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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. To this end, MCC will offer a wide range of learning options including on-campus, remote, hybrid and online credit, noncredit and workforce training courses.

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. 

Metropolitan Community College CARES Act Emergency Grant Aid Reporting

August 11: MCC 2021 Fall Quarter Operations

This fall, all MCC instructional facilities will be open for regular business and services hours to support educational use to credit and noncredit students, faculty, staff, workforce training participants, as well as business and community partners.

  • A full array of on-campus, remote, hybrid and online credit, noncredit and workforce training courses will be offered to provide students with a wide range of learning options.
  • Masks will be required for any individual inside MCC-operated facilities.
  • Sensible distancing will be practiced in all buildings.
  • MCC will continue emphasizing the use of enhanced cleaning protocols, hand sanitizer, frequent handwashing, physical barriers, and other virus mitigation practices, including optimized HVAC systems.
  • MCC will continue to host on-site mobile vaccination clinics for faculty, staff, students, and community members through local health departments.
  • MCC will continue to monitor cases of employees and students with exposures or illness, and manage quarantines as needed.
Archived Updates

You can find an extensive list of previous Coronavirus 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

Distancing

All locations

Practice sensible distancing whenever possible indoors

Employee meetings

 

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

Food vendors

 

Food vendors will reopen for the fall

Masking

Indoors

Required in all MCC buildings for all individuals whenever two or more are present

Public functions

College facilities use

Not accepting external requests for rental

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 fall quarter. Opportunities will be posted on InsideStory.

Vending machines

All locations

Vending machines will be operational

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.
  • Practice sensible distancing whenever possible.
  • 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.