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MCC COVID-19 Response

Your Safety Is Everything to Us

We continue to prioritize the health and safety of our College community while preserving the continuity of learning. MCC will run limited capacity operations to support educational use to credit and noncredit students, faculty, staff, workforce training participants, as well as business and community partners.

Safety measures and directives in our facilities remain in place to keep students, staff and the public safe. While the College’s Official Campus Use Plan was developed using the most current information available, strategies and protocols may adjust as new developments warrant.

  • MCC COVID-19 Dashboard
  • Updates & Announcements
  • Operations At-a-Glance
  • Flexible Course Delivery
  • On-Campus Guidance
  • Self-Reporting & Exposure

MCC COVID-19 Dashboard

MCC serves approximately 13,000 students each quarter and has approximately 890 full-time and part-time employees. Currently, many classes are online, and many MCC employees are working remotely. MCC does not have residential halls. Therefore, campus attendance fluctuates daily.

This dashboard reflects positive cases self-reported by employees and students through the COVID-19 Reporting Form or by notification from local health departments, regardless of the individual’s work or class location. Individual cases are reported only once. Cumulative figures reflect all positive cases reported to MCC since February 29, 2020 and should not be confused with current case numbers. It should be noted that throughout the reporting period reflected, MCC has recorded only one case of on-campus transmission.

This dashboard tracks reported and confirmed cases among MCC faculty, staff, and students who tested positive for COVID-19, regardless of whether they were on-campus or working/learning remotely. To protect individuals' privacy and comply with health privacy laws, no additional information will be provided about the identities of those employees or students who have tested positive, except to the local public health authorities to assist with contact tracing. Numbers may vary from other reporting entities. This dashboard will be updated weekly on Tuesday afternoons, excluding holidays.

Updates and Announcements

MCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

The health and well‑being of our campus community is our highest priority. As this public health situation continues to develop, the College will update this page regularly with official announcements and helpful resources. 

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July 1: Mask-optional guidance update for MCC grounds and facilities

As low COVID-19 case numbers and increased vaccination rates develop at the College, county, and state levels, MCC will lift its current mask mandate and move to a mask-optional status. Effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021, masks will not be required on MCC grounds nor within MCC facilities.

Note: Masks may still be required in designated areas if federal, state, or local laws, rules, or program requirements apply (e.g., health care or summer youth programs).

This change assumes that those who choose to be vaccinated will have taken advantage of the opportunities to do so. Current CDC guidance indicates that individuals who are fully vaccinated may resume normal activities.

Related guidance and information:

  • Masks are still encouraged for those who are not yet fully vaccinated, and for any others who wish to wear them.
  • MCC student service counters will maintain a supply of free masks for those who may need them during their time on campus.
  • The College will continue to host mobile vaccination clinics on-site through local health departments.
  • MCC will continue to monitor cases, including reporting of employees and students with exposures or illness, and quarantines as needed
  • MCC continues to promote social distancing, extra cleaning, use of hand sanitizer, frequent handwashing, physical barriers, and other virus mitigation practices.

Should local circumstances indicate an increased threat of COVID-19 transmission, we wi ll adjust these guidelines as needed to ensure the safety of the greater MCC community.

May 11: MCC 2021 Summer Quarter Operations

This summer, all MCC instructional facilities will open to support educational use to credit and noncredit students, faculty, staff, workforce training participants, as well as business and community partners. Instructional facilities will return to regular summer hours, ramping up availability and walk-in access.

Summer quarter at MCC will offer an array of in-person, online, and blended sections. Students with questions on a specific class or offerings should call 531-MCC-2400. We look forward to offering a full array of on-campus classes during the fall quarter.

Summer quarter offerings

  • There will be multiple entry points to credit classes for summer quarter:
    • Full 10-week session starts 06/06/21 – 08/16/21
    • Five-week session #1 starts 06/06/21 – 07/12/21
    • Five-week session #2 starts 07/13/21 – 08/16/21
  • Current high school students and 2021 high school graduates may attend credit courses at no cost this summer.
Archived Updates

You can find an extensive list of previous Coronoavirus updates from the College at MCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Archived Updates

Operations At-a-Glance

Bookstores

All locations

On-campus bookstores will open, curbside service will no longer be available

Building traffic

All locations

All doors open, regular traffic flow

Campus Use Plan

All locations

The MCC COVID-19 Campus Use Plan is available to students, faculty and staff on MyWay.

Check-in stations

All locations

Stations will no longer operate, hand sanitizer stations available

Distancing

All locations

Maintain six (6) feet whenever possible

Employee meetings

 

Employees should continue using online meeting tools whenever possible. If meeting in person at MCC facilities, adhere to mask and social distancing guidelines. Conference rooms may be reserved as needed with limited seating capacity.

Faculty office access

All locations

Faculty may access their offices as needed

Food vendors

All locations

Food vendors remain closed

Masking

Indoors/Outdoors

Mask use optional on grounds and facilities. Masks are encouraged for those not fully vaccinated.

Public functions

College facilities use

Will revert to Facilities Use PM IX-2 on August 31, 2021

College sponsored

Staff can attend/work educational and outreach events contingent on public health measures being enforced

Campus hosted

Community members may attend on-campus events, in accordance with public health measures and on-campus guidelines

Self-reporting

Students/Employees

Self-reporting for COVID-19 exposure or illness will continue to be captured by the College online

Travel

Local

Local travel should be minimized, using remote meeting tools when possible

International

International travel remains suspended through academic year 2021-2022

Requests

Travel requests and plans for student competition or student travel will be considered starting September 1.

Vaccinations

 

MCC will not require vaccinations for campus access but will offer opportunities for students and employees to access vaccinations through the summer and fall quarters. Opportunities will be posted on InsideStory.

Vending machines

All locations

Vending machines will open, selection may be limited

Water

All locations

Water bottle filling stations will open, fountains remain closed

Flexible Course Delivery

MCC packs online learning with meaningful interactions delivered in flexible formats:

  • MCC Live Online (Remote): Scheduled classes online, where students log in with instructors and peers (on the same day, at the same time), during scheduled class times. Any hands-on or applied learning also occurs remotely, with no on-campus activity required.

  • MCC Anytime (Online): Classes are unscheduled and students log in to a program at any time on their schedule to complete their work.

  • MCC Blended: Courses that combine elements of online (MCC Anytime), videoconferencing (MCC Live Online) and on-campus learning, with on-campus time reserved for active learning and application, splitting online and on-campus time as course content dictates.

On-Campus Guidance

MCC instructional facilities are open to support educational use to credit and noncredit students, faculty, staff, workforce training participants, as well as business and community partners. The following on-campus guidelines apply to all individuals entering College facilities:

  • Before coming to campus, faculty, staff and students must complete the Pre-Arrival Self-Screening process per posted signs.
  • Face masks are required while on campus.
  • Always maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet.
  • Stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention.
  • Please refer to the COVID-19 Campus Use Plan located on MyWay for the College’s expectations while on campus.

Returning to Campus: Safety Protocols

What to do if you test positive or think you've been exposed and have recently been on an MCC campus or location

MCC is here to support you if you feel ill, test positive for COVID-19 or come in contact with someone who has tested positive. Please complete the MCC Covid-19 Reporting Form if you:

  • Have recently tested positive for COVID-19 Feel ill or are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms
  • Are awaiting a COVID-19 test result
  • Have a confirmed exposure to someone with a COVID-19 diagnosis within the last 14 days
  • Have just returned from international travel

Self-reporting is an important step in keeping our community safe and limiting the potential spread of the coronavirus.