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.
Campus Access and Office Hours
Effective Monday, March 30, campus is closed to the general public. Essential offices will be open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Friday until further notice, and a limited number of staff will be available by APPOINTMENT ONLY. If you need assistance, please call or email the individual or office to make an appointment.
The computer lab in the Multimedia Center is available for student use. It is accessible through doors on the northeast and northwest sides of the building. The Ray Porter Academic Complex is accessible through the Conference Center entrance but other buildings have limited or no access. Please refer to the campus map for building locations.
After careful consideration and in an abundance of caution, Redlands Community College will be completing the remainder of the Spring classes with online course delivery. Since the gathering of groups presents the greatest opportunity to spread germs, we believe this is the best course of action that will further protect the Redlands community. All events and activities are canceled, including the graduation and nurse pinning ceremonies scheduled for May 8, and student housing will close effective 5 p.m. Friday, March 27.
WIth the closure of school districts, we have moved all concurrent classes held at high schools to the online platform. Our instructors will work with our students virtually to make sure they have as little interruptions as possible during this transitional period. At this time, Redlands plans to stay in an online format through April 10, but this may be altered as we move through this uncharted territory. If students have trouble with internet connectivity, please contact our Advising and Admissions office at 405.422.1417 and speak with an academic advisor, so they can assist them as needed.
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.
Another key measure to reduce COVID-19 transmission is reducing travel. At this time, Redlands is suspending 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. Travel for any reason to a CDC Level 3 country (currently China, Iran, Italy and South Korea) will require an individual to complete a 14-day self-quarantine upon return to the U.S. 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.
Campus Housing and Fitness Center
To help contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are closing campus housing effective at 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 27. All students who returned after Spring Break and are currently in campus housing must move out by the 5 p.m. deadline. Those students who have not returned to campus following Spring Break must make an appointment with Tina Jacobs by email or by telephone at 405.422.1454 before returning to collect their personal belongings. These students do not have to collect their belongings by the 5 p.m. deadline, but you must collect your personal items by May 4, 2020 or earlier. We must begin the sanitization process for all campus housing. We are limiting moving assistance so that students may bring only one individual to help with the move. This will help maintain a safe distance for everyone involved. The Business Office will process pro-rated refunds based on the student’s account status through the remainder of the Spring semester for housing payments.
**Your apartment must be clean and free of damages or you may be charged fees according to the housing handbook.
**Leave your apartment keys in the clubhouse. If you need to move out after hours, please contact Tina Jacobs. DO NOT take your keys home with you.
**If your student account with Redlands has a zero balance, you will be getting a refund for the pro-rated amount from March 27 to May 9. If you are entitled to a refund, please keep in mind we have limited staffing in the business office but will issue the refunds as soon as possible.
The Fitness Center is closed and fitness classes canceled until further notice.
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 campus activities and events are canceled through the remainder of the Spring semester, and graduation has been postponed. All activities and events held at our Darlington Learning Center and Royse Ranch, including the Ag Interscholastic Contest, have been canceled as well.
The Student Food Pantry will be open Tuesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Wednesday 9:30 to 11 a..m. After March 27, it will be closed until further notice.
The Academic Center for Enhancement will be open for testing by appointment only. Please contact the testing center to make arrangements at 405.422.6274 or Testing.Center@redlandscc.edu.
Our counselor, Natalie Dennis, is able to schedule virtual appointments Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please contact her at Natalie.Dennis@redlandscc.edu or call 405.422.6211.
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.