COVID-19 Information

Continuing Education (CE) Protocol

RISD Continuing Education (CE) in-person courses will follow all RISD COVID policies and protocols. For the purposes of these protocols, non-residential students are regarded as campus visitors.

Mask Requirements

CE and Pre-College programs follow current RISD policies related to masks, which are subject to change.

Public Spaces

Spaces that are open to the public—RISD Museum, Fleet Library, Nature Lab, Jolly Roger, Carr Haus, Portfolio and the RISD Store—follow RI State business guidelines and all RISD protocols.


RISD strongly encourages vaccination (including a booster dose) for all Continuing Education (CE) faculty and students for adult and youth (ages 6–17) in-person programming.

Continuing Education Faculty
All RISD employees must disclose vaccination and booster status at the time of hire.


Symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for non-residential CE students must occur at their own discretion at state testing centers, pharmacies or their primary care physician.

Positive Cases

Any individual (vaccinated, boostered or unvaccinated) who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate for a full 5 days and then wear a well-fitting mask for an additional 5 days.

  • Non-residential CE students who test positive must notify RISD Continuing Education staff by emailing and their instructor immediately.
  • Non-residential students who test positive will not be admitted on campus for FIVE days from their positive test date.
  • Residential Pre-College students who test positive must notify and RISD Health Services immediately. If RISD Health Services is closed then RISD Public Safety must be notified immediately.