Monterey Peninsula College is continuing its communication with the State Chancellor’s Office and local health agencies as we collectively monitor the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The California Department of Public Health has issued guidance to higher education entities throughout the state. MPC is using this guidance as we move forward with discussions regarding keeping the MPC campus community safe, methods to ensure credit completion for students, and minimizing the impact COVID-19 may have on our District and the populations we serve.
Effective March 18, based on the Monterey County shelter-in-place order, Monterey and Marina campuses will be closed to the public and students until further notice. All MPC classes, learning support services, and student services will be offered fully online.
- Lecture classes shall continue to be offered fully-online through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
- Lab, studio, and other activity classes shall be transitioned online immediately and for as long as it remains appropriate for the discipline and course content.
- Students who need access to technology, such as a laptop or chrome book, can contact 831-646-4002.
- Students need accommodations to support their online learning, can contact the Access Resource Center for assistance.(831) 646-4070, or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Contact Counseling for additional guidance and support during the transition period at 831-646-4020
*For additional information and support resources please visit our COVID-19 Information for MPC Students webpage.
Individual Health Precautions
- Get sufficient sleep, exercise regularly, drink plenty of fluids and eat nutritious food.
- Keep your hands clean, wash them frequently with soap and water. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you cannot wash your hands.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Do not share cups, straws, or anything else you put in your mouth.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Get a flu shot – it’s not too late – available at most pharmacies.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow or sleeve.
- If you are ill, take steps to limit exposure to others. This includes guidance described above as well as staying home from work or school until the sickness has cleared and there is no longer a chance of exposing others.
MPC Communications Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
(Please note the dates on the communications below. Because this situation is changing rapidly, information in these communications may be outdated if accessed beyond the publication date/time.)
- March 20, 2020 - Campus Communication
(Information for students regarding academic and support resources available to them during COVID-19 shelter-in-place order and campus closure)
- March 16, 2020 - Campus Communication
(Campus updates regarding social events, activities & gatherings, campus food service, shelter-in-place orders for neighboring counties, cleaning and sanitizing of classrooms and facilities, student grading and refund options, student health concerns and communications, hiring committees and next steps)
- March 16, 2020 - MPC Student Access to Online Learning
(Guidance for students moving to online learning)
- March 15, 2020 - Campus Communication
(Updates to campus policy regarding individuals in high risk categories, per Governor Newsom's Executive Order for self-isolation from March 15 and next steps)
- March 13, 2020 - Campus Communication
(Updates to campus policy regarding accommodations to employees and students with childcare needs and next steps)
- March 11, 2020 - Campus Communication
(Announcement of plans to move face-to-face courses online, list of student services and support, description of limitations and cancellations of events)
- March 10, 2020 - Campus Communication
(Reference to CA Dept. of Public Health Guidance for higher education entities and recommendations to minimize risk of spreading germs)
- March 5, 2020 - Campus Communication
(Initial information and list of shared resources)
- California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
- California Community College Novel Coronavirus Website
- Higher Educational Guidance on Novel Coronavirus or COVID-19
- California Department of Health: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Updates
- CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
- County of Monterey Health Department: 2019 Novel Coronavirus
- California Community College Chancellor's Office: Novel Coronavirus 2019 Facts and Resources