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COVID-19 Updates

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Please note: Any distance learning students or visitors who plan on coming to one of our campuses must show either a proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of coming to campus. Those who arrive without either proof of vaccination or a negative test will be directed to our on-campus testing site to undergo a rapid test. See below for more information on our Fall 2021 policies. 

The health and safety of our college community is our highest priority. As this is an evolving situation, we want to keep our students, faculty, staff, and the larger CCRI community aware of the latest information on the coronavirus, and what the college is doing to prepare for the risk of a potential outbreak.

Faculty and/or staff with further questions should reference the Fall 2021 Employee Manual

Please continue to check this page and the CDC's COVID-19 website for additional information.

CCRI Vaccine Policy

CCRI requires all full- and part-time students enrolled for in-person classes for the Fall 2021 semester and all faculty and non-classified employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit our Vaccine Policy webpage for more information.

Mask/Face Covering Guidance

Employees, students and visitors - even if they are fully vaccinated - are required to wear a mask/face covering over both their nose and mouth at all times when on campus, except at a workstation/private office that is in an enclosed space or when eating/drinking. Employees and students are expected to provide their own mask/face covering, however the college will provide a mask/face covering at entry if a person comes to campus without one. Face shields without a face mask is not an acceptable face covering.

On-Campus Protocols for Employees

Unvaccinated employees

You will need to be screened for COVID symptoms and undergo a temperature scan before gaining entry to the campus. If you are not vaccinated, you will also receive a yellow CCRI sticker for your CCRI ID indicating you must undergo daily screening and temperature scanning to gain entry to any of CCRI’s campuses.

Fully-vaccinated employees

Upon arrival, present your CCRI ID and vaccination card to be logged into our system. At that time, you will receive a green CCRI sticker for your CCRI ID indicating you are fully vaccinated and can forgo the dailyCOVID screening and temperature scanning.

To make campus entry run efficiently, we strongly encourage fully-vaccinated faculty and staff to upload a photo of their CCRI ID and the front of their vaccination card to [email protected].

Testing/Vaccine Clinics

COVID testing and vaccine clinics will be offered at all four campuses throughout the fall semester, available to faculty, staff, and students. Please continue to check this page for updates on future dates, times, and locations. 

COVID Testing 

  • Knight Campus, Field House: 7 am–7 pm

  • Flanagan Campus, Cafeteria: 7 am–7 pm          


  • Liston Campus, Atrium: 7 am–7 pm          
  • Newport Campus, Atrium: 7 am–5 pm          

COVID Vaccine Clinics

  • Knight Campus, Field House: 10 am–3:45 pm
  • Flanagan Campus, Cafeteria: 10 am–3:45 pm
  • Liston Campus, Atrium: 10 am–3:45 pm          
  • Newport Campus, Atrium: 11 am–3 pm          

In addition to the clinics listed above, CCRI will host free drive-through vaccine clinics each weekend in September at its Warwick and Lincoln campuses. Dates, times, and registration links are listed below:

Saturday, September 18

Saturday, September 25

COVID-19 Incident Reporting

All employees, regardless if they have been on campus or not, who receives a positive COVID-19 test, must isolate in compliance with RIDOH regulations and contact CCRI's Contact Tracing team at [email protected]. Employees with questions about quarantining and discharging time should contact CCRI Human Resources.