Student COVID Resources
Vaccine and mask mandates have been lifted
The safety of our students, employees and community is our top priority. Here is some general guidance for coming to campus:
- Mask wearing is not required but is encouraged except during outbreaks, during which they will be required indoors (Resolution No. 07-22/23)
- Vaccination is not required but is strongly recommended (Resolution No. 04-22/23)
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Temporary Masking Guidance
The College implements temporary indoor mask requirements to all visitors of buildings that have had 3 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 14 days. This is per the requirements of Cal/OSHA COVID-19 emergency temporary standards. The requirements stay in effect until there are no new COVID-19 cases detected in the exposed group for a 14-day period. Which buildings are affected can be seen on the COVID-19 information landing page.
- A mask is required for all visitors in the affected building(s). The mask-required signs have been posted at the building entrance. Mask and respirators are available upon request or at PPE stations.
- Students enrolled in classes and employees will be notified if in close contact. Please follow the guidance and instructions of District Risk Management, including completing an online COVID-19 report (use the proper student or employee form) and taking a test.
- During outbreak status, employees working in the building will be tested regularly to help foster a safe learning environment.
- Masks are only required in the affected buildings on campus.
Report Positive Symptoms or Exposure
Student Health & Psychological Services conducts contact tracing in cases of positive cases of COVID-19 in students. Students are expected to use the online reporting form if they have symptoms, a positive case, or are in close contact with any individuals positive for COVID-19.
How to Report
If you want to report symptoms, have a positive case, have been exposed to someone positive for COVID-19, use the online COVID reporting form. Contact Health Services if you have questions or are seeking vaccination or take-home rapid tests.
Your instructors will work with you to ensure the continuity of your education. If you need support on this front, speak to your Dean of Instruction.
Symptoms of COVID-19
The symptoms of COVID-19 are fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea.
If you are not feeling well, play it safe and stay home. Health Services may also supply students, by their request, with free take-home rapid tests (supplies are limited).
FAQ: Attending Classes
No, students do not need to be vaccinated to take face to face (F2F) or hybrid (HYB) courses. When taking a course with an in-person component, students must follow all safety and health requirements of the college they are at. Currently this means reporting positive tests or exposures and following quarantine/isolation requirements.
We understand that students may contract COVID-19 during the term. MVC is committed to working with our students to ensure their education continues uninterrupted. Please make sure to report your positive case, and then get in touch with your instructor. Accommodations that may be made include online assignments, assignment extensions, and so on. Your accommodations will vary based on your course, health needs, and the instructor. You're also always welcome to contact the Office of Instruction if you have concerns about the academic accommodations made in your special case.
No, not all classes that are scheduled to be in-person or have an in-person meeting will be available in an online format. While the deans of instruction are continually adding new online courses, not all classes can be converted to an online format.
Class format change is rare but can occur. In most cases, this would mean taking an in-person course to an online format. If this ever occurs, you will be contacted by your instructor and will have the option to keep or drop the course.
Dropping classes can affect students' academic standing and impact financial aid eligibility. If you are unsure about dropping a class, speak with a counselor or the financial aid office.
FAQ: Student Resources and Access
The Library offers laptop loans to students. You may request a semester-long laptop or device loan to ensure you can complete your online class work. Be aware that failure to return laptops on time results may result in fines.
Yes, the MVC Academic Success Center continues to offer online and in-person services. You will have academic support, tutoring, writing and reading, math and supplemental instruction help even if you are enrolled in only online classes. If you are taking in-person classes, the Academic Success Center will be open for service starting the second week of the semester.
All cars must have a registered permit during spring, summer and fall terms, regardless of the cost of parking. Students simply register their vehicle's license plate to be granted a virtual permit. You may register up to 2 vehicles. Order your virtual permit through MyPortal or WebAdvisor. Semester and day permits do have fees.