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Return to Campus

Plans and Guidelines

Montgomery College is excited to be taking steps toward a gradual return to campus. See below for more information for students and employees. We may revise these plans as conditions change. 

For Students

We're beginning to offer more in-person classes and student services.

Summer 2021 Credit Classes: Most classes will be fully online. Students in certain programs may come to campus for some in-person classes. 

Fall 2021 Credit Classes: Many fall classes will be fully online, but classes that focus on hands-on skills and learning experiences will meet on campus. Most lab sections are scheduled on-campus for the fall semester. 

Noncredit courses may be in-person, online, or hybrid for fall. 

Student Guidance

For Employees

Faculty and staff have begun a gradual return to campus. Beginning August 2, 2021, all staff employees are required to work on site at least two days a week. 

Employee Guidance: Return-to-campus timeline and requirements, required training, recorded forums, exemptions,  and public health information.

Frequently Asked Questions: Answers to employee questions about facilities, health and safety, and remote work/telework.

Employee Guidance

Face Masks

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.

Get Vaccinated

Montgomery College encourages all eligible students, faculty, staff, and visitors to be vaccinated against COVID-19. While the College is not requiring vaccination, we all share a responsibility to do everything we can to keep our community safe from the coronavirus.

  • A vaccination and testing site opened on the Rockville Campus in the South Campus Instructional Building (SB) on July 12. The clinic will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for appointments and walk-ins. You can schedule an appointment through the Maryland vaccine websitenew window.
  • The VaxU Scholarship Promotionnew window is open to vaccinated Maryland residents ages 12-17.


Health and Safety Procedures

 We're working hard to keep everyone on campus safe. Learn about our health and safety procedures.

Campus Buildings and Facilities

See which campus buildings are open and when, and learn more about facilities rentals.

Reporting and Contact Tracing

Our dashboard tracks all COVID-19 cases at the College. Get details on our reporting efforts and contact tracing.

Return to Campus Metrics*

Current status: Begin to Safely Return

NOTE: The bold and shaded item in each row shows where the College currently stands.

Return to Campus Metrics
Return Indicators Operational Status
Remote (minimal exceptions) Remote (limited exceptions) Begin to Safely Return Majority return onsite

Seven-day average of new COVID cases in Montgomery County per 100,000 residents (Source: County website)

10+ 5 - 9.9 2 - 4.9
(Currently at 4.6)
Less than 2

COVID-19 Test Positivity Rate (Source: County website) 

Higher than 10% 6% - <10% 3% - 5% Less than 3%
(Currently at 1.4%)

Percent of Montgomery County residents fully vaccinated (Source: County website) 

Less than 50% 50-59% 60% - 69%
(Currently at 63%)
Higher than 70%

Number of monthly reported internal cases (Source: Public Safety)

8 or More 4 - 7 2 - 3 0 - 1
(Currently at 0)

Capacity for implementing MC’s behavioral controls (Source: Facilities)

0 strategies  1-2 strategies 3-5 strategies but not consistently 5 strategies consistently

Number of weekly reports of non-compliance with MC’s behavioral controls (Source: Public Safety) 

20 or more 10 -  19 5 - 9 Less than 5
(Currently at 0)

MC’s emergency situational response  (Source: Public Safety)

No designated response plan or communication Limited ability, uncoordinated effort. Established plan, coordinated and currently in use. Established plan, tested and ready at any time.

* Metrics will be updated every Wednesday morning starting June 2, 2021 (Last updated July 28, 2021)

Return to Campus Advisory Team

The Return to Campus Advisory Team (RTCAT) provides guidance and recommendations to the Senior Administrative Leadership Team. 

Kevin Long, RTCAT Convener and Project Manager, Deputy Chief of Staff, Planning and Policy
Rose Garvin Aquilino, Associate Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement
Alice Boatman, Acting Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Monique Davis, Dean of Instruction
Rowena D’Souza, Risk Management Coordinator
Director of Public Health (TBD)
Ali Fadl, Director of Campus Facilities
Meghan Gibbons, Deputy Chief of Staff, Presidential Publications and Operations
James Gillis, Director of Campus Facilities
Ray Gilmer, Associate Senior Vice President, Advancement and Community Engagement
Liz Greaney, Chief Business/Financial Strategy Officer
Melissa Gregory, Associate Senior Vice President, Student Affairs
Kimberly Jones, Student Life Manager
Kim Kelley, Vice President and Provost, Rockville
Margaret Latimer, Vice President and Provost, Germantown
Maurice McCambley, Director of Campus Facilities
George Payne, Vice President and Provost, WDCE
Adam Reid, Director of Public Safety, Health, and Emergency Management
Emily Schmidt, Marketing Director
Tracey Smith-Bryant, Department Chair
Brad Stewart, Vice President and Provost, Takoma Park/Silver Spring
Carolyn Terry, Associate Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs
Rebecca Thomas, Department Chair
Krista Leitch Walker, Vice President, Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management