Category: COVID-19

NAACP forum covers Johnson and Johnson and other vaccination concerns

By Isabel Whitsett Riverside County medical professionals are continuing to encourage vaccinations as skepticism rises due to recent issues with the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. The Riverside chapter of the NAACP partnered with the UC Riverside Zeta Phi Beta Sorority on April 24, bringing health professionals together to discuss concerns with community members. The Johnson

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Nursing program administers vaccines

Photos and story by Daniel Hernandez Riverside City College is one step closer to ending the chapter of distance education and returning to campus for in-person instruction. Trained RCC nurses, with the help from Albertsons pharmacists, administered first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine to members of the community on the roof of the

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Health experts dispel vaccine conspiracies

By Daniela Ramirez The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Data Tracker indicates the total percentage of the population who has received the first dose of the vaccine is 44.7% and the population that has received both doses is only 32.3% of the population.  According to Tina Winston, a cardiovascular nurse with 11 years

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Chancellor’s town hall answers reopening questions

By Liv Pearson The Riverside Community College District’s enrollment struggles, along with progress in handling the pandemic, played a key role in the decision to reopen campuses in the fall. Community College enrollment has declined across the state throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and RCCD is no exception. Wolde-Ab Isaac, RCCD chancellor, said during the first

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Vaccinations begin in Riverside, Norco College instructors recall experience getting the shot

By Jacob Quezada The City of Riverside provided 460 first dosages of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with Curative on Jan. 30. Amongst those eligible for the first round of vaccines at the Riverside Convention Center were Norco College instructors Alexis Grey and Rick Mansikka. Grey and Mansikka, a married couple who teach anthropology

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State chancellor explains pandemic aid for Community College students, campus re-openings

By Leo Cabral California Community College students facing pandemic-related challenges have until March 2 to apply for emergency aid through the Cal Grant. Filling out the FAFSA and the California DREAM Act application by the deadline is important to ensure students qualify for the most aid available to them. Being in the financial aid system

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State Chancellor continues student press conferences

By Jennipher Vasquez The head of the California Community College system discussed the difficulties students are facing amidst the current social, economic and political climate during a student press conference Sept. 24. Eloy Ortiz Oakley, California Community Colleges chancellor, reported an enrollment decrease of up  to 7% this semester and encouraged students to return in

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Riverside Community College District enrollment drops

By Chloe Hunter Enrollment at the Riverside Community College District has dropped 13% this semester.  It is the largest decrease in the district’s history. Wolde-Ab Isaac, district chancellor, tasked a research group in the Educational Services and Strategic Planning Department with working on understanding the enrollment decrease. The district aims to identify which ethnicities are

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Riverside County seeks to bypass state’s reopening guidelines

By Cheetara Piry The Riverside County Board of Supervisors decided to postpone a vote that would  bypass California’s state guidelines and proceed to reopen the county’s economy by Nov. 3. They will revisit the proposal Oct. 6. “I would love to open everything up tomorrow,” Supervisor Jeff Hewitt said. “But that’s not the way the

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