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Return to Campus

Ensuring the Health and Safety of Our Students, Employees, and Community

Montgomery College is offering both in-person and online classes and student services. 

Winter Session: All classes are fully online.

Spring 2022: Credit classes will be offered both on campus and fully online. Students must provide proof of vaccination (or have an approved exception on file) to access services and spring classes in person. 

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

Health and Safety Measures

The recent COVID-19 omicron variant surge has prompted the need to remind all Montgomery College students, employees, and visitors of the following:

  • If you are sick, stay at home. Employees should contact their immediate supervisor to make them aware and to get situational telework approval.
  • Continue to use frequent and proper handwashing and hand hygiene.
  • Fill out the health assessment daily before you come to work or school.
  • Practice social distancing as much as possible.
Vaccination Required
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Montgomery College requires COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees.

The student vaccination requirement took effect January 7, 2022. Students must submit proof of vaccination (or have an approved exception) to access services and spring classes in person. Students will be dropped from in-person classes if forms are not submitted.

Vaccine Requirements and Deadlines

Campus Vaccination and Testing Sites

Ninety-seven percent of MC employees are fully vaccinated. Three percent received medical or religious exceptions and are taking weekly COVID-19 tests.

Face Coverings Required
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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, until further notice.

To prevent transmission, use higher-grade masks, such as:

  • KN95 masks
  • KF94 masks
  • Double masks (one needs to be a surgical mask)
Health Self-Assessment
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 Assess your health for new symptoms daily before coming to MC (fever, chills, cough, sore throat, muscle aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea). If you have any symptoms (or COVID-19 exposures), talk to your medical provider before coming to campus. 

Complete the daily health assessment.

Report Positive COVID-19 Test Results

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. Should Montgomery College become aware that a student or employee tests positive for COVID-19 or becomes ill with a suspected case, only those individuals who the College knows or reasonably believes had face-to-face contact or were in close proximity with this person will be notified. Those in the classroom, lab, or other building space shared by this person—along with facilities and public safety workers who may have been in the affected space—will be informed and advised to contact a healthcare provider as soon as possible. See Testing and Quarantine Information

Resources

For Students

Student services, resources, and emergency financial assistance.

For Employees

As of November 8, 2021, the College returned to full on-site staffing. 

COVID-19 Dashboard

COVID-19 cases at Montgomery College and return to campus metrics. 

Watch: December 1 Return to Campus COVID-19 Town Hall

MC experts answer students' questions about return-to-campus plans, procedures, and requirements.

Return to Campus Advisory Team

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

Meghan Gibbons, RTCAT Convener and Project Manager, Deputy Chief of Staff, Presidential Publications and Operations
Rose Garvin Aquilino, Associate Senior Vice President for Advancement and Community Engagement
Alice Boatman, Acting Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Chevelle Glymph, Director of Public Health and Environmental Safety
Monique Davis, Dean of Instruction
Rowena D’Souza, Risk Management Coordinator
Ali Fadl, Director of Campus Facilities
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

Statement of Responsibilities

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery College has prioritized the health and safety of its students and employees above all else. The College continues to follow all applicable federal, state and county guidelines and has taken steps to implement substantial precautions, including, but not limited to, increased cleaning, use of facial coverings, use of daily COVID-19 self-assessment, contract tracing and isolating/quarantining when required, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. However, maintaining a safe campus is a shared responsibility.  By entering onto any of the College’s campuses or leased spaces, students agree to abide by all applicable College safety guidelines and protocols related to COVID-19. Failure to comply with these safety measures may result in the denial of access to the College’s campuses or leased spaces, denial of services, and/or the denial of participation in any College events, programs or activities, including classroom participation, and may result in a referral to a campus dean of student development for potential disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct.

Despite the safety measures that have been implemented, it is impossible for the College to fully mitigate the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by COVID-19 or any other communicable diseases, and students must assess and accept the risks of illness or injury for themselves. Students understand and agree that by attending in-person classes, engaging in any College services or activities, or otherwise entering onto the College’s campuses or leased spaces, they assume all risks attendant thereto, including the risk of contracting COVID-19 or any other communicable diseases.

As the state of medical knowledge related to COVID-19 continues to evolve, guidelines and protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 may change.  As such, students are responsible for continuing to monitor their College email for any updates, as well as the main Return to Campus webpage

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