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KEY CONTACTS

Dean of Students
Student Success
401-456-8061

Administration and Finance
401-456-8200

Christie Rishworth
Interim Director/Nurse Practitioner
(401) 456-8055

stayinformed@ric.edu

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Health Services
Browne Hall (BH)
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CAMPUS UPDATES

Coronavirus Update
May 13, 2020

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STUDENT INFORMATION

Information and resources
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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CANCELLATIONS / POSTPONEMENTS

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TELEWORKING PROGRAM

Teleworking Policy

Teleworking Request

Teleworking Agreement

Teleworking Policy FAQs

Emergency Teleworking/Leave Procedures


RESOURCES

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RIC HOPE Line

Do you feel distressed? Do you wish to speak with someone? Please call the 24/7 Rhode Island College HOPE line: 401-456-HOPE (4673).

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Coronavirus courtesy CDC

Weekly Campus Update:
May 13, 2020

Now, more than ever, Rhode Island’s college has a vital role in supporting the state’s recovery. As the state’s comprehensive public college with high-quality academic programs at every level and an unmatched return on investment, we are actively engaged with powering-up the state’s economy while securing our role as an anchor in the community.

View the details of the latest update for May 13, 2020.


IMPORTANT Update for Students:

April 4, 2020 - Spring 2020 Alternative Grading Policy and FAQs


Information regarding: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Rhode Island College is closely following the most current information and guidelines regarding this outbreak, including specific guidelines laid out for college campuses across the country according to the CDC and the Rhode Island Department of Health. For the most recent recommendations regarding this illness, please refer to the following links:

The COVID-19 Self-checker tool: The state has launched the Rhode Island COVID-19 Self-Checker: a web-based, mobile-friendly tool that will help Rhode Islanders make decisions about seeking appropriate medical care and testing.

Rhode Island Department of Health: https://health.ri.gov/diseases/respiratory/?parm=163

State Department Travel Advisories: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories.html

CDC Department Travel Advisories: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices

CDC COVID 19 Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization (WHO) COVID 19 Information: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

CDC Coronavirus Disease Fact Sheets:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

CDC - Caring for Yourself at Home:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/caring-for-yourself-at-home.html

CDC - What To Do if You Are Sick:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fsteps-when-sick.html

We always recommend that students embrace the following health safety practices:

  • Frequently clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer;
  • Cough or sneeze into a flexed elbow or tissue. Throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
  • Don’t share drink containers, utensils or other personal use items;
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is sick or has a fever and cough;
  • Do not travel if you are sick. If you have a fever, cough and/or difficulty breathing, seek medical care.

One of the most important messages for us to remember is that someone's nationality alone is not a risk factor for coronavirus. "Someone's risk for 2019 novel coronavirus is closely tied to their recent travel history, and the travel histories of their immediate contacts—specifically, travel to mainland China or close contact with a person confirmed to have 2019 novel coronavirus." There are steps we can take to support our families’ mental and physical health during an infectious disease outbreak. The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University offers guidance for talking to your children about the novel coronavirus and emergency preparedness. This resource can be found at: Taking Care of Your Family During Coronavirus and Other Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Media Inquiries?? Call (401) 456-8977.


For information and questions, email stayinformed@ric.edu.

Page last updated: May 14, 2020