Mohawk Valley Community College has announced the measures it is taking in this rapidly changing situation to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

MVCC President Randall VanWagoner said that the College will continue to be guided by federal, state, and local agencies and remains in direct communication with the Oneida County Department of Health and SUNY.

MVCC’s students are currently on spring break, which is being extended through the end of next week for students. Classes will resume on Monday, March 23 — but most will be taught via alternative methods, such as online, and remote video and phone conferencing. This suspension of credit classes will allow MVCC faculty and support staff to prepare classes and support services for alternative delivery, and the administration will prepare contingency plans to reduce the population density of all College locations or in the event the College must close.

Students who live in MVCC’s Residence Halls may return to and remain on campus, if they choose, beginning Sunday, March 22, at noon. Students with any special circumstances, or housing or food insecurities, who may need to return earlier should contact the Residence Life Office at 315-792-5657 for guidance.

All student services will continue to remain open, including but not limited to: residence halls, dining services, library, learning commons, health services, C3, and computer labs. The previously scheduled disbursement of financial aid refund checks will be mailed to students’ current addresses. Students are encouraged to sign into their SIRS accounts to verify and confirm the current address is on file. No checks will be distributed in person.

All campus events and meetings with over 50 people are being looked at on a case-by-case basis, and some are already being canceled.

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