COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 FAQs

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Read more about coronavirus here.

Follow this link for Centers for Disease Control's full COVID-19 symptoms page. 

Quarantine means separating a person or group of people who have been exposed to a contagious disease but have not developed illness (symptoms) from others who have not been exposed, in order to prevent the possible spread of that disease. Quarantine is usually established for the incubation period of the communicable disease, which is the span of time during which people have developed illness after exposure. For COVID-19, the period of quarantine is 10 days from the last date of exposure. Someone who has been released from COVID-19 quarantine is not considered a risk for spreading the virus to others because they have not developed illness during the incubation period.

 

Learn more about Self-Quarantine (Quarantine) linked here

If you have traveled to any of the affected areas and believe you are exhibiting symptoms, please seek medical care as soon as possible. Stay in contact with your instructors (students) or your supervisor (employees) for further instructions. 

It is recommended that if you feel sick, you should stay home and seek medical attention. If you have traveled to any affected area and believe you are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please seek medical care as soon as possible. It is also recommended you self-quarantine, if applicable.

You should consult with your normal health care provider. 

Information regarding Mitchell Community College’s response to COVID-19 will be shared via mitchellcc.edu/COVID-19. Changes to College operations will be communicated through Mitchell's Emergency Notification System, on the Mitchell Website, on Mitchell social media channels, and through local media outlets. 

If you are ordered by health officials or asked by the College to self-quarantine, you should proactively contact your instructors to request an accommodation. 
 
Documentation of travel to an affected area may be required. Instructors have been asked to provide maximum flexibility to any student who has been asked to self-quarantine in order for them to complete course requirements.

An inquiry form has been created to help streamline questions from the campus community. Just fill out the form and a team of individuals will get you the answer you need. During the week, you can expect a response within 24 hours.

In accordance with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the College recognizes the use of cloth face coverings may reduce the spread of COVID-19. Effective Monday, June 29, 2020 and until further notice, face coverings will be required to be worn by students, faculty, staff and visitors in all Mitchell Community College buildings and locations used by the College. This includes face coverings being worn at all times in classrooms and laboratories.

 

Face coverings will also be required in outdoor spaces on campus property where appropriate physical distancing cannot be maintained.

 

Face covering exceptions include private offices. Individuals are also not required to wear a face covering when they are not in close contact with someone else, such as walking alone in an uncrowded outdoor location.

 

Everyone on campus is expected to carry a face covering at all times, in case they encounter an unforeseen situation where at least 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained. Such situations are likely to occur in hallways, stairwells, elevators, restrooms, kitchens and break rooms, for example.

 

Mitchell Community College will provide face coverings to all students, faculty and staff who need them. Individuals can also choose to wear their own face coverings. The College does not recommend surgical masks or N-95 respirators, which should be reserved for healthcare workers and first responders.

 

Exceptions

  1. A person may remove a mask at the request of campus security and/or law enforcement.
  2. A person may remove a mask when eating or drinking.

 

For individuals seeking a modification, please contact:

 

Faculty/Staff Accommodations

Paul Santos, Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator

(704) 978-5409

psantos@mitchellcc.edu

 

Student Accommodations

Marks Elder, Coordinator for Accessibility Services and 504 Coordinator

(704) 878-3364

melder@mitchellcc.edu

 

This information was updated August 25, 2020 at noon (1200) EST

It is our priority at Mitchell Community College to help keep our work and learning environment safe. Daily cleaning, disinfecting and sanitizing are all critical routines to maintain a healthy environment for our students, faculty and staff. Find our current Cleaning and Sanitation plan linked here

 

As faculty, staff and students return to campus, the College will consider an individual’s concern and work with them to find practical modifications that properly address their concerns.

 

The College will review guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), state and local health officials to determine to what extent modifications can be made to meet the unique needs and circumstances of faculty, staff and students. Implementation of any modification will be guided by what is feasible, practical, acceptable and tailored to the needs of each individual.

 

For individuals seeking a modification, please contact:

 

Faculty/Staff Accommodations

Paul Santos, Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator

(704) 978-5409

psantos@mitchellcc.edu

 

Student Accommodations

Marks Elder, Coordinator for Accessibility Services and 504 Coordinator

(704) 878-3364

melder@mitchellcc.edu