Maricopa Emergency Management System Alert

Effective August 12, 2021: All Phoenix College employees, students, and visitors are required to wear masks while inside on campus. If you are not feeling well, please do not come to campus. Student services are available remotely, online, and in person. Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  Need Help?  | Remote Services & Support  | Library

Campus Safety Measures

Masked StudentMaintaining a safe and healthy environment is everyone’s responsibility!
For your safety, all Phoenix College employees, students, and visitors are required to wear face coverings while indoors on campus.  Also, everyone is required to maintain proper social distance from other individuals.

Practice safety while on campus:  In order to ensure a safe environment, the students will be expected to adhere to the COVID-19 CDC and MCCCD COVID-19 guidelines

  • Face coverings are required while indoors on campus. The campus will provide face coverings if an individual does not have one. 
    • Single-use face coverings should be disposed of daily, or if soiled or damaged. 
    • Cloth face coverings, when not being worn, should be stored in a paper bag. Cloth face coverings should be washed daily. 
  • Practice proper hand hygiene by washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds, using soap and warm water. If water and soap are not available, use hand sanitizer.  
  • The CDC’s social distancing guidelines will be expected to be adhered to while on campus. 

College cleaning and disinfection efforts increased.  At Phoenix College, our cleaning and disinfecting protocols exceed the CDC guidelines and Chancellor’s directive.  All buildings have received a deep cleaning and disinfecting using bactericidal products approved for viruses.  During each business day, all areas will be cleaned and disinfected.  In addition, restrooms, common areas, and high-touch surfaces will be disinfected twice per day.  

Also, a supply caddie is available to all employees to provide care for their workspaces throughout the day.  The caddy contains the following:

  • disposable masks
  • disinfecting spray 
  • paper towels 
  • disposable gloves (available upon request)

Campus services are available in-person, online and remotely.  For the health and safety of our campus community, if you are not feeling well, do not come to campus. For further guidance on available services, please see our remote services webpage.

Student Accommodations

  • Students who need assistance with any CDC recommendation or MCCCD guideline, due to a disability, should reach out to the campus Disability Resources and Services for accommodations. 
  • Students who are unable to wear a face-covering should reach out to the campus Disability Resources and Services Department for accommodations.  
  • If the student claims to have a religious reason for not wearing a face covering, the student should file a request for a religious accommodation with the Dean of Student’s office.  Their request will be evaluated according to the appropriate Administrative Regulation.

The college has health precaution measures in place for the safety of our students

  • Safety training will be completed by all employees prior to their return to campus
  • Guidelines for return to work after testing positive for COVID-19 have been established for MCCCD faculty and staff. 
  • Increased hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies on campuses.
  • Installation of “no-touch” paper towel dispensers or air dryers. 
  • Restrooms and common areas will be disinfected twice per day.  
  • Social Distancing requirement.
  • Measures will be implemented at each campus.
    • Parameters will be established for faculty, staff, and community members to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from employees to students.
    • Reconfiguring classrooms, labs, and public spaces to ensure physical distancing is possible and still allowing students to continue their education.
    • Maximum occupancy counts established for meeting rooms, bathrooms, and elevators to ensure students can maintain social distancing.
    • Additional precaution and safety measures may be established based on campus or program needs.  

Students should adhere to the attendance policy in their course syllabi; however, you should not come to class if you are feeling sick. If educational opportunities are impacted by a positive COVID-19 case, MCCCD will make every effort to assist students in completing their courses and program of study. All students who are feeling sick must stay at home and inform your instructor. Course makeup work or attendance will be handled on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the Academic Affairs leadership for the college.