FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (COVID-19)

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.

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.

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.

Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

How do I self-quarantine?

The CDC recommends that 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.

To self-quarantine, you should:

  • Stay home. Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • 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 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.

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

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 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.

Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty breathing

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the governor’s Executive Order, the Monroe County Community College campus will be closed to all external individuals through June 12.  

Summer classes are in-progress and all being conducted online.

Registration for the Fall Semester is open, and the college has moved about 95 percent of its courses to online and hybrid formats that can include both online and on-campus instruction in small, socially-distanced groups. Most of the blended classes with on-campus meetings will be in career technical areas and other areas with labs. Other types of blended classes will include off-campus, virtual classrooms requiring students to meet virtually during all or some scheduled class times. Fall Semester begins August 26.

Students who have already registered for Fall Semester to be sure to review their schedule of classes, as the mode of delivery of some courses may have changed.

Click here to register Fall: www.monroeccc.edu/registration

A few credit programs have announced some postponements affecting the Summer and Fall Semesters and beyond.  All on ground non-credit Lifelong Learning or training classes are cancelled for the summer.  Click here for more information on class or program postponements or cancellations.

The Monroe County Community College campus will be closed to all external individuals through June 12. All on-campus events have been cancelled until the beginning of Fall Semester Aug. 26.

The 2020 Commencement ceremony, originally scheduled for May 1, was postponed and alternatives are still being explored.

Click here for the most up-to-date info about cancellations or postponements: https://www.monroeccc.edu/coronavirus/cancellations

If you are an event organizer, we encourage you to think about alternate ways to convene an event (virtually) or to postpone or cancel based on your event’s specific risk.  

Below is a complete list of student services and academic support offices that are available remotely during the closure. To access these services, students should use the contact information below during the hours provided on the respective websites.

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

Summer Semester 2020 is underway and classes are being conducted online.

Registration for the Fall Semester is open, and the college has moved about 95 percent of its courses to online and hybrid formats that can include both online and on-campus instruction in small, socially-distanced groups. Most of the blended classes with on-campus meetings will be in career technical areas and other areas with labs. Other types of blended classes will include off-campus, virtual classrooms requiring students to meet virtually during all or some scheduled class times. Fall Semester begins August 26.

Students who have already registered for Fall Semester to be sure to review their schedule of classes, as the mode of delivery of some courses may have changed.

Click here to register Fall: www.monroeccc.edu/registration

The MCCC Office of Admissions and Guidance, Office of Financial Aid, Office of the Registrar and other offices serving students are operating remotely to assist prospective and current students during the college's temporary closure due to COVID-19.

New students who want to enroll for the Online Summer Semester should email admissions@monroeccc.edu for assistance.

Click below to register or for more information:

www.monroeccc.edu/registration

Current students can register online via myWEBPal, which is available from the MCCC home page at www.monroeccc.edu.

Yes.  MCCC is offering emergency finaniual relied to students via the federal CARES Act and the college's own Student Emergency Fund.

CARES Act Emergency Student Assistance 

Monroe County Community College has made emergency financial assistance via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act available to current and prospective students who have been financially affected by the transition to online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MCCC’s allocation of funding through the CARES Act is $1,300,516. Half of that – $650,258 – will be awarded as emergency grants to students.

Eligibility for MCCC students will be based on financial issues they have had or will face related to moving to online coursework, such as internet service issues, the need for a new computer or special software or hardware, or increased utility costs. Students can apply by clicking on the button below.In order to apply for these funds, MCCC students must be Title IV eligible – which means they are approved to receive federal loans and grant programs awards for pursuing post-secondary education – and have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file with MCCC. Students can complete the FAFSA by going to www.fafsa.gov.

Click here to apply.

Student Emergency Fund

In addition, MCCC has a 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 on-ground non-credit classes at Monroe County Community College during the spring and summer are cancelled until the start of the Fall Semester, which begins August 26. 

All on-ground non-credit classes at Monroe County Community College during the spring and summer are cancelled until the start of the Fall Semester, which begins August 26.

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