MCCC President Dr. Kojo A. Quartey has announced that in response to Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Order on Nov. 15, all Monroe County Community College classes, with the exception of those in health areas, will be offered remotely from Wednesday, Nov 18 through Tuesday, Dec. 8.
Classes in health areas will continue to be offered in-person but in small, socially distanced groups and employ the use of masks and/or other personal protection equipment.
The college will remain open with as many employees working remotely as possible, Quartey said.
Prior to the governor's announcement, the college had already been offering a majority of its classes in online or blended formats since the start of the Fall Semester in August.
There is a possibility face-to-face classes could resume for a short time prior to the end of the fall 2020 semester, said Vice President of Instruction Dr. Grace Yackee. Faculty are in discussions with the division deans and will determine how to proceed for each of the classes they are teaching.
Registration for MCCC's Winter Semester continues, and classes begin January 8, 2021. The majority of courses will be offered in online and blended formats that can include both online and on-campus instruction in small, socially-distanced groups. Registration information is available at [/registration]www.monroeccc.edu/registration.
Through the Futures for Frontliners program, those who worked in essential industries during the COVID-19 pandemic from April 1 – June 30 can apply for funding to attend MCCC tuition free beginning with the Winter Semester. The application is available at www.Michigan.gov/Frontliners. More information is available at [/frontliners]www.monroeccc.edu/frontliners.
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.
About Monroe County Community College
Founded in 1964, Monroe County Community College is a public, two-year institution supported by tax monies from Monroe County, educational funds from the State of Michigan and student tuition. The college’s mission is to enrich lives in our community by providing opportunity through student-focused, affordable, quality higher education and other learning experiences. The Main Campus is located at 1555 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, Mich., 48161, with easy access to Toledo and Detroit. The Whitman Center is located in Temperance, Mich., 48182, near the Ohio-Michigan Border. Detailed information about MCCC is available at www.monroeccc.edu.