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As of March 14, masks have become optional at American River College. But unless everyone is vaccinated, some fear a return to campus in the fall semester of 2022. (Photo Illustration by Sam Berg)

LRCCD must protect everyone from COVID-19

The Editorial Staff May 3, 2022

As most of the student body is aware, the American River College campus has re-opened for some classes. As students, however, we are left to wonder if it is safe for us to go back to campus without having...

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 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...

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...

American River College offers an incentive of up to $200 for all students who show proof of their vaccinated status against COVID-19 by Nov. 1, 2021. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC offers $200 to students who receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Cynsere Kelly, Sports Editor September 7, 2021

To ensure the safety of all faculty, students, and members of the community, American River College is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all people who access campus and district facilities by Oct. 1,...

The Los Rios Community College District announced that all students and employees who access district and college facilities must be vaccinated with the first dose by Oct. 1, 2021. This is to support the health and safety of students, faculty, and members of the community. (Photo via Unsplash)

ARC requires all students to provide proof of vaccination

Madison Duong, Feature/A&C Editor September 2, 2021

According to an announcement from the Los Rios Community College District, ARC will require students and employees who access district and college facilities (including in-person classes or student support...

Coronavirus has plagued the world for the past year and now, but thanks to health advancements, there is a COVID-19 vaccine being distributed. During a Feb. 17 webinar, physician Joseph Iser educates students on what to know about each type. (Photo via Pixabay)

Webinar offers information on COVID-19 vaccines

Cicily Thomas and Collin Andrews , Staff Writer April 11, 2021

With the approval of COVID-19 vaccines, people across the world are hoping to soon revert back to post-pandemic times. On Feb. 17,  physicians Joseph Isler and American River College nurse Pamela Whipple...

Writer Jennah Booth receives a flu shot from American River College Nurse Pam Whipple on Feb. 1 in Sacramento, California. Booth opted to get the flu shot after researching preventative care measures. (Photo by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

With flu season here, experts advise people to get vaccinated

Jennah Booth February 6, 2018

As this year’s flu season tears through the country, the American River College Health Center is advising students to get their flu shot. Michele Arnott is a college nurse at the Health Center and...

Legislation is currently under review in the Senate Judiciary Committee that would prohibit children from attending a public or private institution without mandatory vaccinations in the state of California. The debate on mandatory vaccinations has rested as of late on individual rights vs. the publics health and safety.

Head to Head: Should American River College adopt a mandatory vaccination policy?

Brandon Nelson and Cameron Weaver April 30, 2015

Brandon Nelson: YES Considering that the CDC reported the United States as a whole eradicated measles in 2000, the outbreak of measles that was sourced to Disneyland in California in mid-December of...

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