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IMPORTANT: Information about Enhanced Safety Precaution for the New Academic Year

August 28, 2020

Dear RIC Faculty and Staff,

I want to welcome you all to the 2020-21 academic year. I know that you have been working hard all summer to make sure that the coming year is an engaging and successful educational experience for our students. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that we are delivering on our promise of a high-quality, high-value education. We know that this year will be unlike any other, but we are confident that we will help our students succeed.

As some of us begin to return to campus, I want to take a moment to inform you about an added safety precaution will be taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on campus. We will be using the Rave Guardian app to conduct wellness checks for anyone reporting to campus. If you are teaching an in-person class, have a job that requires you to work on site or plan to report to campus in-person for any other reason, you will need to download this app and complete a daily wellness check.

Directions for Downloading the Rave Guardian App:

1. Update or verify your mobile number in MyRIC: login to MyRIC and click on the “Mobile Number for RICAlert” link found in the Staff/Admin tab.
2. Download the App: Please download and install the Rave Guardian mobile app for your respective device. Once downloaded and installed, please log in with your mobile phone number or RIC Microsoft 365 email address (

Non-smartphone users may complete the survey by logging into your RIC email account on any device.

All faculty and staff will receive a reminder to complete a wellness check beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, August 31 and each weekday thereafter. You will receive notifications to complete the wellness check by both a Rave Guardian app alert and an email to your RIC email address.

You may choose either method each day to complete the survey, which will contain questions related to symptoms of COVID-19 and other risk factors. After completing the survey each day, you will be advised about your eligibility to visit any Rhode Island College facility.

If you have any issues accessing the wellness check, please contact the ITS Help Center at or call 401-456-8803.

Once again, I want to thank you and welcome you to a new year at Rhode Island College. Your dedication to our students inspires me every day. Together I know we will have a safe, healthy and successful academic year.

Yours in education,

Frank D. Sánchez

Page last updated: September 18, 2020