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COVID-19 Response

Updates

National and regional health agencies are monitoring an outbreak of a new coronavirus, 2019-nCoV, which has resulted in human infections. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.

The safety and security of Reynolds students, faculty, staff, and visitors is of the utmost priority. As such, Reynolds is working closely with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to monitor the situation and partner with VDH and local health departments on specific responses should the need arise. 

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MARCH 20, 2020

These are incredibly trying times. The Reynolds leadership team is working hard to make the best decisions possible for the college and the greater community in an unprecedented and ever-evolving situation.

Effective Monday, March 23, Reynolds Community College will begin conducting classes remotely and offering services in a remote environment only. To be clear, the college is open. However, in the interest of the health and safety of the college community, facilities will be closed to students and visitors. 

Additional information for students who wish to access virtual services and extra help is available here.

Faculty and staff are encouraged to access the Reynolds intranet COVID-19 page.

 

March 16, 2020

Reynolds Community College continues to closely monitor reports about the outbreak of COVID-19, and we have actively joined the statewide effort to help prevent the spread of the virus. Effective today, Monday, March 16, Reynolds is instituting a reduced operations plan, which consists of transitioning as many courses as possible to fully-online instruction, while keeping campuses open to continue to provide access to student support services.

Reduced operations hours in effect March 16

Parham Road Campus & Downtown Campus

Service Hours (includes services such as Libraries, Advising Services, Testing Centers, Tutoring, Food Pantries*)
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. – in-person and virtual services
Friday: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. – virtual services only (campus closed for deep cleaning every Friday)

 

Goochland Campus

Service Hours (includes services such as Libraries, Advising Services, Testing Centers, Tutoring, Food Pantries*)
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. – in-person and virtual services (campus closed for deep cleaning every Friday)

*Food Pantries are not available virtually, however, virtual consultation for Finish Line Assist and Single Stop services available on Fridays

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March 12, 2020

*Special Announcement from President Paula Pando*

The college has been closely monitoring the emerging and rapidly-evolving situation related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). While there is not currently community spread of the virus in Central Virginia, in order to prioritize the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, as well as those in the broader community, Reynolds Community College is enacting the following changes:

-  While spring break (no classes) will go on as planned March 16 – 21, effective Monday, March 23, Reynolds will move most instruction to online/remote classes through at least Saturday, April 4 and longer if necessary. Dr. Kimberly Britt, Chief Academic Officer, will be reaching out to teaching faculty with additional information. Students should monitor their Canvas accounts and Reynolds email accounts for communication from their instructors.

- For their own safety, we encourage Reynolds students to limit personal travel outside the area during spring break. Please heed the health precautions offered by the CDC and the Virginia Department of Health.

- Classified staff, professional and administrative faculty, and part-time colleagues will continue to follow a normal work schedule to ensure the availability of services such as libraries, tutoring, advising services, testing centers, and food pantries.

- Pursuant to Governor Ralph Northam’s declaration of a state of emergency, options for teleworking arrangements as well as public health emergency leave for certain situations are being explored. Please refer to the FAQs published on the HR Portal (intranet) for more information regarding teleworking.

- Effective immediately, college events with more than 50 people are canceled through April 4. For smaller events, consider rescheduling or online options if possible, and please take every precaution to prevent the spread of infection.

Please know that none of these steps are being taken lightly and we are aware of the disruption that these changes are going to cause to the learning environment. Your patience and understanding are appreciated as we work through this unprecedented situation and continue to prioritize the health of our college community.

We will continue to monitor the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 situation in our area and communicate any additional changes or modifications to classes and activities as necessary and no later than April 4. I encourage you to visit the Reynolds COVID-19 webpage for information and updates.

Please continue to practice good self-care habits that can reduce the spread of germs.

Take good care,

Dr. Paula P. Pando

College President

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March 11, 2020

Reynolds continues to monitor this emerging and evolving situation. We are aware of reported cases in the Commonwealth and Central Virginia. Additional resources are now available on the Reynolds COVID-19 (Coronavirus) page. Information will be updated regularly here and on the main Reynolds website if warranted. Significant changes will also be communicated to Reynolds faculty, staff, and students via email and other communication methods.