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 allowed employees to continue to work from home and all services are still available remotely.

The following is a timeline of campus reopening procedures and dates; all information is subject to change:

May 18 - June 8

  • Assessment Center will be open, with limited seating, for Accuplacer testing by appointment. Students must bring and wear masks. Gloves will be required and provided.
  • MAC Bookstore reopens with limitations on the number of shoppers allowed in the store. Our online services will be launching soon!
  • Employees may continue to work from home if approved by supervisor.
  • 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.
  • All public events scheduled on campus are cancelled through July 31.

June 1

  • Some employees may be required to return on a limited basis. Supervisors will inform employees prior to June 1. Supervisors will communicate with employees needed to return to campus to provide on campus services. Supervisors may approve remote work for employees who are successfully completing the duties and responsibilities listed on their job description who have the resources (including a computer with reliable internet) needed to accomplish work from home.
  • Masks will still be encouraged of all employees and visitors to campus. Employees and visitors may purchase masks from the MAC Bookstore. This decision will be reviewed closer to June 1.

June 8

  • Summer semester begins, all summer courses are held online with exceptions for specialty programs as needed.
  • Computer Lab (T106-A) open with limited seating. Masks and gloves will be required.
  • Tutoring Services will be available by appointment only. Masks and gloves will be required.
  • The C.H. Cozean Library will be open for computer and database access. Materials will not be available for check out.
  • Employees may work from home if approved by supervisor.

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.

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 MAC Bookstore reopens on May 18 with limitations on the number of shoppers allowed in the store.

Our online services will be launching soon!

Learn more about rental returns and book buyback at the bookstore webpage

Updated 5/13/20

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 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.

 

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

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

Events and activities on the MAC campus are cancelled through July 31.

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 5/13/20

 

 

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 C.H. Cozean Library is closed.

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.

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

 

Updated 5/21/20

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 will reopen on May 18th 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 5/8/20

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

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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