FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (COVID-19)

Yes.

Monroe County Community College reopened its Main Campus in mid-June 2020 after being closed for nearly three months due to concerns about Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Winter Semester began Jan. 8 and late-start classes began Feb. 1. Due to COVID-19, MCCC moved the majority of its courses to online or blended format (includes both online and on-campus instruction in small, socially-distanced groups). Most of the classes with on-campus meetings will be in career technical areas and other areas with labs. This will continue for Summer and Fall semesters in 2021.

All who enter the Monroe County Community Campus are expected to comply with the protocols and guidelines put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Do not come to campus if you are sick.
  • Social distancing practices must be followed by staying six feet apart from other people at all times, not gathering in groups and avoiding crowded places and mass gatherings.
  • Face masks or face coverings must be worn by all persons inside college facilities. Face shields are required in classrooms and labs when direct contact is unavoidable. In these cases, shields will be provided to faculty and students. Per CDC guidelines, face shields should not be used as a substitute for face coverings. Instead, shields are to be used in addition to face coverings as an extra layer of protection when direct contact is unavoidable and/or social distancing is not possible. 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or touching your face. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

Notices and updates are being conveyed via the college website at www.monroeccc.edu/coronavirus. Notifications of official updates are also being shared via email, social media and other means.

Click here for more information on any class or program postponements or cancellations. 

Winter Semester began Jan. 8 and late-start classes began Feb. 1. Due to COVID-19, MCCC has moved the majority of its courses to online or blended format (includes both online and on-campus instruction in small, socially-distanced groups. Most of the classes with on-campus meetings will be in career technical areas and other areas with labs. This will continue for Summer and Fall semesters in 2021.

All registration info: www.monroeccc.edu/registration.  

Monroe County Community College is open. In general, the college continues to operate on its regular Winter Semester schedule -- 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, with some exceptions as outlined below. 

Offices/Services -- Specific Info on Hours

  • Admissions/Financial Aid/Registrar: Monday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Bookstore: Monday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The online Bookstore is available 24-7.
  • Disability Services: Monday-Thursday:  9 a.m.-4 p.m. (on-campus), Friday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. (remote
    services only)
  • Division/Department Offices:
    • Applied Science and Engineering Technology: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Appointments are encouraged. 
    • Business: Hours Winter hours TBD. Appointments are encouraged.
    • Health Sciences: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Humanities/Social Sciences: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    • Science/Mathematics: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Corporate and Community Services: Open by appointment only Monday-Thursday; Remote services available on Friday
  • Library: Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Library Chat available 24-7.
  • Tutoring: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (face-to-face and remote options)
  • Whitman Center: Tuesday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Business Learning Lab closed, Tutoring offered online or by appointment. Placement testing offered on Main Campus by appointment.

The following services/areas are closed until further notice:

  • The Cellar
  • Dance/Aerobics Room
  • Fitness Center
  • La-Z-Boy Center Atrium
  • Life Sciences Student Collaboration Space
  • Locker Rooms
  • Micro-Market
  • Multipurpose Room/Gym
  • Student Spaces in Career Technology Center, Welch Health Education Building, and Warrick Student Services/Administration Building

Below is contact info for student services and academic support offices.

ADMISSIONS/GUIDANCE
admissions@monroeccc.edu
www.monroeccc.edu/academic-advising
www.monroeccc.edu/future-students
(734) 384-4104

DISABILITY SERVICES
LAL@monroeccc.edu
(734) 384-4167

FINANCIAL AID
fastudent@monroeccc.edu
www.monroeccc.edu/financial-aid
(734) 384-4135

LIBRARY
askalibrarian@monroeccc.edu
www.monroeccc.edu/library
(734) 384-4204

ONLINE LEARNING SUPPORT
elearning@monroeccc.edu
www.monroeccc.edu/online-learning-technology-support
(734) 384-4328

REGISTRATION
MC3Reg2@monroeccc.edu
www.monroeccc.edu/registration
(734) 384-4108

TUTORING/LEARNING ASSISTANCE
www.monroeccc.edu/tutoring-learning-assistance 
(734) 384-4167

WRITING AND PRESENTATION SERVICES (WRITING CENTER)
(734) 384-4167
writing@monroeccc.edu
www.monroeccc.edu/writing-and-presentation-services

Registration is underway for Summer and Fall semesters for 2021.  Summer classes begin, Monday, May 10, 2021 and end July 31, 2021. Fall classes begin Wednesday, August 25, 2021 and end Monday, December 13, 2021.  

Due to COVID-19, the majority of Summer and Fall 2021 courses will be delivered online (asynchronous) or in blended formats that may include both online (asynchronous) and face-to-face (synchronous) instruction in small, socially-distanced groups on campus and/or virtually. Most of the classes with on-campus meetings will be in career technical areas and other areas with labs.

A moratorium has been placed on all college-sponsored travel. We encourage domestic travelers to seek virtual methods of convening for college business. 

COVID-19 is still spreading worldwide. The CDC recommends you avoid all nonessential international travel. 

Those returning from domestic travel in areas with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 are encouraged practice self-observation for the development of any symptoms, and contact your healthcare provider if you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.

COVID-19 Symptoms 

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II

Monroe County Community College has made $650,258 in emergency financial assistance via the 2021 Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act’s Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II available to students who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more info and to apply, go to https://www.monroeccc.edu/caresact. 

Student Emergency Fund

MCCC is offering emergency financial relief to students through its Student Emergency Fund that assists students facing unforeseen, one-time emergency expenses that may disrupt their education. After tragedy strikes, the Student Emergency Fund helps ensure that a student still has what he or she needs to continue their coursework.

The number of students who can be served by the Student Emergency Fund is subject to the availability of funds.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must have a financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incident. 
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled students.
  • All other resources, including emergency loans through scholarships and student aid must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner.

Students who are in need of emergency financial assistance with unexpected expenses that are essential to their continued academic success may petition Dr. Valerie Culler, interim vice president of enrollment and student success and director of financial aid, at vculler@monroeccc.edu, for funds when they have exhausted all other resources.

This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be repaid. Funds distributed do not generally exceed $500. If you are currently receiving financial aid, please be aware that receiving funding from the Emergency Fund may affect your future aid packages.

All external and internal events are cancelled until further notice with rare exceptions.

 

Summer Camps: The college will NOT be offering Summer Camps this year due to COVID-19.

MCCC is offering a wide array of non-credit Lifelong Learning classes this winter/summer. In light of COVID-19, we have increased our online offerings but are still offering classes on campus – just in small, socially distanced groups to maintain a safe environment for our students and instructors. Also, all staff and students are required to wear masks when on campus.

Go to www.monroeccc.edu/LL to check out classes being offered in the areas of Personal Interest, Health and Wellness, Medical Career Training, Sports/Physical Fitness, Business and Industry, Workforce Training and Professional Development.

The CDC considers COVID-19 a public health concern based on current information. The CDC has identified the following as at higher risk for serious illness with COVID-19:

  • Older adults
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Lung disease

Use the information below to help you assess your risk of COVID-19 and take recommended next steps.*

  • High risk: You have had prolonged close contact with someone positive for COVID-19. Self-quarantine and monitor. 
  • Medium risk: You have traveled internationally to a country under CDC Level 3. Self-quarantine and monitor.
  • Medium risk: You have traveled domestically to an area with known community-spread: Practice self-observation.
  • Low-risk: You have spent time indoors (no close contact) with someone positive for COVID-19. Practice self observation.

*If you develop fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, contact your healthcare provider and self-isolate.

Definitions:
CDC Level 3: Countries with a CDC level 3 travel warning due to COVID-19.
Self-quarantine and monitor: Stay home for 14 days and monitor your health. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and watch for symptoms. Contact health provider is symptoms develop.
Self-monitor: Monitor your health. Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day and watch for symptoms. Contact health provider if symptoms develop.
Self-observation: Remain alert for subjective fever, cough or difficulty breathing. Continue daily operations.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and self-isolate. The CDC offers the following guidance on how to self-isolate.

If you have been in prolonged close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should self-quarantine for 14 days. The CDC offers the following guidance on how to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19.

What is does it mean to self-quarantine or self-isolate?

Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

Should I self-quarantine, self-isolate or practice self-observation?

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and self-isolate. The CDC offers the following guidance on how to self-isolate: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html.

If you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you should self-quarantine for 14 days. The CDC offers the following guidance on how to prevent the possible spread of COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html.

The CDC recommends anyone returning from countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Warning self-quarantine for 14 days from your last day in that country. The self-quarantine recommendation currently does not apply in general to travelers who only transit through an airport in one of these countries. Self-monitor for the development of any symptoms, and call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms.

Those returning from domestic travel in areas with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 are encouraged to practice self-observation for the development of any symptoms, and call your healthcare provider right away if you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.

COVID-19 Symptoms 

How do I self-quarantine?

To self-quarantine, you should:

  • Separate yourself from other people in your home. Avoid visitors to your home.
  • Self-monitor for fever by checking temperature at least twice a day. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.
  • When seeking medical care, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms before heading to the doctor’s office or the emergency room.
  • Do not use public transport like buses or taxis.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and immediately throw the tissue in the trash and clean hands with sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

The CDC recommends that if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19 or you are a resident in a community where there is ongoing spread of COVID-19 and develop symptoms of COVID-19, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure. They will decide whether you need to be tested, but keep in mind that there is no treatment for COVID-19 and people who are mildly ill may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

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