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Fall 2021 Reopening

College Protocols for Safe Reopening

The college is diligently monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance involving developments with the coronavirus pandemic, specifically new threats from the Delta variant.

All on-campus services will resume with the start of classes on Sept. 7.

Thank you for your patience as we hold the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff as the college’s utmost priority.

Please continue to visit this page, and watch for announcements from other sources as well, as MCCC strives to keep all informed as developments warrant.

Your Safety

We welcome our students, faculty, staff, and visitors back to both the West Windsor (WWC) and James Kerney (JKC) campuses and look forward to restarting activities in accordance with the safety and health protocols established in this reopening guide. The MCCC community is strong and together we will keep our campuses safe.


Vaccinations Are Expected

Vaccinations against COVID-19 are the most potent defense we have as a community and can be obtained from local vaccination centers. We expect everyone coming to our campuses to have received their vaccination. A full vaccination is defined as more than two (2) weeks following receipt of the second dose in a two-dose series or more than two (2) weeks following receipt of one dose of a single-dose vaccine.


Those who have decided against getting vaccinated for medical or religious reasons will be allowed to be on campus, but for the safety of our entire college community, unvaccinated individuals will be expected to follow the stricter on-campus procedures detailed in this guide.


Students and employees must disclose their vaccination status by submitting proof of vaccination. Instructions for uploading your vaccination record can be found here. This disclosure is limited to vaccination status and will not include any additional medical information. Any disclosure of vaccine status will be treated as private and confidential medical information. No one at the College is permitted to ask any questions about students’ and employees’ vaccination status.


Symptom Tracker Form

All students, employees, contractors, and visitors who are not vaccinated must fill out a Symptom Tracker Form and be cleared to enter the campus three (3) to twelve (12) hours prior to their access to either campus each day. Only vaccinated employees and students who have reported their vaccine status are exempt from filling out the form. Anyone who fails to fill out the form or fails to be cleared to be on campus may be asked to leave by Campus Security. For both employees and students, removal from campus due to non-compliance will be considered an unexcused absence.


Mask Wearing Policy

Due to the rising Delta variant spread, the college will continue to require all students, employees, contractors and visitors to wear a face mask indoors on campus while in the presence of other people. Outdoor masking is also required when in the presence of others. The College will review the mask wearing guidance as warranted.


Hand Washing

Students, employees, contractors, and visitors are asked to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day.


Enforcement: It’s Up to All of Us

MCCC works hard to be supportive and inclusive. Everyone is expected to do their part of be a responsible member of our college community. The college has many resources to help you be a successful student, but success starts with following the guidelines that protect against COVID-19 for the safety of everyone on our campuses. Please do your part!

COVID-19 Safeguard Compliance -- Penalties for Violation

Failure to comply with the following is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct:

  • wearing a protective face mask indoors and when in proximity to others outdoors
  • completion of the daily online Symptom Tracker Form by NON-Vaccinated Students
  • a 10-14 day quarantine period (as directed by a campus authority) due to exposure and/or a stay at home order following a positive COVID-19 test

1st Violation: Formal written warning and/or suspension of campus access (14 days), restricted to remote access only. Please note: Remote access is not available for all courses. Subsequent violation(s) will have escalated sanctions. Additional related Student Code of Conduct violations may apply.

2nd Violation: Student campus access suspended for the balance of the semester, restricted to remote access only, up to and including suspension from all classes.

3rd Violation: Student jeopardizes enrollment, up to and including suspension from classes and campus for the balance of the academic year and/or expulsion from the college.

No refunds of tuition will be granted to students serving a suspension. Students on federal and state aid will need to be mindful of a loss of aid, and fund balances which must be paid to the college prior to reinstatement.

Additional related Student Code of Conduct violations or municipal action may apply.



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