COVID-19 Return from Remote Working

District Office Resources

Additional information and resources are available to employees through the Maricopa Community Colleges COVID-19 website on the Employee Portal. The website includes resources including:

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Return to Workplace Training

All employees have been automatically enrolled in the Return to Workplace Training plan in the Employee Learn Center. Employees should have received an email with a direct link to the training.

The Return to Workplace Training due date has been extended.

All employees are required to complete this training prior to returning to campus. If you have not yet completed the training you should have received a system reminder. Once the training is complete it will display on your ELC transcript and trigger an email notifying your supervisor.

The Return to Workplace training provides an overview of requirements including but not limited to:

  • Individuals must wear face coverings while on campus.
  • Individuals must wear face coverings AND practice physical distancing, not one or the other.
  • Employees must review the COVID-19 Self-screen Assessment each day prior to going on campus. The assessment does not need to be physically completed or submitted.
  • Individuals must report confirmed cases of COVID-19 and potential exposure through the Risk Management reporting forms.
  • Accommodation requests should be submitted to your MCC Human Resources Office.

Access your Employee Learn Center

Phased Return Plans

PHASE I – Target Date: to be determined

  • All students and employees must follow the classroom-to-car method, ensuring minimal physical proximity for student, faculty, and staff safety. Students, faculty, and staff will have limited access to predetermined areas on campus in order to complete required coursework.
  • All predetermined areas on campus will have heightened cleaning procedures before and after room use.
  • All other services will continue to support students remotely, including:
    • Mesa Market
    • Student Life and clubs that meet on campus
    • Student advising and services
  • MCC will continue to communicate to students that we are providing services in a remote setting.
  • All employees must complete our safety protocol training before returning to work on campus. All employees will be required to follow safety protocols if on campus or at District Offices.

What this means for MCC

  • All student support services offered virtually
  • Prepare virtual services to meet student needs
  • Conduct training to make sure that team members are prepared for increased volume
  • All employees continue to work remotely
  • Limited access to campus with notification of supervisors required

PHASE II – Target Date: to be determined

(Dependent upon the availability of supplies)

  • Any employee returning during Phase II must complete safety protocol training before returning to work on campus. All employees will be required to follow safety protocols if on-campus or at District Offices.
  • Employees will be brought back to campus slowly as face coverings and sanitation supplies permit. Employees may be scheduled in on-campus/remote rotations and remote work will still be encouraged where essential functions of a department can still be met remotely.
  • While some employees will return to campus, MCC will continue to primarily serve students through remote and online modalities. In very limited circumstances, MCC may reopen limited areas on campus where safety protocols can be maintained.
  • MCC will implement safety protocols in all spaces accessed by faculty, staff, and students, including 6-foot distance markings prevalent throughout all facilities, guidelines for common spaces, and guidelines for workplace temperature taking.

What this means for MCC

  • All student support services offered virtually
  • Prepare virtual services to meet student needs
  • Most employees continue to work remotely
  • Limited access with approval required
  • Employees may return with Manager/Dean approval on a very limited basis to perform specific duties that they are unable to perform remotely, such as opening/ processing mail, printing/ mailing diplomas, and using equipment that can't be removed from campus. Schedules must be coordinated in advance to ensure a limited number of employees in buildings.

PHASE III – Target Date to be determined

(Dependent upon the availability of supplies)
  • All employees returning during Phase III must complete safety protocol training before returning to work on campus. All employees will be required to follow safety protocols if on-campus or at District Offices.
  • A return date has not been determined and supervisors are being counseled that they have the discretion to determine if some tasks or positions may remain remote even when a return date is selected. Employees will be notified at least three weeks in advance of the confirmed date to return to campus. MCC will also schedule employees in on-campus/remote rotations as needed. Managers will communicate specific plans for their department to their employees.
  • MCC will phase in on-campus services, prioritizing face-to-face services for students that directly support student enrollment and success. Some services may remain closed or continue to operate in a remote/online setting, including food services and the bookstore.
  • MCC will maintain safety protocols in all spaces accessed by faculty, staff, and students, including 6-foot distance markings prevalent throughout all facilities, guidelines for common spaces, and guidelines for workplace temperature taking.

What this means for MCC

  • All student support services offered virtually
  • Prepare virtual services to meet student needs and high volume
  • Very limited in-person services offered on appointment only basis
  • Utilize Qless or Cranium to provide same-day appointments
  • Employees working remotely and on campus
  • Maximum numbers will be determined for campus spaces
  • Managers will schedule team members based on guidelines and rotations that are to be determined

Guide for Returning to the Workplace

Please note: For the PDF documents below, we are in the process of improving their accessibility for the visually impaired.

Guide to Return to Workplace

Guide for Returning to the Workplace

COVID-19 Safety Standards

COVID-19 Safety Standards for Returning to the Workplace

Safety Protocols when Returning to Campus

Car-to-Class-to-Car Guiding Principles

  1. Campus access will be limited to specific buildings and classrooms. Students and faculty are advised that access is limited to “car-to-class-to-car.” Other areas of the campus are restricted.
  2. Remote services remain available for any needed student support in a virtual format.
  3. These measures help ensure health and safety of employees and students.
  4. Abide by CDC COVID-19 guidelines for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education and for small and large events. MCC is currently following the guidelines for minimal to moderate levels of community transmission.
    1. Maximum of 10 people in a group setting including the instructors
    2. Provide for 6-feet spacing “to the greatest extent possible”
    3. Training on appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hygiene practice