Credit Classes without lab will resume at full capacity.
Credit classes which require lab work will be offered in person.
All Non-Credit classes, including Community and Continuing Education, Workforce Development, and Adult Education, will be allowed as long as they follow the same guidelines as credit classes and labs.
Exterior Doors of all buildings will return to a normal fall schedule for lock/unlock starting August 14, 2021.
On August 26, 2021 Governor JB Pritzker’s office issued Executive Order 2021-20. This executive order, in part, requires all Higher Education sites in the state of Illinois must now require all Higher Education Personnel and Students to either be vaccinated or submit to weekly COVID-19 testing. Higher Education Personnel includes full-time, part-time, volunteer and contractors who are in close contact with other persons on campus or in a campus affiliated building or location for more than 15 minutes in a one week period. Higher Education Student are all students of the college to include part-time, continuing education, adult education, center for learning in retirement, and another other student who might attend any in person training or class.
All students and personnel must submit proof of vaccination consisting of (1) a vaccination record card or photograph of the card; (2) documentation of vaccination from a health care provider or electronic health record; or (3) state immunization records. In addition, if the individual does not provide the proof of vaccination they must submit weekly to COVID-19 testing and submit proof of compliance.
Therefore, Rock Valley College will require all employees and students, who are not completing online, to upload their proof of vaccination or results of weekly testing into a new technology platform. This platform in under rapid development and will be functional in the very near future.
All students and employees should monitor the Rock Valley College COVID-19 website for additional information and updates.
Per Executive Order 2021-22, and in consultation with the Winnebago County Health Department, any individual who tests positive for COVID-19 and has completed the proper isolation period, and is symptom free, shall be allowed to return to any RVC campus. If unvaccinated the individual will still be required to test weekly; however it is understood that the individual may still return a positive result for up to 90 days after initial infection. These individuals will be monitored through the RVC contract tracing team. This also applies to visitors or spectators who have tested positive but have proof their infection date was at least 14 days prior to event date or can produce a return to normal activity notification from their local health department. All individuals must be symptom free at the time of the event.
Individuals wishing to complete the contract tracing form can follow the link listed for each event on the RVC or event website or utilizing QR codes located at the events.
If temperature is above 100.4 degrees F conduct a second reading of temperature.
Below 100.4 degrees
It is highly recommended the employee or student goes to restroom and washes hands utilizing CDC recommended hand washing standards before entering their personal work or classroom area.
Rock Valley College strongly encourages employees, students and visitors to continue to self-report if they test positive for COVID-19 by using the following Rock Valley College web pages:
Employee Failure to Comply with PPE Guidelines and other requirements.
Employees who fail to comply with the PPE Guidelines or other requirements will be subject to discipline though the Human Resources Department office and may be required to leave the campus until compliance is regained.
Student Failure to Comply with PPE Guidelines and other requirements.
Students who fail to comply with the PPE Guidelines or other requirements will be subject to discipline though the Dean’s office under the Student Code of Ethics or General Guidance on Mask Usage.
Persons playing instruments in orchestra, band, or general music settings, singing in choir or other lessons, dancing, participating in color guard, or teaching should wear a washable or disposable, multi-layered face covering or mask. Students who play wind instruments can use face coverings with a slit. Face coverings should only be removed while outdoors when social distance is maintained.
Display signage at entry with face covering requirements.
For live performances, all individuals should try to maintain 6-ft. of social distancing unless job duty cannot be performed without proximity (e.g., actors performing, hair, costumes, etc.) and should wear face coverings (e.g., string musicians in orchestra).