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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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Let's Start the Spring Semester Safely

What Students Should Know: Spring 2021 (PDF) Winter/Spring Semester 2021 Plan (PDF)

  • Screen: Students who plan to come to the Applied Technologies Center, Brighton Campus or Downtown Campus for any reason during the spring semester are required to complete a daily COVID-19 self-assessment, for at least 14 days prior to coming to campus (e.g., from January11-24 for in-person classes starting on January 25; and from January18-31 for in-person classes that start on February 1). Please answer all questions honestly.
  • Quarantine: SUNY requires all in-person students to precautionarily quarantine for 7 days prior to coming to campus. At the start of the semester, the daily COVID-19 assessment will include a question asking if you completed the quarantine or if you received an exemption.  

    • If you were unable to quarantine for 7 days because you work or are a medical/health professions student designated as an essential worker, please contact us at covid19@monroecc.edu. By doing so, you may qualify for an exemption.
    • Visit the New York State Health Department website for info on how to quarantine.

  • Test: If you plan to come to an MCC location during the spring semester, you must:

    • present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test taken within three (3) days prior to return (send your test results to studentrights@monroecc.edu by January 29) or
    • participate in MCC's pooled (saliva) testing as soon as possible but no later than five (5) days of returning to campus, or
    • present documentation of a positive diagnostic result for COVID-19 from the prior 3-month period.

      • Mandatory MCC Pooled Testing Sessions are scheduled at 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, January 25 and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 26 for MCC students and employees who plan to come to the Applied Technologies Center, Brighton Campus and Downtown Campus during the spring semester
      • After the start of the spring semester, all students, faculty and staff who come to campus are required to test weekly for COVID-19. This SUNY requirement recently changed. Weekly pooled testing sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays on the Brighton Campus. (No appointment necessary.)

    • You will also be required to complete a daily self-assessment each day in order to gain access to the Applied Technologies Center, Brighton Campus or Downtown Campus. 

  • Stay vigilant about following health and safety protocols to protect yourself and your family. Do you part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community.
  • Adhere to Mandatory quarantine requirements for individuals traveling to New York state from a non-continguous state or foreign county can now end in 10 days, instead of 14, under certain circumstances.

Looking for information on MCC's Incoming President Dr. DeAnna R. Burt-Nanna? Please visit our New President web page.

What Students Should Know

  • Spring Semester 2021 will run January 25-May 15, with limited in-person courses (academic calendar). Instruction will continue without scheduled, week-long winter and spring breaks; the academic term will be two weeks shorter.
  • Visit our Spring 2021 Info web page for complete information about the semester.
  • The vast majority (77%) of MCC courses will be delivered online and remotely; limited in-person courses (23%) will also be offered. Learn more about Course Formats: Distance Learning & On Campus.
  • Resources are available to help you take care of yourself physically and mentally during this challenging time.
  • Students who wish to disclosed covered disabilities and receive reasonable accommodations for their disabilites should email MCC's Disability Services Office or call at (585) 292-2140.
  • Student-residents will receive specific information about quarantine and COVID-19 testing requirements and move-in instructions directly from the MCC Association's Office of Housing and Residence Life.
  • Students who violate health protocols and orders will face SUNY-mandated sanctions.

Spring semester plans are subject to change pending directives from New York state, SUNY, and Monroe County.

Send your questions to covid19response@monroecc.edu.

SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker, NYS Travel Guidelines

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.

New York State Travel Guidelines

Campus Population Density Remains Low

Approximately 23% of courses are taught in person. The majority of MCC students, faculty and staff learn, teach and work remotely. 

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 for the 2020-2021 indoor sports that are considered “high risk” for COVID-19 exposure and spread of infection are canceled. These sports include basketball, volleyball, wrestling, cheerleading and dance (MCC Media Release).

Low- to moderate-risk indoor sports, including bowling and swimming & diving, may compete in a virtual setting and must adhere to COVID-19 protocols. All MCC teams, including basketball and volleyball, will continue to have access to athletic training services and will practice following local, state and national guidance. An official announcement on spring sports’ status will be made in January.

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