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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. Be prepared to show your screening confirmation -- using your smart phone or printout -- at the checkpoint.

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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NEW! SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker

Launched on Sept. 6, the SUNY COVID-19 Case Tracker provides you with live, up-to-date data on COVID-19 testing and other vital information for SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities, including MCC. You can be view information on system-wide or campus-by-campus levels.

MCC does not administer COVID-19 tests. The College refers students and employees to test providers, including the New York State Department of Health Drive-Through Testing Site on the Brighton Campus.

Students and employees are required to self-report positive COVID-19 test results to MCC Health Services and Human Resources departments, respectively. (Names and personal information are confidential.) Positive test results are confirmed by the Monroe County Department of Public Health.

To date, students and employees who have reported a positive COVID-19 test have been fully remote, have self-isolated, and have not come to campus.

Safe & Gradual Reopening of MCC Campuses

Having received state approval of our fall reopening plan, a limited number of MCC students and employees have safely returned to campus. The majority of students, faculty and staff will continue to learn, teach and work remotely. Campus population density has been dramatically decreased in order to keep you healthy and safe.

Do not come to campus unless you have an appointment to do so. Guests are not allowed on campus at this time. Only students taking an in-person class/lab or having an appointment will be allowed on campus. This applies to all students at the Applied Technologies Center, Brighton Campus and Downtown Campus. Questions? Contact us via email.

Plans are subject to change due to new information, guidance and/or direction from New York state and Monroe County.

Our operations are guided by three principles:

  1. The health, safety and well-being of students and employees.
  2. The College’s core teaching and learning mission.
  3. Responsiveness to changing conditions and community needs and expectations.

Entrance Checkpoints: One per Campus

At this time, each campus 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. Plan on needing an extra 10-15 minutes to reach your campus destination. Only individuals who complete a COVID-19 self-assessment, scan in with an MCC ID, and wear face covering will be allowed to enter. 

Face Coverings Requirement

In accordance with New York state and Monroe County guidelines, wearing face coverings when in public and on campus, especially when you can’t maintain a safe distance of at least 6 feet from others, is an important part of reducing the spread of the coronavirus and making sure our region can continue reopening.

MCC's face covering protocol states that all individuals will wear adequate face coverings when on campus unless you are:

  • alone in an enclosed space.
  • outdoors in an environment where proper social distancing is practiced.
  • or consuming food or a beverage in designated location.

Wearing a face covering will keep you from spreading the virus to others. Social distancing should be practiced even while wearing a mask.

State Travel Advisory Requirements

MCC will notify students arriving on campus from areas under a travel advisory to adhere to the 14-day quarantine and complete the online health form as required by New York state. Travelers must submit a screen shot of the last page of the online health form and submit a copy to MCC's Health Services Office.  

Special Note for International Students: New York state does not require you to quarantine before coming to campus unless you have also visited a state listed on the travel advisory. Specific protocols are subject to change pursuant to CDC guidelines.

MCC also requires that all students residing on campus complete a COVID-19 screening form, get tested prior to their arrival on campus and provide test results to our Health Services Office. The screening form requires that students list any countries, states, or cities that they have traveled to since March 15, 2020. Any student arriving from a state on the travel advisory list will be required to quarantine in Tribune Hall on the Brighton Campus, which has been designated as our quarantine and isolation building. (The building has 127 rooms in 33 suites available.) Students in quarantine will be monitored daily by our Health Services staff and be provided food, face masks, personal hygiene and cleaning supplies. Each student in quarantine or isolation will have their own room and bathroom.

MCC conducts daily screenings of all individuals entering campus and inquires as to whether individuals have traveled to NYS from a state experiencing “significant community spread” per NYS Department of Health guidelines. Anyone who answers that they have will be denied access and informed to quarantine per NYS DOH guidelines.

Focus on Your Health, Safety and Well-being

Your health, safety and well-being come first. To protect you, we require:

  • Face coverings, social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing.
  • Reduced density in classrooms.
  • Disinfection of classrooms and common areas.
  • Social distancing in dining and housing.

Procedures also apply to:

  • On-campus quarantine and care for ill students, especially those who test positive for COVID-19.
  • Special considerations for students and employees who are particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

How Your Fall Semester Courses Will Be Offered

Students have a variety of distance learning options. A limited number of courses and labs that require hands-on components will be offered on campus.

MCC Course Formats

Campus Events: Reservation Process Suspended

Reservation processing for fall semester (Aug.–Dec. 2020) 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.

No Fall Semester Athletics

Unfortunately, in order to minimize exposure to the coronavirus, MCC’s fall 2020 athletics season is cancelled. This includes practice and competition for soccer, volleyball, basketball, and swimming/diving as well as the suspension of all non-traditional practice and competition in the sports of baseball, lacrosse, and softball. The decision to resume spring sports will be based on NJCAA and SUNY guidelines and current conditions in regards to the pandemic.

Stay Connected As We Reopen

We know by now that plans will evolve depending upon what the global pandemic throws at us. Please know that we are here to support you every day. Check your MCC email frequently, follow us on social media, visit this page for updates and contact us with your questions.