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 first started in Wuhan, China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other locations internationally, including the United States. The CDC has confirmed cases in Louisiana and identified other cases that are awaiting official confirmation.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
(Read Full FFCRA)
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Chancellor’s Message, March 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m.
RPCC students regarding completion of classes:
RPCC’s focus on learning has not changed. We will do everything possible to provide every student with the learning experiences required to complete their classes. There is a possibility classes will have to be extended past the end of the semester to complete course learning outcomes, but we will do what it takes. If it becomes necessary to issue incomplete grades for students who cannot complete necessary on-campus classroom components, I have the authority to direct actions to help students and faculty work through these concerns. (Read More)
Graduation announcement, March 23, 2020 – 4:30 p.m.
We are officially postponing the Spring 2020 Graduation Ceremony, due to the COVID-19 virus. We hope to reschedule as soon as possible, and we will let you know as soon as we have any update
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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.