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Coronavirus Updates

NYS COVID-19 TESTING & QUESTIONS: 1-888-364-3065

For personal health questions, contact:
UR Medicine COVID-19 Support Line: 1-888-928-0011
Monroe County Dept. of Public Health: (585) 753-5555,

Questions about MCC's COVID-19 response?:

COVID-19 drive-through testing is available by appointment only on the Brighton Campus. Call 1-888-364-3065 or register online. Testing is free to all eligible New Yorkers (testing information).

Distance learning continues at MCC until further notice to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Do not come to campus. Questions? Contact MCC at

Answers to common questions:

  • MCC will offer a variety of learning options for the fall semester. Check back in early July for our state-approved restart plan. Thank you for your patience!
  • Placement testing is no longer required. Course placement will be based on other related academic information. Please contact MCC Admissions for more information. 
  • MCC students have the option to choose between receiving a traditional letter grade or receiving a designation of Satisfactory/Pass/Unsatisfactory for each course taken furing Summer Sessoins and the Fall 2020 Semester. Students will receive a link to their grades and more information via email after each session/semester.


We are all in this together. Stay connected to stay informed.

  • Check your MCC email for important updates.
  • Pay attention to every MCC Alert.
  • Get MCC Alerts on your mobile phone.
  • Read the Student Tribune & Daily Tribune.
  • Students: Read every email from your instructors.
  • Visit this web page.
  • View updates on our social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  • Contact MCC via email at if you need assistance, including help with technology, tutoring and library resources.

For coronavirus and COVID-19 questions, contact:

  • UR Medicine COVID-19 Support Line: 1-888-928-0011
  • Monroe County Dept. of Public Health: (585) 753-5555 or
  • NYS Novel Coronavirus Hotline: 1-888-364-3065.

Health & Safety

Your health and safety are most important to us. Practice social distancing, protect yourself, know the symptoms, rely on official public health resources and be very careful if you need to travel.

Protect Yourself

When you protect yourself and others from getting and spreading the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), you will help reduce the potential number of cases.

  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when in public spaces.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes; use a shirt sleeve if tissue is not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Stay home if you are sick or if you have been exposed to anyone who is sick.
  • Call the Novel Coronavirus Hotline 1-888-364-3065 with questions and concerns.

Know the Symptoms

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, have traveled to areas of concern, or have been in contact with somebody who is ill, seek medical attention. Be sure to call your health care provider before presenting for treatment. 

Symptoms range from mild to serious, and include:

  • Cough
  • Fever
  • Trouble breathing
  • Pneumonia

Rely on Public Health Resources

Be Careful If You Travel

Be very careful if you're planning to travel, including over spring break.


Per Governor Cuomo’s directive, and in an effort to increase social distancing*, the following regulations are now in effect at MCC:

  • All MCC athletic competitions are canceled until further notice, through the Fall 2020 Semester. 
  • All internal events  and all events sponsored by outside organizations are cancelled through August 15, 2020, until further notice.
  • Guidance on Fall 2020 Semester events will be provided in July/August.
  • Any event cancellation will be communicated by the event sponsor.
  • Refer to Campus Events Updates for guidance and an events cancellation list.
  • MCC has postponed its 57th annual Commencement ceremony to early December 2020 when a traditional, in-person celebration will be held.

*The CDC defines social distancing as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.”