Covid-19

COVID-19 Information

During the week of March 9-13, 2020, while Mineral Area College students and employees were on spring break, the leadership team of MAC met with professionals in health, IT, security, and local, state, and federal government to discuss the best options to keep our campus community safe. The decision was made to close all MAC campuses to the public and require employees to work from home. All classes moved online, and all services were still available remotely.

On May 4, Governor Mike Parson began the process of lifting the state closures. Mineral Area College, though still closed to the public, has phased in access to a limited number of services for student support during the summer semester. Most college employees are continuing to work remotely until August 3 and may be reached by phone or email.

Summer semester classes are being held online, with exceptions for specialty programs as needed. Limited access to some on-campus support services are available as noted below.

These MAC services are currently open on the Park Hills campus:

  • Assessment Center: Open with limited seating, for Accuplacer testing by appointment. Students must bring and wear masks. Gloves will be required and provided. Learn more.
  • MAC Bookstore: Open 8 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday. Books and merchandise may also be purchased online.
  • C.H. Cozean Library: Open 8 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday. No materials will be checked out, but database and computers are available for use.
  • Tutoring Services: Available by appointment with in-person and virtual options. Learn more. Email learningcenter@mineralarea.edu with questions.  
  • Computer Lab (T106-A): Open 8 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday. Seating is limited and masks and gloves are required.

Social Distancing, Remote Work & Events:

  • All campus visitors and employees are encouraged to wear masks and should practice physical distancing. Any student or visitor requiring face to face interaction must wear a mask at all times. Employees and visitors may purchase masks from the MAC Bookstore.
  • Most employees are continuing to work remotely this summer and may be reached by phone or email.
  • Public events scheduled on campus are canceled through July 31. A few exceptions have been made for outdoor community events.

On August 3,

  • All employees will return to campus.
  • All campus services will be open and normal operating hours will be observed.

Fall classes will be available on-ground and online.

To ensure a safe campus, when returning to work on campus employees should:

  • Use sick leave when you've had a fever, are experiencing respiratory symptoms, chills, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea, and/or sore throat.
  • Practice healthy hygiene.
  • Follow CDC guidance to protect yourself and others.
  • Disclose travel to your supervisor and self-quarantine for 14 days following CDC travel guidance.

A message from our President:

Letter to the community: May 14, 2020 Update

 

The Admissions office may be contacted by email at:

Admissions@MineralArea.edu

View the High School Senior FAQ Survey

Updated 4/20/20

Current students should email their assigned advisor listed in MyMAC under the Registration tab, My Advisor.

The NJCAA has cancelled all spring athletic competition including all practices, regular season, postseason, and national championship play.

Regarding eligibility for spring sports, no spring sport student-athlete who was enrolled at a member college in 2020 will be charged a year of participation.

More details.

 

The MAC Bookstore is open 8 am-3 pm, Monday-Friday.

Books and merchandise may also be purchased online at
the bookstore webpage

Updated 6/11/20

Questions about payments and disbursements should be directed to:

MACBusOfc@MineralArea.edu

Mineral Area College campuses will close to the public and students at 4:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020.  All courses will be online and support services will be conducted via email, website, or by phone.

There are a minimal amount of exceptions and those students have been notified.

Updated 3/20/20

 

Our CARDS Orientations will not be held in person, but they will go on! New students should enroll in their preferred CARDS date. Contact Admissions@MineralArea.edu with any questions.

Updated 6/11/20

General Services is taking additional measures to clean and sanitize our buildings including routine disinfection in high-traffic areas. 

When on campus, you'll notice some classrooms have tape over the doorway. Once General Services cleans a classroom that is not going to be used due to going online, they will then seal the room. Please do not enter these rooms once sealed. By closing off rooms we are not using we will be able to conserve resources of cleaning supplies and time of our staff so they can focus on other areas that have more use.

 

Central Methodist University-Park Hills staff are available by phone and email.

Please visit their website for contact information.

Updated 3/31/20

The College For Kids program will not be held this summer.

Updated 4/1/20

Regrettably, we have decided that we must cancel our commencement ceremonies this spring. This is a very special event for all graduates, faculty, and staff and we consider it one of the most important days of the year for a college.  We will still seek ways to celebrate our students and their accomplishments.

To be clear, all students eligible for graduation will still graduate as planned. It is only the ceremony that is cancelled. 

All 2020 graduates who do not get a chance to walk in commencement will be allowed to walk in a future commencement if desired.

Updated 3/20/20

If you feel that you might benefit from using MAC's personal counseling services for any reason, Mark Easter is still here to provide them this semester.

All you need to do is e-mail him at mceaster@mineralarea.edu and he can set up a time to meet with you virtually via Skype or Zoom, or call at 573-518-2211 (please leave a message if he cannot answer) and he will call you back as soon as possible. 

The Access Office continues to support students with disabilities attending courses at the college.  New students with disability support needs should feel free to contact Lisa Leftridge to discuss how to get services and accommodations started.  If continuing students have any questions or concerns about accommodation needs in the upcoming semesters, please contact the office at your convenience.  Contact can be made either by leaving a phone message at 573-518-2152 and Lisa Leftridge will return your call or you can email her at lleftrid@mineralarea.edu.  Appointments are being arranged either virtually or by phone at this time.

Events and activities on the MAC campus are canceled through July 31. A limited number of exceptions have been made for outdoor community events.

This includes college-sponsored events such as College for Kids, summer camps, plays and other special activities including the Practical Nursing Program pinning in July.

This also includes events hosted by outside parties who had rented our facilities.

Updated 6/11/20

 

 

Financial Aid may be contacted at:
FinAid@MineralArea.edu

The Foundation Golf Tournament has been rescheduled for July 22. The rainout date is July 29.

For more information, contact Teri LaChance, 518-2114

Updated 3/18/20

Spectrum has announced it will make its services available for free for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who don’t already have internet through the company.

Students must live in an area that the company currently services. Visit their website and enter your address to see if you qualify.

To enroll, call 877-906-9121. Be sure to mention the student promotion.

Installation fees will be waived for new student households.    

Updated 3/17/20

Our Admissions Department has provided the following answers to Frequently Asked Questions by High School Seniors:

View the High School Senior FAQ Survey

For more information:

Admissions Department
Contact us at:
Admissions@MineralArea.edu

Financial Aid Department
Contact us at:
FinAid@MineralArea.edu

Updated 4/20/20

Students and employees may contact the IT help desk for technical assistance at:

helpdesk@mineralarea.edu 
or 573-518-3850

Summer hours: 8 am-3 pm

The Library will reopen on Monday, June 8 for computer and database access. No materials will be checked out.

Summer hours will be 8 am-3 pm.

In order to continue promoting public safety and health, the library has limited seating and computers available at this time.

 

Updated 6/10/20

Students should use MyMAC for all registration, including adds and drops.

The Registrar's office will continue to process transcripts electronically. Click here.  The mailing option is unavailable until further notice. 

For additional information, contact Registrar@MineralArea.edu

The Assessment Center is open by appointment for students to take the Accuplacer.

We're ready to schedule appointments!

Click here to register

Seating will be limited. Students will be required to bring and wear their own masks. Gloves are mandatory and will be provided.
For more information, contact Tippi Seals, 573-518-2202.
Updated 6/11/20

All college-sponsored out of state travel is suspended until further notice.

If you have traveled or plan to travel, please visit the CDC website for additional information to help you determine if you need to take any special precautions.

Tutoring services are available by appointment with in-person and virtual options for the summer semester.

Learn more here.

Email learningcenter@mineralarea.edu with questions. 

Updated 6/11/20

You may reach University of Missouri St. Louis--Park Hills staff by phone and email.

Phone appointments and Zoom meetings are available. 

Contact:

Tami Davenport
davenportt@umsl.edu573-518-2324 

Updated 3/31/20

Wi-Fi is now accessible  in the lots listed below.

Please observe the social distancing recommendations while using this Wi-Fi.
  • Remain in your cars
  • Do not use any of the outdoor tables or benches 
Main Campus
  • Student Parking Lot D beside the Fine Arts Building
  • Small accessible parking lot in front of the Technology Building 
Fredericktown Outreach Center
  • Parking lot

Perryville Outreach Center

  • Parking lot
Students have been emailed network log-in information.
Updated 3/26/20

Protect yourself and others

We encourage you to follow the CDC recommendations and use common-sense precautions to help prevent the spread of viruses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash, then wash hands or use sanitizer.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at your home or workplace.

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