Coronavirus Updates

Students must be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to engage in person at MCC during the spring semester and summer sessions. Eligible students are also required to get a COVID-19 booster. Fall 2022 Semester guidance will be shared as soon as possible.

Not feeling well? Do not come to campus.

If you feel ill and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (e.g., fever, cough, chills, etc.), please contact your health care provider or urgent care. Do not come to MCC.

If you test positive for COVID-19, immediately contact MCC Health Services at (585) 292-2018 or email MCC Health Services and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities. You must also notify your professors. Your name and personal information will remain confidential.

Positive test results are confirmed by your county of residence. Plan to isolate for at least 5 days and follow your county's directives (Monroe County directives). 

Spring 2022 Guidance

If you plan to take in-person courses, work on campus, live in the residence halls, and/or participate in on-campus activities or services during the spring semester, you must:

  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., completed a one- or two-shot series depending on the vaccine);
  • Have had at least one vaccine dose and have been granted a temporary medical accommodation to complete any vaccine series; or
  • Have been granted a medical or religious exemption.
  • Plus, get a COVID-19 booster once you are eligible (recent MCC Student Tribune article).

Students who do not comply with COVID-19 protocols will be removed from in-person courses. This may affect financial aid eligibility.

Additional details are available if you are taking in-person couses through the Economic and Workforce Development Center or the Public Safety Training Facility.

General Response Guidelines Intersession Spring 2022 (PDF) 
COVID-19 Medical Exemption Form (PDF)COVID-19 Religious Exemption Form (PDF)

Mask Wearing Optional If Vaccinated

Effective March 2, 2022, mask wearing for fully vaccinated students, employees and visitors at MCC campuses and sites will be optional.* All others, including students who received medical or religious exemptions and employees who have yet to voluntarily verify vaccination, must continue to mask when inside MCC buildings. *Subject to change based on the latest state and county guidance.

Masks can help protect you and others from COVID-19. Even if not required to do so under this updated guidance, an individual’s decision to continue to wear a mask when inside buildings is a personal one that deserves respect. A face covering should not be interpreted as a symbol of vaccination status. MCC will continue to provide access to masks, personal protective equipment and other accommodations. Individual faculty retain the right to ask, but not require, students to wear a mask in their classroom.

Masks are available at various locations on campuses and at the Applied Technologies Center. Face shields will be provided to those with qualifying medical accommodations: Students should contact Counseling and Disability Services; employees should contact Human Resources.

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