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COVID-19 Testing Data

Overall Testing Data    
Total tests 753  
Total negative tests.                         751  
Total positive tests 2  
Testing Data By Campus    
Total negative tests in Warwick 234  
Total positive tests in Warwick 0  
Total negative tests in Providence 69  
Total positive tests in Providence 0  
Total negative tests in Lincoln 154  
Total positive tests in Lincoln 0  
Total negative tests in Newport 12  
Total positive tests in Newport 0  
Total negative tests off site 48  
Total positive tests off site 1  

* Through Monday, July 15


The health and safety of our college community is our highest priority. As this is an evolving situation, we want to keep our students, faculty, staff, and the larger CCRI community aware of the latest information on the coronavirus, and what the college is doing to prepare for the risk of a potential outbreak.

Faculty and/or staff with further questions should reference the Summer 2021 Employee Manual. Additional guidance for students is available in the Summer 2021 Student Manual

CCRI Vaccine Policy

CCRI requires all full- and part-time students enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption.

This policy is to help us achieve our goal of reuniting as a community where we can learn together, socialize, play sports, and more. To attend CCRI and to be fully involved in the many activities that enrich all of us, you must be fully vaccinated. Visit our Vaccine Policy webpage for more information.

CCRI will host free vaccine clinics at each of our upcoming Open Enrollment Days. The CCRI campus clinics in August clinics will administer either the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine or the Pfizer vaccine. Pre-registration is not required, but recommended. See below for registration codes for our upcoming clinics:

Wednesday, August 4
Liston Campuspvd QR Code
1 Hilton St., Providence
3–6 pm
Or register here.

Tuesday, August 10
Knight Campuskn QR Code
400 East Ave., Warwick
1–4 pm
Lower Commons (Great Hall)
Or register here.


Mask/Face Covering Guidance

Employees, students and visitors - even if they are fully vaccinated - are required to wear a mask/face covering over both their nose and mouth at all times when on campus, except at a workstation/private office that is in an enclosed space or when eating/drinking. Employees and students are expected to provide their own mask/face covering, however the college will provide a mask/face covering at entry if a person comes to campus without one. Face shields without a face mask is not an acceptable face covering.

On-Campus Protocols

Purple Shield screeners will be stationed at the main entrances of our Knight, Liston, and Flanagan campuses to screen employees (verbally or visually with the COVID Health Check), scan temperatures, register individuals who are fully vaccinated, and manage the surveillance testing protocol for identified students. Campus Police will screen employees at the Newport County Campus.

*For those coming to the Knight Campus for the first time who have not previously provided proof of a negative test within 72 hours or proof of being fully vaccinated, please enter through the new ramp to present your vaccination card or negative test to the Purple Shield screeners.

For those returning to work for the first time at the other campuses, please use the designated entrances to either show your vaccination card/negative test and be screened.

Employees who have been working on campus regularly should continue to follow the same protocols when entering any of the campuses.

If you need a CCRI ID, please contact the Campus Store. In addition, fully vaccinated individuals who are determined to have been in close contact with a COVID-positive individual are not required to quarantine. 

We will continue to reevaluate our protocols based on public health guidance and adjust as necessary. We will share any and all updates before they take effect, so please continue to monitor your CCRI email. 


COVID-19 Incident Reporting

All employees, regardless if they have been on campus or not, who receives a positive COVID-19 test, must isolate in compliance with RIDOH regulations and contact CCRI's Contact Tracing team at [email protected]. Employees with questions about quarantining and discharging time should contact CCRI Human Resources.