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A Safe Learning Environment

A Safe Learning Environment

Macomb is committed to maintaining a safe learning environment for the entire college community. While most classes will be delivered online for the fall semester, those with a lab or similar component may return to campus for part or all of their instruction.

Refer to Class Formats for information on how classes are being offered during the Winter 2021 Semester.

For those students and faculty returning to campus for instruction or to access services, precautions are being taken to ensure your continued health and safety. Based on guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Macomb County Health Department, the college has enacted the following procedures and protocols.

Daily Self-Screening

Students and faculty will be required to complete a daily self-screening within two hours of arriving on campus. Results of the self-screening will be forwarded to the Dean of Students and the Associate Dean, respectively. Students and faculty will receive notification on their computers or mobile devices on whether they can or cannot come onto campus.

Face Coverings

Students and faculty will be required to wear face coverings in all public spaces, including classrooms, labs and service areas. Students who do not have a face covering will be provided one by faculty or staff.

Building Disinfecting

All college buildings and high-touchpoint surfaces, including countertops, bathrooms, drinking fountains, waiting rooms, seating, door handles and push/pull devices, light switches, etc., will be cleaned and disinfected daily by the college’s contracted cleaning service. All cleaning and disinfecting procedures and products will follow the recommendations of the CDC. Cleaning products will also be available in classrooms and labs for disinfecting of desks and equipment after each class or lab.

Maintaining Social Distancing

Plexiglass shields have been installed in high-contact areas, and classrooms and lab areas have been reconfigured to maintain a distance of six feet between students, and between students and faculty. 

No Walk-in Services

Appointments are required to utilize on-campus services provided by the Library, Reading and Writing Studios and Learning Centers, including computer and Wi-Fi access, tutoring and writing consultations. Each appointment will be in a two-hour block during the hours posted on each area’s web pages.

What Each of Us Can Do

  • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds
  • Wear a face covering
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hand
  • Maintain a six-foot distance from others
  • Self-isolate if you have a fever over 100.4° F
  • Follow all state and college guidelines

When to Stay Home

Please do not come to campus if you had contact with a COVID-19 positive individual in the last 14 days or have any of the following symptoms:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Fever over 100.4° F
  • Cough
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose