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Change in Campus Operating Status to Green

February 10, 2022

Dear MC Community,

Today, the COVID-19 Task Force moved the campus operating status from yellow to green. We based our decision on the current low levels of COVID-19 infections among our student and employee populations. The decrease in COVID-19 cases reflects the positive impact of our combined efforts, including vaccination, testing, and masking, to prevent the virus transmission.

The move to green allows us to relax some of our current COVID-19 protocols on campus. Effective immediately, masks are no longer required to be worn indoors on MC’s main campus in Clinton.

Exceptions to this revised mask policy include:   

  • Testing Positive. If you test positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, stay home for 5 days, and you must continue to wear a well-fitted mask around others for 5 more days.
  • Classrooms and Labs. MC faculty may require students to wear masks in their classrooms or labs at their discretion. 
  • Upon Request. MC employees and students are asked to be courteous whenever physical distancing measures are not possible and politely comply with any request to wear a mask. Many individuals may have health conditions or other family considerations that could require them to continue wearing masks. We will continue to monitor the impacts of the virus on our campus and make necessary adjustments to MC’s COVID-19 protocols.

Masks are still strongly recommended for unvaccinated MC employees and students who cannot maintain a reasonable physical distance indoors. All employees and students should keep a mask readily available on their person to wear upon request.

Please continue to do things that will help minimize the spread of the virus. Stay home if you have symptoms and get tested even with mild symptoms. Most importantly, get vaccinated and get a booster shot if already vaccinated.

Thank you for your ongoing patience, flexibility, and resilience.

Dr. Keith Elder
Executive Vice President and Provost

Laura Jackson

The University's plan is subject to change based on our evolving understanding of COVID-19 and its impact. Check this website often for the latest information.