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Coronavirus Information

Spring Term 2022 Update

February 8, 2022

In preparation for Intersession and the upcoming Spring Term, the College will continue with online and essential hands-on learning. Providing clarity and certainty around program delivery is essential as we continue to navigate the pandemic and adapt to our community’s evolving health orders and needs.

Online and essential hands-on learning has been our consistent approach for the safe delivery of programs throughout the pandemic. This approach has ensured our students have access to critical hands-on learning and on-campus experiences essential for their ongoing academic success.

Program areas are finalizing their plans for Intersession and Spring Term. Information related to how the College will deliver programs will be communicated with students directly by their program area.

SAFETY MEASURES

The following COVID-19 safety measures will remain in place to support the safe delivery of our programs during Intersession and the upcoming Spring Term. Those measures include: 

  • On-campus masking requirements
  • Physical Distancing
  • Vaccine requirement – all students are required to be fully immunized or have an approved exemption prior to the start of Intersession and the Spring Term.
  • In-person rapid-antigen testing program for individuals with an approved exemption — please note that the College reserves the right to review and discontinue the rapid-antigen testing program should circumstances require.

To request an exemption, download and complete the applicable form:

Please complete your exemption form and email it to vaccinerecords@rrc.ca before March 31, 2022. Any exemption requests received after this date may not receive a response before the upcoming term commences, resulting in suspension from attending campus.

Note: Those who have an existing approved exemption do not need to re-apply for the upcoming term.

FALL 2022 ACADEMIC TERM PLANNING

Planning and discussions are underway to determine the delivery method for our programs and services for Fall 2022. We know that blended and flexible learning will continue to be part of how we deliver our programs beyond the pandemic. As always, the pressures of the pandemic will influence which health and safety measures may need to be in place, and to what degree.

Our goals in the coming weeks are to:

  • Provide enough clarity to ensure that both prospective and continuing students can make informed decisions about their studies;
  • Provide enough early clarity to our staff and faculty to begin preparation for fall. 

In all instances, our approach will remain flexible to adapt based on the needs of the pandemic. As conditions improve, we will expand and adapt our services to meet the activity taking place across our campuses.

More information on our planning for the Fall term will be shared later this month in advance of Open House on Feb.23.