In This Together

Welcome to MCC's Campus

It takes all of us to create a safer campus community. So, if you've already uploaded your COVID-19 vaccination card or signed up for weekly testing—thank you!

Are You a New Student in Summer 2022?

If you're taking in-person classes at MCC for the first time in Summer 2022, or you weren’t on campus in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022, signing up for our CLEARED4 system is something new to you. To start the process, you'll receive information and a personal link via email or text message from CLEARED4 after you register for classes.

Important steps for students taking in-person classes in Summer 2022

  1. Make sure MCC has your current mobile phone number on file. Be sure to check your MCC-issued student email regularly. Important information will be communicated to you via text and email.

    • To make changes to your phone number, log in to myMCC and select Self-Service/User Profile. Once in your profile, use the pencil icon to edit your phone number or the + (Add new Phone button) to add a new number. Need to make any changes to your address? Contact the Registration and Records Office at mymcc@mchenry.edu.

  2. Either…

Upload Your Vaccine Card

Check your @students.mchenry.edu email or text messages for your personal link from CLEARED4 and follow instructions on the screen. If you need help or need a new link sent to you, email studenthealth@mchenry.edu with your name and mobile phone number.

 

Or

Begin Testing Weekly*

The state’s weekly testing mandate remains in place. See updated process below, effective May 9, 2022:

  1. Get a COVID-19 at-home self-test. If you are unable to get a self-test, the College will have test kits available to employees and currently enrolled students for pickup as of Monday, May 9, at the Welcome Center (Building A, Main Level, Atrium), Campus Police (B176), and Building E Health Administrative Offices (E212).
  2. Take your self-test at home. If you must take it on campus, make sure to do so in a restroom and dispose of your test kit items in a red Sharps container to ensure proper health and safety measures are taken.
  3. Label your COVID-19 Test Card with your initials and the date. Take a photo of the test card showing the results.
  4. Upload the COVID-19 Test Card photo to CLEARED4.

*The state’s weekly testing mandate remains in place. Conducting/submitting weekly testing is required – this will begin the first week of classes and enforced each week during the semester.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing Information

Important Reminders for the Summer 2022 Semester

The health and safety of our MCC community remain our top priority. See below for information to help you navigate classes and student resources.

For Students Taking In-Person Classes: If you haven’t already done so, register in our CLEARED4 system, and either upload your proof of COVID-19 vaccination or start weekly COVID-19 testing. This is a state mandate for those attending in-person classes on campus in Summer 2022. For assistance with this process, visit MCC’s Student Success Center (A247) or contact studenthealth@mchenry.edu. We will be enforcing this mandate regularly throughout the semester, as this is an ongoing requirement.

Masks/Face Coverings

In alignment with the Governor’s recommendation, individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask/face covering on campus beginning on Monday, February 28. Mask-wearing will still be encouraged, and respected, for those individuals choosing to continue this health and safety practice. We strongly advise individuals in crowded classrooms and highly populated areas of campus to continue wearing a mask when there is difficulty distancing.

Note: The relaxing of the mask mandate does not extend to the proof of vaccination/weekly testing requirement, which is still in place for those students attending on-campus classes. Students who have not provided proof of vaccination will need to test weekly to continue to be on MCC’s campus.

What's Open on Campus

All offices and services are open on campus to provide support to our students. Current students who have specific questions may contact Student Affairs at mccstudentaffairs@mchenry.edu or (815) 479-7700.

Help Maintain a Healthy and Safe On-Campus Community

Prior to entering the building, make sure you:

  • Do not have signs/symptoms of a fever in the past 24 hours (including a temperature of 100.4 F or higher)
  • Do not have a sore throat, coughing, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing that could be related to COVID-19
  • Have not cared for or had close contact with someone over the last 14 calendar days who is:
    • in quarantine
    • is presumed positive for COVID-19
    • has been diagnosed with COVID-19
    • has symptoms compatible with COVID-19

If you are experiencing any of the above health concerns, or have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, report this information immediately to MCC. Students/Employees: Report COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure Here

  • On-Campus Health and Safety Protocols

    The following protocols will be used for every individual entering MCC's campus facilities, including employees, students, and guests:

    • If you do not feel well, do not come to campus (regardless of a test result) - this even includes a runny nose, or any symptoms that may mimic allergies
    • If you are ill, do not come to campus to pick up items
    • Consider wearing a mask/face covering on campus, especially in crowded areas of campus where there is difficulty distancing.
    • Conduct a self-screening prior to entering the building, making sure you:
      • Do not have signs/symptoms of a fever in the past 24 hours (including a temperature of 100.4F or higher)
      • Do not have a sore throat, coughing, and/or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing that could be related to COVID-19
      • Have not cared for or had close contact with someone over the last 14 calendar days who is:
        • in quarantine
        • is presumed positive for COVID-19
        • has been diagnosed with COVID-19
        • has symptoms compatible with COVID-19
    • Use hand sanitizer upon entrance to the building and proceed to your office, classroom, or other desired location. Wash your hands often with soap and water or with alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
    • Maintain physical distancing of six feet or more when possible.
    • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Students, notify your instructor immediately if you start to feel sick at any point during the day.

    Throughout the Day

    • In alignment with the Governor’s recommendation, individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask/face covering on campus beginning on Monday, February 28. Mask-wearing will still be encouraged, and respected, for those individuals choosing to continue this health and safety practice. We strongly advise individuals in crowded classrooms and highly populated areas of campus to continue wearing a mask when there is difficulty distancing.
    • Students, notify your instructor immediately if you start to feel sick at any point during the day.
  • Procedures for Positive Cases or Close Contacts
  • Report COVID-19 Exposure

    MCC Students and Employees: If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are awaiting COVID-19 test results, and/or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, report this information immediately to MCC. Students/Employees: Report COVID-19 Symptoms or Exposure Here

  • Shah Center

    The Shah Center in McHenry is open to support program delivery. For additional information about operations, call (815) 455-8593.

  • Enhanced Campus Cleaning and Sanitation

    MCC has these enhanced cleaning and sanitation protocols to help create a safe and healthy physical working environment:

    Daytime Cleaning

    • High-touch surfaces such as tables and chairs in common areas, door handles, and bottle-filling stations will be disinfected throughout the day. All drinking fountains have been turned off and only contact-free bottle filler stations are currently operational.
    • Restrooms will be cleaned every two hours. Blowers have been deactivated.
    • Individual offices that meet with the public should sanitize workstations after each meeting. High-traffic areas such as Registration, Admissions, and Advising should wipe down counters and work areas after each meeting. Cleaning supplies will be provided for this activity.

    Nighttime Cleaning

    • All offices, classrooms, and common areas will be disinfected via ionization every night. Ionization is both a faster and superior cleaning option than wiping surfaces.
    • Floor, kitchen, and restroom cleaning will continue as normal.

    Supplies

    • We have a full stock of cleaning supplies available, including a continuous flow of restock.
    • New fine-mist disinfectant cleaners have been purchased to allow for quicker disinfecting of offices and classrooms when no one is present.
    • Plexiglas guards have been installed where heavy person-to-person interaction occurs or between workspaces where physical distancing cannot be accomplished.
    • Each office is provided with cleaning supplies for individual use.
  • Keeping Yourself Safe and Healthy

    Proper Handwashing

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, making sure to get the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
    • Use a hand sanitizer if soap and water are not readily available. Rub the gel over all the surfaces of your hands and fingers until your hands are dry. This should take around 20 seconds.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

    Mask/Face Covering – Wear on Campus

    • In alignment with the Governor's recommendation, individuals will no longer be required to wear a mask/face covering on campus beginning on Monday, February 28.
    • Mask-wearing will still be encouraged, and respected, for those individuals choosing to continue this health and safety practice.
    • We strongly advise individuals in crowded classrooms and highly populated areas of campus to continue wearing a mask when there is difficulty distancing.
    • Continue to keep appropriate distancing between yourself and others.

    Avoid Close Contact

    • Practice appropriate distancing efforts. Remember, some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus.

    Clean and Disinfect

    • Use provided cleaning supplies in each office to clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces including tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, printers, phones, and keyboards.
    • Keep your desk space as clean and clutter-free as possible to allow for easy nightly deep cleaning. Reduce paper usage when possible to eliminate unnecessary touch points.
    • Dispose of any used tissues immediately in the lined trash receptacle at your desk.

    Cover Coughs and Sneezes

    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
    • Throw used tissues in the trash, then wash your hands.
    • If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow—not your hands.

     

  • Hand Sanitizer Stations on Campus
    • Regular hand washing and hand sanitation can help to slow the spread of COVID-19.
    • For your convenience, 80 new hand sanitation stations are placed outside heavy traffic areas as well as inside many offices for staff use.
    • Please sanitize your hands upon entering the building and at regular intervals throughout the day.
  • Dining on Campus

    The MCC Café is located in Building B on the Crystal Lake main campus.

    Summer 2022 MCC Café Hours

    Beginning week of May 16: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Beginning week of June 6: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Beginning week of August 1: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Beginning week of August 15: Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

    After Hours: limited food items available in cooler outside the café area – cash only payment for these after-hours items.

    Coming soon – Touch-free Takeout options!

  • Monitor Your Health
    • Continue to watch for symptoms of COVID-19, including:
      • Fever
      • Chills
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Loss of smell or taste
      • Fatigue
      • New gastrointestinal symptoms
      • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
    • Take your temperature if symptoms develop
    • Seek medical attention if necessary
  • How to Read Your Schedule/Modes of Instruction

    Always keep an eye out for emails and announcements in Canvas from your instructors if they need to share any class updates.

    For tips and tricks to help manage your schedule watch this quick video tutorial on our modes of instruction or view this helpful guide.

    Modes of Instruction at MCC
    Instructional Mode Options Instructional Mode Description

    In-Person classes meet on campus.

    Flexible Lecture classes allow you to choose to come to campus or stay home and watch a live stream.

    Blended Classes

    Blended Classes meet partially on MCC’s campus and partially online.

    Scheduled Online Classes are conducted online through Canvas, much like flexible online courses. With Scheduled Online delivery, classes will take place at a specific time, as indicated on the schedule.

    Flexible Online Classes are conducted exclusively online through Canvas. Work through course materials together with one of MCC's excellent instructors.

  • Textbooks and Course Materials

    Need to purchase books or supplies for the semester? Want a cool MCC tee/sweatshirt to wear? The MCC Store is open on campus (Building B near MCC Café) —and also available online 24/7!

    Visit the MCC Store to order online now.

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