Student Return to Campus Protocols | MCTC

Student Return to Campus Protocols

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has created significant health risks for some populations. In alignment with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Governor of Kentucky and the State Health Department, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) has developed and established safety protocols to assist its colleges in maintaining safe working and learning environments. These protocols outline additional precautions for student, employee, and community safety.

For student cases, exposures or symptoms please contact HealthyatMCTC@kctcs.edu

Note:  If you have tested positive or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, do not report on-campus until someone from either the Healthy at MCTC or Healthy at Work team has responded to your email. These inboxes are monitored regularly during normal business hours of Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 

If you are on-campus and begin to experience symptoms or have been notified that you have been exposed, please leave immediately and remain off campus until a Healthy at MCTC or Healthy at Work representative can provide guidance.

STUDENTS and COVID-19:

Students must be aware of and work with faculty, staff, and administration during these extraordinary times as required by the KCTCS Code of Student Conduct, Article III, Section 3, Standard 2.4, and the Appendix, entitled Crisis or Emergency Plans, Protocols, and Guidance.

KCTCS has aligned isolation/quarantine protocols with the KY Department of Public Health. These guidelines can be found here. Additional protocols may be implemented at the local college level; please contact your Healthy at Work Officer for guidance specific to your college.

NOTE: FOR THE PURPOSES OF KCTCS PROTOCOLS IN THIS DOCUMENT, QUARANTINE MEANS TO STAY OFF CAMPUS OR OUT OF THE OFFICE FOR THE SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME.  While we advise you to follow state, local and federal guidelines, we have no authority over your actions while not on KCTCS property.

Positive Test

Please email a copy of your positive test results to HealthyatMCTC@kctcs.edu. You must remain off campus until you receive a response from the Healthy at MCTC team. Providing the following information in the email will help the team respond:

  • Student Name
  • Student ID Number
  • Last Date on Campus
  • If applicable:
    • Date of Positive Test 
    • Date that Symptoms began
    • Attach documentation of
      • Positive Test Result
      • Dated Release from Quarantine from a Medical Provider or Health Department

Due to varying circumstances and vaccination status, each instance will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. You must remain off campus until a return date is approved by the Healthy at MCTC team.

Return to Campus

Before returning to campus, students must Complete the Self-Certification Form (pdf) - This form may include an electronic signature and must be sent by the student using their kctcs.edu email account to their instructor(s) and the College’s Healthy at Work Officer.