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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5 Steps to a Safe Spring Semester

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

  1. Screen: Students who 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 prior to entering the building. After testing negative for COVID-19 and coming to campus for the first time during the spring semester, daily self-assessments are only required each day you come to campus.
  2. 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.  

  3. Test: If you plan to come to the Applied Technologies Center (ATC), Brighton Campus and Downtown Campus 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) or
    • participate in MCC's pooled (saliva) testing or test with another provider, such as the NYS drive-through testing site, 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.

      • MCC Pooled Testing Sessions are held weekly at 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Wednesdays in the Warshof Conference Center, Flynn Campus Center on the Brighton Campus. (No appointment necessary.)
      • If learn, teach or work in person, you are required to test for COVID-19 during those weeks you are on campus for the remainder of the semester. This SUNY requirement recently changed (Student Tribune article)

  4. 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.
  5. Adhere to Gov. Cuomo's COVID-19 Travel Advisory guidelines if you travel to New York state from a non-continguous state or foreign country.

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

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

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.

New! COVID-19 Vaccines & Safety Protocols

While COVID-19 vaccines are being administered across the U.S., local and national medical experts recommend maintaining the practice of wearing masks, washing hands, and social distancing to help lower your chance of being exposed to the virus or spreading it to others.

MCC is not a vaccination site.

Medical experts and public health officials say more time is needed to fully understand the protection that COVID-19 vaccines provide before deciding to change current health and safety guidelines. Other factors, including how many people get vaccinated and how the virus is spreading in communities, will also affect this decision.

Answers to commonly asked questions about COVID-19 vaccines and safety protocols can be found on the following websites:

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 aspects of our SUNY-approved Winter/Spring Semester 2021 Plan and all health and safety protocols, including participating in weekly COVID-19 pooled testing, wearing a mask, socially distancing, and washing your hands often. 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.

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 for the spring 2021 sports will resume starting on March 20. These sports include baseball, lacrosse, soccer, and softball. The season will also include men’s and women’s soccer games that were postponed in the fall because of the pandemic (MCC Media Release).

All MCC teams 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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