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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MCC’s Fall Return Plan: July 18 Update

MCC is opening its doors to offer you more in-person learning, support, and student life experiences in August 2021. About half of our 1,850 course sections will be taught in classrooms and labs—so get ready to meet new people, including your professors!

Once you verify with MCC Health Services that you are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, you will find most health restrictions lifted. If you are unvaccinated, you will be welcomed on campus, but be prepared to follow the latest U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, including wearing a mask and participating in weekly COVID-19 testing.

Masks are required in all instructional spaces regardless of vaccination status. Instructional spaces are MCC locations that are assigned specific course section numbers on specific days and times during the semester.

View our Summer/Fall Semester 2021 Return Plan (PDF)  
Please note:

  • The MCC Association (i.e., MCC Bookstore, Richard M. Guon Child Care Center, Housing and Residence Life) and its partners operate under a separate plan.
  • Off-site learning locations (e.g., Rochester Arc + Flame, Eastman Business Park, clinical locations, etc.) may follow different guidelines.
  • MCC Corporate College and the Economic and Workforce Development Center learners and employer partners may follow a different set of guidelines.

Anticipated On-campus Population: Fall Semester 2021

  • Resident students: 635
  • Commuter students across all sites: 4,000
  • Employees: 500

Academic Calendar

COVID-19 Vaccinations

  • SUNY and MCC encourage you to get vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the fall semester on Aug. 26 to protect your health and safety.* Visit SUNY’s Know Your Vax site
  • You are considered fully vaccinated: (1) two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose COVID-19 series or (2) two weeks after receiving a single dose vaccine.
  • Upload your proof of vaccination (screenshot of vaccine card) through the MCC Student Health Services Portal. Contact the Health Services Office (585-292-2018 or email Health Services) for more information.
  • Fully vaccinated students who have submitted proof of vaccination are not required to participate in weekly COVID-19 testing.
  • At this time, there is no need to submit a letter to be exempt from verifying vaccination for medical or religious reasons. 
  • If you are not vaccinated, you will be required to participate in weekly pooled testing, continue to wear a mask, utilize good hand-washing, and maintain social distancing in order to come on campus.

*Per New York state guidance, and pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a COVID-19 vaccination will become mandatory for all SUNY students who take in-person classes. The timing of this requirement is yet to be determined. At that point, the COVID-19 vaccination would be treated like all other student immunization requirements and may require additional verification steps. A “compliance window” will be determined should the vaccine become mandatory after the start of the fall semester.

Employees are not required to have a COVID-19 vaccination and have the option to voluntarily submit proof of vaccination to MCC’s Human Resources Office starting in August.

MCC’s fall semester plan is subject to change based on federal, state, SUNY and Monroe County guidelines.

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 email Health Services. 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 email Kristin Lowe, MCC Human Resources, or call (585) 292-2048.


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