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COVID-19 Response Information

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Covid_19_Student_Questions@rasmussen.edu.
For information about the CARES Act and the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), or to view Rasmussen College's HEERF Reports, please visit our CARES Act Frequently Asked Questions page.

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July 29, 2020 (10:40 a.m.)

An update to masking protocols in the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

In early June, Rasmussen College released its COVID-19 Preparedness Plan outlining the protocols and precautions that the College would follow to provide a safe and healthy learning and working environment for our students, faculty and staff who attend class, lab or clinicals at one of the College’s physical campuses.

The Preparedness Plan is a living document that is subject to change as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines set forth by local, state and federal health agencies, as well as the mandates set forth by local, state and federal government agencies.

Please click here to download the latest version of the Rasmussen College COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, which updates the Masking Protocol, based on ordinances and orders recently implemented in some of the College’s physical presence locations. These changes are effective immediately.

What's Changing?

  • Indoor Masking Protocol:
    • Under the prior protocol, students, employees and vendors could remove their mask indoors when in a seated or stationary position within the classroom environment where a minimum social distance of six feet could be maintained.
    • Under the amended protocol, students, employees and vendors must wear a mask at all times with more limited exceptions, which now only include when communicating with an individual who is deaf or hearing impaired, when alone in an enclosed work area, or when using a face shield under limited circumstances.

  • Outdoor Masking Protocol:
    • Under the prior protocol, there were no masking requirements when outside while on the premises of a Rasmussen College facility.
    • Under the amended protocol, students, employees and vendors must wear a mask when outside while on the premises of a Rasmussen College facility at all times with limited exceptions, including while in a private vehicle used for private purposes or when eating/drinking in an outdoor seating area.

All students, faculty and staff of Rasmussen College are responsible for implementing and complying with all aspects of the COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, and the College appreciates you for helping us to safeguard our campus communities.

Keeping the Rasmussen community safe is our top priority. Please contact your Campus Director with any questions you may have regarding this information.

Previous COVID-19 Updates

June 29, 2020 2:30 p.m. (Important Update: July start date at Rasmussen College)
June 22, 2020 3:00 p.m. (Preparedness Plan for residential and clinical courses)
June 17, 2020 4:00 p.m. (Plans for returning to on-campus instruction and COVID-19 Preparedness Plan)
June 5, 2020 1:00 p.m. (Plans for upcoming virtual graduation)
May 21, 2020 6:00 p.m. (Update regarding the Summer and Fall 2020 Terms)
May 21, 2020 8:00 a.m. (CARES Act – Higher Education Emergency Relief Grants for Students)
May 15, 2020 4:05 p.m. (Update on future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies)
April 22, 2020 5:15 p.m. (Students enrolled in their last quarter of the Practical Nursing diploma, Professional Nursing Associate's degree, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (A-BSN Entrance Options) programs in the Spring Quarter 2020)
April 20, 2020 4:00 p.m. (Decisions regarding future Rasmussen College graduation and pinning ceremonies)
April 13, 2020 12:45 p.m. (New students starting in May)
April 3, 2020 2:10 p.m. (All students)
April 3, 2020 12:20 p.m. (New students starting in Law Enforcement Academic Certificate, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate and Law Enforcement Associate’s degree programs)
April 1, 2020 11:00 a.m. (Update related to admissions requirements in the Healthcare Certificate, Healthcare Associate’s degree, and Health Sciences Associate’s degree programs that include E102 Pathway to Patient Care Seminar Course)
March 26, 2020 6:55 p.m. (Students who are new starts, re-entered or transferred—either programs or campuses)
March 26, 2020 5:30 p.m. (School of Health Sciences students)
March 24, 2020 5:15 p.m. (All students)
March 19, 2020 2:45 p.m. (Students enrolled in Field Experience Courses of Early Childhood Education programs)
March 18, 2020 5:50 p.m. (Wisconsin students)
March 17, 2020 6:30 p.m.  (Wisconsin students)
March 17, 2020 (All students)
March 15, 2020 (Students enrolled in Practical Nursing, Professional Nursing, and Bachelor of Science [pre-licensure entrance options] programs)
March 14, 2020 (Students enrolled in Bachelor Completer programs utilizing the 6-week session/12-week quarter academic calendar)
March 13, 2020 (All students)
March 6, 2020 (All students)

 

  1. Residential Programs are identified as programs offered at a physical campus location which require a lab or clinical/externship/practicum component to be delivered in person at a time when there are no disruptions to campus operations. Rasmussen’s residential programs are: Health Sciences Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Applied Science - Medical Assisting, Healthcare Associate of Science - Medical Assisting, Medical Assisting Diploma, Law Enforcement Associate of Applied Science, Law Enforcement Skills Certificate, Medical Laboratory Technician Associate of Applied Science, Nursing Bachelor of Science (excludes RN to BSN), Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Science, Practical Nursing Diploma, Professional Nursing Associate of Applied Science, Professional Nursing Associate of Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Applied Science, Radiologic Technology Associate of Science, Surgical Technologist Associate of Applied Science, and Surgical Technologist Associate of Science.
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