Vaccination Requirements &
Fall 2021 Campus Reopening
Welcome to MxCC! We’re so happy to have you here. Please watch this video to get a better understanding about operations and what to expect when you come to MxCC this fall.
All students who participate in on-campus activities this fall are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That means if you plan on attending class or extracurricular activities in-person, you must first get vaccinated.
You must fill out a self-attestation form before coming back to campus. This can be found by logging into your my.commnet portal.
The vaccines that are currently authorized in the United States are safe, highly effective, and critical to resuming normal operations at our campuses this fall. If you have not already done so, now is the time get vaccinated. With more infectious, more severe variants becoming more and more prevalent, getting your shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family.
View the Connecticut Vaccine Portal to find a FREE vaccine provider near you (ct.gov)
More information is available on the CSCU website: View Vaccine Requirement FAQs (ct.edu)
STUDENT COVID-19 Mask, Physical Distancing and Testing Guidelines
Effective for the 2021-2022 AY or until rescinded
For the Connecticut Community Colleges
The COVID-19 Mask, Physical Distancing and Testing Guidelines are in effect to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) is requiring vaccination of its community members to the greatest extent possible, it is not yet known what percentage of the campus community is unvaccinated for medical or other reasons. Until such time that herd immunity can be attained, it is important that everyone continue to do their part to protect the health and personal well-being of others within our communities.
Therefore, the following rules are in effect:
All students MUST wear masks, covering their mouth and nose while indoors on campus. All on-ground classes will be off-limits to students who refuse to wear masks. Students are permitted to remove their mask while actively eating and drinking but must replace the mask immediately after.
Masking will not be required outside of buildings. However, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to continue to wear masks outside. Campus leaders may deem masks necessary at certain outdoor larger events with mixture of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations in attendance.
Students who refuse to wear a mask may only participate in remote learning and online classes.
If a student is not able to wear a mask due to a documented disability or medical reason, the student must seek an accommodation from Disability/AccessAbility Office prior to arriving on campus.
Students who fail to comply with the above rules are subject to removal from the campus as outlined in the CSCU Student Code of Conduct and may be required to participate in online-only coursework. Possible sanctions for disciplinary violations range from a warning to expulsion from the institution.
PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR LOVED ONES, AND YOUR COMMUNITY – GET VACCINATED FOR COVID-19
Free Vaccination Clinic at MxCC
September 14th, 1-6pm
Chapman Hall, Room 808 C&D
Testing Info For Unvaccinated Students, Faculty, & Staff
All students, faculty, and staff who are unvaccinated (including ones who have received exemptions) must comply with COVID-19 testing conducted weekly on campus. Testing will take place in Founders Hall, Room 107.
Directions for making testing appointments:
- Scan QR code below to select testing time
- Please select appointment slot
- Upload your name and phone number
- Submit your school email
- Report to Founders Hall, Room 107 at the time of your appointment
- Bring your campus ID
COVID-19 TEST RESULT REPORTING
Looking for testing sites?
Through the state’s Community Testing Program, all residents have robust access to no-cost COVID-19 testing through multiple hospital, community health center and other pop-up sites. Results through this program are available within 72 hours or less in the vast majority of cases. At this time, insurance is not required though some providers may recommend appointments or pre-registration to facilitate expedited testing. It is recommended to verify hours and clinic sites on the vendor’s website or social media in the event that sites have changed or closed for weather, etc.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Disclaimer
Beginning March 2020, Connecticut along with the rest of the United States suffered the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Day-to-day life as it existed before the pandemic changed drastically, and individuals and institutions adapted to new practices and behaviors. Normative actions now include wearing facial masks, maintaining social distance, and working and learning remotely or in a hybrid model. Learning about and adherence to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance has become a way of life. As we plan for each academic year, there may by uncertainty, including the continuing threat of COVID-19.
The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) must adapt to meet this reality. Going forward, it is up to all of us – faculty, staff, students and visitors – to do our part to ensure our campus community stays as healthy and safe as possible. This is a shared responsibility, and every member of our community must adhere to national, state, and local health guidelines and requirements, and adhere to those measures Middlesex Community College deems safe and appropriate for the campus. This will include social distancing, wearing masks or other facial coverings, not reporting to class or work if sick, and isolating when required.
Although Middlesex Community College has developed a schedule of courses that include some in-class and on-ground instruction, no one knows what the future may hold. In the case of continued outbreaks of the coronavirus or other illness, the institution reserves the right to adapt the format of any class to an entirely online/distance learning modality as public health conditions warrant. Such change will not result in any increase or decrease of tuition and fees. We all understand that tuition and fees are in exchange for learning, academic credit, and certain non-academic services regardless of whether taught on-ground, in a hybrid environment or entirely remotely.
Most important to CSCU and Middlesex Community College is the health, safety and welfare of every member of its community. Yet, despite campus efforts to comply with health and safety guidelines, it is not possible to guarantee a disease free environment, or to guarantee that campuses will not close and return to an online-only learning environment. These are the realities of working and learning during a pandemic. If you choose to return to campus during the pandemic, you accept that you are willing to do your part to keep the campus safe and acknowledge that you may be required to complete your course work in an evolving or remote learning environment.
The Middlesex Community College community is looking forward to welcoming you back for the upcoming semester.