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This page is intended to provide you with resources and information about COVID-19 and the College’s responses and actions.
It is recommended that you check your RCC email regularly and that you sign up for emergency communications using our SWIFT911 contact system.
The RCC Vaccination site is now closed. Call the NYS call the hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829) or go to the NYS vaccination site to find another location.
Additional information can be found on the Rockland County COVID-19 site.
As RCC students complete their academic requirements through online and alternative education, and many faculty and staff work remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Rockland Community College continues to take precautions to ensure the health and well-being of its campus community in response to the coronavirus pandemic. See the cleaning and disinfecting protocols followed by our Housekeeping team.
If you, or a loved one, are showing symptoms of COVID-19 and would like to get tested, the following testing centers are now available. Please read the information thoroughly and make sure you know all the requirements needed to be tested. Please check below for information on how to get tested. For information about on-campus pooled testing, visit the COVID-19 testing page.
- NY State COVID-19 Testing Information
- Rockland County
- Orange County
- Bergen County
- Westchester County
- Dutchess County
- Putnam County
In response to this evolving public health situation, the College has put together an Emergency Planning and Response Team, headed by William Murphy, Executive Director of Operations & Chief Law Enforcement Officer, to ensure the safety of the College community. This task force will be responsible for maintaining the safety of the College and communicating information to the community. The team continues to maintain close contact with the Rockland County Department of Health, New York State Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the State University of New York System Administration.
CDC Information About the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
In the United States, the CDC is responding to this serious and developing public health issue and is working with the World Health Organization and state and local public health partners to respond to this situation.
Human coronaviruses are common throughout the world. Seven different coronaviruses, that scientists know of, can infect people and make them sick. Generally human coronaviruses cause mild to moderate illness in people worldwide; however, there are cases that can become more severe.
A novel (new) coronavirus is causing the outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Health authorities have reported that patients have experienced fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and pneumonia.
The CDC has outlined the following preventative tips to keep yourself, your family, and your community safe. See the CDC website for the latest guidelines on how to protect yourself and others.
Stay up to date on CDC travel health notices: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices
For information about handwashing, see CDC’s Handwashing website.
For information specific to healthcare, see CDC’s Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Settings.
These are everyday habits that can help prevent the spread of several viruses.
- Rockland County Health Department: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Rockland County Executive: Press Releases
- SUNY: Health Alert
- SUNY: News & Resources
- New York State Health Department: 2019 Novel (New) Coronavirus
- NYS Health Department: Latest News
- CDC: Coronavirus Information
- World Health Organization: Coronavirus and 2019 outbreak
- CDC: Hand washing flyer
Coronavirus is not specific to any culture, nationality, race or ethnicity.
As indicated in the CDC anti-stigma guidelines, people “who do not live in or have not recently been in an area of ongoing spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, or have not been in contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 are not at greater risk of spreading COVID-19 than other Americans.”
The New York State Division of Human Rights has released information regarding discrimination relating to COVID-19. Visit the Division’s coronavirus discrimination page which describes your rights pursuant to the New York State Human Rights Law.
Rockland Community College is committed to ensuring that all members of our community are treated with respect and dignity and that no one in our community is bullied or mistreated due to ignorance around this disease.
If any student believes they have experienced harassment or discrimination, we encourage them to report concerns to the Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Affairs by email at [email protected] or phone 845-574-4206.
If any faculty, administrator or staff member believes they have experienced harassment or discrimination, we encourage them to report concerns to the Chief Diversity Officer by email at [email protected] or phone 845-574-4758.