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Updated December 2021

The health and safety of our campus community is our number one concern. 

Please visit the CDC’s website for the most accurate, up-to-date information pertaining to COVID-19 along with the Massachusett’s COVID-19 update.

 

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> For Visitors
> For Students
> For Faculty & Staff
> Lifelong Learning & Community Education Students
> Where to Get Vaccinated
> Mask Requirements

 

 


FOR VISITORS 

 What you must know: 

  • Effective January 2022, all visitors must be in compliance with the applicable vaccination requirement policy. Please refer below to the department in which you are visiting to review their specification prior to coming to campus.
  • Masks are required indoors at any one of the MWCC campuses.  Please see the Mask Requirement section below for additional details. 

MWCC Visitor Mask Policy and COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation

Mask Policy
MWCC has recently changed its policies concerning on-campus visitors and vaccination status. All persons, including students, faculty, and guests on campus must remain masked at all times on any MWCC campus. As with all our COVID-19 protocols, this is subject to change, based on prevailing public health data and best practices.

Visitor COVID-19 Attestation

By attending the event you’ve registered for, you are attesting to the following:

  1. You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
  2. In the past 72 hours, you have not experienced:
    • Subjective fever (felt feverish) or measured a temperature at or above 100.4°F
    • New or worsening cough
    • Shortness of breath or chest tightness
    • Sore throat
    • Vomiting/Diarrhea
    • Extreme fatigue
    • Loss of sense of taste or smell
    • Persistent muscle aches
    • Headaches
  3. You have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or live with an individual who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 5 days.
  4. In the last 5 days, you have not knowingly been in close contact with someone who was at the time positive for COVID-19. Close contact means being within six feet of another person for more than 15 minutes during a 24-hour period.
  5. You have not traveled out of the United States within the last 14 days.
  6. You have not been personally contacted, directed and/or been advised by a government health department or a healthcare provider to currently self-isolate or self-quarantine. Please stay home if you are sick or have symptoms. Mount Wachusett Community College reserves the right to cancel or make other last minute programming changes due to emerging state and local guidance.

Download the printable MWCC Visitor COVID-19 Attestation Form (PDF)

MWCC has recently revised policies for any in-person activities, and requires that visitors provide agreement to support COVID-19 protocols for events/meetings that occur in person at MWCC's Campus locations. If you are coming to campus for an event/meeting with programs within the Division of Access & Transition or the Brewer Center for Civic Learning & Community Engagement, this agreement must be provided within 24 hours of your visit. These programs include:

    • Early College and Dual Enrollment
    • College Access: TRIO, Gear Up, UBMS, Talent Search, Shannon Grant
    • Brewer Center: Internships, Food Pantry, Nonprofit Partners
    • K-12 Teaching & Learning: Youth Venture, Changemaking, Portrait of a Graduate

Visitor Agreement Form

As we return to live, in-person performances the safety of Theatre at the Mount audiences, staff and performers is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving CDC public health guidance and regularly evaluate our policies. Please click here to visit the TAM webpage for the most up-to-date visitor requirements prior to visiting campus.

Testing Services will be open for limited, by-appointment seats on the Gardner campus. We anticipate that TEAS, CLEP, HiSET, GED, Accuplacer, and some accommodated exam space will be available on a rotating basis. To request an appointment and COVID-19 requirements, visit the testing page.

Please visit fitness.mass.edu for their regulations.

 


FOR STUDENTS 

 What you must know: 

  • Read the Important Health & Safety Updates letter from the Office of Student Services here (PDF) (1/19/22)
  • Effective January 2022, all students must be in compliance with the applicable vaccination requirement policy.
  • Masks are required indoors at any one of the MWCC campuses.  If you feel that you cannot comply with the mask requirement and would like to seek accommodations, contact Student Disability Services.
  • All offices will be open and available to students and the public.  Click here for staff/faculty directory.
  • Students can find detailed information about their schedules through iConnect. 

Students shall provide written proof of an official record of full vaccination status to the College by completing the form below (note: Link below is for students and will require iConnect login) or submitting the appropriate forms in person to the Dean of Student’s Office (RM 141 – Gardner Campus).

 UPLOAD PROOF OF STUDENT VACCINATION HERE 

Students who attend more than one Community College shall provide full vaccination status verification to each separate College. All vaccine verification information shall be treated as confidential student record information.

Download the full MWCC Student Vaccination Policy (PDF)Descargar en español 

Students who are unable to provide verification of vaccine status for any reason and who seek to enroll in face-to-face or hybrid courses or who wish to access in-person services can request accommodations here. Descargar en español 

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact Student Services to follow the College's protocol for contact tracing.

Understanding your schedule 

You can find detailed information about your class format under the “notes” section through WebConnect under your iConnect account. 

How will the semester be offered at MWCC? View the short video below.

Questions?

  • For information on how to interpret your schedule or general questions, please email advisor@mwcc.mass.edu
  • For how your schedule impacts your degree completion or changing particular courses, please contact an advisor. Advising offices are assisting incoming students with registration and orientation, so please be patient as response times may be longer than usual. 
  • For information on tuition, fees, or financial aid, contact financial aid at 978-639-9169. Again, response times may be longer than usual so please be patient. 
  • Staff and faculty directory

Safety practices will include measures to create physical distance, enhanced cleaning, and use of disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and face coverings. 

 


FOR STAFF & FACULTY 

What you must know: 

  • Effective January 2022, all staff and faculty must be in compliance with the applicable vaccination requirement policy.
  • The College plan establishes the parameters for repopulating the campus in compliance with state mandates and will be updated as circumstances require.
  • Masks are required indoors at any one of the MWCC campuses. If you feel that you cannot comply with the mask requirement and would like to seek accommodations, contact the Office of Human Resources. Read more about MWCC’s policy on masks below. 

Employees shall provide written proof of an official record of full vaccination status to the College by completing the form below (note: Link below are for employees and will require iConnect login).

 UPLOAD PROOF OF EMPLOYEE VACCINATION

Download the full MWCC Employee Vaccination Policy (PDF)
Download the memo from the MA Community College Presidents (PDF)

Request for Reasonable Accommodation

If unable to submit verification of full vaccination status and seeking a reasonable accommodation to comply with the Employee Vaccination Policy, please click the button below to complete and submit the requested documentation as soon as possible and without delay in order to allow adequate time for the individualized interactive process to occur.

 Request for employee reasonable accommodations

If you have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact the Office of Human Resources to follow the College's protocol for contact tracing.

It's the College's mission to ensure faculty and staff have the tools necessary to perform their job effectively and efficiently both on-site and remotely.

  • For computer accessories (additional monitor/keyboard/mouse/webcam), use the "Computer Accessory Request" form via iConnect > Forms & Documents*
  • For a softphone (calling with an MWCC number from your personal laptop, MWCC laptop or cell phone), use the "Softphone Request" form via iConnect > Forms & Documents*
  • For access to the VPN (access to Titan and MWCC remote desktop connection) and request a laptop, use the "VPN" form under "ITS Access Request Forms" via iConnect > Forms & Documents*

*All of the above need to be filled out by a direct supervisor.

If you are in need of additional technology: ask your direct supervisor to put in a request via iConnect > Forms & Documents

  • Facilities Services has implemented enhanced cleaning. 
  • Employees can help by keeping their work areas clean. 
  • Stay informed about temporary space closures. 
  • For classroom items needing additional cleaning, place a regular sticky note on each item; this will prompt cleaning staff to disinfect.

To request cleaning supplies and to receive cleaning training email John Bergeron

 


 

FOR LIFELONG LEARNING & COMMUNITY EDUCATION STUDENTS

What you must know: 

  • Vaccine requirement: Effective January 2022, all students attending on-campus Lifelong Learning courses, such as Adirondak Chairmaking, EMT, Theater Classes, and ServSafe Certification programs must be in compliance with the applicable vaccination requirement policy. 
  • Submitting documentation: Those seeking registration in a campus-based course and who are able to provide documentation of their vaccination status should continue with this registration request. Within one business day of your submission, you will receive an email from MWCC Lifelong Learning with a student ID number and link to an online form. Students will be directed to the home page of Dynamic Forms to create an account in order to access the online submission form required to submit documentation of vaccination status. On this form you will be asked for the student ID number that appears in the email sent from the college. We ask that you complete the online form within 3 days of receiving the email from the college so we may confirm your registration and email you a class confirmation letter.
  • Request for reasonable accommodation: Students who are unable to submit verification of full vaccination status for any reason may request a reasonable accommodation. A link to the form will be included in the email sent from the college.
  • Questions: All questions about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate process can be directed to the Dean of Students office at studentservices@mwcc.mass.edu.
  • Masks: are required indoors at any one of the MWCC campuses.  If you feel that you cannot comply with the mask requirement and would like to seek accommodations, please contact the Office of Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development.

What you should know: 

  • Facilities Services has implemented enhanced cleaning
  • Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout campus

 


CLINICS

There are no campus clinics scheduled at this time.

Additional resources for accessing a COVID-19 vaccine include:

 


MASK REQUIREMENTS

To slow the spread of COVID-19, students, faculty, and staff must wear a mask on campus. 

What you must know: 

  • Students, faculty, and staff are required to wear a mask while indoors. 
  • Masks combined with social distancing are crucial to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
  • Please come to campus prepared with a mask.  If you have a hardship meeting this mandate, you may speak to a campus police officer, Student Services, or Human Resources. Note: It is recommended by the CDC that masks are made of cotton material and two-ply for best effectiveness. 
  • Best practices:
    • Social distance
    • Keep a mask with you and be ready to wear it when needed.  
    • Remember to wash your hands after you remove your mask.
    • Discard used disposable masks in the regular trash.  
    • Wash your reusable masks regularly.  
  • Questions? Contact Student Services for student questions and Human Resources for employees

 


The rise in COVID-19 cases has led to considerable misinformation online. Visit the CDC website for the most up-to-date and accurate information about the virus and help reduce the spread of misinformation. 

Members of the news media should contact Nia Carignan at ncarignan@mwcc.mass.edu with any questions about MWCC’s response to the coronavirus.