Roane State implements remote week following winter break to reduce spread of COVID-19

UPPER CUMBERLAND – Roane State has announced that it will temporarily move to remote operations following winter break as part of the college’s efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Between Jan. 4 and Jan. 8, 2021, RSCC campuses will be accessible only to essential personnel. During this time, students and employees will still be served via email and phone as well as through virtual communication tools such as Zoom video conferencing.

“We have advised students, faculty and staff to consider the latest CDC recommendations when making holiday plans this year,” Roane State President Dr. Chris Whaley explained. “This brief remote work period is an additional step we can take to keep our campus community healthy while still assisting students ahead of the spring semester.”

Spring classes at Roane State are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Roane State campus check-ins are set to resume on Monday, Jan. 11. 

As a reminder, anyone who comes to campus must wear a face covering and complete an online wellness screening each day of their visit. For the latest information on the college’s pandemic response, visit

Anyone who needs assistance during the college’s remote operation period can call the main RSCC phone line at (865) 354-3000 and be connected to the appropriate department. Please be patient as we expect call volume to be high during this time. All messages will be returned. 

Questions and requests can also be directed to

Roane State is a two-year college providing transfer programs, career-preparation programs and continuing education. Founded in 1971, the college has locations in Roane, Campbell, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, Morgan and Scott counties as well as a branch campus in Oak Ridge. For more information, visit or call (865) 882-4554.

Remember, eligible adults can now attend Roane State tuition-free with the new Reconnect grant. Learn more at

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