+ To the Rend Lake College community:
Due to the effects of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Rend Lake College is taking the following measures to help protect our students, faculty and staff, and to do our part to reduce risk of spreading the infection. All updates will be posted on our website at www.rlc.edu.
Spring Break will be extended an additional week, through Saturday, March 21. The faculty, staff and administration will use this period of time to move as much class content as possible to Canvas, RLC’s online learning platform.
We will move to online instruction via Canvas for all classes beginning Monday, March 23. This is for the time being, and we will continue to evaluate when we can return to face-to-face instruction. Some formats, such as labs and clinicals, may need to be handled on a case-by-case basis. IMPORTANT: Students, please ensure you have access to Canvas, which can be reached from the MyRLC web page using your Warriormail address and password. Call the Help Desk at 618.437.5321, Ext. 1259, if you need assistance with that.
On-campus college events will be cancelled during this time, unless otherwise noted. Communication will be ongoing with the appropriate audiences.
The campus itself, as well as the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon and the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus, will remain open.
The RLC Foundation Children’s Center will remain open at this time.
Support staff and the IT Help Desk (618.437.5321, Ext. 1259, ) will be available to assist students.
Follow the Centers for Disease Control guidelines, which include avoiding crowded situations, remaining six feet away from others when possible, regular hand-washing with soap and water, use of hand sanitizer, avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands, etc.
Questions may be directed to the front desk at 618.437.5321 or to .
Additional notes for STUDENTS
Warriormail will be an important method of communication. Please make sure you have access to your account. If you prefer, here are instructions to forward your Warriormail to another account of your choice.
Financial aid refunds will be distributed as originally scheduled.
All Great Rivers Athletic Conference events are cancelled.
If you feel ill, do not come to campus.
Additional notes for FACULTY & STAFF
Employees will need to coordinate their attendance (physical vs. remote) with the appropriate Vice President.
If you have travel plans on college business in the near future, consult with the appropriate Vice President to determine if you should cancel those plans.
A separate communication will be sent to faculty regarding work hours and duties from Lori Ragland, Vice President of Instruction & Student Affairs.
If you feel ill, stay home.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will post updates on our website. We also will alert you of updates to that page via Warriormail, social media, Canvas and the Canvas app, and any other appropriate outlets.
We are taking these actions out of an abundance of caution, with the well-being of our students and employees in mind. We have been in contact with state and federal sources, as well as educational partners in our area.
The Centers for Disease Control has information about the coronavirus at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/.