Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

President's Update - October 13, 2022

Dear Campus Community, 

As you have likely heard in the news, Gov. Jay Inslee announced the end of the state’s COVID-19 emergency orders, including the requirement that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment, on October 31, 2022. With the lifting of the mandate, RTC will no longer require new employees to be vaccinated, effective November 1, 2022. Also, students will no longer need to attest to their vaccination or exemption status. 

This does not mean COVID-19 is over, and vaccinations continue to be your best defense against serious illness or death. I urge everyone to be up to date on boosters. The college and Birds Eye Medical offer a free vaccine clinic on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Cafeteria. 

The college continues to encourage social distancing, hand washing, and other safety measures to protect the health of our community. We support those who choose to wear masks and have them available on campus. 

Stay safe, and take care of each other. 

Warmly, 

Yoshiko