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Latest COVID-19 Information

On July 13, 2022, Executive Order 2021-22 was modified to rescind weekly testing requirements for higher education employees and students who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Effective immediately, weekly testing is no longer required for employees and those students taking on-campus, in-person classes.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, report this information immediately to MCC. Students/Employees: Report COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure Here

Important Reminders for the Fall 2022 Semester

The health and safety of our MCC community remain our top priority. See below for information to help you navigate classes and student resources.

Masks/Face Coverings

In alignment with the Governor’s recommendation, individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask/face covering on campus beginning on Monday, February 28. Mask-wearing will still be encouraged, and respected, for those individuals choosing to continue this health and safety practice. We strongly advise individuals in crowded classrooms and highly populated areas of campus to continue wearing a mask when there is difficulty distancing.

What's Open on Campus

All offices and services are open on campus to provide support to our students.

Help Maintain a Healthy and Safe On-Campus Community

Prior to entering the building, make sure you:

  • Do not have signs/symptoms of a fever in the past 24 hours (including a temperature of 100.4 F or higher)
  • Do not have a sore throat, coughing, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing that could be related to COVID-19
  • Have not cared for or had close contact with someone over the last 14 calendar days who is:
    • in quarantine
    • is presumed positive for COVID-19
    • has been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • has symptoms compatible with COVID-19

If you are experiencing any of the above health concerns, or have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, report this information immediately to MCC. Students/Employees: Report COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure Here

  • On-Campus Health and Safety Protocols

    The following protocols will be used for every individual entering MCC's campus facilities, including employees, students, and guests:

    • If you do not feel well, do not come to campus (regardless of a test result) - this even includes a runny nose, or any symptoms that may mimic allergies
    • If you are ill, do not come to campus to pick up items
    • Consider wearing a mask/face covering on campus, especially in crowded areas of campus where there is difficulty distancing.
    • Conduct a self-screening prior to entering the building, making sure you:
      • Do not have signs/symptoms of a fever in the past 24 hours (including a temperature of 100.4F or higher)
      • Do not have a sore throat, coughing, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing that could be related to COVID-19
      • Have not cared for or had close contact with someone over the last 14 calendar days who is:
        • in quarantine
        • is presumed positive for COVID-19
        • has been diagnosed with COVID-19
        • has symptoms compatible with COVID-19
    • Use hand sanitizer upon entrance to the building and proceed to your office, classroom, or other desired location. Wash your hands often with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Maintain physical distancing of six feet or more when possible.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Students, notify your instructor immediately if you start to feel sick at any point during the day.

    Throughout the Day

    • In alignment with the Governor’s recommendation, individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask/face covering on campus beginning on Monday, February 28. Mask-wearing will still be encouraged, and respected, for those individuals choosing to continue this health and safety practice. We strongly advise individuals in crowded classrooms and highly populated areas of campus to continue wearing a mask when there is difficulty distancing.
    • Students, notify your instructor immediately if you start to feel sick at any point during the day.
  • Procedures for Positive Cases or Close Contacts
  • Report COVID-19 Exposure

    MCC Students and Employees: If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, report this information immediately to MCC. Students/Employees: Report COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure Here

  • Shah Center

    The Shah Center in McHenry is open to support program delivery. For additional information about operations, call (815) 455-8593.

  • Enhanced Campus Cleaning and Sanitation

    MCC has these enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols to help create a safe and healthy physical working environment:

    Daytime Cleaning

    • High-touch surfaces such as tables and chairs in common areas, door handles, and bottle-filling stations will be disinfected throughout the day. All drinking fountains have been turned off and only contact-free bottle filler stations are currently operational.
    • Restrooms will be cleaned every two hours. Blowers have been deactivated.
    • Individual offices that meet with the public should sanitize workstations after each meeting. High-traffic areas such as Registration, Admissions, and Advising should wipe down counters and work areas after each meeting. Cleaning supplies will be provided for this activity.

    Nighttime Cleaning

    • All offices, classrooms, and common areas will be disinfected via ionization every night. Ionization is both a faster and superior cleaning option than wiping surfaces.
    • Floor, kitchen, and restroom cleaning will continue as normal.

    Supplies

    • We have a full stock of cleaning supplies available, including a continuous flow of restock.
    • New fine-mist disinfectant cleaners have been purchased to allow for quicker disinfecting of offices and classrooms when no one is present.
    • Plexiglas guards have been installed where heavy person-to-person interaction occurs or between workspaces where physical distancing cannot be accomplished.
    • Each office is provided with cleaning supplies for individual use.
  • Keeping Yourself Safe and Healthy

    Proper Handwashing

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, making sure to get the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    • Use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Mask/Face Covering – Wear on Campus

    • In alignment with the Governor's recommendation, individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask/face covering on campus beginning on Monday, February 28.
    • Mask-wearing will still be encouraged, and respected, for those individuals choosing to continue this health and safety practice.
    • We strongly advise individuals in crowded classrooms and highly populated areas of campus to continue wearing a mask when there is difficulty distancing.
    • Continue to keep appropriate distancing between yourself and others.

    Avoid Close Contact

    • Practice appropriate distancing efforts. Remember, some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.

    Clean and Disinfect

    • Use provided cleaning supplies in each office to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, printers, phones, and keyboards.
    • Keep your desk space as clean and clutter-free as possible to allow for easy nightly deep cleaning. Reduce paper usage when possible to eliminate unnecessary touch points.
    • Dispose of any used tissues immediately in the lined trash receptacle at your desk.

    Cover Coughs and Sneezes

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash, then wash your hands.
    • If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow—not your hands.

     

  • Hand Sanitizer Stations on Campus
    • Regular hand washing and hand sanitation can help to slow the spread of COVID-19.
    • For your convenience, 80 new hand sanitation stations are placed outside heavy traffic areas as well as inside many offices for staff use.
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering the building and at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Dining on Campus

    The MCC Café is located in Building B on the Crystal Lake main campus. See MCC Café hours and weekly menus »

  • Monitor Your Health
    • Continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19, including:
      • Fever
      • Chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Loss of smell or taste
      • Fatigue
      • New gastrointestinal symptoms
      • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
    • Take your temperature if symptoms develop
    • Seek medical attention if necessary
  • How to Read Your Schedule/Modes of Instruction

    Always keep an eye out for emails and announcements in Canvas from your instructors if they need to share any class updates.

    For tips and tricks to help manage your schedule watch this quick video tutorial on our modes of instruction or view this helpful guide.

    Modes of Instruction at MCC
    Instructional Mode Options Instructional Mode Description

    In-Person classes meet on campus.

    Flexible Lecture classes allow you to choose to come to campus or stay home and watch a live stream.

    Blended Classes

    Blended Classes meet partially on MCC’s campus and partially online.

    Scheduled Online Classes are conducted online through Canvas, much like flexible online courses. With Scheduled Online delivery, classes will take place at a specific time, as indicated on the schedule.

    Flexible Online Classes are conducted exclusively online through Canvas. Work through course materials together with one of MCC's excellent instructors.

  • Textbooks and Course Materials

    Need to purchase books or supplies for the semester? Want a cool MCC tee/sweatshirt to wear? The MCC Store is open on campus (Building B near MCC Café) —and also available online 24/7!

    Visit the MCC Store to order online now.

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