RRCC has responded to Governor Tim Walz’s official “stay at home” order for all Minnesota residents. As part of his order, Governor Walz declared educational activities and services as essential, which means Rainy River Community College is exempt from this order. Campus-based essential services needed to support our students will be staffed by a limited number of employees on campus. Instruction and services will resume, as scheduled, on March 30. All classes will be delivered using alternative modes, and the campus will remain closed to the public but students can access the campus, if needed, for services not accessible at home.
Our apologies for this late notice. Last evening we received a directive from the Executive Branch that holding in-person instruction, even as we had planned with social distancing and CDC cleaning standards, should be delayed for at least two weeks. This is a change in their guidance from earlier this week.
About 90% of instruction and student services throughout the Minnesota State system have been moved online, thanks to a lot of creativity and hard work by faculty and staff. These classes will continue as planned. However, given last night’s change in guidance, face-to-face classes have been suspended.
I ask that faculty reach out to students as soon as possible to communicate directly regarding specific classes and if course plans have changed for the week.
I sincerely apologize for the late timing of this message and the inconvenience it causes, and I thank everyone for your patience as we navigate through this ever-changing situation.
Thanks so much for all you are doing!