Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Masks are encouraged indoors while on campus. Please be aware that members of the faculty may require masks based on the needs in their classes and we ask that you follow each of your instructor’s requirements regarding mask wearing.

MCC faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to have COVID-19 vaccinations.

All Student Services, such as admissions, academic advising, testing, and financial aid advising, are available virtually through online, chat, and phone resources and in person inside our enrollment centers.

COVID-19 Testing

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Mesa Community College's Southern & Dobson campus is home to a COVID-19 testing site provided by Embry Health. Those wishing to be tested should visit embryhealth.com to schedule a date and time. The testing site is located in the east parking lot, with the entrance at Enrollment Way on the north side of campus.

Schedule COVID-19 Testing

Parking for Enrollment Services

COVID-19 testing at MCC’s Southern and Dobson Campus is impacting traffic along Southern Avenue and limiting access to parking near the Enrollment Way and Stadium Way entrances.

To access in-person enrollment services at the Southern and Dobson Campus, please enter along Dobson Road. Solar Way or Planetarium Way are recommended with parking in either the south or southwest parking lots. A brief walk will get you to the Enrollment Center while avoiding traffic delays. Visit our Southern and Dobson Campus map to plan your route.

Map of COVID-19 Testing Site on MCC Southern & Dobson campus

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

COVIDtests.gov

Other Options

Other Arizona COVID-19 testing sites can be found on the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) website.

Prevention Basics

Health experts stress that the pandemic is not over and we should still take measures such as vaccinations, masks and physical distancing to protect ourselves and others. Current COVID-19 statistics and updates are available at the Maricopa County Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Mesa Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, and community members. One of 10 colleges in the Maricopa County Community College District, MCC is working with federal, state, city, and District partners to monitor the COVID-19 situation and the recommended protocols to prevent the spread.

There are things you can do to prevent catching and spreading COVID-19. Please continue to follow all public health protocols, including getting a vaccination, wearing a face covering and practicing social distancing.

This page is not intended to be all-encompassing and should not be considered medical or legal advice. In all instances, you should consult with a relevant expert for guidance specific to your circumstances. Below you will find links from the Arizona Department of Health Services with more information pertaining to the following: safety protocols, the most current stats in Arizona, testing locations around the state, and information regarding the COVID-19 vaccination.

Stay Safe

Prevent catching and spreading COVID-19.

Current AZ Stats

View the current numbers across Arizona.

Testing Locations

See where the nearest location is to you.

COVID-19 Vaccine

Find details about and where to find an Arizona vaccination site.

MCC welcomes you on campus, online and virtually

Welcome to Mesa Community College. We look forward to helping you achieve your educational and career goals. In responding to COVID-19, our priorities are focused on the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and members of the community. Protocols are currently in place, based on the most up-to-date scientific and public health guidelines. We are committed to proactively communicating any changes to your classes or required procedures as they arise.

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Masks Encouraged

MCC no longer requires wearing masks when on our campuses, but it is highly encouraged while indoors.

Please be aware that members of the faculty may require masks based on the needs in their classes and we ask that you follow each of your instructor’s requirements regarding mask wearing.

student wearing a mask

Vaccinations Recommended

MCC does not require students to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, we continue to strongly encourage everyone to obtain a vaccine so that we may maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and safeguard our community’s health from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

Click on the button for COVID-19 vaccination sites near our campuses.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Isolation and Quarantine Protocols

Maricopa Community Colleges have new COVID-19 isolation and quarantine protocols that are based on a 12/27/2021 update from the CDC. (These protocols are subject to change as additional CDC recommendations are proposed.)

Individuals with COVID-like Symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19

Regardless of Vaccine Status

Isolate yourself for a minimum of 5 days and monitor your symptoms. You are able to return to in-person classes/work when all 4 of the following CDC criteria have been met:

  1. At least 5 days since symptoms first appeared and
  2. At least 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medication and
  3. Other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving or have completely resolved (and no new symptoms appear) and
  4. Continue to wear a mask/face covering around others for 5 additional days after isolation is discontinued.

Potential Exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual

If you are asymptomatic and any of the following scenarios apply to your situation:

Completed the two-dose vaccine series for either Pfizer or Moderna within 6 months of your potential exposure or

You do not need to quarantine, but you must wear a mask around others for 10 days.**

Completed the primary series of the J&J vaccine within the last 2 months from your potential exposure or

You have had any of the booster shots or

You have recovered from COVID-19 within 3 months of your potential exposure.

If you are asymptomatic and any of the following scenarios apply to your situation:

Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 6 months ago and are not boosted or

Stay home for 7 days from the date of your last exposure. After that continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.**

Completed the primary series of the J&J vaccine over 2 months ago and are not boosted or

Are unvaccinated or

Have not recovered from COVID-19 within 3 months of your potential exposure.

**If you develop COVID-19 like symptoms or test positive during your quarantine, regardless of your vaccine status, you must isolate and immediately complete the online form Report Symptoms or Confirmed Case.

MCC Class Formats for Summer and Fall 2022

Summer classes start May 31, 2022 and Fall classes start August 20, 2022. Explore all the ways to take classes from online variations to on campus.

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Virtual Student Services

We've gone virtual to keep you safe. Services available online include financial aid, testing, paying for college, transcript requests, and more!

Virtual Student Services

New to MCC?

If this is your first time enrolling in college, let MCC get you started!

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Continuing with MCC?

If you have attended MCC within the past 3 semesters, note that we offer new online and on-campus class formats.

Find out more from your academic advisor.

Academic Advisement

Has it been awhile?

If you are a transfer student new to MCC or have not attended MCC within the past three semesters,
a lot has changed.

Complete or update your admissions application and plan to speak to an Academic Advisor for guidance with your schedule.

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Still in High School?

MCC welcomes all students! If you are still in high school, part of our home school community, or under the age of 18, you'll want to check out our exciting Early College opportunities!

Early College Programs

In Person and Virtual Student Resources

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Mesa Community College's Enrollment Services staff is committed to providing our Thunderbirds with the in-person and virtual support they want and need to enroll for college.

Students can speak to MCC student services team members on campus as well as via chat, phone, or email during regular business hours.

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Financial Aid

FAFSA, scholarships, grants, and loans – we'll help you pay for college.

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Cashier Services

Online assistance from Student Business Services for things like payment options and the tuition payment plan.

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Tutoring

The Learning Enhancement Center continues tutoring students.

Employee Resources

Employee

All employees are required to complete Return to Workplace Training. Access this training and other materials below. Note: An MCC Intranet account is required for access.

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