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January 13, 2021

Up-to-Date COVID-19 Information

Dear MC Family,

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, MC’s administration has been open and transparent in keeping you informed about decisions being made and the information that’s factored into those decisions.

This semester, MC will continue to keep you updated through expanded COVID-19 Dashboard information and new, color-coded operating status levels.

An Expanded COVID-19 Dashboard

The MC COVID-19 Dashboard will continue to share weekly totals of positive cases on campus.

This semester, the dashboard will also show you where we stand as far as our capacity to handle quarantine and isolation cases.

The COVID-19 dashboard will be updated every Monday by 5:00 p.m.

You can access the MC COVID-19 Dashboard here.

New COVID-19 Operating Status Levels

Color-coded operating status levels will inform the MC community about current conditions and corresponding safety measures on campus. Operating status levels will be posted to the MC website.

We will use MC Alert, the University’s emergency notification system, to inform the community of a change in operating status. 

GREEN

Cases remain stable/low on campus.

  • Wear face coverings on campus.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • All students, faculty, and staff complete daily COVID-19 self-check.
  • Classes are structured with flexible technology to support a shift to remote learning if needed.
  • Those exhibiting symptoms should be tested immediately, followed by isolation, quarantine, or monitoring of symptoms, depending on test results.

YELLOW

On-campus cases remain stable/low with some increased numbers of reported cases.

  • Continue all green level actions.
  • Evaluate and implement new health strategies to decrease risk to the MC community.
  • Introduce targeted surveillance testing.
  • Consider adding restrictions or extra guidance for on- and off-campus activities.
  • Increase disinfection and cleaning of campus facilities.
  • Encourage the MC community to limit interactions.

ORANGE

Multiple positive cases or increase of cases within the MC community

  • Continue all green and yellow level actions.
  • Evaluate additional strategies to decrease the risk to the MC community
  • Introduce mandatory testing.
  • Consider additional restrictions to all on- and off-campus student activities and community living.
  • Encourage the MC community to further limit unnecessary interactions.

RED

Significant on-campus community spread or increase in cases.

  • Continue all green, yellow, and orange level actions.
  • Shift to on-campus remote learning and activities.
  • Consider having employees work remotely unless deemed essential to university operations.

MC is monitoring several indicators to ensure campus safety. For a list of these indicators, visit the Strong & Courageous website.

Thank you for doing your part to keep us safe.

Dr. Cindy Melton
Spring Opening Task Force Co-Chair​​​​