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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 COVID-19 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.

CCRI Vaccine Policy

CCRI requires all full- and part-time students enrolled for in-person classes 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.

Testing/Vaccine Clinics

COVID testing and vaccine clinics will be offered at all select 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, Entrance A: 7 am–7 pm
  • Liston Campus, Atrium: 7 am–6 pm
  • Newport Campus, Atrium: 7 am–3 pm
COVID Vaccine Clinics (Monday–Friday)
  • 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

In addition, our on-campus vaccine clinics are now offering COVID-19 booster shots for all three approved vaccines. No appointment is necessary. In accordance with guidance from the CDC and the RI Department of Health, all those over the age of 18 may receive one of the three available booster shots.

According to the CDC:

  • You should wait at least 6 months after receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or at least 2 months after receiving the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine to get your booster shot. 
  • You may choose which COVID-19 vaccine you receive as a booster shot. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster

You can also receive a vaccine or booster shot at a state-run clinic, your local pharmacy or grocery store, local hospital, or a clinic in your community.  To find a vaccine site near you, visit, or Google search “Find a vaccine clinic near me.”

Vaccines and boosters are FREE and do not require proof of health insurance or documentation of citizenship status.

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.