Q: What should I do if I feel sick?
A: Do not come to campus and call your healthcare professional if you feel unwell for any reason. You should immediately notify your supervisor and/or professor and follow guidelines for seeking medical care and self-quarantining.
Q: What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Repeated shaking with chills
- Runny nose or new sinus congestion
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- New gastrointestinal symptoms
- New loss of taste or smell
This list does not include all possible symptoms. The CDC will continue to update this
list as more is leaned about COVID-19. If you feel unwell for any reason, do not come to campus for work or class. You should immediately notify your supervisor and/or professor and follow guidelines for seeking medical care and self-quarantining.
Q: What steps can I take to prevent catching a respiratory disease?
A: The safety of our community depends on our commitment to simple day-to-day hygiene measures such as:
- Masking is Strongly Recommended – When you are on campus, masking is strongly recommended in public spaces. Masks can be critical to a safe and successful term at MHCC. You can have the virus without having symptoms, so we recommend
protecting yourself and others by wearing a mask.
- Physical Distancing Recommended – Keeping at least 6 feet away from other people when possible.
- Keeping Hands Clean – Wash your hands frequently, especially after being in a public place or blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or touching your face. If you don’t have soap and water handy, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least
60% alcohol. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout campuses.
- Cover Your Sneeze or Cough – Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or use the inside of your elbow, even when wearing a mask. Throw the used tissue in the trash and immediately wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.
- Staying Home if You Feel Unwell – If you feel unwell for any reason, stay home and do not come to campus for work or class. You should immediately notify your supervisor and/or professor and follow guidelines for seeking medical care and
Surfaces - Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as tables, doorknobs, desks and light switches. MHCC is committed to using cleaning supplies approved by the Oregon Health Authority. We are also maintaining a sufficient stock of cleaning
supplies, hand sanitizers and disinfectants for cleaning campus and for providing to faculty, staff and students who will be teaching/taking in-person classes.