Health & Safety Protocols
Robeson Community College has established Health and Safety Protocols in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic to keep our students and campus community safe and healthy. These protocols emphasize social distancing, enhanced cleaning protocols, and recommendations for proactive personal hygiene.
- Face coverings are required by executive order by the Governor.
- All students are expected to wear face coverings in all public locations including hallways, classrooms, labs, and even outside locations where a safe distance of six (6) feet cannot be maintained. [Video]
- You are expected to bring your own face coverings to reduce the COVID-19 spread.
- Individuals with health conditions that prohibit the wearing of a face covering and where no other form of personal protective face covering or equipment is suitable based on their health condition should contact Disabilities Services or Ronnie Sampson via email email@example.com or phone (910) 272-3345.
- Refusing to wear a mask may result in removal from class or campus.
- COVID 19 Stations The college has set up COVID-19 stations in designated, high traffic areas with a limited supply of disposable masks and face shields as needed.
The goal is to maintain at least six (6) feet of distance between yourself and others. So, the number of building entrances have been reduced and the traffic flow redirected while maintaining code compliance. One-way entrances and exits have also been marked to further promote directional flow and social distancing. Students are encouraged to use stairs rather than elevators, especially when descending; elevator capacity should be reserved for disabled persons. [Video]
To intentionally decrease the density and alter traffic patterns within classrooms and buildings, we have placed signage throughout our buildings. Seating areas, water fountains, restrooms, computer labs and classroom spaces have been easily marked for your safety.
Students will notice that access to common areas will be restricted and that plexiglass shields have been installed in public-facing areas (i.e. reception desks and student support centers).
- Entering and Exiting Buildings | When entering or exiting buildings, please be courteous and respectful of others in front, behind, or passing in the opposite direction. Step to the side to offer the appropriate 6-feet of distance between individuals.
- Classrooms and Labs| The capacity has been reduced in classrooms and labs. Where possible, classes may be staggered to reduce the density of individuals in one space. Additionally, you may find tables, desks, and chairs have been removed to allow for social distancing. Pens and erasers may have been removed where possible to prevent the spread of the virus. But all students are encouraged to bring and manage their own supplies and devices.
- Classrooms, Open Labs, or Workspaces | If you are in a classroom, open lab or workspace, be sure to maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others. For example, have desks or workspace separating you from another person.
- Study Space | If more than one person is in a room, masks or face coverings must be worn at all times. A mask or face covering is not required if you are studying alone in a confined space. This does not include partitioned areas in a large open environment. In partitioned spaces, masks or face coverings must be worn.
- Common Spaces | Students should wait to use common areas until they can maintain a safe distance, at least six feet away, from other individuals.
- Using Restrooms | Use of restrooms should be limited based on size to ensure at least 6-feet of distance between individuals. Wash your hands thoroughly afterward to reduce the potential transmission of the virus.
- Using Elevators and Stairwells | No more than one person should enter an elevator at a time.
- Use of the stairs is encouraged whenever possible. If you are using the elevator, wear your mask or face covering and avoid touching the elevator buttons with exposed fingers, if possible.
- When using the stairs, please be courteous and respectful of others in front, behind, or passing in the opposite direction.
- Step to the side to offer the appropriate 6 feet distance between individuals.
- Dining on Campus | Before and after eating, you should wash or sanitize your hands thoroughly to reduce the spread or transmission of the virus.
- If eating in common areas, individuals should sit 6 feet apart.
- You should wear your mask or face covering until you are ready to eat and then replace it immediately afterward.
- Students are encouraged to take food to a private area or eat outside. If you are eating in an open environment (break room, classroom, etc.), maintain 6 feet of distance between you and others.
- Wipe and disinfect all surfaces such as table, refrigerator handle, coffee machine, etc. if used in common areas.
For Questions About Social Distancing
Safety/Security | Building – 5
Phone: (910) 272-3505
The RCC Janitorial staff have adapted cleaning protocols to reduce the risk of cross-contamination of COVID-19 by actively cleaning and disinfecting all campus buildings and offices. RCC will follow all state and federal standards established to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for everyone.
- Building Cleaning | Classrooms and buildings will be cleaned and disinfected at regular intervals throughout the day, and deep cleaning will occur every evening.
- High touch areas, such as doorknobs, light switches, elevator buttons, restrooms, water fountains, and push bars, will be wiped down during the day.
- If a positive COVID-19 case is reported or suspected, the area or building will be closed and sanitized according to CDC guidelines.
- Commonly Touched Surfaces | Doorknobs, door handles, faucet handles, light switches, and other commonly touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected regularly or at least twice daily. But all students are encouraged to wipe or sanitize personal computers, devices, keyboards, phones, etc.
For Questions About Cleaning and Disinfecting
Please contact RCC Maintenance Department for any specific building requests:
(910)-272-3508 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Submit a maintenance support ticket