COVID-19 Information

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MCC Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) updates

Fall 2020 at MCC

MCC continues to prioritize the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students and preserve the continuity of learning. Flexible course delivery modes packed with engaging and meaningful learning helps us reserve campus use for those blended course sections that involve significant hands-on learning.

This fall, MCC has implemented new safety measures and directives to minimize health risks from COVID-19 to keep students, staff and the public safe.

  • Updates and Announcements
  • Students and Parents
  • Flexible Course Delivery
  • On-Campus Guidance

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

August 28: MCC extends the travel suspension through the end of the calendar year

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Metropolitan Community College is extending the suspension of College-sponsored long-distance/out-of-state domestic travel through December 31, 2020. This suspension applies to students, faculty and staff traveling outside their daily routines. Future long-distance/out-of-state domestic travel planning will resume only after this suspension is lifted.

Any local or in-state College business requiring travel should be cautiously considered and minimized to the extent feasible.

August 13: Student Health Videos

Bring Up Nebraska partners, collaborating with Rabble Mill/The Bay, produced the 45-second video in English, Spanish, and Arabic to highlight the importance of hand-washing, social distancing and wearing masks. The videos were created with input from students, for students, on how their actions can keep their families, their communities and themselves healthy during the pandemic.

As Nebraskans head back to school, we want to remind everyone to continue using best practices to stay healthy and slow the spread of the virus, said Gov. Ricketts. I appreciate the work Bring Up Nebraska and its partners have done to share this important message with students.

Bring Up Nebraska partners meet frequently to discuss ways to assist Nebraskans as they navigate the coronavirus pandemic.  During these conversations, one topic has come up repeatedly—the challenge of young people heading back to school in August.

August 1: Suspension of community events at College facilities extended

Metropolitan Community College continues 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 December 1, 2020.

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.

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.

July 22: Board of Governors July 28, 2020 Meeting

Pursuant to certain requirements of the Nebraska Open Meetings Act and in order to comply with social distancing guidelines due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Board of Governors of the Metropolitan Community College Area is providing members of the Board, College administration, the general public, and members of the media with the alternative to attend the July 28, 2020 Board of Governors’ meeting and provide public comment during the meeting via Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/95922762950 - Meeting ID: 959 2276 2950.

If members of the public wish to speak during the public comment portion of the meeting, they may do so via the Zoom online conferencing service or by attending in-person. If participating via Zoom, public members may speak 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.

If attending in-person, MCC requires masks when more than one person is located in a room.

Students and Parents

Welcome to fall 2020 at MCC! We look forward to supporting you this quarter and are committed to keeping our students and staff safe. Most of our fall 2020 courses will be offered online, reserving campus use for face-to-face and blended sections that involve significant hands-on learning.

What is accessible on campus

Only staff involved with the safety, security, cleaning and maintenance of the facilities, faculty who are delivering classes on-site, and students enrolled in face-to-face courses should be on campus. All other employees and students should continue working and learning remotely.

Only those buildings and facilities necessary to accommodate on-campus instruction and work will be open, and portions of these buildings may remain closed and off limits. Entrances and exits to buildings will be clearly marked, and hallways may be designated as one-way to maintain physical distancing.

Alternatives for services not available on campus

On-campus food providers, vending, libraries, Learning and Tutoring Centers will be closed. Many of these will continue to serve students online or remotely. Students are encouraged to connect with an advisor for further direction or browse Student Tools and Resources.

Where to find more information

  • MCC COVID-19 Campus Use Plan

    Available to students, faculty and staff on MyWay

  • For employee information, contact the Office of Human Resources

    Human Resources page
    Phone:531-MCC-2420
    Email: humanresources@mccneb.edu

  • For student support services and academic advising contact:

    Advising page
    Phone: 531-MCC-5231

  • For accessibility support, contact Disability Support Services:

    Disability Support Services page
    Phone: 531-MCC-2580

  • For public health matters, contact the College Health Advisory Committee:

    Email: collegehealthadvisory@mccneb.edu

Flexible Course Delivery

MCC packs online learning with meaningful interactions delivered in flexible formats:

  • MCC Live Online (Remote): Scheduled classes online, where students log in with instructors and peers (on the same day, at the same time), during scheduled class times. Any hands-on or applied learning also occurs remotely, with no on-campus activity required.

  • MCC Anytime (Online): Classes are unscheduled and students log in to a program at any time on their schedule to complete their work.

  • MCC Blended: Courses that combine elements of online (MCC Anytime), videoconferencing (MCC Live Online) and on-campus learning, with on-campus time reserved for active learning and application, splitting online and on-campus time as course content dictates.

On-Campus Guidance

Access to campus will be limited to authorized students, faculty and assigned staff only. All other employees and students should continue working and learning remotely.

  • Before coming to campus, faculty, staff and students must complete the Pre-Arrival Self-Screening process per posted signs.
  • Face masks are required while on campus.
  • Always maintain physical distance of at least six (6) feet.
  • Stay home if you are sick and seek medical attention.
  • Please refer to the COVID-19 Campus Use Plan located on MyWay for the College’s expectations while on campus.