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Riverside Community College District will require indoor masking, lifting vaccine mandate

Saida Maalin
Viewpoints / Riverside City College
Photo outside of Riverside City College.

The Riverside Community College District has announced that it will be lifting its COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

The Riverside Community College District (RCCD) voted on Tuesday to lift its COVID-19 vaccine mandate, which will go into effect at all district facilities. That includes Riverside City College, Moreno Valley College, and Norco College.

In a press release, RCCD chancellor Wolde-Ab Isaac said that it was time to remove the requirement because of the leveling infection rates and less severe symptoms with the BA. 5 COVID-19 variant.

Despite the lift of the vaccine mandate, the district will be reinstating its indoor masking requirement.

Jonathan Linden is a reporter at 91.9 KVCR in San Bernardino, California. He joined KVCR in July 2021 and had previously interned for the station in the Spring of 2019. Outside of KVCR, Jonathan also interned for KALW in San Francisco, KFI in Burbank, and Radio HCJB in Quito, Ecuador.