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  CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE – SPRING 2021: Classes are being conducted online, in-person and hybrid. Select (in-person) student services are available by appointment in the Hannelly Center and the Library.  All services are available remote/online. Please view the following links for more information.   Maricopa Coronavirus Website  |  CARES Funding FAQs  |  Need Help?  | Remote Services & Support  | Library Hours

Campus Safety Measures

Masked StudentMaintaining a safe and healthy environment is everyone’s responsibility
To adhere to CDC guidelines, for your safety, all faculty, staff, and students will wear face coverings and will be required to maintain social distancing. Our facilities team is working around the clock to keep the classrooms, labs, and shared spaces of the college clean

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

  • 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.  
  • Face coverings are required while present on campus. The campus may be able to provide face coverings if a student 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. 
  • CDC Social distancing guidelines will be expected to be adhered to while on campus when possible. 

College cleaning and disinfection efforts increased.  All Phoenix College buildings have received a deep cleaning and disinfecting using bactericidal products approved for viruses During the semester, all areas of use will receive a deep disinfecting once per day, restrooms twice per day and high-touch surfaces will be disinfected four times daily.

  • Processes for cleaning shared equipment (Dental, nursing, medic, etc.)
  • Using appropriate cleaning supplies to clean/disinfect equipment, high-touch surfaces, and environments. 
  • Surfaces and lab areas will be cleaned between groups and as needed. 
  • CDC recommended guidelines for cleaning specific surfaces will be adhered to. 
  • Additional processes and supplies may be required for specific programs and a process for cleaning will be established between risk management and the campus. 

For the health and safety of our faculty, staff, and students, and in order to accommodate all enrolled students. Campus facilities will only be open to enrolled students, and community members wishing to enroll in our programs. For further guidance on available services please see our remote services webpage.

Student Accommodations

  • Students who need assistance with any CDC or MCCCD recommendations due to a disability, such as social distancing assistance or classroom accommodations, must reach out to the campus Disability Resources and Services for accommodations. 
  • Students who are unable to wear a face-covering or who may be, or live with an individual who is, in a high-risk category should reach out to the campus Disability Resources and Services Department for accommodations.  
  •  If the student is unable to wear face-covering due to a religious practice the student should follow the MCCCD Religious Accommodation Process.

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. 
  • IDs must be worn and/or available by staff and students.  Visitors are being discussed.
  • Increased hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies on campuses.
  • Installation of “no-touch” paper towel dispenser rather than ones that require touching or air dryers. 
  • Every 2-4 hours bathrooms and common areas will be disinfected. 
  • Social Distancing (New terminology = Physical Distancing, Social Connection)
  • 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 (if applicable) to ensure students are able to maintain physical distancing.
    • Additional social distancing measures may be established at each campus.
    • 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 student, faculty or staff member, MCCCD will make every effort to assist students in completing their courses and program of study. All students who are feeling sick are asked to stay at home and inform your instructor. Course makeup work or attendance will be handled on a case by case basis in consultation with Academic Affairs leadership