Campus Mask Policy

Updated 8/13/21

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, all students, employees, and campus visitors are required to wear masks while in campus buildings. The masking requirement, which applies to everyone⁠—regardless of vaccination status⁠—will be evaluated periodically as the semester progresses.

Masks are not required in the following situations:

  • Employees may remove masks when alone in their office. 
  • Instructors may remove their masks while teaching if they are eight feet or more from students in the classroom.
  • Performers in the Mineral Area Fine Arts Academy will be allowed to remove masks while performing. 
  • Student athletes may remove masks when actively participating in indoor sports, but coaches, players on the bench, and cheerleaders will all need to keep masks on at all times while indoors.
  • Masks may be removed while eating or drinking.

Mineral Area College is committed to providing a safe environment for our students and staff. We appreciate the cooperation and patience of our students, staff, and community as we periodically review CDC guidance and reconsider policies to help promote health and ensure continuity of instruction for our students.

Return to Campus plan

Contact Dean Julie Sheets

Contact Executive Director of Human Resources
Kathryn Neff

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


Food service will be available though options may be limited to minimize contact. Students and employees are encouraged to practice social distancing and remove masks only when eating or drinking.

On-campus performances will be allowed on a case-by-case basis and performers may be exempt from masking while performing. Patrons will be expected to comply with current campus masking and distancing guidelines in the seating and lobby areas.

All games will be played as allowed by the NJCAA and Region XVI. Fans at games will be expected to comply with current campus masking and distancing guidelines.

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.

For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)