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We will continue to update you on any news regarding COVID-19 as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Dr. Diane Campbell, Vice President for Student Affairs, at campbeld@mccc.edu.


NOTICE of April 3, 2020
from MCCC President, Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Members of the Mercer County College Community,

As COVID-19 transmission continues to rapidly increase within the state, the region, and our community, we want to provide you with some guidance and information regarding the steps we are taking to keep our environment as safe as possible. With more than 22,000 individuals in New Jersey confirmed with COVID-19, and more positive tests confirmed daily, MCCC is mandating all members of the community to follow these directives:

  • If you are experiencing symptoms please contact your healthcare provider for medical advice. For more information, please refer here.
  • If you test positive for the virus, have been given the prescription to be tested, or are waiting for your test results, you are not permitted to enter any Mercer County Community College campus under any circumstances. You will only be permitted to return to campus once you are no longer contagious, with a written release from a primary physician.
  • For assistance with course registration, computer pick up, or any other college business, please refer here for information and resources.
  • Failure to comply with these directives may result in Code of Conduct violations for students and staff. Members of the community may be subject to municipal and/or civil action.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance. Stay healthy and safe.

Important Prevention Methods (CDC Recommendations)

In light of this matter and the ongoing cold and flu season, we continue to encourage students, faculty, and staff to take some basic precautionary measures.

To minimize the effects and spread of the COVID-19, Flu and Seasonal Flu, please remember to:

  • Wash your hands frequently, and for at least 30 seconds.
  • Use the hand sanitizing stations that have deployed throughout both campuses.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose. Immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • And perhaps most importantly, if you are feeling ill – particularly with a respiratory ailment – see a health care professional immediately.
  • Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed.

Additional Considerations:

  • If you are a resident in a community where person-to-person spread of COVID-19 has been detected and you develop COVID-19 symptoms, call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms.
  • For people who are ill with COVID-19, but are not sick enough to be hospitalized, please follow CDC guidance on how to reduce the risk of spreading your illness to others. People who are mildly ill with COVID-19 are able to isolate at home during their illness.
  • If you have been in China or another affected area or have been exposed to someone sick with COVID-19 in the last 14 days, you will face some limitations on your movement and activity for up to 14 days. Please follow instructions during this time. Your cooperation is integral to the ongoing public health response to try to slow the spread of this virus.

Travel Notice

Effective immediately (March 9, 2020) and until further notice, Mercer County Community College is restricting all college affiliated travel for all students, faculty, and staff. Students should direct questions to MCCC-Corona19@mccc.edu; employees can contact Human Resources at hr@mccc.edu, or at ext. 3270.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safeguard the health and safety of the community, our students, faculty and staff at Mercer County Community College.

The voluntary survey is now closed.

We want to thank members of the college community who took the time to respond to this anonymous college survey regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The results are invaluable as we continue to improve our comprehensive preparedness plan in response to to COVID-19 concerns.

For those who answered "Yes" to any of the survey questions, please visit the CDC website or call 1-800-222-1222 state hotline for guidance.

RESOURCES

MCCC Related

New Jersey State COLLEGE-Related
  • NJCCC Resources for New Jersey Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus
    PDF document
  • Health Resources for New Jersey Community College Students and Community Members Affected by the Coronavirus - NJCCC
    PDF document
  • New Jersey Institutes of Higher Education Emergency Declarations and Proclamations
    PDF document

County of Mercer

New Jersey State
  • COVID-19 Information Hub
    website
  • New Jersey Department of Health
    website
  • Division of Pensions and Benefits, SHBP/SEHBP COVID-19 Response
    link
  • New Jersey Launches Job Portal to Connect Out-of-Work Residents to Opportunities in Critical Industries
    link

Federal


Do your part to stop the spread of flu at colleges and universities - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
MCCC COVID-19 OPEN FORUM (3/4/20)

Contact MCCC at mccc-corona19@mccc.edu for information or to ask questions.


Campus Health Broadcast Email Archive

 

Broadcast Email of April 3, 2020
From Jianping Wang, President

Dear Members of the Mercer County College Community,

As COVID-19 transmission continues to rapidly increase within the state, the region, and our community, we want to provide you with some guidance and information regarding the steps we are taking to keep our environment as safe as possible. With more than 22,000 individuals in New Jersey confirmed with COVID-19, and more positive tests confirmed daily, MCCC is mandating all members of the community to follow these directives:

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and compliance. Stay healthy and safe.

 


 

Broadcast Email of April 3, 2020
From Barbara Basel, Vice President for Human Resources

MCCC Employee Assistance Program

The EAP provides private assessment, brief counseling and/or referrals for additional services to assist with personal and/or work-related problems that could potentially impact job performance, health, mental and emotional well-being. Such concerns, among others, may include stress, financial issues, legal issues, family problems, office conflicts, and alcohol or substance abuse. EAP also works with supervisors and managers to provide proactive planning for, and intervention in, situations such as organizational changes and in response to traumatic events.

The College recognizes that social distancing can be difficult for community members who are used to working together. To help you during this particularly stressful time, do not hesitate to make use of our Employee Assistance Program. Please click here to see the hand-out or contact:

Toll-free: 800-227-2195
Website: www.HelloE4.com
Username: mccc
Password: guest

Please stay safe and healthy during this time of crisis. Thank you again for your dedication, commitment, and for all you do for our students and communities.

 


 

Broadcast Email of April 2, 2020
From Savita Bambhrolia, Assistant Dean and Acting Registrar

MCCC Virtual Office Hours

Due to the recent events of COVID-19, please know that the Mercer County Community College staff hopes you are staying safe and healthy. While our operations have gone remote, we are still here and connected. As a community, we are all in this together. Our top priority is to reassure our students that the MCCC’s services are readily available and equipped to fulfill your needs.

Whether you’re in need of registration assistance, or seeking a resource from the college website, the Strategic Enrollment Services staff is here for you. We are now offering virtual office hours, where you will have the opportunity to visit with our staff via Zoom.

Join our West Windsor Campus Staff from 10 a.m. to Noon:
https://zoom.us/j/4209443883
Meeting ID: 420 944 3883
Dial by location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 420 944 3883

Join our James Kerney Campus Staff from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:
https://zoom.us/j/4209443883
Meeting ID: 420 944 3883
Dial by location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 420 944 3883

Here’s how to join...

Using the link on PC/Desktop:

iPhone/Smart Device App:

Call-In Option:

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 30, 2020
From Dr. Jianping Wang, President

Dear Colleagues,

On March 24, Governor Phil Murphy announced the freeze of $1 billion in state spending due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The freeze includes funds earmarked for community colleges. Specifically, $9.73 million in the operating budget and $21 million in tuition assistance programs (such as TAG, EOF, NJ STARS, and CCOG) are frozen until further notice. What this means for the college is the following: The college can no longer count on the $2 million state operating aid for the next three months and can no longer count on full state tuition payments for any of the outstanding payments for TAG, EOF, NJ STARS and CCOG students. In addition, the state fund for community colleges for the new FY21 budget beginning July 1, 2020 will also be negatively impacted. While details are still being worked out at the state level I have already directed PLT members to begin the preparation for this budget crisis.

As we work through this budget crisis, I want to reiterate my commitment to all of you that the college will not resort to reduction in workforce to meet this challenge. This commitment does not apply to all grant funded positions. As always, all grant funded position are contingent upon grant funding.

Today, I am calling on all of you to be creative and giving in order for us to weather this storm together while remaining committed to student success. The extraordinary strength you have demonstrated during the past weeks gives me absolute confidence that we can overcome this budget crisis without comprising our commitment to our students, and to each other.

In the coming weeks, your supervisors will be working with you to find savings from the existing budget by cutting some non-essential spending and to prepare for adjusting your budget requests for FY21. In addition, you may be called upon to lend a hand in an area outside your own, or to temporarily and voluntarily perform duties that are not normally associated with your day-to-day job, but are essential to the college operation.

I am proud of what we have accomplished together so far, and I am confident that we will continue to do great things during this crisis and beyond. I have no doubt that our college community will emerge more united and stronger.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 23, 2020
From Dr. Jianping Wang, President

Dear Colleagues,

The worldwide pandemic gripping our nation has prompted some questions from the college community. I want to begin by reassuring everyone that the college is in a very strong financial position. There is no possibility of a reduction in workforce due to COVID-19. I am confident that the college will overcome this challenge and emerge united and stronger.

Over the past few weeks, you have collectively stepped up and risen to the unprecedented challenge caused by COVID-19. As a result, the college is better prepared to continue our services for students, employees, and our communities at large. As the crisis intensifies, so does our fear and anxiety. Now is the time we take care of one another and make sure no one is left behind in this very difficult time.

Today, I announce two steps we are going to take to assist our employees.

First, we will immediately launch a Voluntary Full-Time Employee Assistance Program for those employees whose annual base salary is $60,000 or below, and who will remain on the college full-time payroll through the end of December 2020. The college will offer a $1,000 advancement per participating employee. Those who request the advancement will have the next six months to repay the college through payroll deductions beginning in May. Eligible employees will soon receive detailed information from the Payroll Office.

Second, part-time employees who have not been able to work remotely will be paid for the pay period of March 15 – 28, 2020. This paycheck will be issued on April 3. This will allow you time to file for unemployment benefits. Those part-time employees who are working remotely and continue to provide services to the college will remain on the payroll.

Finally, please find ways to relax, and check on your friends and neighbors.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 21, 2020
From Dr. Jianping Wang, President

Dear Colleagues,

Please be advised that today, Saturday, March 21, Gov. Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order requiring all New Jersey residents to remain in their homes except under very limited circumstances:

All New Jersey residents shall remain home or at their place of residence unless they are 1) obtaining goods or services from essential retail businesses, as described in Paragraph 6; 2) obtaining takeout food or beverages from restaurants, other dining establishments, or food courts, pursuant to Paragraph 8; 3) seeking medical attention, essential social services, or assistance from law enforcement or emergency services; 4) visiting family or other individuals with whom the resident has a close personal relationship, such as those for whom the individual is a caretaker or romantic partner; 5) reporting to, or performing, their job; 6) walking, running, operating a wheelchair, or engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners while following best social distancing practices with other individuals, including staying six feet apart; 7) leaving the home for an educational, religious, or political reason; 8) leaving because of a reasonable fear for his or her health or safety; or 9) leaving at the direction of law enforcement or other government agency.

Considering the seriousness of the current public health emergency, I advise all students, faculty, and staff to closely adhere to the directives of the Executive Order for the sake of your own health and safety and that of others. We will continue to monitor the situation and determine appropriate actions. We urge you to keep informed by frequently visiting www.mccc.edu/mccchealth and other state and federal websites for updates. This is a rapidly developing crisis.

Please use every precaution to stay healthy and safe. We will emerge from this crisis stronger than before.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 20, 2020
From Dr. Jianping Wang, President

Dear Colleagues,

Since Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order on March 16, we have witnessed the increased spread of COVID-19. In the best interest of the safety and health of all of our students, employees and communities at large, we will extend our remote administrative operations and remote instruction through the end of the spring semester. Please refer to the academic calendar (available here) on the campus website for updates. Making this decision is not easy, but making this decision at this time will also better enable our faculty and staff to plan and to assist our students to complete the spring semester.

The college has successfully completed the first week of remote operations while our faculty and students are fully engaged in preparing for the transition to remote instruction on March 23. In the coming weeks, we will continue to work with college constituents to improve our processes under this very difficult circumstance. We will also continue to monitor the situation and adjust our plan if necessary. The Executive Incident Team continues to meet daily via conference call. Please frequently visit M-Link for those meeting minutes and the MCCC Campus Health Information & Resources page at www.mccc.edu/mccchealth for most up-to-date information.

We greatly appreciate your continued understanding, patience, commitment, and dedication. Together, we will overcome this unprecedented challenge. I wish for you and your family to remain safe and healthy.

 


 

Bookstore

Follett, our corporate partner who operates the MCCC Bookstore, has announced a series of initiatives to help ease the burden of students, faculty, and staff during this period of a health emergency. The company has distributed an email outlining new services and policies toward this end. See the message here.

Specifically, Follett wants to call your attention to three new services available through the MCCC Bookstore

The company has updated its websites with details explaining these options, as well as FAQ’s for customers.

Free Shipping on Rental Returns & Deadline Extensions: Visit the campus bookstore website at: https://www.bkstr.com/mercercountyccstore/home

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 18, 2020
From Dr. Jianping Wang, President

Dear Colleagues:

As always, your health and safety are our number one priority. Mercer County Community College has, and will continue, to monitor all possible exposure to COVID-19 on both campuses. To date, there has only been one possible contact, of which we were notified of yesterday afternoon. One of our vendors, Kyocera, has a technician who answered a service call to the James Kerney Campus between 1:30 p.m. and 2:50 p.m. on March 5 and was tested positive for COVID-19 on March 15. The equipment serviced is located on the third floor, outside the Library at JKC. The area visited by the technician was quarantined immediately, and will remain under quarantine. Deep cleaning of the area is scheduled to start immediately.

Kyocera has provided us with a letter outlining the procedures its technicians observe on each service call, which includes responsible hygiene, wearing of latex gloves, and wiping down all equipment with disinfectant wipes after service. See the letter here.

If any of you have had physical contact with this technician or used the photocopier between March 5 and March 13, you should follow CDC guidelines, available here. If at any time you display any symptoms associated with COVID-19, contact your primary care physician.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Human Resources at hr@mccc.edu.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 16, 2020
From Dr. Gonzalo Perez, Dean, Innovation, Online Education & Student Success

Comcast Online Access Offer

We understand that access to broadband may be limited to our students, faculty, and staff during the current lockdown. College leadership has been made aware of a program offered by Comcast, which may help by providing free internet access for two months.

There are certain limitations with the plan; however, we feel it is in the best interest of the community to be made aware of this opportunity and inquire directly with Comcast for more information.

Here is the official page to apply:

 


 

Division of Pensions and Benefits, SHBP/SEHBP COVID-19 Response

The Division of Pensions and Benefits, together with our vendor partners Aetna, Horizon BCBSNJ, and OptumRx, are taking action to ensure that State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP) and School Employees Health Benefits (SEHBP) members have the support and resources they need during the COVID-19 situation, which remains dynamic and evolving.

The Division of Pension and Benefits has advised the Third Party Administrator for the SHBP and SEHBP that, effective immediately...

For detailed more detailed information, please access this link to the https://www.state.nj.us/treasury/pensions/covid-19.pdf.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 13, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

COVID-19 Update: MCCC Moving to Remote Operation

March 13, 2020: In accordance with the declaration of a health emergency by Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes, the college will move to remote operation effective Monday, March 16, with on-site operations resuming Monday, March 30, pending daily reassessment. The college will remain operational during this time. All employees, with the exception of part-time employees whose duties will not be needed due to remote operations, must remain accountable and available to perform their duties during regular business hours. All college policies and procedures will remain in effect during this time.

As announced Wednesday, March 11, all face-to-face instruction will be moved to remote platforms effective Monday, March 23 through Monday, April 6, subject to daily reassessment.

During this time, employees may return to campus only by special permission from their supervising vice president. All operational communications must be conducted electronically in a responsible and professional manner.

A contact list will be posted on the MCCC Campus Health and Information website at www.mccc.edu/mccchealth for the benefit of students, employees, and vendors. Please return to the college website regularly for important information and updates.

Thank you for your continued commitment to our students and to the health and safety of our college community. We greatly appreciate your understanding, cooperation and hard work during this time of crisis, and for making it possible to continue to serve our students and the community during this challenging time.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 12, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

COVID-19 Update

March 12, 2020: In light of new developments nationwide as they pertain to continued containment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the MCCC Executive Incident Team met today and voted to take the following actions:

In addition, we are encouraging the continued practice of social distancing by using Skype or Zoom to conduct meetings.

Comprehensive notes from this morning’s Executive Incident Team meeting will be posted shortly on M-Link.

It is important to note that there have been no presumptive or confirmed cases of COVID-19 at MCCC. However, we remain diligent in promoting these cautionary practices as a proactive measure to safeguard the continued health of the Mercer community.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 11, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

COVID-19 Update

March 11, 2020: While there have been no presumptive or confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at Mercer County Community College, MCCC continues to take aggressive preventative measures to safeguard the health and safety of the college community, as set forth in the college’s action plan released last week. A copy of the plan is available here.

On March 4, the college rolled out a comprehensive, three-phased action plan of prevention, containment, and return, followed by a highly interactive campus-wide open forum. (A video of the forum is available here.) That plan aims to balance safeguarding public health with providing educational services to students. On March 9, the college took the step of restricting all business travel by employees and students. Later this week, we are holding mandatory training sessions for faculty and students in preparation to transition to remote instruction.

Mercer County Community College will move face-to-face instruction on both campuses to remote platforms, effective Monday, March 23. For a small number of classes that cannot be delivered through remote learning, faculty will meet with their academic deans to discuss strategies on how to deliver these classes.

For information related to non-credit instruction and other training activities and events conducted through the MCCC’s Division of Life Long Learning, please contact Dean F. Christian Mdeway at mdewayf@mccc.edu. For activities conducted by the Division of Innovation, Online Education and Student Success, please contact Dr. Gonzalo Perez at perezg@mccc.edu.

The college’s Executive Incident Team is meeting daily to ensure that we are acting swiftly and effectively. Pertinent information, including an archive of broadcast email bulletins, is constantly updated on our public website at www.mccc.edu/mccchealth and through internal college communication channels.

If anyone displays any symptoms, or claims s/he has been exposed to an infected person or area, please go home and call your primary care physician. Students should call or email faculty regarding classwork. Faculty and staff should call or email the Human Resources Office.

MCCC recommends that all employees and students exercise caution in their travels during the upcoming Spring Break. A separate broadcast from the Human Resources Office is forthcoming. An archive of all of our COVID-19 related emails are available on the MCCC Campus Health Information and Resources website at www.mccc.edu/mccchealth.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we move through these challenging times.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 9, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Travel Notice

Effective immediately (March 9, 2020) and until further notice, Mercer County Community College is restricting all college affiliated travel for all students, faculty, and staff. Students should direct questions to MCCC-Corona19@mccc.edu; employees can contact Human Resources at hr@mccc.edu, or at ext. 3270. For additional information, updates, and details regarding the college’s COVID-19 action plan, visit https://www.mccc.edu/mccchealth.shtml.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to safeguard the health and safety of the community, our students, faculty and staff at Mercer County Community College.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 5, 2020
From Barbara Basel, Vice President for Human Resources

Video of COVID Open Forum

The video of yesterday’s open forum on the college’s actions, preparation, and planning regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available on the MCCC Health Information & Resources website at https://www.mccc.edu/mccchealth.shtml. In addition, the website provides resources and prevention tips as it relates to COVID-19.

If you have any questions, please email Human Resources at hr@mccc.edu.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 5, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues:

We want to thank members of the college community who took the time to respond to the anonymous college survey regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). As of 8 a.m. Thursday, March 5, we have registered 426 responses. The results are invaluable moving forward as we continue to formulate a comprehensive preparedness and action plan in response to COVID-19 concerns.

Of those that responded, we are pleased to report that no one is symptomatic for COVID-19, with six reporting recent travel to affected areas, 17 having contact with friends or family members traveling to these areas, and 31 having flu or cold related symptoms.

We urge all individuals who answered “yes” to any of the survey questions to visit the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) website at https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml, or call the 24-hour hotline at (800) 222-1222 for up-to-date protocols and practices. If you believe additional measures are required after reviewing the DOH guidelines, students should contact Dr. Diane Campbell at campbeld@mccc.edu; employees should contact Human Resources at hr@mccc.edu.

Thank you for your continued cooperation in safeguarding the health and safety of our campus community. For a comprehensive list of preventative measures, visit the MCCC Health Information website at https://www.mccc.edu/mccchealth.shtml.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 4, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues:

I want to thank students, faculty and staff for attending today’s open forum to discuss concerns regarding the Novel Cornavirus (COVID-19), preventative measures we can be taking, and preparation efforts that are currently underway. It was a very productive session, and the suggestions and concerns brought forth by members of the campus community will be incorporated in our finalized action plan.

We will continue to issue updates as they become available from county, state, and federal health agencies. In the meantime, a web page specific to the college’s COVID action plan and recent developments can be found here: https://www.mccc.edu/mccchealth.shtml. Within the next few days, this page will also include a video of today’s forum, for the benefit of those unable to attend.

Thank you for your cooperation and contributions as we work to protect the health and safety of our students, visitors, faculty, and staff at Mercer County Community College.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 4, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues:

In order to better inform the college community regarding actions underway to address the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the President’s Leadership Team (PLT) will host a college-wide open forum at noon today, Wednesday, March 4 at Kelsey Theatre. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. During the forum, PLT members will share the draft response plan and will seek the input of the college community.

In addition, PLT is asking members of the college community to complete a brief survey to better assist us in our planning efforts. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mccc-coronavirus.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 3, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues:

In order to better inform the college community regarding actions underway to address the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the President’s Leadership Team (PLT) will host a college-wide open forum at noon on Wednesday, March 4 at Kelsey Theatre. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

During the forum, PLT members will share the draft response plan and will seek the input of the college community. The session will be recorded and made available on M-Link for those unable to attend.

In addition, PLT is asking members of the college community to complete a brief survey to better assist us in our planning efforts. The survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/mccc-coronavirus.

 


 

Broadcast Email of March 3, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues:

In light of growing concern regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on college campuses, the New Jersey Department of Health has issued an information sheet specific to higher education environments defining COVID-19, how it is spread, symptoms, treatment, preparation, and prevention. Since this bulletin contains recommendations specific to colleges and universities, I urge all faculty and staff to review this information. The information sheet can be found here.

This morning, the President’s Leadership Team (PLT) invited a group of representatives from across the college to develop a three-phase plan to address concerns as they pertain to COVID. We are in the process of sharing this plan with additional constituencies from both campuses, and we anticipate sharing the finalized plan college-wide in the next few days.

 


 

Broadcast Email of February 27, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues:

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) continues to encourage vigilant preventative measures in light of continued concern regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The college continues to work with federal, state, and county health agencies to take the necessary precautions and maintain the highest level of health and safety as it relates to this matter.

The CDC has just issued new fact sheets on COVID-19, and how best to prevent exposure:

In light of this matter and the ongoing cold and flu season, we continue to encourage students, faculty, and staff to take some basic precautionary measures:

We will continue to update you on any news regarding COVID-19 as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Dr. Diane Campbell, Vice President for Student Affairs, at campbeld@mccc.edu.

 


 

Broadcast Email of February 3, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues:

Mercer County Community College continues to work with the state Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) and the NJ Department of Health (DOH) to monitor and take the necessary precautions to maintain the highest level of health and safety as it relates to Novel Coronavirus (nCoV). Even though there have been no reported cases in New Jersey, the DOH has issued a series of bulletins offering health safety guidance for individuals, including those that have or will be traveling in Southeast Asia. The most up-to-date information from the DOH is available here.

Here at Mercer, we continue to encourage students, faculty, and staff to take precautionary measures, particularly in light of the flu and cold season. Wash your hands frequently, and please utilize the hand sanitizing stations that have deployed throughout the West Windsor and James Kerney Campuses; avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands; if you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose and immediately dispose of the tissue; and stay home if you are sick. And perhaps most importantly, if you are feeling ill – particularly with a respiratory ailment – see a health care professional immediately.

We will continue to update you on any news regarding nCoV as it becomes available. In the meantime, if you have any questions regarding this matter please contact Dr. Diane Campbell, Vice President for Student Affairs, at campbeld@mccc.edu.

 


 

Broadcast Email of January 28, 2020
From MCCC President Dr. Jianping Wang

Dear Colleagues,

In conjunction with the NJ Department of Health and the state Office of the Secretary of Higher Education, Mercer County Community College is currently in the process of assessing and deploying preventative measures in response to the Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) situation. Even though there have been no confirmed cases of nCoV in the state of New Jersey, the MCCC President’s Leadership Team (PLT) met earlier today and is in the process of implementing an action plan to safeguard the health and safety of all MCCC students and employees. Details regarding steps being taken by the NJ Department of Health can be found here.

In the meantime, we urge all students, employees, and visitors to MCCC’s West Windsor and James Kerney campus to take preventative action in order to minimize risk of exposure. Avoid contact with your eyes, nose, and mouth, clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, wash your hands often, and if you are feeling ill, seek medical attention immediately. Additional hand sanitizing stations will be deployed throughout campus during this time.

At Mercer County Community College we have the utmost concern for the health and safety of all members of the Mercer family, and rest assured all safeguards are being taken. Additional details will be provided in the very near future. If you have any questions regarding this matter, please contact Dr. Diane Campbell, Vice President for Student Affairs, at campbeld@mccc.edu.