Student Specific Questions

DO I HAVE TO WEAR MY MASK IN BUILDINGS?

Effective Monday, March 24, 2022, the wearing of a mask or face covering is optional. More information about masks and how to properly wear them is available on the CDC website here.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OUTSIDE?

Masks are optional outside.

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM NOT FEELING WELL AT HOME, AND I HAVE BEEN IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH SOMEONE WHO HAS OR MAY HAVE COVID-19 OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT?

  • If it is a medical emergency, call 911 for assistance.
  • Please do not return to campus until you have received guidance from the Dean of Students Office.
  • Please communicate with your instructors and inquire about options for virtual instructional accommodations.
  • As soon as possible complete the online COVID form to report the information and the possible exposure to COVID-19. A college representative will follow up with you after the form has been completed.

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM NOT FEELING WELL, AND I AM ON CAMPUS?

  • If it is a medical emergency, call (804) 523-5911 if on-campus or 911 if off-campus for assistance.
  • Please leave the campus to take care of yourself.
  • You are encouraged to seek guidance from a medical provider or if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, COVID-19 testing is recommended.
  • Please do not return to campus until you have received guidance from the Dean of Students Office
  • Please communicate with your instructors and inquire about options for virtual instructional accommodations.
  • As soon as possible complete the online COVID form to report the information and the possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • A college representative will follow up with you after the form has been completed.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED TO BE ON CAMPUS?

Students are encouraged to figure out which class mode is the right fit for them before registering. More information about the specific classes can be found on the college website.

WHAT ABOUT STUDENTS WHO HAVE TO MISS CLASS BECAUSE OF THEIR CHILDREN'S SCHOOL SCHEDULE?

Students are encouraged to figure out which class mode is the right fit for them before registering. More information about the specific classes can be found on the college website. If already attending classes, students should discuss their situation with their Instructor to determine if there is an option to make up classwork.

WHAT IF I NEED FINANCIAL HELP DUE TO THE PANDEMIC?

Please contact Student Support Services at Student Support Services | Reynolds Community College

Teaching & Learning

I AM A FULL-TIME OR ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER. WHAT HAPPENS TO MY CLASS ASSIGNMENTS IF I GET SICK OR TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

Please notify your School Dean/Associate Dean if you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID or you feel unwell. If you are able to continue working remotely, there will be no change in the class assignment. If you are unable to continue working remotely, the class may be reassigned to assist in the completion of the course. Deans/Associate Deans are to follow the HR guidance on reporting a sick employee.

I AM A FULL-TIME OR ADJUNCT FACULTY MEMBER. WHAT HAPPENS IF ONE OF THE STUDENTS IN CLASS GETS SICK OR TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

If it is a medical emergency, call (804) 523-5911 from a personal device or 655911 from a campus phone.

  • If the student is physically in class, the student should leave class to take care of themselves.
  • As soon as possible complete the online COVID form to report the information and the possible exposure to COVID-19. Follow-up information will be shared if the situation requires it.
  • Work with your student for instructional accommodations if they are not able to attend class meetings due to quarantine requirements or illness.

HELPFUL INFORMATION

  • Make sure you and your students are wearing masks properly during class meetings
  • Maintain distance between students as your classroom allows
  • Remind students to stay home if they have COVID symptoms and share test results as soon as they are able
  • Face-to-face classes must follow the seating protocol and have a seating document submitted to Fhoover@reynolds.edu
  • Take attendance regularly so that you can share who was present during face-to-face class meetings

WHAT HAPPENS TO IN-PERSON CLASSES IF STATE GUIDELINES CHANGE AND RESTRICTIONS ARE PUT IN PLACE DURING THE SEMESTER?

Faculty - All classes being offered in the Spring 2022 semester should be ready to transition to remote learning at any point in the semester. It is recommended that alternative (remote learning) plans be ready and discussed with students at the beginning of the semester so students are aware that this change could happen. Class materials can be loaded on the Canvas shell for the class as well as the syllabus being loaded from the beginning of the semester so all students have access to the material regardless of in-person or remote learning.

Students - be ready for both in-person and virtual learning in those class(es) that incorporate in-person-based learning. If the transition to remote learning is temporary, those classes previously approved to be in-person will be able to return to campus during the semester based on state and college guidelines and protocols.

ARE THE COMPUTER LABS AND LIBRARY OPEN?

The College Libraries and the computers in them are open for use. Students are encouraged to continue to check the services hours webpage for support services availability. Computer labs are dedicated for scheduled classes.

WHAT DO I DO IF A STUDENT REFUSES TO WEAR A MASK?

Faculty and staff are not permitted to require a student to wear a mask in a classroom or meeting space.

CAN I, AS A FACULTY MEMBER, ASK STUDENTS IF THEY ARE VACCINATED? CAN I TELL STUDENTS TO GET VACCINATED?

No, faculty and staff may not ask students if they are vaccinated nor tell them they need to be vaccinated.

SOME CLASSROOMS WILL NOT ACCOMMODATE SOCIAL DISTANCING GIVEN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE CLASS. HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE?

There are no current requirements for social distancing.

WHAT ACCOMMODATIONS ARE FACULTY EXPECTED TO OFFER A STUDENT WHO HAS TO QUARANTINE FROM THE TRADITIONAL CLASSROOM? RECORD CLASS? ACCEPT LATE ASSIGNMENTS? HOW DO THEY MAKE UP A LAB?

When a student goes on quarantine, the faculty member should provide accommodations comparable to other excusable absences. Faculty are encouraged to consider class recordings and alternatives to assist students in learning competencies and completing course requirements, etc., on adjusted timelines. If practicable, allow the student to make up the missed lab or acquire equitable learning outcomes. Students are required to complete all course requirements, regardless of quarantine or illness

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF A PROFESSOR HAS TO QUARANTINE DUE TO PERSONAL ILLNESS? CAN WE TRANSITION TO ONLINE ZOOM OR DO WE NEED TO FIND ANOTHER FACULTY MEMBER TO COVER THE FACE-TO-FACE PORTIONS OF CLASS?

Contact your dean immediately if you need to quarantine or miss class to take care of a family member. In such instances, faculty should transition the course to online synchronous environment, whenever feasible. If you unable to teach remotely or have in-person components of the class that cannot be shifted online, please contact your dean immediately to ensure another faculty is identified to fill in.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF A PROFESSOR IS UNABLE TO WORK IN ORDER TO CARE FOR A FAMILY MEMBER?

Contact your dean and Human Resources for guidance.

SHOULD WE BE INCLUDING STATEMENTS IN OUR SYLLABUS? IF SO, WHAT SHOULD IT BE?

It is wise to include such language within your syllabus and Canvas course. It is reasonable to expect that conditions and safety protocol will evolve over the course of the semester, so it is best to refer students to the Reynolds COVID-19 webpage, rather than provide specific guidance. A sample statement is "Reynolds Community College is committed to the safety of faculty, staff, and students. As a Reynolds student, you are expected to regularly review and abide by all COVID-19 safety protocols as outlined here.

SOME STUDENTS ARE PLANNING TO DO ONLINE COURSES FROM CAMPUS BETWEEN THEIR FACE-TO-FACE COURSES. ARE WE MONITORING USE OF COMMON AREAS ON CAMPUS?

At this time, there are no social distancing requirements, so students may use the common areas of campus. Such areas will not be monitored, but will be cleaned regularly.

AM I REQUIRED TO DO MY OFFICE HOURS FROM MY OFFICE AT CAMPUS?

Faculty should refer to Reynolds Policy 3-2, Faculty Teaching Load and Responsibilities for information on office hours.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED TO RETURN TO CAMPUS VERSUS TELECOMMUTING/WORKING REMOTELY?

Policy 3-12 Telework provides guidance on the eligibility and process. Your supervisor will work with you on whether or not you will continue working remotely, work partially remote or will be expected to be on-campus full time, part-time or as needed. Please reach out to your supervisor to confirm your schedule.

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM UNABLE TO COME TO CAMPUS DUE TO A HEALTH CONDITION?

Please review Policy 3-11 Reasonable Accommodation for the guidelines. Submit exemption request forms to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager/Interim CHRO, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu. Approvals/denials will come from the Office of Human Resources.

DO I NEED TO BRING A NOTE FROM A DOCTOR IF I HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION AND AM UNABLE TO COME TO CAMPUS?

Please review Policy 3-11 Reasonable Accommodation for the guidelines. Submit exemption request forms to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu. Approvals/denials will come from the Office of Human Resources.

WHAT HAPPENS IF, WHEN I RETURN TO CAMPUS, I CANNOT WEAR A MASK FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION?

If you are unable to wear a face covering for medical reasons, please review Policy 3-11 Reasonable Accommodation for the guidelines. Submit exemption request forms to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu. Approvals/denials will come from the Office of Human Resources.

WHAT DO I DO IF SOMEONE IN CLASS OR ON CAMPUS IS EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?

If it is a medical emergency, call (804) 523-5911 from a personal device or 655911 from a campus phone for assistance.

STUDENT

  • If the student is physically in class or on campus, please allow the student to leave to take care of themselves.
  • Ask the student not to return to campus until they have received guidance from the Dean of Students Office.
  • Please work with the student for virtual instructional accommodations.
  • As soon as possible complete the online COVID form to report the information and the possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • A college representative will follow up with the student and faculty member.

EMPLOYEE

  • The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of many other viruses/communicable diseases such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
  • If an employee is not feeling well, they should notify their supervisor and leave campus.
  • They may use their personal leave (i.e. annual, traditional sick, VSDP sick, VSDP family/personal, faculty personal leave, compensatory leave, overtime leave, or recognition leave) if eligible. Please also visit the HR FAQ for additional guidance on leave.
  • If the employee has COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test, they are to notify their supervisor.
  • The supervisor is to email Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu to report the information.
  • Someone from HR will follow up with the employee
  • For more information, see VHD Guidance-Exposure to COVID-19 and VDH Guidance-Sick with COVID-19

HOW WILL CLASSROOMS BE CLEANED?

Custodial staff have increased cleaning in all buildings and areas where students, faculty and staff will be learning, teaching, and working. All classrooms and labs will be cleaned at least once a day using electrostatic sprayers which disperses a disinfectant in each classroom at the beginning or conclusion of each day. Disinfectant wipes/spray have been deployed to the classrooms/lab for faculty/student's use during and after classes. In addition, disinfectant wipes/spray are provided for faculty and staff who wish to clean their personal workspaces. Workspaces should be wiped down by individuals upon entering and before leaving a space.

AN EMPLOYEE SAYS I'M FEELING WELL, BUT I'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 BY A FAMILY MEMBER OR SOMEONE ELSE.

Not vaccinated and never had COVID-19:

  • Stay home or go home if you are at work.
  • Notify your supervisor. They will email HR staff, email Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager/Interim CHRO, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu to report your possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • Follow the CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines.
  • Positive test result: Notify your supervisor to email HR or email Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager/Interim CHRO, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu. HR will follow up with the employee.
  • You may be contacted by the appropriate health department for contact tracing requirements.
  • For more information, see VHD Guidance-Exposure to COVID-19 and VDH Guidance-Sick with COVID-19 or see the HR FAQ.

Tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered:

  • No symptoms: You do not have to quarantine or have to get tested again.
  • If you develop symptoms or may have symptoms, go home and get tested.
  • If there are no other reasons causing your symptoms and COVID is suspected: 1) Get tested, 2) Quarantine and monitor your health for 14 days since your last contact with the individual.
  • Notify your supervisor. They will email HR staff, email Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager/Interim CHRO, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu to report your possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • Get tested.
  • Quarantine and monitor your health for 14 days since your last contact with the infected individual.
  • Positive test result: Notify your supervisor to email Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager/Interim CHRO, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment and Wage Employment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu to report your possible exposure to COVID-19. HR will follow up with the employee.
  • You may be contacted by the appropriate health department for contact tracing requirements.
  • For more information, see VHD Guidance-Exposure to COVID-19 and VDH Guidance-Sick with COVID-19 or see the HR FAQ.

Fully vaccinated:

A STUDENT SAYS I'M FEELING WELL, BUT I'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 BY A FAMILY MEMBER OR SOMEONE ELSE.

  • If the student is physically in class or on campus, please allow the student to leave.
  • Ask the student not to return to campus until they have received guidance from the Dean of Students Office
  • Please work with the student for virtual instructional accommodations.
  • As soon as possible complete the online COVID form to report the information and the possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • A college representative will follow up with the student and faculty member.

WHAT DO I DO IF A STUDENT IS SICK WITH COVID-19 AT HOME?

  • Ask the student not to return to campus until they have received guidance from the Dean of Students Office.
  • Please work with the student for virtual instructional accommodations.
  • The student should complete the new online COVID form. If the student notifies the instructor, the instructor should complete the form.
  • A college representative will follow up with student and faculty.

Vaccine Information

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AND HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

Follow the CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines.

WILL THE COLLEGE REQUIRE FACULTY, STAFF, AND STUDENTS TO RECEIVE A VACCINATION?

No, Executive Directive 2, issued January 16, 2022, rescinds Executive Directive 18 (the numbers for executive orders/directives restart with a new governor), which required collection of vaccination status and weekly Covid-19 testing of unvaccinated state employees. As such, Reynolds (and all other VCCS colleges) will discontinue the collection of Covid-19 vaccination status as well as weekly testing of unvaccinated individuals and those who did not disclose their vaccination status.

Students are highly encouraged, but not required to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

WHAT DO I DO IF MY STUDENT IS SICK WITH COVID-19 AT HOME?

  • Ask the student not to return to campus until they have received guidance from the Dean of Students Office.
  • Please work with the student for virtual instructional accommodations.
  • The student should complete the new online COVID form. If the student notifies the instructor, the instructor should complete the form.
  • A college representative will follow up with student and faculty.

A STUDENT SAYS I'M FEELING WELL, BUT I'VE BEEN EXPOSED TO COVID-19 BY A FAMILY MEMBER OR SOMEONE ELSE.

  • If the student is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please allow the student to leave to take care of themselves.
  • Please work with your student for instructional accommodations.
  • Please complete the online COVID form to report the information.
  • The student should complete the online COVID form if they receive a positive COVID-19 test result. If the student notifies the instructor, the instructor should send the email.
  • A college representative will follow up with the student.

General Questions

DO I HAVE TO WEAR MY MASK IN BUILDINGS?

The wearing of a mask/face covering is optional in all campus buildings.

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM NOT FEELING WELL, AND I AM AT HOME?

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of many other viruses/communicable diseases such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Whenever an employee is not feeling well, they should stay home and use personal leave (i.e. annual, traditional sick, VSDP sick, VSDP family/personal, faculty personal leave, compensatory leave, overtime leave, or recognition leave) if eligible and notify their supervisor.

If the employee shows COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test, please notify your supervisor. Please also visit the HR FAQ for additional guidance on leave.

The supervisor is to email Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager/Interim CHRO at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Interim Human Resources Operations Coordinator at eduncan@reynolds.edu,if the employee shows COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive COVID-19 test result.

Please follow the protocol below if you may have or are tested positive for COVID-19

Not vaccinated and/or not boostered

Fully Vaccinated

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM NOT FEELING WELL, AND I AM ON CAMPUS?

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of many other viruses/communicable diseases such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Whenever an employee is not feeling well, they should leave campus and use personal leave (i.e. annual, traditional sick, VSDP sick, VSDP family/personal, faculty personal leave, compensatory leave, overtime leave, or recognition leave) if eligible and notify their supervisor.

If the employee shows COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test, please notify your supervisor. Your supervisor will communicate to HR. Please also visit the HR FAQ for additional guidance on leave.

The supervisor is to email the completed employee questionnaire to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator at eduncan@reynolds.edu, if the employee shows COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive COVID-19 test result.

Please follow the protocol below if you may have or are tested positive for COVID-19

Not vaccinated and/or not boostered

Fully Vaccinated

HOW DO I KNOW IF I NEED TO WORK ON-CAMPUS VERSUS TELECOMMUTING/WORKING REMOTELY?

Policy 3-12 Telework provides guidance on the eligibility and process. Please reach out to your supervisor to confirm your schedule.

WHAT DO I DO IF I AM UNABLE TO COME TO CAMPUS DUE TO A HEALTH CONDITION?

Please review Policy 3-11 Reasonable Accommodation for the guidelines. Submit exemption request forms to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu. Approvals/denials will come from the Office of Human Resources.

WHAT DO I DO IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

Employees must immediately report a positive test result to the supervisor. The supervisor will email the completed employee questionnaire to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator at eduncan@reynolds.edu. The supervisor will be contacted by an HR staff member for further guidance.

The supervisor can identify telework options for an asymptomatic employee (the employee is not showing any symptoms),subject to Policy 3-12 Telework, while the employee awaits medical guidance.

DO I NEED TO BRING A NOTE FROM A DOCTOR IF I HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION AND AM UNABLE TO COME TO CAMPUS?

Please review Policy 3-11 Reasonable Accommodation for the guidelines. Submit exemption request forms to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager, at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator, at eduncan@reynolds.edu. Approvals/denials will come from the Office of Human Resources.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WORK ON-CAMPUS AND CANNOT WEAR A MASK FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME DUE TO A MEDICAL CONDITION?

The wearing of a mask/face covering is optional in all campus buildings.

LOCAL K-12 SCHOOLS ARE OFFERING VARIOUS LEARNING FORMATS. IF MY CHILD WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN REMOTE OR HYBRID LEARNING, WILL THE PARENT (REYNOLDS EMPLOYEE) BE ABLE TO MIRROR THE CHILD'S PLAN?

Policy 3-12 Telework provides guidance on working remotely.

Campus Life & Support Services

AS A FACULTY MEMBER/INSTRUCTOR WHO TEACHES ONLY REMOTE OR ONLINE CLASSES, MAY I COME TO MY OFFICE TO WORK ON CAMPUS?

Adjunct space is available at Parham Road, Downtown and Goochland Campuses and open to all faculty. Shared Adjunct Offices are listed here. Space is available on a first-come basis. Meeting rooms are also available and can be reserved here by clicking on the interested room and date. If a meeting room calendar is restricted, please reach out to the facilities department at FacilityRental@reynolds.edu for further assistance.

WILL STUDENT EVENTS BE HELD ON CAMPUS?

The Office of Student Life is offering both in-person and virtual activities and events. Please check the following link to reach The Office of Student Life and your student email for updates.

WHAT KIND OF SCREENING WILL THE COLLEGE REQUIRE?

Self-screening is encouraged. You may use the CDC Self Checker tool to do a self-screening before coming to campus. Please do not come to campus if you are sick.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T PASS THE SCREENING?

Please follow the guidance and consult with a health care provider for further guidance. Follow the guidance on "What do I do if I am not feeling well, and I am at home?

WHAT IF I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER FOR ONLINE/REMOTE LEARNING?

Reynolds offers additional support services to students who do not have access to a computer for online/remote learning. Additional information on the college's computer lending procedures can be found under the Extra Help support page.

IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 DURING THE SEMESTER, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE SEMESTER OR WITHDRAWING?

  • Please notify your instructor immediately to request virtual instructional accommodations
  • Please do not return to campus until you have received guidance from the Dean of Students Office
  • As soon as possible complete the online COVID form to report the information and the possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • A college representative will follow up with you after the form has been completed.

IF I HAVE BEEN IMPACTED FINANCIALLY BY COVID-19, CAN THE COLLEGE HELP ME?

Yes! The College has helped many students with additional supports such as emergency loans. Please contact Student Support Services at Student Support Services | Reynolds Community College

WHAT SERVICES WILL BE OPEN ON CAMPUS THIS SPRING?

Services are offered in-person and virtually this spring. Students are encouraged to continue to check the services hours webpage for support services availability.

Life on Campus

ARE WE ALLOWED TO EAT ON CAMPUS? ARE THERE DESIGNATED AREAS?

Eating is allowed on campus. Eating and drinking are prohibited in instructional laboratories, computer laboratories, computer areas of all libraries, and the Jeanette S. Lipman Auditorium.

ARE THERE ANY DIRECTIVES ON OFFICE VENTILATION OR HEATING/COOLING USE?

The bipolar ionization systems have been installed in all campus buildings and sites.

WILL SIGNAGE BE ADDED AND/OR UPDATED TO BUILDING ENTRANCES ON THE FACE COVERING GUIDANCE?

The wearing of a mask/face covering is optional in all campus buildings. Signage is available through the campus buildings and sites based on the most current guidance.

WHAT CLEANING PROTOCOLS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED?

Cleaning operations have increased in all buildings and areas where students, faculty, and staff are learning, teaching, and working. All classrooms and labs are cleaned at least once a day using electrostatic sprayers which disperses a disinfectant in each classroom at the beginning or conclusion of each day. As an added precaution, disinfectant wipes/spray are provided for use during and after classes. In addition, disinfectant wipes/spray are provided for faculty and staff who wish to clean their personal workspaces. Workspaces should be wiped down by individuals upon entering and before leaving a space. In offices, staff should sanitize throughout the day as they feel is needed. The College has purchased contactless hand sanitizer stations, which are located throughout all Reynolds buildings. Students, employees, and community members are able to fill reusable water bottles at specified bottle filling stations.

HOW ARE LABS AND OTHER HIGH-TOUCH AREAS CLEANED?

Labs are cleaned/sanitized by custodial staff in the morning and throughout the day as allowable by the schedule. Lab staff sanitizes in between classes. Students, faculty, and staff have access to cleaning supplies to wipe down high-touch areas before and after use. In some areas, like the Library, staff assists in disinfecting common work spaces after completing a shift (circulation desk, computers, shared tools, etc.).

WILL THE SHUTTLE BUS CONTINUE TO OPERATE?

The College shuttle is operating as normal. Please check the schedule here. Face covering guidance follows building guidance. Cleaning supplies are available to wipe down high-touch areas.

WILL THE COLLEGE OFFER ANY FOOD SERVICES ON CAMPUS?

Follett provides food and drink services on the Parham Road and Downtown campuses. Vending machines are also available at all locations.

WILL THE COLLEGE ALLOW FACILITY RENTALS ON CAMPUS?

The college is open for events subject to college safety protocols. All attendees must follow the college's safety protocols. The college reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events should conditions change (i.e. increased transmission of Covid, CDC guidance). The college will provide as much notice as possible in the event of a cancellation.

WHAT IF I NEED TO REQUEST SPACE FOR AN EMPLOYEE OFFICE OR CLASSROOM USAGE?

Classroom space requests are directed to Teri Rafferty at trafferty@reynolds.edu. Requests for new office space or office moves can be done using the Space Request form

ARE FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS ALLOWED?

Face-to-face meetings are allowed. If individuals are not comfortable with sharing space, Zoom meetings and face-to-face meetings via use of the OWL are available.

Health & Safety

WHAT DO I DO IF SOMEONE IN CLASS OR ON CAMPUS IS PRESENTING SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?

If it is a medical emergency, call (804) 523-5911 from a personal device or 655911 from a campus phone.

Student

  • If the student is physically in class, the student should leave class to take care of themselves.
  • As soon as possible complete the online COVID form to report the information and the possible exposure to COVID-19.
  • A college representative will follow up with you after the form has been completed.
  • Please work with your student for instructional accommodations.
  • Email Complete COVID form if you receive a positive COVID-19 test result.

Employee

The symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to those of many other viruses/communicable diseases such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Whenever an employee is not feeling well, they should leave campus and use personal leave (i.e. annual, traditional sick, VSDP sick, VSDP family/personal, faculty personal leave, compensatory leave, overtime leave, or recognition leave) if eligible and notify their supervisor.

If the employee shows COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test, please notify your supervisor. Your supervisor will communicate to HR. Please also visit the HR FAQ for additional guidance on leave.

The supervisor is to email the completed employee questionnaire to Mary Waite, Human Resources Manager at mwaite@reynolds.edu and copy Emily Duncan, Recruitment Coordinator at eduncan@reynolds.edu, if the employee shows COVID-19 symptoms or has a positive COVID-19 test result.

Please follow the protocol below if you may have or are tested positive for COVID-19

  • Fully Vaccinated

WHAT WILL BE THE PROTOCOL FOR AN EMPLOYEE IF A FAMILY MEMBER EXHIBITS SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 OR TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, BUT THE EMPLOYEE IS NOT SHOWING ANY SYMPTOMS?

Fully Vaccinated

  • Follow the
CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines.

WHAT DO I DO IF I TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

Please follow the protocol below if you have or are tested positive for COVID-19

Follow the CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines.

WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOR DIVISIONS/DEPARTMENTS TO REQUEST PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE)?

Reynolds Community College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all students, faculty, staff, visitors and the communities we serve. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for use in the workplace is available through the Facilities Management department. All request for PPE is to be placed for the department only. Please do not submit requests for other departments.


In the interest of time and efficiency, please assign one coordinator for each department as the contact person to place orders. Facilities Management is requesting that each department coordinate their PPE supply request and submit orders to https://intranet.reynolds.edu/ppe-request/. The PPE link can also be found on the Facilities Management webpage.

Due to limited availability, please place supply orders not to exceed two weeks when submitting.

WILL STAFF MEMBERS BE PROVIDED WITH THEIR OWN CLEANING SUPPLIES OR SOLELY RELY ON THE CUSTODIAL STAFF TO COME AROUND A FEW TIMES A DAY?

Cleaning supplies will be provided for all departments and office areas by Facilities as requested.

WHO SHOULD BE CONTACTED IF EMERGENCY CLEANING IS NEEDED?

Please send an email to Facility Manager, Randy Kiah, rkiah@reynolds.edu and copy the appropriate campus custodial services supervisor (PRC) Rodney Frierson, rfrierson@reynolds.edu; (DTC) Ike Coleman, ecoleman@reynolds.edu; (GC) Fred Fowler, ffowler@reynolds.edu.

WHEN SHOULD INDIVIDUALS GET TESTED FOR COVID-19?

Individuals are encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 if they meet one or more of the following criteria

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19?

Symptoms of include fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, sore throat, muscle pain, shivering, headache, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, or new loss of taste or smell.

WHAT KIND OF SCREENING WILL THE COLLEGE REQUIRE?

Self-screening is encouraged. You may use the CDC Self Checker tool to do a self-screening before coming to campus. Please do not come to campus if you are sick.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T PASS THE SCREENING?

If you complete the CDC Self-Check Questionnaire and are directed to stay home, please follow the guidance and consult with a health care provider for further guidance.