Covid-19

COVID-19 Information

The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and region is important to Mineral Area College. We’ve been monitoring the pandemic and have taken proactive measures to protect our stakeholders. Students, faculty, and staff will be updated via email and we will also post updates here:

March 20 Update
March 13 Update

Thank you for your patience as we implement changes that support and promote “social distancing” to reduce the number of people on our campus: 

Mineral Area College campuses are closed to the public and students.

  • All courses are being held online for the remainder of the spring semester.
  • Support services will be conducted via email, website, or by phone.
  • College Park Housing remains open. Please see below for additional details.

Classes resume Monday, March 23.
Instruction will move to a virtual format beginning Monday, March 23 through the end of the spring semester. 

  • Classes that were previously in-person will now be held virtually/online. Please look for correspondence from your instructor via email or on MyMAC.
  • Online classes resume.
  • Second 8-week classes begin.

A message from our President:

The Admissions office may be contacted by email at:

Admissions@MineralArea.edu

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.

Along with the cancellation of competition, all on and off-campus recruiting for all sports will be halted until April 15 with further evaluation to be assessed at that point in time. 

More details.

The bookstore is closed to the public and students.

If you still need books for second eight-week classes, please email 
MAC Bookstore Manager Aaron Miller at MACBookstore@mineralarea.eduamiller@mineralarea.edu, or call 573-518-2106 to place an order and arrange for picking up books.

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 and more information will be forthcoming as all the details are worked out.

Updated 3/17/20

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.

 

College Park housing remains open for the students who currently reside there. We encourage any residents who have left to not return, and visitors are not allowed for the duration of the semester. 

Meal service will still be available in the Cardinal’s Nest for College Park students only.

American Food and Vending has instituted additional precautionary measures in food preparation and production.

Updated 3/20/20

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. 

Students seeking services should contact Lisa Leftridge at
LLeftrid@MineralArea.edu
(573) 518-2152

In an effort to promote social distancing and eliminate large crowds, events and activities on the MAC campus are cancelled through the end of the semester. This includes college-sponsored events as well as events hosted by outside parties who had rented our facilities.

 

 

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

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

helpdesk@mineralarea.edu 

or 573-518-3850

The C.H. Cozean Library is closed. 

Staff is still available by email or chat from the Library webpage.

Updated 3/18/20

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 Testing Center is closed until further notice.

All college-sponsored out of state travel is suspended for the remainder of the semester.

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 will be conducted virtually for the remainder of the semester (phone, email, text/chat, video conferencing). Any student wishing to access tutoring services through EXCEL or the Academic Resource Center should send an email to learningcenter@mineralarea.edu.

The email should include the name of the course so that the staff can quickly and efficiently assign students to the appropriate services and personnel.

Updated 3/18/20

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.

For more information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

  • Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) at cdc.gov.
  • Call the Missouri Novel Coronavirus Information Hotline at 877-435-8411.