Covid-19 Planning and Updates

          INFORMATION FOR FALL 2022 SEMESTER         

Students: FRC is excited to welcome students to campus for the fall 2022 semester! Health and safety is a top priority and we will continue taking measures to promote a safe learning environment. FRC works collaboratively with Plumas County Public Health Agency and will continue to follow guidelines set forth by the local health agency. Guidance is subject to change. Below are existing protocols.

  • At this time, neither vaccines or masks are required for on campus activities, including those held indoors.
    • The use of masks and social distancing measures are still strongly recommended, especially when indoors, crowded areas, or utilizing public transportation.
  • Those who are able to receive a COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to do so.
    • See below for information on vaccine locations.
  • Free face masks are available for members of the campus community. They are located near most building entrances across campus.
  • Free antigen testing is available for students and staff. If experiencing symptoms, stay home and make arrangements to test before returning to campus.
  • Students and staff who are visibly displaying symptoms may be asked to go home and produce a negative test prior to returning to campus. This is for the health and safety of others.
  • All students and staff must adhere to the isolation and quarantine protocols found here.
  • All students and staff should continue to follow hand washing and personal hygiene guidance.
  • All students are expected to follow campus safety measures as well as state and county guidance and adhere the Standards of Student Conduct (AP 5500). Threatening the health and safety of others is a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct and subject to disciplinary action in accordance with Student Discipline Procedures (AP 5520).

In addition:

  • Due to congregate living arrangements in student housing, antigen testing is required for all residents. A negative test restult must be produced prior to move-in.
  • Antigen testing will be administered to all student-athletes upon arrival (or prior to dorm move-in as described above).
  • All student housing residents and student athletes will complete daily symptom monitoring using Safer Play, purchased by the college and free for students to use.

For more information on Covid-19 in Plumas County, visit the Plumas County Covid-19 webpage. 

* Students returning to/moving in to Student Housing and Student Athletes do not need to sign up for COVID Testing. They will be scheduled by staff/coaches based on their return date.

Documents Related to COVID-19 for Students

Where to get a Vaccine or Free In-Home Test Kit?

HEERF Information for Students

Contact Information for COVID Related Questions

Covid-19 Protocols: Covid coordinator at covidhealth@frc.edu​

Student Housing: Sarah Ritchie at sritchie@frc.edu

Class Schedules or Academic Standing: Advising Office at advising@frc.edu

COVID-19 PLAN

  • FRC cooperates with Plumas County Public Health and recognizes the authorities of Plumas County Public Health Department, and California Department of Public Health for advisories regarding campus operations
  • FRC requires the use of face coverings following to the Updated Guidance for Face Coverings
    • Face covering accommodations for students can be discussed with the Vice President of Student Services or DSPS Department
    • Face covering accommodations for employees are directed to the Office of Human Resources
  • CDPH Guidance on Institutions of Higher Education

1.       COVID-19 Prevention Plan

NEW: Process for COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine - FALL 2022

2.       General Measures

3.       Promote Healthy Hygiene Practices

  • Healthy and safety protocols are included in the reopening plan
  • Reminders will be posted on campus and communicated with students and staff
  • HVAC systems have been adjusted to allow for maximum fresh air intake
  • Healthy Campus/Healthy Communities
  • Safer Play

4.       Intensify Cleaning, Disinfection and Ventilation

5.       Implement Distancing on Campus

INFORMATION ON CORONAVIRUS

An outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the COVID-19 form of the coronavirus has been identified as starting in Wuhan, China. Some patients have had mild illness, while others have been more severe and some have died.

The California Department of Public Health is reporting that although there are concerns about novel coronavirus, the health risk to the general public in California remains low. While COVID-19 has a high transmission rate, it has a low mortality rate. From the international data, of those who have tested positive for COVID-19, approximately 80% do not exhibit symptoms that would require hospitalization, according to the Public Health Department. 

At the present time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified five geographical areas or countries that are affected by “widespread or sustained community transmission” of the COVID-19 form of the coronavirus: China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. The government has asked that travelers avoid travel to those countries rated with a Level 3 Warning (China, South Korea, and Italy) and consider postponing travel to Level 2 areas (Iran and Japan). Other destinations that are being closely watched are Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. Learn more.

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BEST PRACTICES FOR AVOIDING CORONAVIRUS

As a reminder, we ask everyone to take responsibility for your health and hygiene as this affects our work and learning environments. Please take note of the following:

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Avoid traveling if possible, especially to areas with confirmed cases.
  • Practice Social Distancing - avoid close contact with people who are sick and large gatherings.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. Custodial staff are currently doing extra cleaning and disinfecting on commonly touched surfaces around campus.
  • Do not share food and beverages.
     

HAND WASHING TECHNIQUES

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.
  2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.
  5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

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