Campus Mask Policy

Updated 11/1/21

MAC President Dr. Joe Gilgour provided the following update on November 1, 2021.

Due to a decrease in the Covid-19 transmission rate in our region, we are updating our mask guidance.

  • Masks will still be required in all buildings and classrooms.
  • Masks are recommended, but not required, for all public events – this includes concerts, theatre performances, athletic events, public gatherings, or community events on campus regardless of location.
  • MAC Employees may remove masks in employee meetings if distanced at least three feet from each other.

These changes will be effective immediately.  MAC Administration will continue to monitor and update as appropriate.



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. 
  • 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

Please notify our Contact Tracer by email at or by phone at 573-518-2174.

Please notify our Contact Tracer by email at or by phone at 573-518-2174.

Employees should also notify their supervisor when not reporting to work.​

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)