In aligning with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, and following Governor Walz’s Executive Order, Rochester Community and Technical College will no longer require face coverings on campus (indoors or outdoors) beginning Monday, May 17, 2021. Some Academic Programs, however, may continue to require face coverings and other personal protective equipment for their programs. Such requirements will be posted in those areas.
While face coverings are no longer required at the RCTC Campus, individuals who have not been fully vaccinated are strongly encouraged to continue to wear a face covering in accordance with the CDC and MDH recommendations until they are fully vaccinated. The College has RCTC-branded masks available for pick-up in the Welcome and One Stop Center.
As of this morning, Olmsted County is reporting 75% of those eligible having received at least one dose of the vaccine. We continue to strongly encourage members of our campus community to get vaccinated to help mitigate the on-going threat of infection. Please visit the State of Minnesota COVID-19 Vaccine Locator to find a vaccine provider near you.
Thank you all for your continued flexibility and patience during these challenging times. Lifting of this requirement is a positive step forward toward normalcy, but we must continue to remain diligent in our safety precautions and procedures to ensure we provide a welcoming and safe campus environment to learn and work.