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Risk Management

Communicable Disease

The Risk Management Department, in conjunction with Vice President, People, Culture, & Safety/CHRO and the Dean of Student Success/Compliance, coordinates the college response to communicable diseases as outlined in RCC Administrative Procedure 5210 Communicable Diseases – Students and Administrative Procedure 7330 Communicable Disease – Employees.


Vaccination requirements

Effective Thursday, May 11th, 2023, workers in healthcare settings will no longer be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 under Oregon rules. A similar vaccination requirement for teachers and school staff in private and public education settings will lift on June 17th, 2023. This means that students and employees at RCC who may have been required to be vaccinated or complete an exemption waiver for participation in RCC programs will no longer be required to be vaccinated or complete the exemption waiver.

Exposure, isolation guidance

A five-day period of isolation for those infected with COVID-19 also will no longer be recommended for the general population. Oregon public health officials believe widespread population immunity due to vaccination and repeated infections means many COVID-19 infections are now likely asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic, and the five-day isolation period is doing little to reduce transmission.

Instead, officials say, the recommendation for the general population will be to stay home until fever free for 24 hours and symptoms are improving; avoid contact with individuals at increased risk for severe disease, including older adults and those with underlying medical conditions; and consider masking for ten days.

COVID-19 Case Reporting

Effective June 1st, 2023, RCC students and employees are no longer required to report a positive COVID-19 test or exposure to the Risk Management Department for tracking purposes. In addition, all case reporting information posted on the RCC Risk Management webpage has been removed.

Measles Reporting

Oregon law (ORS 433.283) requires that students born on or after January 1, 1957, involved in clinical experiences in allied health programs, practicum experiences in education and child care programs, and membership on intercollegiate sports teams have current immunizations for measles prior to each student’s participation. Students enrolling in clinical or practicum for dental assistant, early childhood education, emergency medical services, human services, medical assistant, nursing, pharmacy technician, practical nursing, certain skills training, sterile processing technician, or participating in intercollegiate sports must complete this form and submit it to Rogue Central on any RCC campus. Students may also be required to provide documentation of measles immunizations. Check with individual department. The form must be submitted before registering for clinical or practicum or participating in intercollegiate sports.

The Risk Management Department is responsible for annual reporting to the State of Oregon in compliance with ORS 433.283.


Jackson County Public Health
140 S. Holly Street
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: 541-774-8209
Jackson County Website

Josephine County Public Health
715 NW Dimmick St
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Josephine County Website