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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

Fall 2020

Given the ongoing risk of the COVID-19 pandemic, most CCRI classes will continue to be delivered remotely this Fall. There will be some exceptions, including certain lab sciences, healthcare courses, a small number of developmental and ESL courses, and a number of courses in advanced manufacturing, the arts, and other hands-on disciplines, all of which will be offered on campus. 

We will also offer other support services on campus, including the Writing Center, the Library, the Bookstore, and study spaces for students who need to work on campus. We will provide additional information about all of these services in the coming weeks.

Right now, many fall courses are still listed with a specific campus attached to them. These courses will remain on the scheduled days and times as listed on the course schedule (unless otherwise noted), but will instead be offered remotely. We are currently updating the online course schedule and you will see courses correctly labeled as “remote." Students who have already registered for Fall courses should view their updated course schedule in MyCCRI after Monday, July 20.

For all on-campus courses and services, CCRI is working in close partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) to develop a strategic, measured health and safety plan. In accordance with this plan, we will implement requirements for protective face coverings, strict social distancing, and increased cleaning protocols. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we continue to work and learn in new ways this Fall.

Tele-work policy

Until we receive feedback from the RIDOH on our reopening plan and implement the protocols and policies that will be required to maintain a safe campus, we are extending the tele-work policy for most employees, meaning that those employees who can work from home will continue to do so. Your manager will communicate with you about the specific plans for your team.

Moving to remote working

Remote teaching

All face-to-face instruction is suspended and all classes for Summer Sessions I and II will be held remotely online. Faculty are using the remote learning platform, Blackboard. Technical and other support will be available during the period that remote teaching is required.

Moving to remote teaching

Workforce Partnerships

During this time, changes have been made to several workforce programs. See below for more information:

Canceled
  • Kids College
Available online
  • Customer Solutions and Technical Assistance
  • Data Literacy & Reporting
  • Data Visualization
  • Excel for Business (Intermediate and Advanced)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Process Technology
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Technical Writing
  • Virtual Tech for Business
  • English Language Studies
  • Bridge & RI-BEST
  • Adult Ed Professional Development
  • Driver Education
  • Cybersecurity for Tech Professionals
  • Social Determinants of Health Training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Healthcare Data & Reporting
Resuming soon
  • Driver Retraining
  • GED testing
  • CDL Testing
  • School Bus Driver Recertification
  • Motorcycle Rider Education
  • CNA State Testing

Visit the Workforce Partnerships section of our website for more information.

Next Steps

It is important to stay informed. We will continue to send out updates to our college community. All students, faculty, and staff should monitor their CCRI email and frequently check our website for important information regarding remote learning and working and other actions we are taking to ensure the continuity of college operations.

If students have specific questions or concerns, please contact Michael Cunningham, Dean of Students, by email at [email protected]. Faculty should contact their department chair or dean and staff should contact their supervisor or manager.

CCRI Travel Policy (Domestic and International)

CCRI has suspended all college-sponsored domestic* and international travel for the near future. This includes any international travel associated with the college as a CCRI employee or student, including travel funded by a government grant, foundation, company or other private entity.

Governor Gina Raimondo has urged a 14-day self-quarantine for anyone who has traveled outside of the United States. 

In addition, you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon returning to Rhode Island if you travel to one of the states listed here with a positivity rate of COVID-19 greater than 5%. As an exception, you may provide proof of a negative test for COVID-19 that was taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Rhode Island. If you receive a test during your quarantine in Rhode Island and get a negative test result, you can stop quarantining. However, you still need to self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days, wear a mask in public, and follow physical distancing guidelines. You also must quarantine while waiting for a negative test result.

If you are asked by RIDOH to self-quarantine or if you have traveled to one of the identified countries in the past 14 days, please notify CCRI at the contacts below:

  • Students
    Email Dean of Students Michael Cunningham at [email protected] for guidance on classes. Please provide your name, CCRI ID, contact information, and details related to your self-quarantine.
  • Faculty and Staff
    Email Director of Human Resources Sybil Bailey at [email protected] for guidance on work. Please provide your name, contact information, department or direct report, and details related to your self-quarantine.

If you are in self-quarantine, you should also inform RIDOH’s Center for Acute Infectious Disease Epidemiology at 401-222-2577, who will provide guidance and any necessary support services.

CCRI is in regular communication with the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) and looks to RIDOH and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for guidance to inform our decision-making.

The college has established an Incident Command Response (ICR) team consisting of Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Public Safety, Administration, and Communications. The ICR works together throughout the day to assess information as it becomes available and to make decisions based on the most up to date information.

Being informed is important. Please monitor updates from RIDOH and the CDC. We will also continue to provide information to you as we learn more.


* Exceptions to the domestic college-sponsored travel suspension will be considered on a case-by-case basis and must be approved in advance in writing. Requests for exceptions to this temporary measure should be made to your respective vice president or associate vice president for review.