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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.

Vulnerable Populations
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Vulnerable populations stay at home.
No Large Gatherings
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No large gatherings together in a room or building area.
Physical Distancing
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Maintain physical distancing (a minimum of 6 feet).
Face Coverings
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Effective Monday, August 2, 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. See Health and Safety Procedures for more information.

 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. The health assessment will no longer be required after September 1.

 

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 publicsafety@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 will no longer be required after September 1.

Safety Procedures

  • Effective Monday, August 2, 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. See Health and Safety Procedures for more information.
  • 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 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 that 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.
  • Students and employees have had access and opportunities to get vaccinated on MC campuses since April of 2021, currently the Rockville campus is offering vaccinations 7 days a week. As we enter the fall, pop up vaccination opportunities will continue at all three campuses through our continued partnership with MoCo DHHS and Holy Cross Health. Vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from COVID-19. 
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