COVID-19 vaccines. The truth is that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and rigorously tested. Ohio’s COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls are designed to help you sift through the myths and learn where you can find reliable, trustworthy information about COVID-19 vaccines. You’ve got a questions, and the upcoming Town Halls will give you answers. Hear from medical experts, community leaders, and public health professionals.

Watch livestreams at the following dates and times:

  • Monday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. – African American Ohioans
  • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. – Hispanic/Latino Ohioans
  • Monday, March 1, 6:30 p.m. – Asian American and Pacific Islander Ohioans
  • Tuesday, March 2, 6:30 p.m. – Rural Ohioans

How to watch: Watch live or on-demand after the event:

Watch later on TV: Watch later on the Ohio Channel. Find your local channel by checking with your PBS station or television provider. Dates and times you can watch:

  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for African Americans
  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Hispanic/Latino Americans
  • Sunday, Feb. 28, 2 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for African Americans
  • Sunday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Hispanic/Latino Americans
  • Saturday, March 6, 6 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Asian American and Pacific Islander Ohioans
  • Saturday, March 6, 7 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Rural Ohioans
  • Sunday, March 7, 2 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Asian American and Pacific Islander Ohioans
  • Sunday, March 7, 3 p.m. – Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall for Rural Ohioans

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