COVID-19 Information

Mineral Area College continues to monitor the pandemic and is working with state and local health officials to develop and implement plans in response to COVID-19. MAC is implementing guidelines to mitigate risk, but will not be able to completely eliminate the risk to our campus. Students and employees are expected to use care and personal responsibility to protect themselves and others.   

MAC President Dr. Joe Gilgour released the following Re-Open Plan: 

MAC Re-Open Plan

Mineral Area College is open to the public and operating in


  • Masks are required of all employees, students and visitors in campus buildings.
  • Masks are not required outside if social distancing can be maintained.
  • All employees are working on campus.
  • Campus is open to the public.
  • Public areas are open with social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Performances and public events are allowed with masks required of audience members and social distancing in seating area.

Spring classes start January 19 and will be offered Online, On-Ground, Hybrid and Dual Credit.

Please see the full Re-Open Plan for more details about other potential scenarios (link available at the top of this page).

All students, staff and campus visitors should:

  • Self-check daily and stay home if you're experiencing symptoms of COVID.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Practice social distancing.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Follow CDC guidance to protect yourself and others.

Masks are required in campus buildings.

  • Students and employees will be asked to provide their own masks, or one washable mask will be provided from the student services office.
  • Masks are not required outside if social distancing can be maintained.


  • College Park residents will be required to wear masks in common spaces. Masks will not be required within their own living units.
  • Students who choose not to wear masks will be asked to leave campus or be subject to the student discipline process.
  • Students will not be permitted in class without a mask. Any student who refuses to leave class will be counted absent for the day and be reported to the Dean of Students.


  • Masks are not required if an individual is alone in their office.
  • Employees requesting reasonable accommodations should contact their supervisor and Human Resources to determine possible solutions.
  • It is preferred that faculty use clear face masks while teaching unless the exception requirements listed below are met. Clear masks will be provided.
  • Faculty may remove their masks while teaching if they meet the following requirements:
    • They are at least 8 feet from any student, or behind a protective shield.
    • They clean the teaching station after they are finished using it for each non-consecutive course. If the instructor has back-to-back courses they are not required to clean as long as they are the only one using the station and clean the teaching station once leaving the classroom.
    • They wear their mask until they get to the teaching station and put it back on any time they leave the teaching station or a student approaches.

Contact Dean Julie Sheets

Contact Executive Director of Human Resources
Kathryn Neff

2020-2021 Competition

The NJCAA has moved all close-contact fall sports to the spring semester. Athletic events will resume in January.

Mineral Area College will allow spectators at games. In accordance with current college policy, masks are required to be worn at all times in MAC buildings. 

Updated 1/12/21

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


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:

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Financial Aid Department
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Updated 4/20/20

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.

For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)