Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
The Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is a new form of the coronavirus family that originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China in December and has spread throughout the world. As of right now, the risk of exposure to this new strain of the coronavirus is considered low in Kentucky. However, confirmed cases in the US are increasing. We are monitoring the situation and will continue to update this page and take appropriate measures to ensure the health and well-being of all students, faculty, and staff. The following is a list of key resources to keep you informed about the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
November 11, 2020
MCTC Moves to Remote Learning Remainder of Fall Semester
Maysville, KY - All campuses of Maysville Community and Technical College (MCTC) will be moving academic coursework for the remainder of the fall semester to remote learning beginning Monday, November 23.
This announcement follows a continued surge of COVID-19 cases in the communities within the service area of the college.
Currently, many MCTC classes already are being conducted virtually or using a hybrid model where students meet both in-person on-campus as well as on-line to reduce the amount of face-to-face exposure.
All student services such as Financial Aid, Success Coaches, Admissions and campus Business Offices will remain open to assist current and future students. But everyone is encouraged to make an appointment before visiting campus to ensure availability. To best serve current and potential students, these services are also available remotely.
“The leadership at the college feel as though this move is the most responsible action we can take to prevent further spread of this disease,” says Interim President Russ Ward. “This is not what any of us want to have to do, but this is the right thing to do with the massive increase in cases in our region and across the Commonwealth,” Ward added in a message to faculty and staff.
Students in career and technical programs such as Welding, HVAC, Nursing, etc., will still have access to campus facilities to achieve the required number of contact hours necessary to complete their coursework. Those students can expect instructions from their instructors.
Each campus is also planning to provide a computer lab Monday through Thursday to accommodate any current students with limited internet access at home.
Students with questions about the format of their courses moving forward for the semester are encouraged to reach out to their instructors for more specific information.
Any future updates will be listed on the college website Maysville.kctcs.edu.
PLANNED COLLEGE EVENTS STATUS
- Currently no college events are scheduled
KEEPING OUR CAMPUSES HEALTHY
We are keeping our campuses healthy by:
- Cleaning and disinfecting all general work areas at least once daily with a highly effective, EPA registered disinfectant.
- Cleaning and disinfecting restrooms at least twice daily, focusing on hard surfaces such as door handles, faucets, etc.
- Distributing germicidal disinfectant wipes at all MCTC campuses.
- Filling hand sanitizer units in MCTC buildings with hospital grade sanitizer designed to reduce the spread of infection.
- Encouraging social distancing in our classrooms and laboratories
- Limiting campus visits to students and invited guests only. (Students may not bring family members, including children to scheduled appointments such as advising sessions, and financial aid or business office meetings.)
TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow or shoulder, not into your hands.
- Stay home if you are sick for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever.
- Frequently clean your living area especially commonly-used surfaces such as doorknobs, refrigerator handles, remote controls, computer keyboards, countertops, faucet handles, and bathroom areas.
- Monitor your health by checking for fever.