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Tele-Learning and Tele-Working Information

MCC COVID19 (Coronavirus) Response

The college is open for business remotely through tele-learning and tele-working. Use this list to Contact Individuals/Offices by Email or Phone.


Governor Whitmer's Executive Order FAQ's

The College will remain open and use telework and telelearning options to meet our business continuity and instructional demands through May 3, 2020. Employees necessary to conduct minimal in-person operations on any of our College sites will be notified.

The College computer labs designated for student computer and internet access will close, Monday 3/23 at 7 p.m. and will remain closed through April 13, 2020 until further notice.

Limited Chromebook check out is available. All students needing a College-owned Chromebook for their courses must submit a HelpDesk ticket by visiting https://mojo.mcc.edu/ click "new ticket" and email jennifer.mcdonald@mcc.edu to let her know you made the request, to arrange a pick-up today.


MCC Student Check in Survey

The college wants to know how you are doing. We will use this information to assist you in every way possible. Please complete this brief survey


Self Help Resources

MCC Guide to Remote Learning

Support for students to be successful with tele-learning and the applications used at MCC for online/remote learning.


Academic Help

Technical Help and Support

Additional Help

Internet Connectivity Resources

Other Resources
  • Also see Other Resources for other valuable links related to health, food, child care, and transportation resources.

Student Emergency Fund

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order FAQ's

  • COVID-19 Response Q & A
  • Information for Faculty Members - V.P. of Student Success Services Communication - 03/14/2020
  • Training for Faculty related to online course delivery - 03/14/2020
  • MCC Guide to Remote Teaching
  • MCC Guide to Remote Working
  • Revised Midterm Grading Due Dates

    Due to COVID 19 we have revised the midterm grading due dates as follows:

    • 15-week classes due on 3/29/20 at midnight (previously 3/20/20)
    • Late Start classes due on 4/12/20 at midnight (previously 4/03/20)
    • 2nd Half Semester classes due on 4/19/20 at midnight (previously 4/10/20)

    Contact Allen Milostan at 810-762-0223 if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Canvas Support

    ITS has created a new user group for Canvas Support. This will run just like the Blackboard Support Group. You will need to request to be added. Just reply to this email and I'll put you in.

    If you are new to Blackboard I can add you to that group as well just by replying to my email (sent to all faculty).

    The addresses are:

    bbsupport@mcc.edu
    or
    canvassupport@mcc.edu

    Those new to the group and find that you are having issues may just post at any time and usually someone who is online will respond. It is a peer to peer support group.

    If you find after signing on that you no longer want to be a member, just email me and I will remove you. Most have found this to be a useful tool.

  • Zoom

    If you are planning to join any session remotely via ZOOM, you will need an internet connected device (preferably with a microphone and camera to actively participate in the sessions). More information about using ZOOM and the document "Common Etiquette for Online/Remote Meetings" can be found here: https://www.mcc.edu/remote/zoom.shtml

  • CTL Tech Support

    As we continue working to provide vital assistance and resources to the MCC family during the next few weeks, we have amazing volunteers from across campus who will be available within specific timeframes during the day providing assistance to BASIC TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS (i.e. Blackboard, Zoom, TechSmith, Google, etc.) as best they can daily.

    In addition, the CTL Techs and a handful of individuals that have recently completed the Canvas-Led "Train-the-Trainers" sessions (along with the help options available via Canvas Support) will be available to assist with your questions daily during this time. These amazing individuals will be available during the listed times to answer your questions as best they can in REAL TIME. Daily schedules will be sent out all full and-part time faculty at regular intervals, keeping everyone up-to-date on when help is instantly available.

    The individual volunteers will make themselves available via methods they are most comfortable with (i.e. Gmail, Chat, Zoom, Google hangout, etc.), so please contact the specific volunteer via email to schedule an appointed time during their availability and/or to determine their preferred method of contact.

    You will likely find answers to many FAQ's and issues you are experiencing by visiting the following link for tutorial videos: http://bit.ly/391yGZR

    If you are experiencing issues with BLACKBOARD, a library of instructional videos is available here: https://bit.ly/3a9W2h9

    Once again, I want to thank all of you for your hard work, and the volunteers who are willing to give their time and talent to help support us all during this unprecedented time.

    -- Office of Professional Development and Experiential Learning
    Center for Teaching & Learning
    Phone: (810) 762-5623
    Fax: (810) 232-9985
    Mott Community College
    1401 E. Court Street - ML-3106
    Flint, MI 48503

  • CTL Trainings Video Format:

    CTL trainings have been recorded and uploaded to the CTL YouTube channel for viewing. Please use them to review as needed.

    The College will also be recording ALL Canvas training sessions via Zoom for viewing, and those will be uploaded as soon as possible upon completion of the sessions. We are working now to develop a strategy to live stream the sessions as well, and will provide details when they become available...Please know what we are all working hard, and as quickly as possible, to provide this support for everyone.

  • Internet Connectivity Resources

  • Other Resources

    Also see Other Resources for other valuable links to health, food, child care, and transportation resources.

Here are a few useful links to help you succeed from home!

Comcast is boosting speeds and offering a free trial for its internet Essentials program, its low-cost internet service for lower-income customers. Starting Monday, download speeds go from 15 Mbps to 25 and upload speed from 2 Mbps to 3.

To enable our students and employees to be able to access the online learning systems we are providing the following link to Comcast. Comcast is increasing broadband and offering the internet free for 60 days to low-income Americans who don't have internet service.


AT&T is waiving internet data overage for customers not already on unlimited home internet plans. Additionally, the company said, its Access program will continue to offer internet data to qualifying limited income households for $10 a month.


Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More


T-Mobile Response to COVID-19 and Supporting Customers


Sprint Responds: COVID-19 Updates


Verizon



Transportation

  • Michigan Transportation Authority (MTA)

    MTA has waived bus fares for all 14 fixed-rate bus routes from March 19 through April 6. All passengers will be asked to enter and exit through the rear doors except for those that are disabled. The use of transfers will be eliminated until further notice. Questions? Call MTA Customer Service at 810-767-0100.


Food Assistance

  • Mott Eats

    Starting March 23, 2020 Mott Eats will provide prepackaged food bags by delivery only. Deliveries will be available from 8:00a-12p and 3:00p-6:00p Tuesday 3/24, Wednesday 3/25, and Thursday 3/26. To schedule a delivery you can call Dinah Schaller at (810) 814-2308.

    Volunteer Drivers and Packagers Needed
    • Volunteers needed for Driving and Delivering Pre-packaged food packages to MCC students, employees, and their families.
    • Individuals who are willing to come to our staging area to help with the sorting, bagging, and loading of food for drivers to deliver.
    • Additional Details and Sign-up Information here
  • Michigan Department of Education
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan

    If churches or pantries are closed or change operations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan will list that information on this web page below. Community members can also download the “Got Food?” app in the iOS or Google app stores to find food sources near them. The state of Michigan’s Michigan 2-1-1 web page also provides resources for people in need of food.

    Residents in need of food can find pantries near them by searching by zip code on our website. Calendars for our scheduled mass and mobile food distributions are also online. NOTE: We recommend calling distribution or pantry locations ahead of time to make sure they are still open.


Child Care

  • For health care workers, first responders, and other members of the essential workforce

    The Governor signed an Executive Order 2020-16 to expand the capacity for child care services for health care workers, first responders, and other members of the essential workforce providing critical infrastructure to Michiganders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

    Intermediate school districts, the Early Childhood Investment Corporation, and Michigan 2-1-1 are working together to mobilize and coordinate efforts. If you are having difficulty finding childcare, go to www.helpmegrow-mi.org/essential fill out the form, and your information will be routed to someone in your community who can help you find care.

MCC Classes Moved to Tele-Learning and Events Cancelled

In order to limit traffic in our College buildings, all exterior access doors will be locked from March 23, 2020 to May 3, 2020. If you are required to be on campus during this period of time and do not possess an exterior door key, please contact our Department of Public Safety at 762-0222 for access. Please note, for everyone's safety, you may be required to provide a Faculty/Staff ID.

The College will remain open and use telework and telelearning options to meet our business continuity and instructional demands through May 3, 2020. Employees necessary to conduct minimal in-person operations on any of our College sites have been notified by their supervisors.

The College computer labs designated for student computer and internet access will close, Monday 3/23 at 7 p.m. and will remain closed through April 13, 2020 until further notice.

Limited Chromebook check out is available. All students needing a College-owned Chromebook for their courses must submit a HelpDesk ticket by visiting https://mojo.mcc.edu/ click "new ticket" and email jennifer.mcdonald@mcc.edu to let her know you made the request, to arrange for pick-up.

Governor Whitmer's Executive Order FAQ's

Date / Duration Event
March 16 – May 3

ALL Mott Community College sites CLOSED to the general public.

The College is OPEN FOR BUSINESS remotely through tele-learning and tele-working.

Use this list to Contact Individuals/Offices by Email or Phone
March 14 – May 3 No face-to-face classes – all classes have moved to online delivery
March 16 - May 3 Already scheduled online courses resume and continue through the rest of the Winter Semester
Through May 3

Additionally, the College is cancelling all non-essential events and gatherings regardless of their size (“non-essential events” are those that are not required for the day-to-day business continuity of the College) at this time through May 3, 2020. This means that commencement and graduation activities will be postponed. Commencement and our graduation activities are not canceled, just postponed until after we are no longer under a health threat.

Where can I get current information?

Jason Wilson, Vice President of Student Success Services, and Dr. Russell L Bush are the College's liaisons to the Genesee County Health Department. They will ensure we follow CDC guidance for higher education institutions and coordinate appropriately with local and state health officials.

Jason Wilson
Jason Wilson
Dr. Russell L. Bush
Dr. Russell L. Bush

If You Are Sick – PLEASE STAY HOME!

MCC asks that students and employees who are sick please stay home from class or work in accordance with our board policy [Policy No. 5502 – Communicable Diseases]. The College will work with faculty and managers to accommodate students and employees who stay home while ill. Students who miss instructional time should contact their faculty for assistance. Any student missing extended periods of instruction should contact the Assistant Vice President of Student Success Services for guidance at clarence.jennings@mcc.edu.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Related Information and FAQs


Mott Community College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, and is working in conjunction with public health officials and medical professionals to ensure the safety -- and well-being -- of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.


Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

History & Governmental Information

The virus was first detected in China and has now spread to more than 80 countries, including the United States. This situation is evolving rapidly, and updated information can be found from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus or the Genesee County Health Department at https://gchd.us/coronavirus/.

General: This policy is developed to ensure the good health and safety of all students, employees, and visitors. ‘Communicable diseases’ as defined in this policy refers to any infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law, including but not limited to, the Genesee County Health Department, Michigan Department of Community Health or the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The following basic policy statements apply:

  1. A person who knows, or has a reason to believe, that they, or someone else, attending or employed at the College is infected with a communicable disease must report this to Human Resources.
  2. The College will take reasonable precautions to protect health information, pursuant to all applicable laws and statutes, including, but not limited to, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
  3. Any faculty or staff member inappropriately disclosing confidential health information is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including discharge.
  4. The College will, in conjunction with medical professionals and/or public health officials, gather information regarding the specific communicable disease reported, and its threat for transmission. The Board reserves the right to require a written statement from the employee’s physician indicating that the employee’s condition does not pose a health hazard to others, and to conduct, at its own expense, medical evaluations to prevent the risk of exposure to an infectious disease which may affect the health, safety, and welfare of others.
  5. The College will collaborate with the employee’s supervisor to determine if reasonable accommodations can be made to allow the employee to continue working, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other applicable laws.
  6. Communicable diseases include, but are not limited to, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), AIDS Related Complex (ARC), Chickenpox, Conjunctivitis, Hepatitis A, B, and D, Infectious Mononucleosis, Influenza, Measles, Meningitis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and Tuberculosis. The College will analyze and respond to each case of a communicable disease by its own particular facts.

LEGAL REF: MCL 389.103, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 1232g et seq., 42 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. and 42 U.S.C. 1320d et seq., as amended

Reviewed: September 21, 2009
Reviewed: October 19, 2009
Approved: October 26, 2009

See also:
Infectious Disease Outbreak Information

International travel on behalf of the College has been suspended until the end of April. Travel on behalf of the College within the United States is restricted to essential travel only. Employees must check with their supervisor to determine if travel is essential or not.

MCC is asking employees who have traveled to a Level 2 or Level 3 Notice country within the past 14 days (Japan, China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy) to self-report to their Executive Cabinet member, and to self-quarantine for a recommended period of 14 days consistent with CDC and State of Michigan guidelines.

MCC is also asking students who have traveled to a Level 2 or Level 3 Notice country within the past 14 days (Japan, China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy) to self-report to Jason Wilson, Vice President for Student Success Services, and to self-quarantine for a recommended period of 14 days consistent with CDC and State of Michigan guidelines.

Additionally, if you have an immediate family member who has traveled to any of the Level 3 or Level 2 countries listed by the CDC here, please self-report to your supervisor or instructor to determine the best course of action, which may include self-quarantine. If you plan personal travel to a Level 2 or Level 3, or to a state that has declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19, you are asked to self-report this travel to your supervisor or instructor in order to coordinate any impact.

What is Coronavirus COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a newly identified coronavirus that is causing an outbreak of pneumonia illness. It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, human coronaviruses are common throughout the world and usually cause mild to moderate illness in people. This new virus is a public health concern because:

  • It is newly identified, so much is still unknown about it.
  • Two other human coronaviruses, MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV, have caused severe illness.
  • No vaccine currently exists.

The CDC considers COVID-19 a public health concern based on current information. However, the immediate health risk to the general U.S. public is considered low at this time. The CDC has identified the following individuals as at higher risk for serious illness with COVID-19:

  • Older adults.
  • People who have serious chronic medical conditions like:
    • Heart disease.
    • Diabetes.
    • Lung disease.

If you have traveled recently to a CDC-identified Level 2 or Level 3 country, or to a state that has declared a state of emergency related to COVID-19 you may be at risk. Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/index.html for up-to-date information on geographic risk assessment.

Symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.

Person-to-person spread is occurring, although it’s unclear exactly how COVID-19 is transmitted and how easily the virus spreads between people. Current thinking is that it is easily spread, mostly by droplet form in exhaled breath vapor, sneezing, and coughing; it can survive on surfaces for varying periods of time; it can also be spread by those who are not yet sick.

There is no vaccine to prevent this virus, and the CDC advises that the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to COVID-19.

Here are everyday actions to help prevent the spread of all respiratory viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Consider alternatives to shaking hands.
  • Unless you are sick with cough, sneezing and fever, it is not advised to wear a mask.

Visit the Center For Disease Control and Prevention web site at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html for more detailed information.

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, contact your healthcare provider and self-isolate. The CDC offers the following guidance on how to self-isolate: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Additionally, if you or a household member believe you have been exposed to anyone who has traveled to any of the countries listed above (Japan, China, South Korea, Iran, and Italy), you should self-report to your Executive Cabinet member (for employees) or VPSSS Jason Wilson (for students) to determine the best course of action, which may include self-quarantine.

Isolation and quarantine help protect the public by preventing exposure to people who have or may have a contagious disease.

Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.

Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.

CDC recommends anyone returning from countries with a CDC Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Warning self-quarantine for 14 days from your last day in that country. The self-quarantine recommendation currently does not apply in general to travelers who only transit through an airport in one of these countries. Self-monitor for the development of any symptoms, and call your healthcare provider right away if you develop symptoms.

Those returning from domestic travel in areas with sustained community transmission of COVID-19 are encouraged to practice self-observation for the development of any symptoms, and call your healthcare provider right away if you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.

Again, symptoms may be flu-like, ranging from mild to serious, and include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.

CDC recommends anyone returning from countries with a CDC Level 3 Travel Warning selfquarantine for 14 days from your last day in that country. The self-quarantine recommendation currently does not apply in general to travelers who only transit through an airport in one of these countries.

To self-quarantine, you should:

  • Stay home. Do not go to work, school or public areas.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home. Avoid visitors to your home.
  • Self-monitor for fever by checking temperature at least twice a day. Contact your healthcare provider if you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms.
  • When seeking medical care, call ahead and tell them about your symptoms before heading to the doctor’s office or the emergency room.
  • Do not use public transport like buses or taxis.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and immediately throw the tissue in the trash and clean hands with sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
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