• MHCC Official Statement on Novel Coronavirus

    Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) is closely monitoring developments in the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus. This respiratory illness was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and continues to expand. However, it is important to note that there have been confirmed cases in the United States and no known outbreaks in Oregon.

    The health and safety of MHCC's students, faculty and staff are always the top priority, so the college is encouraging everyone in our campus community to take the following everyday precautions for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses, per the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

    Anyone on campus who is experiencing flu-like symptoms should call their healthcare provider. Further information on Novel Coronavirus can be found here and MHCC's Administrative Regulation on Infectious Disease can be found here.