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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. 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
  • CARES Act Reporting

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.

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.

It is essential for health and safety that any member of the MCC community who is exposed to or tests positive for COVID-19 promptly reports through the MCC COVID-19 Reporting Form.

If you have been exposed or test positive, remain off-campus. After completing the MCC COVID-19 Reporting Form, notify your instructor or supervisor, and await guidance from one of our confidential contact tracing professionals.

March 2: MCC Spring 2022 Operations Update

To date, our College community has done its part in helping us navigate this pandemic to ensure the health and safety of all.

As spring quarter kicks off, the following changes to safety protocols will take place:

  • Mask wearing - Starting March 2, individuals may enter MCC facilities without wearing a mask. Social distancing is still encouraged and masks are still welcome. See the Operations At-a-Glance section of this page for additional details. Note that the College may reinstate its face covering requirement at any time, should public health conditions require it.
  • Illness Reporting – Students and staff experiencing COVID-19 exposure or illness should continue to self-report through the MCC COVID-19 Reporting Form.
  • Public use of College facilities - External requests for facility use will resume during the summer quarter.
  • College-hosted functions - Community members may attend on-campus, College-hosted events, in accordance with current public health measures and on-campus guidelines. Number of participants may be limited through spring quarter.
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 open.

Building traffic

All locations

All doors open, regular traffic flow (with sensible distancing).

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 continue to use sensible distancing.

Food vendors

 

Food vendors are open on campuses.

Masking

Indoors

Face coverings are welcome and encouraged, but not required in MCC facilities at this time. Watch this space for updates to on-campus guidance as public health conditions warrant.

Public functions

Public use of College facilities

External requests for facility use will resume summer quarter.

College-sponsored functions

Staff may attend/work educational and outreach activities, complying with event requirements and public health measures being enforced.

College-hosted functions

Community members may attend on-campus, College-hosted events, in accordance with current public health measures and on-campus guidelines. Number of participants may be limited through spring quarter.

Self-reporting

Students/Employees

Those experiencing COVID-19 exposure or illness will self-report through the College MCC COVID-19 Reporting Form.

Travel

Local

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

International

International travel remains suspended until further notice.

Requests

Travel requests for staff and student conferences or competitions will be reviewed, per PM VI-2. Watch this space for updates as public health conditions warrant.

Vaccinations

 

MCC will not require vaccinations for campus access but will offer opportunities for students and employees to obtain vaccinations at full-service campus locations each quarter. Opportunities will be posted on InsideStory.

Vending machines

All locations

Vending machines are operational.

Water

All locations

Water bottle filling stations are open, and fountains will gradually reopen as lines are cleared and reset.

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 coverings are welcome and encouraged, but not required in MCC facilities at this time. Watch this space for updates to on-campus guidance as public health conditions warrant.
  • 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 My Way for the College’s expectations while on campus.

Self-Reporting & Exposure

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.