Coronavirus Updates

COVID-19 self-assessment for MCC students and employees
All MCC students and employees must complete a daily health screening before entering campus. You can answer screening questions at an authorized campus entrance checkpoint or, to save time, you can complete the screening online (click on button above) or via the MCC mobile app.

The COVID-19 self-assessment is also available in the MCC mobile app. Download it for free. Search for “Monroe Community College” and look for the MCC black and gold shield.

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Top 10 Things to Know: Updated May 3

Visit our Spring 2021 Info web page for complete information about the semester.

  1. Please continue to check this web page to stay updated on the latest federal, state and SUNY guidelines.
  2. Your efforts to stay healthy and safe this semester are greatly appreciated, resulting in a low on-campus positivity rate of 0.17%.
  3. Students, faculty and staff who participate in MCC COVID-19 pooled testing now receive their results directly via email from Clarify/Quadrant Biosciences (sender email address: no-reply@mail.clarifi-covid-19.com). These emails are safe to open. Your results will also be available in the SUNY Upstate Medical website.
  4. New Yorkers age 16 and older are eligible for a vaccine. If you are learning, teaching or working remotely, check the Am I Eligible site to confirm eligibility and to schedule an appointment. Many vaccination sites in Monroe County offer walk-in services.
  5. While SUNY and MCC strongly encourage you to get vaccinated to protect yourself, your family, and our community, you are not required to be vaccinated.
  6. Even after you have received the COVID-19 vaccine, you must continue to test and follow MCC health and safety protocols such as wearing face coverings, frequently washing hands, and socially distancing. The vaccine does not impact testing results.
  7. Asymptomatic and fully vaccinated domestic travelers arriving in New York state from other U.S. states and territories are not required to test or quarantine. Travelers are required to complete the NYS Traveler Health Form upon entering New York.
  8. MCC’s 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 20.
  9. Registration for MCC Summer Sessions and Fall Semester 2021 classes is open!
  10. Classes continue to be delivered in a variety of formats, including in person (traditional), online (SUNY Learning Network), remotely (Zoom), and hybrid as conditions permit.

Looking for information on MCC's Incoming President Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna? Please visit our New President web page. Dr. Burt-Nanna's first day as president is Monday, May 10!

COVID-19 Vaccines Info

While we strongly encourage you to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccination to protect yourself, your family and our community, SUNY and MCC do not require immunization. Even after you have received the vaccine, you will be expected to adhere to all health and safety protocols. Immunity is not guaranteed after vaccination and vaccinated individuals may still be able to infect others; therefore, weekly testing during the semester is still required following vaccination. 

MCC is not a vaccination site. 

More information on vaccines and safety protocols can be found on the following websites:

New York State Travel Guidelines

The New York State Department of Health updated its travel advisory guidelines for travelers arriving in New York state. 

  • Asymptomatic domestic travelers arriving in New York from other U.S. states and territories are no longer required to test or quarantine. Domestic travelers do not need to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated or have recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 within the previous 3 months.
  • All individuals coming into New York from another U.S. state or territory, or any other country, whether or not such person is a New York resident, are required to complete the NYS Traveler Form upon entering New York unless coming from a contiguous state for routine work purposes or for less than 24 hours. Contiguous states to New York are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont.
  • Symptomatic travelers must immediately self-isolate and contact the local health department or their healthcare providers to determine if they should seek COVID-19 testing.
  • All travelers must:

    • Monitor symptoms daily from day of arrival in New York through day 14;
      Continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14 (even if fully vaccinated); and
    • Immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and contact the local public health authority or their health care provider to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing. Students, faculty and staff should also notify MCC Health Services or Human Resources departments.

  • International travelers also no longer need to test or quarantine. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and New York State recommend delaying international travel until the traveler is fully vaccinated.

For the latest New York state travel guidelines, visit the NYS COVID-19 Travel Advisory website.

SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker

The SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker provides you with up-to-date data on COVID-19 testing and other vital information for SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities, including MCC. You can view information on system-wide or campus-by-campus levels.

Students who test positive for COVID-19 should immediately contact Jackie Carson, RN, BSN, MCC Health Services, at (585) 292-2018 or healthsvc@monroecc.edu. Your name and personal information will remain confidential. Positive test results are confirmed by the Monroe County Department of Public Health.

Employees who test positive for COVID-19 should contact Kristin Lowe, MCC Human Resources, at (585) 292-2048 or klowe5@monroecc.edu.

Campus Population Density Remains Low

Do not come to campus unless you are taking a course or have an appointment to do so. Guests are not allowed on campus. 

Each MCC campus/site has only one authorized entrance checkpoint through which to access MCC buildings.The Brighton Campus entrance is located at the first (ground) floor of the Spina Administration Building. Only individuals who complete a COVID-19 self-assessment, scan in with an MCC ID, and wear face covering will be allowed to enter. 

Plans are subject to change due to new information, guidance and/or direction from New York state and Monroe County.

Face Coverings & Social Distancing Required on Campus

In accordance with New York state and Monroe County guidelines, wearing face coverings (masks) is an important part of reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Face coverings (masks) are required on campus (inside and outside) unless you are alone in an enclosed space such as an office with a closed door. Masks are to be worn even while socially distanced (i.e., 6 feet apart from others).

Campus Events: Reservation Process Suspended

Reservation processing for spring semester (Jan.–May 2021) on-campus, internal events is suspended as per the Governor’s Higher Education Summary Guidelines. The Campus Events application process for external clients has also been suspended until further notice.

MCC Athletics Update

Intercollegiate competition has resumed for some spring 2021 sports, including baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and softball.

All MCC student-athletes must adhere to sport-specific guidelines and protocols developed collectively by the SUNY community colleges that are NJCAA members. The guidelines are informed by governing athletic associations and consistent with federal, state and local directives. Each college’s plans for returning to play or compete are dependent on local COVID-19 infection rates and their respective local health department’s approval.

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