On August 4, 2021, Roane State updated its COVID-19 response plan to include the recommendation that all students, faculty, staff and visitors wear face masks when indoors on campus.

This change is in response to a number of factors, including a recent surge in COVID-19 cases locally, the new Delta variant and new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Board of Regents.

The updated face mask recommendation applies to anyone who enters a building on a Roane State campus, regardless of vaccination status. New signage is being posted on campuses to reflect this information.

As we work to maintain a safe environment and prevent the spread of COVID-19, Roane State is continuing its internal case reporting and contact tracing processes. Social distancing recommendations also remain in effect on campus along with enhanced cleaning protocols and remote work opportunities for some employees. At this time, wellness screenings are not required to access campus. If pandemic conditions change, the college’s response will adjust accordingly.

Roane State students, employees and visitors should also continue to practice frequent hand washing to prevent the spread of illnesses. If you experience any symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you should not come to campus.

Students, faculty and staff should monitor college email for additional updates. Questions or concerns can be sent to [email protected]. RSCC’s COVID-19 Response Team will answer messages as quickly as possible.

Active and recovered COVID-19 cases among the Roane State campus community are listed below. This is self-reported data and is updated only when the college is made aware of a new qualifying case among our campus community. Positive test results for those who are working or learning remotely are also self-reported, but are not included here (unless the individual visited an RSCC campus).


Campus Active Cases Recovered Cases
Roane Campus 0 42
Oak Ridge Campus 0 43
Campbell Campus 0 2
Clinton Campus 0 1
Cumberland Campus 0 6
Fentress Campus 0 0
Knox Campus 0 16
Loudon Campus 0 2
Morgan Campus 0 1
Scott Campus 0 1