COVID-19 Returning to Campus - Students

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Acknowledgments

Mesa Community College (MCC) requires all students registered for Spring 2021 in-person and hybrid (online/in-person) classes to complete this acknowledgment in accordance with MCC COVID-19 student return to campus policy. We appreciate your cooperation in assisting MCC faculty, staff, and students with maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment.

Use the buttons below to complete or retrieve your Maricopa eForms. Please log in with your MEID and password.

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Car-to-Class-to-Car Guiding Principles

  1. Campus access will be limited to the specific buildings and classrooms associated with the completion of identified course sections. Students and faculty are advised that access is limited to “car-to-class-to-car.” Other areas of the campus are restricted.
  2. Virtual Student 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. Provide for 6-feet spacing “to the greatest extent possible”
    2. Training on appropriate hygiene practice

On-campus Computer and Wi-Fi Workspaces

Only for students enrolled in Spring classes

Mesa Community College is offering designated workspaces at each of our campuses. These spaces have been set aside for on-campus computer access as well as on-campus Wi-Fi access.

Reservations are required in order to access these spaces. Space is limited, and reservations are for 90 minutes with a limit of two 90-minute sessions per day. Workspaces are socially distanced and face coverings are required. Areas are cleaned after every use.

To reserve a workspace click the link below and follow the instructions.

Reserve a Workspace

Section 1 - Stop the Spread

Help Reduce the Spread

Play your part and help reduce the spread of COVID-19. If you have been sick with COVID-19 symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19, or have been potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19 (either through community-related exposure or travel) please try to self-isolate or stay home.

Protect Yourself & Others

  • The three most important things to remember are wear a mask to protect yourself and others, stay at least 6 feet (about 2 arms' lengths) from others who don’t live with you, and avoid crowds. The more people you are in contact with, the more likely you are to be exposed to COVID-19.

How to Properly Wear a Mask

Masks are critical in the prevention of getting and spreading COVID-19. A cloth mask offers some protection to you as well as protecting those around you. Wear a mask and take everyday preventive actions in public and anywhere you will be around other people.

Washing Your Hands

Follow these steps for proper handwashing to prevent the spread of germs. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Five Steps to Wash Your Hands the Right Way

Washing your hands is easy, and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of germs.

1. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

2. Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

3. Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

4. Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

5. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Make Sure to Wash Your Hands

  • You can help yourself and your loved ones stay healthy by washing your hands often; especially during these key times when you are likely to get and spread germs:
  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before and after eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone at home who is sick with vomiting or diarrhea
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal, animal feed, or animal waste
  • After handling pet food or pet treats
  • After touching garbage

Section 2 - Cleaning and Disinfecting

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Cleaning and disinfecting equipment on a regular basis is crucial for the device and removes dangerous germs that may be harmful. Information Technology Services recommends that students and employees take the following precautions when cleaning and/or disinfecting equipment and other surfaces.

  • Wear disposable gloves made of latex (or nitrile gloves for those that are latex-sensitive) when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.
  • Observe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 guidance for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces and materials (e.g., electronics, hard surfaces, soft surfaces).

General Disinfecting and Cleaning Guidance

Recommendations when disinfecting and cleaning electronics equipment:

  • Computers, computer accessories, and electronics in shared locations should be frequently cleaned and disinfected. Note: For shared and non-shared computers (for example, a device at a student or employee’s desk), it is recommended that keyboard covers and/or skins be used for easier disinfecting and cleaning.
  • Use disinfecting wipes that are safe for use on electronics equipment or microfiber cloth.
  • Avoid excessive wiping, use of wipes or cloth that are dripping wet, and submerging computers or accessories in water or cleaning solutions.
  • Unplug all external AC power sources and cables before disinfecting and cleaning.
  • Do not use aerosol sprays, bleach, or abrasive cleaners.
  • Ensure moisture does not get into any openings (for example, ports, keyboards).
  • Never spray cleaner directly on computers or accessories.

Learn Before You Return

  • View the “Learn Before You Return” guide for assistance. If there are questions, students and employees should contact their local help desk for assistance. If additional guidance is needed, please refer to the “Learn Before You Return Detailed Instructions” section below.
  • When Transporting Equipment: Securely pack the equipment in your vehicle’s trunk/ luggage area, packing the equipment in a way to ensure that nothing can shift while in transit. If boxing, mark the boxes. If not boxing, be careful carrying and packaging equipment in the vehicle.

Learn Before You Return Detailed Instructions

For additional detailed guidance, please review the following instructions. If there are questions, students and employees should contact their local help desk for assistance.

1. Wear disposable gloves made of latex (or nitrile gloves for those that are latex-sensitive) when cleaning and disinfecting surfaces.

2. Turn off the device and disconnect the AC power. Disconnect external devices.

3. Use disinfecting wipes that are safe for electronics or moisten a microfiber cloth with a mixture of 70% isopropyl alcohol / 30% water (CDC guidance). Do not use fibrous materials, such as paper towels or toilet paper. The wipe or microfiber cloth should be moist, but not dripping wet.

4. Using safe-for-use disinfecting wipes or a moistened microfiber cloth, gently wipe on the surfaces to be cleaned. Because moisture can cause extensive damage, do not allow any moisture to drip inside of your equipment (for example, inside keyboards, displays, ports).

5. Start with the computer, display, and end with any flexible cables (for example, power cables, monitor cables, ethernet cables, USB cables).

6. Ensure surfaces have completely air-dried before turning the device on after cleaning.

Important: There should be no visible moisture on the cleaned surfaces of the equipment.