October 1, 2020 (5:00 p.m.)

An update to our 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 our Physical Presence Protocols and Social Distancing Protocol based on changes in some of the College’s physical presence locations. These changes are effective immediately.

What’s Changing?

  • Physical Presence Protocol – Students
    • Under the prior protocol, students could only use campus facilities for scheduled on-campus instruction where distance learning was not possible.
    • Under the updated protocol, students can use campus facilities not only for scheduled on-campus instruction, but also for scheduled pre-approved activities that are directly related to enrollment.
    • General open use of campus facilities is still not allowed at this time.
  • Physical Presence Protocol – Community Visitors
    • Under the prior protocol, no community visitors were allowed in campus facilities.
    • Under the updated protocol, an exception has been carved out for community visitors representing accreditors, licensors, public health and safety officials, or other representatives of a regulatory entity performing their official duties.
  • Social Distancing Protocol
    • Under the prior protocol, no gatherings of greater than 10 people in the same physical space were allowed.
    • Under the updated protocol, no gatherings of greater than 25 people in the same classroom, meeting room or enclosed physical space are allowed. Classrooms and meeting rooms will be organized to allow for 6 feet of spacing between those present in the space. If the minimum distance of 6 feet between those present cannot be maintained, then the maximum number of persons must be reduced until minimum distance requirements can be met.

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