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On Sept. 28, a protest against the vaccine mandate took place at the American River College main campus. The Mandate has since been lifted. (Photo by Jonathan Plazola)

How COVID-19 protocols affect in-person classes at ARC

Jonathan Plazola and Lorraine Barron December 10, 2022

At the beginning of the fall 2022 semester, staff, faculty and students had to be vaccinated or prove a medical exemption to attend classes in person at American River College. Now, several months later, ...

On Oct. 20, it was announced in a statement by Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District chancellor, that the Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The mandate remains in effect for now. (Photo via  Pixabay)

Los Rios Board of Trustees votes to end vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson, Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2022

The Los Rios Board of Trustees voted to end the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for students and employees, according to a statement released on Oct. 20 by Brian King, the Los Rios Community College District...

At the library on the main campus of American River College, protestors stood together to voice their objection to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo by Jonathon Plazola)

Protesters gathered outside the library at ARC to voice objection to COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Lorraine Barron, Managing Editor October 4, 2022

Protesters gathered on Sept. 28, in front of the library at American River College, to voice objection against the mandate for the COVID-19 vaccination.  The protesters want the mandate to be ended...

The Los Rios Community College District will be lifting the mask mandate starting on March 14, 2022. With this, the district still encourages students and employees to continue to wear a mask. (Photo via Unsplash)

LRCCD to lift mask mandate on March 14

Samuel Berg, News Editor March 8, 2022

On March 7, American River College announced in an email from Los Rios Community College District Chancellor Brian King and co-signed by all four college presidents, including ARC President Melanie Dixon,...

Even with the lift in California’s indoor mask policy, on Feb. 15, 2022, American River College will continue to enforce a mask policy for all students on faculty who work on campus. (File Photo)

ARC will continue to enforce mask mandate after statewide lift

Samuel Berg, News Editor February 14, 2022

On Feb. 15, the state of California will end its indoor mask mandate.   Regardless, American River College and the Los Rios Community College District will continue to enforce a mask mandate for all...

At a protest held at American River College on Jan. 26, Ryan Nix, ARC health services assistant, said he had tested positive for COVID-19 in the beginning of January. Nix, pictured here at a protest held at the Los Rios Community College District’s office on Sept. 30, 2021, is unvaccinated but says he was still allowed to work on campus three days a week. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

ARC employee confirms he worked on campus after testing positive for COVID-19

Lorraine Barron, Opinion Editor February 10, 2022

At a protest against the Los Rios Community College District’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, Ryan Nix, a health service assistant for ARC, revealed that although he’d recently tested positive for COVID-19...

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community met in front of the ARC campus to protest against the Los Rios Community College Districts COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo by Alyssa Branum)

Members of the ARC community protest against district’s vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson, Lorraine Barron, and Alyssa Branum February 1, 2022

On Jan. 26, members of the American River College community staged a protest against the Los Rios Community College District’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate in front of the ARC campus.  The mandate was...

According to an announcement by the Los Rios Community College District, because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases, some classes will be switched to an online format until Feb. 22. Other “difficult-to-convert” classes will return on ground on Jan. 31. (Photo by Oden Taylor)

Rise in COVID-19 cases causes spring 2022 semester to begin online

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief January 23, 2022

The spring 2022 semester, which mostly started online, will remain online through Feb. 22, according to an email sent out by the administration on Jan. 21 and a message posted on the Los Rios Community...

Emily Cowan, an American River College language studies major and tennis player protests, among other students, against the Los Rios Community College District COVID-19 vaccine mandate on Sept. 30, 2021. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

LRCCD students and faculty protest against COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Sept. 30, members of the Los Rios Community College District community held a protest against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate that the LRCCD put in place Aug. 4. The mandate required students and faculty...

On Oct. 1, the vaccine requirement from the Los Rios Community College District was put in place. Some members of the American River College community disagree with the decision to require a vaccine and have held anti-mandate protests. (Photo by Lorraine Barron)

Members of the ARC community speak out as the LRCCD’s vaccine mandate takes effect

Heather Amberson and Lorraine Barron October 17, 2021

On Aug. 4, the Los Rios Community College District announced that it would require all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine...

Since March 2020, the American River College campus has been empty but with the newest reopening plan, some students can start to return to campus with proof of their COVID-19 vaccination in the fall semester of 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC’s newest reopening plan brings in-person offerings back to campus

Jahson Nahal, Staff Writer September 14, 2021

Since March 2020, the American River College campus has been shut down and classes have been online. But, now, for the fall 2021 semester, ARC has partially reopened, with more in-person classes and a...

American River College will host an on-campus vaccination clinic on Sept. 14 in the Student Center Community Rooms from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., facilitated by Walgreens. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC to host vaccination clinic on Sept. 14

Heather Amberson, Editor-In-Chief September 13, 2021

Following the news American River College is requiring all students and staff who access district or college facilities to have at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1, ARC will host...

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