COVID-19 Updates and Information

Effective Monday, Sept. 14:

  • On-campus classes will be held virtually via Zoom.
  • Classes will be taught virtually during their regular class periods.
  • Go to your Blackboard class for Zoom instructions.
  • Instructors will observe normal office hours and will be available on campus, by phone or virtually.
  • All campus services and offices will remain open.

This decision has been made as a precautionary measure based on consultation with the Canadian County Health Department due to the number of positive cases on campus. We are evaluating the situation daily and plan to resume on-campus classes Monday, Sept, 28 unless the number of cases has not been contained.

 

Redlands Response to a COVID-19 Infection

We are constantly monitoring the situation and the potential impact of the virus on our students, faculty and staff. It is our goal to provide face-to-face classes going forward unless it is deemed unsafe at the local, state or national level. It may be necessary to make adjustments based on new information or developments. Students and employees should monitor their email for updates, which will also be posted at www.redlandscc.edu/covid-19-updates-and-resources. 

The following information outlines expectations of all Redlands students, faculty, and staff while on campus. This is not only to protect your health, but also the health of our entire community. Your continued support of these guidelines is appreciated.

Preparing for Class

  • All students are asked to take special precautions to avoid exposure for at least two weeks prior to the start of the fall semester. 
  • Self-screening should be performed each morning before arriving on campus. Temperature must be less than 100.4° F/38° C. 
  • Sick students must NOT go to class on-campus. Please contact your professors for any accommodations that may be required. 
  • Maintain physical distancing guidelines.
  • All students, employees and guests must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth at all times. If you do not have a face covering, one can be picked up at the front desk in Admissions and Advising in the Ray Porter Building.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Keep a supply of hand sanitizer (as possible). 
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout campus.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.  If needed, change your mask and throw the tissue away. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Disinfect all high-touch areas in your living area on a regular basis. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
     

While in Class

  • Classrooms and laboratories have been modified to observe 6 feet of physical distancing.  You should not move any chairs around.
  • You will be expected to wear a mask at all times while on campus, including in the classroom, unless you have requested and been granted special accommodations by the Disability Support Services (DSS) office (405-422-1235).
  •  You will have an assigned seating chart for each live (face-to-face) class.  We ask that you always sit in your assigned seat for tracking purposes.
  • Upon entering the class and exiting the class, you should observe physical distancing, keeping 6 feet distance between you and your classmates in going to or leaving your assigned seat.
  • When speaking with an instructor, keep the proper 6-feet distance.
  • As every live (or face-to-face) class will be both wearing masks and observing physical distancing, there will be no class cancellations if someone in the class has a positive COVID-19 report.
     

Positive COVID-19 Case on Campus

Redlands Community College continues to follow the guidance of national and local health officials in our response to a positive diagnosis on campus. If we receive confirmation that a Redlands student or employee has had a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, there are important measures that will be promptly taken including quarantine or isolation, contact tracing, communication and facility disinfection. When a member of the Redlands faculty/staff self-reports they are symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19, please contact the Chief Academic and Compliance Officer (CACO) at 405-422-1262 or the Human Resources Office 405-422-1267.

IMMEDIATELY

  1. If a student or Redlands employee becomes ill while on campus, quickly isolate yourself from others and call the Canadian County Health Department at 405-262-0042 (El Reno) or 405-354-4872 (Yukon) to be tested. 
  2. Remain isolated from others until you get further instructions from a healthcare provider. This includes staying home from class or work, activities, or even grocery or convenience stores. 

Within 24-48 Hours 

  1. Notify each of your professors (or contact the CACO office at 405-422-1289 to request that office notify your professors) and/or activity sponsors of your need to isolate because you are sick. 
  2. If living on campus, contact Resident Life Coordinator Tina Jacobs (405-422-1454) by phone to determine if you should remain in your current room or move to an isolation room. If you live off campus, continue to isolate yourself at your home, utilizing a private room and bathroom if possible. 

Within 48-72 Hours 

  1. You should receive notification from the Canadian County Health Department on your results. Request a written copy of your results to submit to the CACO office (room N-103 in the main Administration building)
  2. If results are negative, you should remain home until you are no longer sick and you are fever free for 72 hours. 
  3. If results are positive, the Canadian County Health Department will give you further instructions on the mandatory quarantine, as required by the state of Oklahoma. 
  4. For positive results, at the end of the quarantine period and when you are symptom-free, call the Canadian County Health Department (El Reno at  405-262-0042) or (Yukon at 405-354-4872) to obtain a repeat test.  Submit a written copy of a negative COVID-19 test to the CACO office (room N-103) for eligibility to return to campus.
  5. During quarantine, continue to answer possible daily calls from the County and/or State Health Department in order to comply with state regulations and ensure your health and safety. 

Students inquiring about general campus accommodations or accommodations related to COVID-19 for academics or Housing need to contact Disability Support Services (DSS). DSS can answer questions and provide information either by phone at 405-422-1235 or email ada@redlandscc.edu. Additional information can be found on the Redlands website www.redlandscc.edu/accessibility/student-rights-responsibilities 
 

POSSIBLE COVID-19 EXPOSURE

In the event of possible exposure, students must notify the Chief Academic and Compliance Officer and employees must notify Human Resources immediately. 

Students who have been exposed to the virus should contact a health care provider for further instructions.

  • Self-quarantine until you receive direction from a health care provider or the county health department.
  • Contact instructors to make arrangements for completing coursework and obtaining lesson information.
  • Submit a copy of test results to the Chief Academic and Compliance Officer. If a health care provider or health department does not request that you get tested, submit written communication from the provider explaining the decision. Instructors will be lenient with students who provide documentation of COVID-19 test results or communication with a health care professional.
     

INSTRUCTION

Instructors who test positive or have been exposed to COVID-19 will follow the college’s telework policy.
If able to work during quarantine, the instructor will make arrangements to continue teaching a live class virtually.
Instructors will be lenient and make accommodations for students who are quarantined due to exposure or testing positive. Student test results (positive or negative) must be submitted to the CACO office (room N-103) for verification purposes and eligibility to return to campus.

Class materials should be distributed electronically to minimize the passing of hard copies in the classroom.
 

COVID-19 Information and Resources

We are continuously monitoring the situation concerning COVID-19 (commonly referred to as the coronavirus) and its potential impact to our campus community. We are committed to making decisions that promote the success and well-being of our campus community and growing concerns across the state. Like an increasing number of colleges and universities nationwide, Redlands Community College is taking additional important steps to provide a safe, learning experience for our students. 

CDC Resources

The CDC's website includes information on How to Protect Yourself & Others as well as a Coronavirus Self-Checker.

Executive Order Requiring Face Coverings

All individuals on campus are required to wear a face covering. Acceptable coverings include reusable cloth masks, disposable paper masks and face shields. The face coverings must be worn at all times in public areas, including classrooms, hallways, restrooms, campus vehicles, labs and all other common areas on campus. Please read the Executive Order outlining the requirements and enforcement.

Campus Access and Office Hours

Campus is open Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Redlands Community College is following CDC guidelines concerning social distancing and wearing face masks. For the health and safety of our community and college, we are requiring that all students,employees and visitors to our campus wear face coverings. 

The computer lab in the Multimedia Center is available for student use, and the Academic Center for Enhancement is open for those who need to take placement testing or other exams offered. For questions about testing, please contact the testing center by email or call 405.422.6274.

If you need assistance, please call or email the individual or office.

Enrollment

Advisors are available to meet with students and prospective students Monday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Current students may be able to enroll using the Enrollment Authorization Form. Concurrent students can contact the Admissions and Advising Office or their high school advisor to discuss enrollment. To contact Admissions and Advising, call 405.422.1417 or email Admissions and Advising.

Classes

Redlands is holding on-site classes in the fall. The administration is following CDC guidelines as well as those issued at the local and state levels to implement safety measures on campus.  

Concurrent Classes

We are currently enrolling high school junior and seniors in concurrent classes for the Fall semester. Concurrent students can contact the Admissions and Advising Office or their high school advisor to discuss enrollment. To contact Admissions and Advising, call 405.422.1417 or email Admissions and Advising.

Online Class Information

Some students may be new to online classes. We have gathered some tips to help you be successful. If you have ANY trouble logging into your Blackboard course or have a technology issue while working from home, you should email the Help Desk. It is good practice to copy your instructor on the email to tech support, so your instructor is aware of the issue.

The computer lab in the Multimedia Center will be open during our new business hours, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The lab will be configured so that there is a safe distance between work stations. If you still need assistance with computer access, please contact Admissions and Advising at 405.422.1417.

Grading for Spring 2020

Spring 2020 students have the opportunity to request a grade change from a D or higher grade to a P status by submitting an online form found after logging into the my.Redlandscc.edu portal under Resources and Support on the right side of the page. Students should carefully consider all aspects of requesting a grade change from a letter grade to a P grade for any Spring 2020 classes in which they were enrolled as of March 23, 2020.  All letter grades of "F" will automatically be converted to NP. If you wish to convert your NP grade back to a letter grade of "F," use the form as well. All NP and P grades will be GPA neutral. Please review this memo for additional details. Students will have 7 days from the date final grades are posted to utilize the form.

If you have questions please email cao@redlandscc.edu

Graduation

To honor our 2020 graduates, we created a virtual graduation site with videos from our commencement speaker and Redlands President Jack Bryant as well as features of each graduate and a guestbook for family and friends to congratulate the graduates. To our new Redlands Alumni, when you share your accomplishment on social media, please use #RedlandsGrad2020.

Federal CARES Act

Redlands Community College signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the College has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Redlands Community College received $304,230 and distributed $304,203.06. The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 622. The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act is 622.

If you believe that you meet the qualifications listed below and should have received funds, please contact Megan Baxter by email with any questions.

To qualify for funding through the Federal CARES Act, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in at least 1 credit hour as of April 14, 2020
  • High school concurrent students are Not Eligible
  • Students who were taking 100% online courses prior to the COVID-19 transition are not eligible.
  • Students who are not eligible to fill out a FASFA will not receive funding. This includes DACA and International Students 
  • Full-time Redlands employees are Not Eligible
  • If you qualify, you will receive $43.47 per credit hour that you are enrolled in as of April 14, 2020.  (dropped and withdrawn classes before this date do not count)  

Students were notified by email on April 22, 2020. The message stated:

Redlands Community College will receive emergency grant funding through the Federal CARES Act.  With these funds, Redlands Community College can help provide financial assistance to currently enrolled students who meet current and future U.S. Department of Education guidelines.  There are some governmental restrictions, but these grants will be a tremendous relief for many of our students impacted by this pandemic.  We are diligently working through the details and should have more information within a week.  
 
To save time and to possibly get your grant funds quicker, log into your my.Redlandscc.edu portal and be sure that you have selected a refund choice and that your banking information is correct.  Direct deposit is much quicker than waiting on a paper check.  This will also reduce human contact and help with social distancing.   Attached are instructions on how to setup your refund choice.   

Campus Housing and Fitness Center

Campus housing will be open for the 2020-2021 Academic year. We have implemented COVID-19 procedures to attempt to provide a safe environment for our students. Please visit the Student Housing page for more information or to complete a housing application.

The Fitness Center is closed until further notice. Please refer to the Fitness & Wellness page for more information about classes, training and fitness center hours.

Athletics and Competitive Teams

Additionally, NJCAA has notified all colleges that all campus spring sports have been canceled for the remainder of this academic year, and we are expanding that to all campus competitive teams. Spring competition includes all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play. For more information, please visit the NJCAA website.

All Other Activities and Services

All public activities and events held on campus or at Darlington Learning Center and Royse Ranch are canceled until further notice. 

The Student Food Pantry is open during the Fall semester on Monday and Wednesday, 9-10:45 a.m. and 1:50-4:35 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Self-Reporting Travel

Another key measure to reduce COVID-19 transmission is reducing travel. At this time, Redlands has suspended all non-essential, college-related travel until further notice. It is important to remember that international travel restrictions remain in place following U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel guidelines. Please refer to the CDC map for information on the states and countries reporting cases of COVID-19 or this CDC map to determine the travel risk. Here are some additional travel tips.

Students, faculty and staff are asked to self-report travel before returning to campus by completing this travel form. The Oklahoma State Department of Health encourages anyone who believes they have been exposed to COVID-19 or anyone who is experiencing flu-like symptoms, to self-quarantine for 14 days and report any concerning symptoms to a health care provider or call the Oklahoma COVID-19 Call Center at 877.215.8336. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. Individuals who need to self-quarantine should contact instructors or supervisors regarding further arrangements for working remotely or housing. 

Communicating Updates

We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we adjust to the ever-changing situation. For significant developments, we will notify you through the text alert system. All other updates will be provided via email.

If you have any questions, please email Communications@redlandscc.edu.