• MHCC COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources


  • MHCC COVID-19 Resources

    Mt. Hood Community College will only be asking faculty and staff to return to campus if absolutely necessary in order to provide essential services and certain classes. Otherwise we will continue to work and study remotely and from home as much as possible.

    Campus Status for Fall and Winter Terms

    We have created this grid illustrating which programs will be taught fully online, face-to-face or a mix of both this Fall and Winter. Reopening plans for all classes and programs requiring partial or full in-person instruction have been reviewed and approved by MHCC’s Reopening Team and the college’s full Reopening Plan has been reviewed and approved by the Multnomah County Health Department and the District Board of Education.

    Similarly, most of our in-person resources and centers will remain closed for both Fall and Winter Terms, including the planetarium, theater and aquatic center. At this time, we do not anticipate these centers will open to any groups, including those associated with the college, until at least late Spring or early Summer depending on the progression of the COVID pandemic and the related vaccine timeline. Part of Gov. Brown’s executive order requires that we keep our campuses closed to the public, and while some of the guidelines do allow certain community exceptions, we are attempting to limit the number of students, faculty and staff on campus at any given time in an abundance of caution. 

    All Student Support Services remain online. Here are ways students can get support:

    • MHCC Online Learning – For technical assistance with Blackboard, Zoom, Kaltura, MyMHCC and other technologies used in online and remote courses. Contact Online Learning at 503-491-7170 or onlinelearning@mhcc.edu.
    • Live Chat with the Student Services HubClick here to go to the Hub website and hit the blue chat box in the right corner of the screen to chat with our Student Hub Specialists. Live Chat hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • Online Library ResourcesClick here for information on utilizing MHCC’s online library resources, including connecting with library staff, e-books, databases, technology help and more.
    • Student Support Services Request FormClick here to fill out a quick form that will connect you with the right point of contact to answer questions and receive support.

    Joining Us on Campus? Do Your Part

    We’re all in this together. Our safe return to holding some face-to-face classes relies on everyone taking responsibility.

    Maintain Good Personal Hygiene

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    The safety of our community depends on our commitment to simple day-to-day hygiene measures, such as:

    • Physical distancing – Keeping at least 6 feet away from other people at all times.
    • 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 our 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, say 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 self-quarantining.

    Sanitize Surfaces

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    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, sanitizers and disinfectants for cleaning campus and for providing to faculty, staff and students who will be teaching/taking face-to-face classes.

    Mask Up

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    When you’re on campus, you are required to wear a mask in public spaces. Masks are critical to a safe and successful fall term at MHCC. You can have the virus without having symptoms, so protect yourself and others by wearing a mask in public.

    Self-monitor for Symptoms

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    Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and stay home if you feel unwell for any reason. All faculty, staff and students who will be on campus should conduct symptom self-monitoring each day before coming to any of our facilities. You must be free of any symptoms potentially related to COVID-19 and feel well and healthy. At this time, symptoms of COVID19 include one or more of the following:

    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
    • Fever
    • Chills
    • Repeated shaking with chills
    • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
    • Muscle pain
    • Headache
    • Sore throat
    • Fatigue
    • 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.

    Last updated September 30, 2020