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College Protocols for Everyone's Safety

The college continues to diligently monitor local, state, and federal guidance concerning developments with the coronavirus pandemic.

Thank you for your patience as we hold the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff as the college’s utmost priority.

Please continue to visit this page, and watch for announcements from other sources as well, as MCCC strives to keep all informed as developments warrant.

Your College, Your Safety

We welcome our students, faculty, staff, and visitors to both the West Windsor (WWC) and James Kerney (JKC) campuses for activities in accordance with the safety and health protocols specified here. The MCCC community is strong and together we will keep our campuses safe.

Vaccinations or Weekly Testing Required

Beginning in 2022, MCCC implemented new, college-wide COVID-19 vaccination and testing requirements in conjunction with the Spring semester. The overarching goal of these requirements is to keep faculty, staff and students safe on our campuses, and to preserve all of our learning options – in-person, hybrid, and online classes – for the upcoming semester.

Masks continue to be required indoors in all public places, and outdoors when people are congregating.

MCCC now offers on-campus COVID-19 TESTING FREE OF CHARGE for all students and employees at the following locations and times:

  • James Kerney Campus: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. in Trenton Hall, room 103.
  • West Windsor Campus: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the PE building, room 129.

Week of January 24: Both locations additionally will be open MONDAY and TUESDAY, same hours.

When at the testing sites, please observe all social distancing and masking requirements.

Weekly COVID-19 Testing REQUIRED for Non-Vaccinated Students and Employees

Every student participating in on-campus classes and all employees are required to either upload proof of vaccination or test negative for COVID-19 each week.

If you are a member of the college community who has not uploaded proof of vaccination, you will receive a personalized registration e-mail from the testing provider, Grapefruit. Please complete the registration prior to arriving for your weekly test to save time.

COVID-19 Testing Available to Students and Employees Regardless of Vaccination Status

Any student, staff, or faculty member who feels they may have been exposed – even if vaccinated -- can test at no cost through the on-campus testing service during the established testing times.

To register ahead of time, please use either the Spanish language registration form or the English language registration form.

Vaccination Advised

Vaccinations have proven to be safe and effective at preventing infection, serious illness or death from COVID-19. Vaccinations remain the best method of stemming the spread of the virus and allowing us all to return to normal activities such as attending classes in person. [information on scheduling a vaccination]

Students must have proof of vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 tests to attend in-person or hybrid classes, or participate in athletics, theater or other in-person activities. No proof of vaccination or weekly testing is required for students taking classes fully online.

We encourage everyone to get vaccinated if you haven’t already done so and for vaccinated individuals to get a booster shot as soon as you are eligible.

Thank you for continuing to do your part to keep our College community healthy and safe.

Mask Wearing Policy

The college continues to require all students, employees, contractors and visitors to wear a face mask indoors on campus while in the presence of other people. Outdoor masking is also required when in the presence of others. The College will review the mask wearing guidance as warranted.

Hand Washing

Students, employees, contractors, and visitors are asked to wash their hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water frequently throughout the day.

Enforcement: It's Up to All of Us

MCCC works hard to be supportive and inclusive. Everyone is expected to do their part to be a responsible member of our college community. The college has many resources to help you be a successful student, but success starts with following the guidelines that protect against COVID-19 for the safety of everyone on our campuses. Please do your part!

COVID-19 Safeguard Compliance -- Penalties for Violation

Failure to comply with the following is a violation of the Student Code of Conduct:

  • wearing of a protective face mask
  • non-vaccinated students to complete weekly COVID testing and/or adhere to "stay at home" directive
  • adherence to the quarantine period due to exposure and/or “stay at home” order following a positive test

1st Violation: Formal Written Warning and/or Suspension of Campus Access (14 days), restricted to remote access only. Please note: Remote access is not available for all courses. Subsequent violation(s) will have escalated sanctions. Additional related Student Code of Conduct violations may apply.

2nd Violation: Student campus access suspended for the balance of the semester, restricted to remote access only, up to and including suspension from all classes.

3rd Violation: Student jeopardizes enrollment, up to and including suspension from classes and campus for the balance of the academic year and/or expulsion from the college.

No refunds of tuition will be granted to students serving a suspension. Students on federal and state aid will need to be mindful of a loss of aid, and fund balances which must be paid to the college prior to reinstatement.

Additional related Student Code of Conduct violations or municipal action may apply.



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