Student Guidelines

Returning to normal, on-campus classes in a safe manner for the 2020-21 school year is achievable, but it also presents a challenge.

We understand that this semester will not look exactly the same as the last, and every COVID-19 prevention measure has been implemented with the goal of minimal disruption to students and the learning process.

Here are more ways you can ensure Francis Tuttle is a safe, secure learning environment by following guidelines and procedures.

Wearing a mask

Masks or cloth facial coverings reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, and they are particularly effective when people are together in an indoor setting. That is why masks are required for all Francis Tuttle staff, students and public customers.


Respiratory Care Rockwell social distancing

Masks must be worn when inside any campus building and outside of buildings when social distancing is not possible. It must cover the mouth and nose at all times when worn, and you should wash cloth masks regularly. 

Per CDC guidelines, transparent face shields may not be used instead of a face mask. You will be provided with a facemask as part of your 2020-21 orientation materials.

Temperature Checks

Before you enter any campus building, your temperature will be taken at a check-in station. In the event that an individual’s temperature is recorded at or above 100.4°F, that person will not be allowed on campus and may not return to campus until they have been fever-free for 24 hours.

Temperature screenings will be handled with confidentiality and care. In high-traffic areas, a standalone temperature scanning station will be used. Smaller stations will be administered by staff with touchless thermometers.

Stations will open at 7:30 a.m. and remain unlocked until 3 p.m. Evening students will have their own check-in system administered by their instructor.

Rockwell Campus Check-in Stations 

Located at: Main Entrance, Health Sciences Entrance, South Culinary Entrance, Transportation Technology Building, Information Technology Building, Service Careers (for Service Careers students only), Cosmetology (for Cosmetology, Nails and Esthetics students only) and WED Entrance.

Reno Campus Check-in Stations 

Located at: Main Entrance, Diesel Building, IDT Building

Portland Campus Check-in Stations

Located at: South Entrance

Use the check-in station located closest to your program and classroom. If you arrive late to class and need to enter the building, phone numbers will be posted that you can call for assistance.

Social Distancing

Once you are in the building, please go directly to your program area and remain there while on campus. Students will be granted breaks, though they will be different from usual break times. This is all to ensure social distancing is followed.

This means at all times on campus, students should, to the best of their abilities, maintain a distance of at least 6 feet between themselves and others. Classrooms, workspaces, common spaces and labs will be arranged in a manner to appropriately distance individuals on campus.


Student breaks will be a maximum of 10 minutes and will be staggered. Food service will not be available during break time, but vending machines will be stocked. Please stay in the general area of your program during this time. You can also take a mask break by going outside and staying near the building, while still maintaining proper social distancing.

Dining/eating on campus

Food service will be available at lunchtime in the form of grab-and-go meals. Lunchrooms and common areas will be arranged in a manner to provide for proper social distancing. Students may remove their masks while eating and maintain proper social distancing.

Moving and/or relocating tables and chairs to accommodate seating arrangements is not allowed. Students are asked to only take the time they need to eat before returning to class.

Cleaning and Disinfection

Employees and students will be in charge of cleaning their work areas and any shared supplies and equipment both before and after use. Refillable bottles with sanitizer will be distributed throughout campuses for general cleaning and sanitation. Sanitizing wipes will be prioritized for use on keyboards and other shared electronic equipment. High touch areas will be cleaned periodically throughout the day.

In addition, the district has contracted with AHI to clean every night and focus on high-touch areas. If someone who tested positive for or suspects they have contracted COVID-19 has been in a campus facility, the area will be closed for 24 hours or as long as practical before cleaning and disinfecting. All areas such as classrooms, offices, restrooms and common areas used by the individual will be cleaned and disinfected.

Hygiene Practices

The district has increased the amount of sanitizing stations distributed throughout campus rooms and offices. You should use these sanitizing stations when entering, leaving and during use of buildings, classrooms, offices and workspaces. Hand washing should be practiced frequently after time spent in classrooms or after bouts of sneezing and/or coughing.