COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Effective Wednesday, August 18, the college will be operating under:
 COVID Operational Condition Yellow 


 Condition Yellow 

Face masks

Face Masks

Face Masks are strongly requested indoors on campus for all students, visitors and guests.

Face Masks are required for employees while indoors on campus.

Face Masks may be required in spaces where social distancing is not possible such as in science or hands-on labs. 

The college reserves the right to require face masks in Condition Yellow.

Social Distancing

Social Distancing

3 Ft of Social Distancing is encouraged.

Food and beverages are only allowed in designated areas on campus.

Health Assessment

Health Assessment

Students, Guests and Visitors

Students are encouraged to assess their COVID-19 related symptoms daily. Students living in MCC's college housing will be required to complete daily health checks via HealthCheck360.

Fully Vaccinated Employees

Vaccinated employees are exempted from daily HealthCheck 360 after completing and submitting vaccination attestation form to HR.  

Unvaccinated employees

Required to complete HealthCheck 360;  must receive a “green check” to come on campus.  

Feeling Sick

Feeling Ill?

Consider your overall health, pay attention to any changes and check for COVID-19 related symptoms daily.

Stay home if you feel ill, are exhibiting symptoms or if you have been exposed to COVID-19.


Report Exposire

Reporting COVID Exposure 

Students and employees who are experiencing COVID-related symptoms or who believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 must report that information to Human Resources immediately.  You can report using either the reporting form or by calling 563-336-3341. Requirements for returning to campus after exposure are outlined in the EICC COVID-19 Positive and Presumed Positive Protocols.


Failure to comply with the required protocols, intentionally falsifying health screening information or failing to report COVID-related illness or exposure may result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination for employees or expulsion for students.

Respect, Kindness and Consideration for Others

It is our responsibility to keep our students and employees safe.  It is also our responsibility as leaders in our communities to both model best practice for keeping ourselves and others safe during the ongoing pandemic and at the same time respect the right of others to manage their individual COVID risk.

While we will continue to follow the science and continue to urge everyone to get vaccinated against COVID-19, we cannot belittle or demonize those who for various reasons choose not to get vaccinated. Conversely, those who do not believe COVID-19 requires precautions against infection need to respect the behaviors of others who get vaccinated, mask and social distance.  If interactions between individuals with different views and practices in response to the pandemic are based in mutual respect, individuals should be able to request behaviors of others based upon their own efforts to manage their personal risk.  We need to learn to be able to talk respectfully to each other about our differences and to find common ground on this and other critical concerns in our community.  As community leaders, we need to model respect, kindness and consideration for others, including with those with whom we disagree.

The college’s COVID-19 Operational Conditions Levels are described here