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MCC's Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Remote Access to MCC Services

Bookstore rental returns, buybacks, and orders for spring 2021

There are limited windows of time to return your rentals, selling them, or purchasing for next semester, including having financial aid applied toward next year's purchases. Visit the bookstore webpage for in-person restrictions, schedules, and the financial aid timeline.

Majority of MCC Spring semester classes will be taught virtually

As we eagerly await the start of the spring semester on January 11, our number one priority is promoting the health and safety of our students and all members of the MCC community

Due to the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our region, the majority of our courses will be taught virtually this spring either by video conference or online.

Virtual learning means:

  • The course will be taught live with students attending via video conferencing (such as Zoom).
  • Classes meet live during the days and times listed in the course schedule.
  • Students will need reliable internet access and supporting technology.

Courses that cannot be taught completely in a virtual environment will meet in-person following strict safety protocols including single points of entry with temperature check stations, social distancing, required face coverings, comprehensive contact tracing, and thorough cleaning and sanitizing of campus buildings.

MCC Online courses will be taught as planned; 100% online.

The codes used to identify each mode are:

  • VC – Video Conferencing/Virtual Live
  • P – In-person
  • IN – Internet/Online Anytime

We are committed to supporting you throughout the semester by offering services remotely and in person when possible. View information about how to access student services (such as advising, counseling, tutoring, financial aid).

We are working to ensure the high-quality learning experience that MCC students are accustomed to, while also protecting the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community.

View Spring 2021 Course Instruction

Log into your myMCCKC account and review your schedule. 

  • Login to myMCCKC
  • Go to your Student Center Home
  • Click on "My Class Schedule" under Academics
  • Select 2021 Spring
  • Uncheck "Show Dropped Classes" and "Show Waitlisted Classes"

The course schedule has been updated to reflect these delivery options. The codes used to identify each mode are:

  • P – In person
  • VC – Video Conferencing
  • IN – Internet

In person:  These courses meet on campus in face-to-face format.  Please check your schedule for the meeting time and location.

Video Conferencing: These course will meet on the days and times listed on your schedule for sections taught via video conferencing. To access the link for your class, you will login into Blackboard.

Internet: These courses will be taught via the internet.  You'll attend class at mcckc.blackboard.com. The course does not meet on specific days or times.

How to login to Blackboard:

You can find Blackboard in your myMCCKC student portal. Under the login, select 'login' with your MCC employee or student account. Then, you will login to Blackboard by entering your student ID followed by @mcckc.edu. This looks like your student email address, but your login will end with @mcckc.edu, not @student.mcckc.edu.


Campus Safety Protocols Fall 2020

Click on a category heading below for more information.

Mask/Facial Covering updated 08-13-2020

While on campus students and faculty are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. If you don’t have a mask, one will be provided for you. Individuals not abiding by all protocols in place will be asked to leave.

Campus Entry Points updated 08-13-2020

Students coming to campus for classes or services, will need to enter building through the designated entry point. Upon entry you’ll check-in, have your temperature taken and answer some health screening questions.

Download Campus Maps with Entry Points (PDF)

Student IDs updated 08-13-2020

  • If you’re in a program that is meeting in person this fall, you will be required to have your student ID to enter campus building by the second week of the semester. Your campus will provide you with information on when and where you can get a student ID.
  • Any student that already has an MCC ID with a barcode (even if it’s expired) may use it on campus this fall.
  • Students attending classes virtually and online this fall are not required to get their ID at this time.

COVID-19 Symptoms updated 08-13-2020

For all members of the MCC campus community, please note that we request that no one come to campus if you are exhibiting a temperature that exceeds 100.4 degrees or have Covid-19 symptoms. It is advised that you take your temperature each morning before arriving to campus.

Contact Tracing updated 08-13-2020

Sanitizing of Campus Buildings updated 08-13-2020

Watch the video below regarding MCC's Reopening


MCC Services Fall 2020

Click on a category heading below for more information.

Academic and Financial Aid Advising updated 08-13-2020

Appointments are available virtually and in person by appointment. The most convenient way for you to reach an MCC advisor is through My Success Network in Starfish.

To reach My Success Network in Starfish, take the following actions:

  • Log into myMCCKC
  • Click on the Starfish Button
  • Your Success Network has links to connect with your assigned advisor. During this time of remote instruction and service, email will be the most effective communication method.

Sucess Network

Access to Technology

Comcast offers two months free to new customers, a laptop or computer for $149.99 and all hotspots that are open to the public. To receive this offer, you must be an eligible “qualified low-income household.” Go to internetessentials.com or call 855.846.8376 for English or call 855.765.6995 for Spanish. All new customers will receive “a free self-install kit” with no shipping fee.

Spectrum is offering two months free with all hotpots available to the public. To receive Spectrum’s offer you must be a household with a student enrolled in a K-12 school or college. Call 844.488.8395. Installation fees will be waived for eligible households.

T-Mobile, Sprint and Metro are lifting their caps on existing data plans, in effect immediately, giving everyone unlimited data for the next 60 days at no extra charge. They are also providing every line with an additional 20GB of hotspot data. Hotspots will give you the ability to connect to Wi-Fi on your laptop and some desktops.

Connecting for Good is providing digital literacy help and computer access for lower income individuals beginning Tuesday, March 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Connecting for Good's Linwood (LAMP) Computer Center, 3210 Michigan Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109 (corner of Linwood Boulevard and Woodland Avenue.)
  • Connecting for Good's West Bottoms warehouse (formerly The Surplus Exchange) at 518 Santa Fe Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

You must have income qualifying identification, including SNAP/EBT card, housing voucher, three consecutive paystubs, up to 200% Federal poverty level. Call 816.559.7077 for more information.

Bookstores updated 11-19-2020

Online Order, Ship to customer Instructions

  • Place your order at bkstr.com/mcckcstore
  • Ship order to your place of residence
  • Customer responsible for shipping charges

Instructions to Order Books


Fall 2020 Term - How to return fall rental textbooks (due 12/14)

1. Ship your book back to the nearest bookstore. Include the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Student ID Number
  • Rental Patron ID if you have it (located in your reminder emails)

Allow adequate shipping time to avoid non-return fees.

2. Schedule an appointment at bit.ly/MCCBookstores to return your books to the nearest campus bookstore between 12/7 and 12/14. Buybacks will also be accepted by appointment on these dates or online at buyback.com anytime. Appointments are available:

  • Monday, Thursday, and Friday 10 A.M. - 2 P.M.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday 12 P.M. - 6 P.M.

If you have any questions regarding MCC Bookstore services, please contact your campus’ bookstore manager by email at:

Career Services updated 09-03-2020

The focus of the MCC Career Services team is to support and assist students as they continue their educational journey in the remote learning environment. To better serve MCC students, the Career Services team has assembled a list of Frequently Asked Questions specifically addressing the services provided during this time.

Appointments

A Career Services Coordinator is available to meet with you via email, phone, or Zoom Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-4:30PM. To schedule an appointment, contact your campus Career Services Coordinator.

Campus Events/Workshops/Meetings

Our events are now being offered virtually! For information on virtual events, contact your campus Career Services Coordinator or visit the career services event webpage.

Build a Resume, Cover Letter, or Application Statement

The Career Services team is available to help you create a resume, cover letter, or application statement.  Email your Career Services Coordinator to arrange a meeting.

Resume, Cover Letter, and Application Statement Reviews

Students who have a resume, cover letter, or application statement can email those documents to their campus Career Services Coordinator who will review them and give feedback.

Career Central Online Job Search Tool

Career Central for Students
Students can use Career Central to search for jobs and internships with local and national businesses.  Use your MCC Student ID number (without the S) and click on “Forgot Password”. You will receive an email via your MCC student email account with a link to create a password.

Career Central for Employers
Career Central is designed specifically for employers who are interested in reaching MCC students and alumni quickly and efficiently from all five campuses: Blue River, Business & Technology, Longview, Maple Woods and Penn Valley. Employment opportunities can be posted by completing the employer profile and job or internship information.

  • Go to: mcckc-csm.symplicity.com
  • Click on the Employer Icon
  • Post jobs to your site for student viewing.
  • All postings are approved by an MCC Career Central Administrator each business day before the job becomes active.

Counseling Services updated 08-13-2020

To schedule a counseling appointment, call the Info Center at 816.604.1000. The Info Center team will assist you setting an appointment with an MCC counselor.

Disability Support Services

If you need to request Disability Support Services, please use one of the following email addresses:

Library Services updated 08-21-2020

Fall 2020 Hours of Operation:

  • Library is closed to the public except for library personnel
  • The Lead librarian will create a staggered schedule that must be approved by the Dean of Instruction.
  • Librarians will be on campus Wednesday - Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Student Days - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Virtual workshops can also occur on these days as requested by the faculty
  • Students will need an appointment to check out library books and resources.
    • Students will use Starfish to schedule appointments
    • Students will need to email library with their request 24 hours before their appointment.

Library Services:

  • Book or Resource Request: Students and Staff can request (reserve) books and resources through the online database or by contacting the library.
  • Book Return: Books or any resource can be returned to the designated book return bin on campus. For Maple Woods this book return is located in the lower level of the Learning Resources (LR) building near the elevator.
  • Book or Resource Pickup: Items can be picked up by appointment only (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm). Students can pick up requested (reserved) books and resources from the Learning Resources (Library). 
  • Research Support: Students seeking research help from a librarian should use the library chat or schedule a virtual appointment. Both services can be accessed via the library web page.
  • Instructors: Reserve items will not be available. Instructors are encouraged to scan their reserve materials and put them online behind Blackboard password protection.

Library Safety Protocol:

  • Library staff/faculty will adhere to all MCC safety protocols including wearing masks and gloves when handling or shelving library materials and when handing off the book to the student at the Library door.
  • Returned Books and Resources will be quarantined a minimum of three to five days (3-5) days. Library will follow the recommendations from the Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC).

There is a wealth of online resources in the library databases, including more than 250,000 eBooks and digital audiobooks.

Librarians are available by online chat to answer questions. The chats can be sent by text or by web. Just click “Ask a Librarian” on the library page.

Student Computer Labs updated 08-26-2020

  • Each campus has identified a specific computer lab for student use.
  • Students must schedule an appointment via Starfish to use the computer lab.
  • Computer labs will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • MCC-Blue River: EC 118
    • MCC-Business & Technology: CC 176D
    • MCC-Longview: BU 214
    • MCC-Maple Woods: CB 104
    • MCC-Penn Valley: Health Sciences Institute, Room 204

Technology Support updated 08-13-2020

Having technical problems with one of our online systems? Help is available in a variety of ways from MCC Technical Support.

Answers to common questions about MCC online systems such as myMCCKC, Blackboard, and student email can be found under the Technical Support section of the website.

Visit Technical Support

If you still have questions, you may email or call us at 816.604.1000.

Tutoring Services updated 08-21-2020

Learning Support Centers will continue to provide student support, tutoring, and supplemental instruction throughout this time using online tools such as Zoom and Discord. Contact each campus for specific availability and to meet with a tutor online. Additionally, all students can access tutor.com for online tutoring.

MCC-Blue River

Virtual Tutoring Services are available through MCC-Blue River this fall!

Please contact us at br.learningservices@mcckc.edu.


MCC-Business and Technology


MCC-Longview

  • For virtual tutoring or virtual peer mentoring, please contact us at lvlr.studentsuccess@mcckc.edu
  • Tutoring:
    • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday
  • Peer Mentoring:
    • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday
    • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday
  • Writing:
    • Email your papers using their student email account to lv.writingstudio@mcckc.edu and someone will respond to you within 48 hours. We ask that you use a Word file or PDF file when submitting writing assignments to us as well as assignment directions or an assignment sheet.

MCC-Maple Woods

Fall Semester Hours:

  • 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Friday

The MCC-Maple Woods Online Learning Center provides trained, supportive staff to assist students as they work to achieve their educational goals. The Learning Center offers one-on-one and small-group tutoring. All services are provided free of charge to students currently enrolled in MCC courses.

Writing Center - Discord Server Link

The Writing Center provides writing tutoring in all courses. Content tutoring for some other subjects is also available; subjects vary by semester based upon tutor availability. Appointments are suggested, but not required for one-on-one tutoring.

Math & Science Lab - Discord Server Link

The Math & Science Lab provides tutoring in all levels of math, chemistry, biology, computer science and physics.

Instructions to enter both virtual Learning Center labs:

  1. Click the link above
  2. If you do not have an account, you will be prompted to create one. You will need to use an email address to verify your account.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Welcome Center for access to tutoring.

Virtual Learning Center Tutorial for MCC-Maple Woods

For more information contact mw.learningcenter@mcckc.edu


MCC-Penn Valley

  • For all appointments, contact: pvssc.reservation@gmail.com 
  • Math & Science
    • Monday 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 9:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    • Thursday 10:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Writing/Reading tutoring
    • Monday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • ESL
    • Monday 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. & 2:30- 3:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    • Wednesday 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
    • Thursday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
    • Friday 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • HLSC 108 & PTHA 151
    • Monday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MCC Phased Repopulation Plan

The health and safety of the MCC community is at the forefront of the planning process. MCC is implementing measures to ensure everyone’s health and safety while they are at an MCC campus or building.

As the guidelines and executive orders surrounding COVID-19 are ever changing, MCC is committed to remaining flexible and will revise and review plans as necessary. MCC has created a four-phased repopulation plan with transition between phases being implemented as conditions permit. Phases will be updated as the guidelines and executive orders change.

Overview of MCC Phased Repopulation Plan. Click on image to download full plan
Download Phased Repopulation Plan.


Emergency Financial Aid Assistance Grants Available for Students

If you are experiencing unexpected financial hardship related to the disruption of Metropolitan Community College operations caused by COVID-19 (coronavirus), you may qualify for an emergency grant. This emergency funding was made available to MCC and other U.S. colleges through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Emergency Grant assistance due to the disruption of campus operations due to Coronavirus is available for up to $1,500 for expenses such as technology, child care, food, housing/rent, etc. Learn more about the grant and to see if you quality.


Past Messages

Chancellor's message about fall classes: July 22, 2020

Dear Current and Future MCC Students,

Due to the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our region, the decision has been made to extend Phase II of MCC’s Phased Repopulation Plan until further notice. We will continue to assess the situation in the coming months.  The most significant change resulting from this decision is class delivery options offered this fall. All classes that can be taught virtually, will be delivered using that format.  Virtual learning at MCC means:

  • The course will be taught with students attending via video conferencing
  • Classes meet on the days and times listed in the course schedule.
  • Students will need reliable internet access and supporting technology. Steps will be taken to provide technology resources to those of you that need them.

Courses that cannot be taught completely in a virtual environment will meet in-person following strict safety protocols including single points of entry, social distancing, required face coverings and thorough cleaning and sanitizing of campus buildings. Additional protocols, including temperature check stations and comprehensive contact tracing will be in place prior to the beginning of the fall semester.

Online courses will be taught as planned.

The course schedule has been updated to reflect these delivery options. The codes used to identify each mode are:

  • IN – Online
  • P – In-person
  • VC – Virtual  

To view your updated class schedule, follow these steps:

  • Login to myMCCKC
  • Go to your Student Center Home
  • Click on “My Class Schedule” under Academics
  • Select 2020 Fall
  • Uncheck “Show Dropped Classes” and “Show Waitlisted Classes”

Along similar lines, the National Junior College Athletic Association (our athletics governing body) voted to move most fall sports to the spring semester and limit fall practice dates. Two MCC sports that compete outdoors and where social distancing is easily managed, cross country and golf, will still move ahead this fall. A plan has been developed at MCC to protect the health of our student-athletes and coaches. If you are a student-athlete, your coaches will be contacting you with additional information.

Please know the decision to continue restricting on-campus activities was not an easy one. Like so many of you, I miss the rewards generated by positive in-person interactions and learning. I am hopeful that measures being put in place by our local elected leaders and health professionals will allow us to return to a greater sense of normalcy in the not so distant future.

In the meantime, please take care of yourself and those around you and, as always, thank you for staying Wolf Pack Strong!

Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Chancellor

In-person student services begin June 22nd

Beginning Monday, June 22, in-person student services will be available, by appointment only, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., while virtual appointment options continue to be available. Student Services available in-person by appointment include:

  • Placement testing
  • Enrollment assistance
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Aid Advising

To make an appointment, call 816.604.1000. Prior to arriving on campus for an appointment, please review the MCC Phased Repopulation Plan linked on this page. MCC is currently observing all safety precautions outlined in Phase II.

The health and safety of the MCC community is our utmost concern as we plan to slowly and carefully reopen our campuses to students, faculty and staff. Prior to arriving on campus for a scheduled appointment, please review the MCC Phased Repopulation Plan paying particular attention to the sections on “Health Screens and Entering MCC Premises” and “Safety Measures.” MCC is currently observing all safety precautions outlined in Phase II, including:

  • Completion of the health screening form (please bring this with you to your appointment)
  • Requiring an appointment
  • Use of a single entry/exit door
  • Wearing a face covering

If you are a current MCC student you may make an appointment through Starfish or by calling the Info Center at 816.604.1000. If you are a new student, please call the Info Center to make an appointment.

Dr. Beatty's Message to MCC Students: April 10, 2020

Students, In recognition that we are all having to step outside our comfort zones at this time, I tried something new for my weekly communication. Please watch this short video I recorded today, April 10.

Remote Access to MCC Services: March 26, 2020

March 26, 2020

Dear MCC Students,

I hope this communication finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

As we look to the resumption of classes Monday, March 30, I want to make sure you know how to access MCC’s student services. I recognize that the remote delivery of instruction and services is uncharted water for many; students, faculty and staff alike. I also recognize that some will take to a remote learning environment more easily than others. MCC faculty and staff are discovering this as well as nearly all of us are working off-campus and communicating with students and colleagues by email, conference calls and video chats.

We understand that access to technology, including laptop computers and internet service, is a concern for some of you. We are updating information on campus and community technology resources for students as it becomes available.

If you have any questions about your coursework, please contact your instructor. For any other questions, call the Information Center at 816.604.1000. Please know that we are all fully committed to your success and to ensuring that you receive the same level of education and service that you have come to expect from MCC.

See services in the above section named Remote Services

Your health and emotional well-being continue to be our top priority. My leadership team and I are in frequent contact with public health officials regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and we continue to adapt our approach as new information becomes available.

I look forward to the time when I will get to see you in-person on one of our campuses. In the meantime, best wishes for a healthy and successful conclusion to the spring semester.

Sincerely,
Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Chancellor

Updates to Chancellor Beatty’s March 18 Message: March 20, 2020

Campus Events and Activities

On March 19, 2020 Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. issued an executive order prohibiting group events of 10 or more through May 15, 2020. In accordance with this order, all MCC events and activities of 10 people or more are canceled through May 15.

Commencement

Unfortunately, this means MCC’s commencement ceremony scheduled for May 14 is postponed. Alternative plans for commencement will be announced soon.

Access to Technology

While MCC transitions to remote delivery of instruction and services, we recognize not all students have off-campus access to computers and the internet. Plans to allow students to access campus computer labs and libraries are currently being developed and will be finalized and communicated prior to the resumption of classes on March 30, 2020.

Library and Bookstore Services

Similarly, plans are being developed to allow for pick-up and drop off of materials at MCC’s libraries and bookstores beginning March 30. MCC is waiving all library late fees through the remainder of the spring semester.

MCC Info Center

In the March 18 message, students were encouraged to contact the MCC Info Center with any technology issues. Due to the network outages that occurred prior to spring break, operationalization of a new MCC Info Center phone system has been delayed. The Info Center team will begin responding to issues submitted by email at infocenter@mcckc.edu on Monday, March 23 and will begin answering phone inquiries on Tuesday, March 24.

Updates to Chancellor Beatty's Message: March 18, 2020

I hope you are having a healthy and safe spring break. This update includes important information regarding the steps Metropolitan Community College is taking to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and to protect the MCC community.

Transition to Remote Delivery of Courses and Student Support Services

We are extending spring break for one additional week for students (March 23-29). During this time the campuses will remain closed to the public with essential personnel on campus only and courses will not meet. This time will be used to provide additional support to instructors and student services personnel as they transition to delivering all instruction and support services remotely.

On March 30, MCC will begin delivering all courses and student support services remotely with the possible exception of small group lab work. Our campuses will continue to be closed to the public with personnel on campus only. The closure of campuses and delivery of courses and support services remotely will continue until at least April 10 and will be reevaluated for a possible extension at a later date.

Access to Technology, Coursework and Services

The transition to remote instruction and services at MCC follows a recent network outage of many MCC online services. Many of those services have been restored, but we encourage you to log in to your email and other student systems. If you encounter difficulties, please contact the MCC Info Center at 816.604.1000.

For those of you that do not have broadband access at home, Spectrum is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi internet access for 60 days to students impacted by the coronavirus shutdown. To enroll in the program, call 1.844.488.8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Additionally, Comcast, AT&T and T-Mobile plan to suspend data caps for 60 days.

Students will be contacted directly by their instructor regarding completion of coursework. I know the transition to remote instruction will present challenges. Maintaining the quality of an MCC education is of the highest priority. Our instructors, staff and administrators have been busy researching and discussing remote instruction strategies and techniques.

Information on how to access student services remotely will be provided to students by email and will be posted at mcckc.edu/coronavirus when available.

Update regarding MCC's Athletics

All on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15.

Following the recent recommendations from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NJCAA has cancelled all upcoming spring competitions including practices, regular season, post-season, and national championship play effective immediately. No spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation. NJCAA is exploring the opportunity to expand allowable Letters of Intent for spring sports for both the 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic year.

All on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15.

Update from Dr. Beatty regarding MCC's response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

Students,

I am writing to provide you with an update on the relevant steps the College is taking regarding the coronavirus. Please review this entire communication. The Office of Risk Management has revised the College’s Pandemic Annex to our Business Continuity Plan.

Prior to the World Health Organization (WHO) designating the coronavirus a pandemic, we were moving our operations into Level 2 status. Level 2 status is defined by the WHO as “sustained human-to-human transmission in North America.” The following information provides students with guidance regarding our operations as it relates you.

Travel

All MCC-sponsored domestic travel to a state that has declared a state of emergency is suspended through the end of the semester. If you have MCC-sponsored or personal travel plans, please review the Emergency Protocol for Travel below for in-depth information.

Instruction

There may require the need to move all instruction off campus to limit the spread of the virus and protect our college community. Faculty, Staff, and Administration will work closely with students to ensure this transition is as seamless as possible.

Campuses/District-wide Activities

For now, we are allowing on-campus activities to continue. We are also conducting an audit of activities in the event we need to respond quickly to changing conditions.

Common Sense and Sensitivity

Please be sure that you use some common sense and exhibit sensitivity in your interactions with students and all other members of the MCC community.  For example,

Do Don’t
Wash your hands for the recommended amount of time (20 seconds) Ask someone if they have the coronavirus
Stay home if you are sick Make jokes about having the coronavirus
Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough Assume someone has the coronavirus based upon appearance

MCC is taking all steps to ensure classes continue in the event of college closure. Our protocols will be reviewed every two weeks or as the situation requires. MCC will continue to rely on communication from local, state, and federal agencies.  It is very important that you continue to monitor your e-mail and the MCC website regularly even during the spring break in the event there are level status changes implemented. Stay informed and protect yourself.

Please know that the safety of our students and employees is our number one priority.

Dr. Kimberly Beatty
Chancellor

Emergency Protocol: Student Travel

In the interest of the safety of the MCC community we are implementing an emergency protocol for travel.

  1. All MCC sponsored international travel is canceled through the end of the semester. This decision will be reviewed periodically. The ban on all international travel may be extended during any of those review periods.
  2. All MCC sponsored domestic travel is canceled to states that have declared a state of emergency due to the coronavirus.
  3. MCC will follow guidelines and travelers, employees and students, returning from a country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice shall stay home for a period of 14 calendar days and monitor their health. This applies to travelers who left to a country that was not a Level 3 Travel Health Notice, but during their travels the CDC issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice to that country
  4. Employees and students that have reason to believe they have been exposed to the coronavirus (close contact with an individual or individuals that have tested positive or have been asked to self-quarantine) shall stay home for a period of 14 calendar days and monitor their health.
  5. Students that have MCC sponsored travel planned that is neither international nor to a state that has declared a state of emergency may cancel their travel plans if they are concerned for their health or safety. They must communicate with their Dean of Student Services prior to canceling any trips.
  6. Students that have traveled to a country with a Level 3 Travel Health Notice or that believe they have been exposed to the coronavirus (close contact with an individual or individuals that have tested positive or have been asked to self-quarantine) will communicate with the Dean of Student Services throughout the 14 calendar day at home health monitoring period.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

What is COVID-19 Background?

COVID-19 is the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. It was previously being referred to as The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This virus was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and has now been detected in 37 locations internationally, including the United States.

What is MCC doing?

MCC is closely monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), Kansas City Health Department, and Jackson County Health Department websites for any updates on COVID-19.

We are currently ensuring we have the ability to continue classes in an on-line format if the virus spreads and in person instruction is not in the best interest of the MCC community. The safety of MCC students and employees is of the utmost concern.

How can I help protect myself?

  1. Recognize the symptoms of illness;
  2. Avoid contact with individuals who are sick;
  3. Always practice good hygiene, wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid sharing food, cups or utensils;
  4. Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces; and
  5. Stay home if you are sick. 

Is there a vaccine? 

At this point there is not a vaccine and no specific antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-19. Most people receive care to relieve their symptoms and recover.

Possible vaccines and drug treatments are currently under investigation and are being tested through clinical trials.

What will happen in the coming days, weeks, or months? 

This is a rapidly developing disease, but the CDC, WHO, and health departments are staying on top of the situation. At this point a pandemic has not been declared, but there is a chance a pandemic will be declared.

The potential public health threat posed by COVID-19 is high both globally and within the United States, but it is important to remember that at this time the immediate health risk for the general American public from COVID-19 is low.

Should I cancel international travel plans? 

It is important to review CDC travel notices prior to international travel. South Korea and China both have a level 3 advisory because of COVID-19. Level 3 means nonessential travel should be avoided.

Iran, Italy, and Japan have a level 2 advisory because of COVID-19. Level 2 means travelers should practice enhanced precautions.

Who should I contact with questions or concerns? 

If you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19 it is important to immediately contact your doctor and inform them of your concerns.


If you have questions regarding this fact sheet contact the Director of Risk and Compliance, Crystal Walsh, at 816.604.1124 or crystal.walsh@mcckc.edu.

MCC's Response to COVID-19

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  • Fall enrollment is open
  • June 22: In-person student services begin
  • August 18: Fall day and evening classes begin
  • August 22: Fall Saturday classes begin

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