Important College Information Regarding Covid Protocols. Learn More

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. See the Protocols section of Campus and Building Access Procedure if you have been exposed or have COVID.  

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.  Also, click here for additional information from the CDC for when you've been fully vaccinated.  

Covid Exposure

If exposed or test positive for COVID, students should email studentaffairs@rhodesstate.edu and employees should email hr@rhodesstate.edu. See the Protocols section of Campus and Building Access Procedure for additional directions.

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

Faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to wear masks indoors when in a shared space regardless of vaccination status. Masks continue to be recommended outdoors for unvaccinated individuals when they cannot maintain social distancing.  

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 Reed Hall Cafeteria Baron's Bistro is open for lunch, Monday through Friday, 11am-2pm.  A grill station, pizza station and grab and go (salads, wraps, and some other pre-made selections) are available.  Vending machines also available.

Computer Labs

The Academic Success Center, located in Science 240, is available, Monday - Thursday, 8am-8pm and Friday, 8am-5pm.  Additionally, 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.  

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. 

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