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Health and Safety Procedures

As we move toward a gradual return to our campuses, health and safety continue to be our first priorities. We've put in place the following health and safety procedures to keep everyone on our campuses safe.

Vaccination Required
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Montgomery College requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and students. Employees must submit proof of vaccination by November 8 and students must submit proof of vaccination by January 7. 

Physical Distancing
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Maintain physical distancing as much as possible.

Download a physical distancing sign (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) to print out or contact a campus facilities office to get copies. 

No Large Gatherings
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Avoid large gatherings together in rooms or building areas.

Face Coverings
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Face coverings (masks) are required for all individuals (employees, students, contractors, and guests) who are indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The College has reinstituted the mask requirement following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in consultation with MC’s Return-to-Campus Advisory Committee. 

 Self Assess
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Do a self-assessment every day. Before coming to MC, assess your own health for new symptoms: fever (100.4 F or higher), chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. If you are experiencing any symptoms, or if you have been in contact in the past two weeks with someone diagnosed with COVID or showing symptoms, consult a doctor before you return to campus.

 

COVID-19 Reporting

Any positive COVID-19 test results, possible exposures, or other concerns must be reported to Public Safety at 240-567-3333 or publichealth@montgomerycollege.edu. All reports are confidential. Response actions will be initiated by Environmental Safety. See Testing, Tracing, and Reporting for information on confirmed cases and contact tracing at MC.

Health Self-Assessment

 For your health and safety, each day you will need to complete an online self-assessment screening before coming to campus. The data is NOT saved, stored, or retained by the College. 

  • Complete the online form prior to leaving your home to travel to campus. If you answer YES to any of these symptoms you are required to STAY HOME. Contact your healthcare provider and your instructor. If you answer NO to all, you may proceed to the campus.
  • Anyone self-identifying a health issue SHALL NOT come to campus and is advised to contact a healthcare provider as soon as possible.
  • The health assessment is required until further notice.

Safety Procedures

  • Face coverings (masks) are required for all individuals (employees, students, contractors, and guests) who are indoors, regardless of their vaccination status. The College has reinstituted the mask requirement following new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in consultation with MC’s Return-to-Campus Advisory Committee. 
  • MC continues to closely monitor the conditions of the pandemic and continues participating and consulting with Montgomery County Dept. of Health and Human Services and Office of Emergency Management for local updates and guidance.
  • Seven key internal daily monitoring indicators are updated weekly and posted on the Return to Campus page. Indicators include tracking of COVID-19 cases in the county and vaccinated residents along with internal reported cases, behavioral controls, and emergency response capability.
  • Positive cases that are reported to MC are swiftly addressed through a detailed response plan. This  includes isolating the area and those involved, deep-cleaning disinfection, and passing contact tracing information along to the county for follow up followed by a campus-wide communication.
  • Facilities staff will continue to clean, disinfect, and sanitize frequently touched objects and surfaces in public and common areas at a high rate of frequency.

Get Vaccinated

Montgomery College requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees and students. Employees must submit proof of vaccination by November 8 and students must submit proof of vaccination by January 7. Please check email often for updates, and information about vaccines, testing, and exemptions.

Campus Vaccination and Testing Sites

  • Rockville: Counseling and Advising Building (CB). Open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to students, staff, and the general public. Walk-ins welcome; appointments availablenew window.
  • Takoma Park/Silver Spring: ST Building, 1st floor. Open Thursdays to students, staff, and the general public. Next clinic: September 30, time TBD. Walk-ins only.
  • Germantown: Details coming soon.

Text your ZIP code to 438829 to receive a list of vaccine locations nearest to you. En Español: Envíe su código postal por mensaje de texto al número 822862 para recibir una lista de los centros de vacunación más cercanos a usted.

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