Important College Information Regarding Covid Protocols. Learn More

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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 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 Procedure

Summer classes are being delivered online, hybrid and face-to-face. Students have already started to schedule for Fall. Over 70 percent of Fall classes are planned to be taught face-to-face.  Please see STARS for the course schedule and delivery methods for each course.  

  • 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.  (Note: Some clinical sites may require proof of vaccination. Contact your health program for more information).
  • Externship/Practicums/Internship Protocols: Please contact Lori Dyer for specific details related to your major. Dyer.L@RhodesState.edu.

Some offices at the College are operating remotely but adhering to regular business hours. Click here to get the link to the appropriate department for their hours and contact information. 

Vaccinations

Rhodes State College encourages everyone who is eligible to get their COVID-19 vaccination (Note: Some clinical sites may require proof of vaccination. Contact your health program for more information).  The state has created an online tool (https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/) to help Ohioans identify vaccine distribution sites in their communities. Additional information about the state’s vaccine distribution plan is available on the Ohio Department of Health website.

Covid Testing Available

At Home COVID-19 Rapid Tests are available, at no cost, to any employee or student. Tests can be obtained through Safety & Security.  Directions on how to take the test are available via the QR code (on the box) or at https://ohio.emed.com/.  Please note, these tests are provided through the State of Ohio and administered through eMed (independent of Rhodes State College).

Campus Access

Facial Coverings

Individuals who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus may stop wearing masks in indoor and outdoor settings.  Unvaccinated individuals are recommended to continue wearing masks in indoor settings (other than private offices) and outdoor settings. Anyone who prefers to continue to wear a mask, whether vaccinated or not, may continue to do so. Please note that individuals are considered to be fully vaccinated 14 days after their final dose of vaccine.  

Prior to coming on Campus

All Rhodes State College employees, students and visitors should take their temperature and receive an acceptable temperature (< 100.4 °F) for being on campus. A temperature sensor/hand-held monitor will be positioned at the designated entrance of each building. If temperature is not acceptable (≥ 100.4 °F), individuals must leave campus.

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

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. 

Handwashing/Sanitizing

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.

Food/Drink

The cafeteria is closed in the Summer but vending machines are available.

Computer Labs

The computer labs are still closed but a Wi-Fi designated Parking Lot F is available to work in your vehicle.  For specific questions about any course-related items or assignment printing, please contact the assigned course Instructor.