RPCC response to COVID-19
The U.S. Centers of Disease Control is responding to an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus. The outbreak started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in Louisiana and across the globe. This section of the RPCC Website will delivery updates and information pertinent to the college, its staff, and students.
Frequently requested contacts
- Admissions Information – LCTCS Prospect Inquiry
- Admissions and Student Services – Admissions@rpcc.edu
- Business Office – Businessoffice@rpcc.edu
- Financial Aid – Financialaid@rpcc.edu
- Human Resources – HR@rpcc.edu
- Workforce Training – WFD@rpcc.edu
- Work Ready U – AdultED@rpcc.edu
- Email not working? – Help@rpcc.edu
Running RPCC Updates
The Louisiana Governor’s Office
On Monday, March 9, the Louisiana Department of Health has reported Louisiana’s first presumptive positive case of COVID-19, commonly referred to as coronavirus, a Jefferson Parish resident who is hospitalized in Orleans Parish, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Louisiana Office of Public Health continue to closely monitor this outbreak. The Office of Gov. Edwards has established a Web page to release information specific to the state of Louisiana. (Visit Coronavirus in Louisiana)
Personal Hygiene Tips
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a face mask. The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a face mask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19. Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others.
- Find more tips and additional information about COVID-19 on the CDC’s website.