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|Vaccination Requirements||Cleared4 Information|
for Unvaccinated Students
and Testing Schedule
Check out this page for helpful information, answers, links and resources. Have a question you don't see answered here? Contact the Welcome Center at (951) 222-8574 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Welcome Center Spring Office Hours|
|Monday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Tuesday||8 am - 6 pm|
|Wednesday||8 am - 5 pm|
|Thursday||8 am - 5 pm|
Welcome Center Spring Virtual Hours
Monday - Thursday
2 - 4 PM
Meeting ID 938 6914 7111
I am pleased to announce that the RCCD COVID-19 Booster Mandate has ended, and protective masks are no longer required at Moreno Valley College, Norco College and Riverside City College. The District’s board of trustees met last night and approved a new addendum to Resolution No. 02-21/22 that removes the booster and masking requirements. While the trustees have removed these requirements, the booster shots are still strongly encouraged for those who are eligible, and masks are highly recommended to reduce the chance of infection. These changes are effective immediately.
The COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate is still in effect. If you need access to District or college facilities, you must share evidence with the District on Cleared4 showing that you have either one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, or two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, before you will receive a pass to be on campus.
Alignment with CDC, Cal OSHA, RCDPH Recommendations
These changes are in alignment with state policies, and recommendations of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal OSHA), and the Riverside County Department of Public Health (RCDPH). These agencies strongly recommend booster shots, but do not require them for school attendance. The state has also recently lifted the indoor masking requirement, so our board of trustees has directed us to do the same.
Testing Available On Campus
Weekly COVID-19 testing is still required for students with an approved medical or religious accommodation to the vaccination mandate, or if you are attending classes at the Ben Clark Training Center. For these students, evidence of negative test results must be shared with the District on Cleared4 before a pass will be issued allowing access to on-campus classes, activities and other student services.
Returning to Campus
Students are happily returning to our campuses. Classes during the spring term are available in-person, online and in hybrid modes of instruction. We have something for everyone! Our performing arts are on stage; sports teams are competing; student clubs are engaging; and many students are adding new classes that begin mid-term at all three colleges. We also have classes that meet in the evening, and weekend classes too.
Some people are still wearing masks, and that is okay. We still think boosters are a good idea. COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and mortality rates are dropping, and we want that trend to continue. This is especially true on our campuses where we are beating the state and county averages in all of the COVID-19 statistics we are monitoring. RCCD campuses are safe, excellent places to learn, study, and achieve success. Stay engaged! Your success is on the horizon.
Wolde-Ab Isaac, Ph.D.
March 16, 2022
Evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations are required in Cleared4 for eligible students attending face-to-face or hybrid classes. The most recent addendum to COVID-19 Vaccinations Resolution (approved on March 15, 2022) has ended mandates for booster shots and masks. While the trustees have removed these requirements, the booster shots are still strongly encouraged for those who are eligible, and masks are highly recommended to reduce the chance of infection.
Online classes are available to everyone, vaccinated or not vaccinated. In-person support is available to those who meet the vaccination requirements. Online services continue to be available.
The only exception to this requirement is for students who apply for and receive a medical vaccine accommodation or religious vaccine accommodation. It is recommended that those who are eligible to be vaccinated, please do so ASAP so that we can achieve community immunity and get through the pandemic.
For more information, please visit the RCCD Safe Return Website.
All students enrolled in in-person or hybrid classes must report their COVID vaccination status on the Cleared4 System using the private link sent to each student’s email address. Your personal information will remain confidential. If you haven’t registered on the Cleared4 System yet, please do so now. Our goal is to keep our campuses safe, and our students, faculty and staff healthy. Your help and cooperation are greatly appreciated. Once vaccination and testing information has been uploaded in Cleared4, students will receive daily emails from Cleared4 with a personal link to do a symptom check before a blue access pass is available on the Cleared4 Home Page.
Students who are not vaccinated are able to enroll in online classes and engage in virtual academic and student support services and opportunities. Online resources are available for students who need them.
If you need help planning your schedule, please check the Drop In Counseling appointment times by pathway. You can also visit the Virtual Engagement Centers and meet with an educational advisor. For counseling questions email email@example.com or call (951) 222-8440.
Student Medical Academic Adjustment Request
For students who are seeking an accommodation for a medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please complete the Student Medical Academic Adjustment Request for COVID-19 Vaccine Exemption Form. Please note, the medical documentation must include a diagnosis, a link between the diagnosis and the medical exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement; it must be on letterhead and signed by the medical provider.
For students who are seeking a religious accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement, please complete the Student Religious Accommodation Form. Questions about religious accommodations can be directed to: RCCDVaxAccom@rccd.edu
In addition, please know this process is for students seeking enrollment in classes for which there are no online course alternatives.
Students with exemptions must be tested weekly. Testing on campus will be held at the following time and location:
- Thursday 8 am - Noon in Nursing 156;
In addition to the District sponsored onsite testing sites, Curative also operates four testing booths at or near the district locations: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:30 pm in Parking Lot Q at the corner of Olivewood and City College Dr.
- To book an appointment please visit the Curative COVID-19 appointment page. Open to the public and walk-in's welcome.
- Please note the Curative testing sites ARE NOT part of the District onsite testing program and are open to the public. If you get tested at the curative testing sites, your testing results WILL NOT be automatically uploaded to Cleared4. In order to meet the weekly testing requirements, please upload your testing results in Cleared4 manually.
These are extraordinary times and we have learned that as the pandemic evolves and changes we must do the same. RCCD/RCC will remain vigilant in our efforts to stay informed of the most current local and federal guidelines, and everyone’s patience and cooperation are appreciated. While these are our current plans, they could change in the future depending on the course of the pandemic. Visit RCCD Safe Return for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are masks required to be worn on campus?
- The most recent addendum to COVID-19 Vaccinations Resolution (approved on March 15, 2022) has ended mandates masks. While the trustees have removed these requirements, masks are highly recommended to reduce the chance of infection.
- Where or who do we send questions about Cleared4?
- How do I get an exemption?
- I didn’t receive a link to CLEARED4, how do I provide proof of vaccination?
- Personnel at most booths can look up students by their Student ID and send students a text message with their unique Cleared4 link.
- Students can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Provide vaccination information either by uploading your vaccination card, or visiting the California Department of Public Health website for a QR code.
- Students can receive a QR code verifying vaccinations through the California Department of Public Health by visiting the Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record website Digital COVID-19 Vaccine Record (ca.gov). The response time is almost instantaneous. Students can then take a screen shot of the results and upload it into their Cleared4 account.
- An administrative review team will check your status.
- If your status is approved you will receive confirmation with a green or blue pass.
- What happens if I don’t show proof of vaccination? Will I be dropped from my classes?
- Students who do no provide proof of full vaccination will be dropped from any face-to-face or hybrid classes in which they were enrolled and will not be permitted to participate in face-to-face services on the college.
- Will I receive a refund if I get administratively dropped from my classes?
- Fees associated with the administratively dropped courses will be refunded to students.
- Have additional online courses been added?
- Yes, all divisions are offering more online classes and the deans are assessing needs every day and adding classes where possible.
- If I have only had gotten my first dose of the vaccine, can I take classes on campus?
- Yes, students who are partially vaccinated are eligible to take in-person classes. However, they must show proof of a negative COVID test weekly until two weeks after their final dose of the vaccine.
- What exactly is required? The original COVID-19 or all future vaccines or boosters?
- Two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is required.
- Are Boosters required?
- The most recent addendum to COVID-19 Vaccinations Resolution (approved on March 15, 2022) has ended mandates for booster shots. While the trustees have removed these requirements, the booster shots are still strongly encouraged for those who are eligible.
- If I’m not vaccinated, do I need to change my classes or will the college change my
- Yes, students are encouraged to modify your schedule as soon as possible.
- If you are not vaccinated, you will need to drop face-to-face classes and register for online classes.
- If you did not provide information by the deadline you will be dropped from any face-to-face or hybrid class your are enrolled in.
- If they do not provide information by the deadline they will be dropped from any face-to-face or hybrid class they were enrolled in.
- Unvaccinated students are only able to take online classes and receive support virtually.
- How and when will I know that my schedule was changed?
- Check your schedule regularly.
- Only you can make changes to your classes.
- If you do not provide your vaccination status by the deadline you will be administratively dropped from face-to-face or hybrid classes you are enrolled.
- Where do I go if I need help with my schedule?
- Students needing assistance changing their classes should contact the counseling office or meet with your educational advisor.
- Drop-In counseling is available in Counseling and Engagement Centers.
- Check the Counseling website for virtual hours. Students can also email Counselingemail@example.com or call (951) 222-8440.
- Where will I need to show my blue or green pass?
Everyone will assist with confirming student Cleared4 passes
In the classroom, faculty will rely upon class rosters and passes.
In Bradshaw, Library, MLK, and Kane, personnel will check passes.
In other campus locations (offices, computer labs, engagement centers, etc) classified professionals, managers, and faculty will check passes.
- What happens at the check-in station?
- Everyone who needs support should be directed to the Campus Access & Information station located outside the Kane building (open 7:30am - 7:30pm).
- Do students and staff need to visit a check-in station every day?
- No, only students who are having an issue with Cleared4 or have a teal colored pass must report to a check-in station.
- How long will I have to show my blue or green pass?
- Staff and Faculty will be checking student passes at building and classroom entrenes daily.
- If I’m not vaccinated, can I check out books from the library or use the computer
- Students who do not provide proof of vaccination will not be permitted to participate in face-to-face services on the college.
- For those who are not cleared to be on campus, eligible books can be checked out online and sent by mail.
- If I need a laptop because I need to take online classes how do request a loaner?
- The library manages the laptop requests.
- Can I get tested or receive the vaccination on-campus?
- Students who have received the first vaccination, must have the first PCR COVID negative test at an off-campus site.
- Once students receive the Green pass, they will be allowed to utilize the on-campus testing and vaccination services.
- How do I change my classes?
- Log into MyPortal and under Webadvisor, select registration. Changes in registration can be made through a system called EduNav.
- What does it mean if I am waitlisted for a class?
- If you are waitlisted for the class, you may become enrolled if enough people withdraw or drop the class.
- You are not guaranteed a spot on the roster.
- Contact the professor via email for more information.
- What do I need to do to add a class after the start of the semester?
- Once the class has started, if you would like to register for the class you will need to receive an add code from the professor.
- You may register for the class if you are given an add code by the professor.
- This is a four-digit number that is entered during the class registration process. Only professors can give out add codes.
- Once you get an add code, go into your schedule and add the class using the code you were provided.
- How do I know if my class is online or in-person?
- Online classes show ONL on the class schedule. In-person classes have a building and room number as well as a time and date associated with them on your schedule.
- What if I am locked out of MyPortal?
- How long do I have to change my classes?
- Each class has its own deadlines to add or drop. Please check the class information available on Edunav.
- How will dropping my classes affect me?
- Dropping classes can affect students’ standings academically as well as impact financial aid eligibility.
- If you are unsure about dropping a class, contact the counseling department and/or the financial aid department.
- Will students still be added into classes from the waitlist as soon as the drop process
- Students on a waitlist will be added as open spaces become available.
- Students on a waitlist will be added as open spaces become available.
- What if a student waits until after the administrative drop deadline to add a class?
- Students are only able to add full-term classes after the start of the term using an add code, if given one by the professor.
- Students are able to enroll in late start (8-week) classes through the normal online registration process.
- When will I get my financial aid/disbursement?
- Financial aid disbursement dates depend on when students complete their financial aid profile.
- Go to the financial aid website for more information about disbursements.
- Where do I go if I am having a problem with my financial aid?
- Where do I go if I need tutoring?
- RCC has a variety of tutoring services in-person and online. Cleared students can access tutoring services at the MLK building.
- Online students have access to various remote tutoring support.
- When is the Kane student services building open?
- In-person assistance available for students who are cleared to be on campus via Cleared4.
- Online resources can be accessed through http://rcc.edu/student-support/online-resources.html
- How do I get my ID card?
- Students who have been cleared to be on campus can get their student ID in Admissions & Records in the Kane Student Services building.
- Online students may request a student ID card that will be mailed to them.
- What is my Canvas log in?
- Canvas uses the single sign-on
- Username: student email address
- password: same as for MyPortal
- Canvas uses the single sign-on
- What if my class is not showing up on my canvas?
- Classes are not typically available on canvas until the first class meeting. If you have recently added the class, it can take up to 2 days for the class to appear on your account.
- I am enrolled in online classes and am not vaccinated If I’m not able to be on campus
how do I purchase textbooks?
- The bookstore is offering FREE shipping to all students. Place your textbook order online and have them shipped to your home.
- How do I use my textbook voucher? I never received my textbook voucher.
- Students were sent emails by their programs with information about how to use the textbook vouchers. All questions about vouchers should be directed at your program.
- Do I have to pay for parking if I have face-to-face classes on campus?
- Is the free bus pass still available to students?
- Yes, all students enrolled in classes within the RCCD can ride RTA buses at no charge. Show your student ID or class schedule to board.