What has been done thus far at MVCC?

  • An ad-hoc workgroup has been meeting regularly to monitor this ever-evolving situation. The group has and will continue to meet and attend relevant webinars, which have helped the proactive development of a series of questions that has been guiding our planning efforts to this point.
  • MVCC is now closed to the public. Access to the Utica campus is restricted to MVCC students and staff only.  On-campus events and activities, including community/rental groups, have been cancelled or rescheduled through June 30. The Rome campus has been closed temporarily, allowing only essential personnel to enter. MVCC faculty and staff are working remotely, providing all instruction and support services via alternative formats. Only essential staff are working on campus.
  • Our Health Center coordinator is a member of the Oneida County task force on this issue that is providing regular updated communications.
  • We have identified quarantine procedures should anyone in the College community test positive for the virus.
  • Facilities has increased cleaning of door knobs and other surfaces that are frequently touched by individuals.
  • We have purchased additional cleaning materials, disinfectant wipes, disinfectant spray, refills for the hand sanitizer stations, personal protective equipment, and N-95 masks for employees who need to go into areas potentially infected with the virus.
  • The MVCC Health Center has established screening protocols and has been sending regular reminder communications to employees and students based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, SUNY, and the Oneida County Health Department.
  • In order to stress the importance of precautionary and preventative measures, we have created COVID-19 informational posters and placed them across campus. 
  • The Cabinet leadership team members have been receiving regular communications from SUNY on potential implications, ranging from study abroad and curriculum, to enrollment and financial aid.