COVID-19 Information

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MCC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) updates and announcements.

MCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates
The health and well‑being of our campus community is our highest priority. As this public health situation continues to develop, the College will update this page regularly with official announcements and helpful resources. 

Metropolitan Community College CARES Act Emergency Grant Aid Reporting

May 21: 14-day quarantine requirement lifted; College-sponsored travel suspension extended

Nebraska state government has lifted the recommendation that individuals who travel out of state should quarantine themselves for 14 days upon their return. Accordingly, the College is rescinding the 14-day quarantine requirement for employees who travel out of state. 

College-sponsored travel continues to be suspended through August 31. The College may revisit either decision based on future conditions.

May 15: Suspension of community events at College facilities extended

Metropolitan Community College is taking sensible steps to keep our College and its four-county area protected as status of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) changes.

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance on meetings and travel, MCC is extending its original suspension of community events at College facilities through Aug. 1.

This suspension applies to all College campuses and locations and its timeframe impacts:

  • Community-hosted meetings or events at MCC facilities.
  • College-hosted meetings or events involving community guests at MCC facilities.
  • Existing and future approvals of tables in common areas until further notice.
  • New facility-use requests and reservations until further notice.

Subsequent requests will be reviewed beginning July 15. We encourage community event planners impacted by this suspension to contact the MCC Events Office at events@mccneb.edu for guidance on postponement or cancellation.

Ongoing updates and decisions can be found on the following College channels:
MCC COVID-19 Official Resource Page
MCC Community Events Page

Additional helpful resources:
Coronavirus community information from Nebraska Medicine
Coronavirus summary from the CDC

May 14: Board of Governors May 19, 2020 Meeting

Pursuant to Executive Order No. 20-03 issued by the Governor of Nebraska on March 17, 2020 providing a limited waiver of certain requirements of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act (see copy of Executive Order attached to the Meeting Agenda) and in order to comply with government orders restricting public gatherings in response to the COVID-19 situation, notice is hereby given that the meeting of the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Community College Area scheduled for Tuesday, May 19, 2020, commencing at 6:30 o’clock P.M. will be accessible by members of the Board, College administration, the general public and members of the media via Zoom online conferencing service via https://zoom.us/j/96227438857 - Meeting ID: 962 2743 8857 or phone conferencing services at: 312-626-6799 with Meeting ID: 962 2743 8857.

Members of the public wishing to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting may do so by participating via the Zoom online conferencing service and speaking when called for by the Board Chair in Agenda Item 2a. They will be asked to state their name and organization, presenting their comments and then stating, “complete” when finished speaking. The Board Chair will then ask if Board members have comments or questions for the public comment speaker.

May 4: MCC Continuing Education classes canceled through August 31, online alternates available

Metropolitan Community College continues implementing the recommendations of the Douglas County Health Department and the guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of its response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

To continue ensuring the public’s safety, MCC has canceled noncredit Continuing Education face-to-face classes through Monday, August 31. Alternate delivery programs have been developed, visit mccneb.edu/ce/online to view online class offerings.

Those registered for a summer class, will be contacted via email and phone about the class cancelation and notified whether online options are available for the canceled class. Refunds will be issued 12-15 business days on the card used at the time of registration once the refund is processed through the College’s registration system.

This cancelation applies to all face-to-face summer noncredit courses held at College facilities and to the following programs:

  • College for Kids and Teen Culinary summer programs
  • College for Kids at the following sites:
    • La Vista Community Center
    • Deerfield Primary School
    • Aldrich Elementary School
    • Anchor Pointe Elementary School
    • Aspen Creek Middle School
    • Hickory Hill Elementary School
    • Oakdale Elementary School
    • MCC North Express
    • Bancroft Elementary School
    • MCC at Do Space
    • MCC Fort Omaha Campus
    • MCC Fremont Area Center
    • MCC South Express
  • College for Teens at the following sites:
    • Blair Public Library and Technology Center
    • La Vista Community Center
    • MCC Applied Technology Center
    • MCC at Do Space
    • MCC Elkhorn Valley Campus
    • MCC Fort Omaha Campus
    • MCC Fremont Area Center
    • MCC North Express
    • MCC Sarpy Center
    • MCC South Express
    • MCC South Omaha Campus
    • Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
    • Silver of Oz

The College will not publish a digital or print mailer/catalog for its summer quarter. Visit mccneb.edu/ce/online to view current online class offerings.

Ongoing updates and decisions can be found on the MCC COVID-19 Official Resource Page.