Last updated: November 10, 2022
MCC Welcomes Visitors Back To Campus!
With the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine in the state, the MCC campus has reopened to the public. Please read the COVID Frequently Asked Questions below and check office hours for individual departments here. Students can still find technical support information on the Current Students Resources page.
The New Hampshire Department of Public Health has announced that they are no longer recommending universal face mask usage unless required by Federal guidelines, such as when using public transportation or when inside a healthcare facility. Therefore, effective immediately, Manchester Community College will no longer require masks to be worn in our buildings, including labs and classrooms. However, we will continue to allow employees holding meetings in their offices, to require masks in their individual spaces.
COVID Self Tests
Tuition Assistance Opportunities
The application period for Spring 2022 COVID funds has closed. If you have been awarded funds, you will receive an email by the end of Februaray 2022. Thank you.
If you or someone in your household have experienced a financial loss or increased expenses due to COVID-19, you may still be eligible for tuition and fees assistance for classes through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations (CRRSA). See full details.
MCC COVID Frequently Asked Questions
Last updated: November 10, 2022
1. What is the mask policy at MCC?
We are using the information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the level of community transmission to guide decisions regarding mask wearing on campus. The policy is connected to the level of community transmission:
During HIGH levels of community transmission, masks will be worn at all times, except when alone in private offices.
When community transmission drops from HIGH to SUBSTANTIAL and is maintained for two weeks, masks will be required in classrooms and in areas where social distancing of six feet cannot be maintained.
When community transmission drops from SUBSTANTIAL to MODERATE or LOW and is maintained for two weeks, masks will be optional.
We will update this page and campus signage if mask requirements change.
2. What is the current mask policy at MCC?
As of November 10, 2022, community transmission is still listed as LOW. Therefore, masks will be optional in all areas of the campus. Please note that individuals holding meetings in their offices will be allowed to require masks in their space.
3. Are there any exceptions to the mask policy?
4. What disciplinary action will take place for students who refuse to comply with the mask mandate?
Our hope is that all students will comply and when appropriate, work with their instructors to find alternative solutions. If unsuccessful, MCC would utilize the disciplinary process described in the Student Handbook.
Please continue to monitor this webpage for updates, which will also be posted on Canvas.
5. Are visitors to campus required to complete a screening checklist or take their temperature prior to arrival on campus?
We are not currently requiring pre-screening for those coming on campus. However, to help keep our community safe, we ask that people stay home when they are experiencing symptoms, which include:
- Fever higher than 100.4° Fahrenheit within the past 24 hours;
- Respiratory symptoms, such as runny nose, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath;
- New muscle aches, chills and severe fatigue;
- New gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or diarrhea;
- Changes to taste and smell.
6. What is the policy for masking in the cafeteria?
Effective February 17, 2022 masks are optional in the cafeteria.
7. What is the masks policy for rentals/events?
Those renting space for meetings or events will be required to follow the current MCC COVID protocols.
8. Can a face shield be worn in place of a mask?
No. A face shield does not provide the appropriate coverage of the mouth and nose. However, face shields can provide additional protection for those that want to use them in conjunction with their mask.
9. If someone does not have a mask, will masks be available?
Yes. Masks are available in classrooms, as well as at the reception desk at the main entrance and throughout buildings.
10. What should individuals do if they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID?
11. What should individuals do if they test positive for COVID?
12. Will there be COVID testing available on campus?
There are no plans at this time for testing to take place on campus. A limited number of self-tests are available; please contact the COVID Hotline to request one.
13. Are COVID vaccinations required for those on campus?
While MCC strongly encourages employees and students to be vaccinated, as a way to protect themselves and others from the spread of COVID, the State of New Hampshire does not permit public schools to mandate vaccinations.
Reports to Students
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, July 10, 2021 FINAL Report
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, April 9, 2021 Report
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, January 8, 2021 Report
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, October 9, 2020 Report
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, September 19, 2020 Report
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, August 20, 2020 Report
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, July 6, 2020 Report
- CARES Act Emergency Grants to Students, May 22, 2020 Report
CRRSA HEERF II Reports
ARP HEERF III Reports
- April 10, 2022 Report
- January 10, 2022 Report
- October 10, 2021 Report
- July 10, 2021 Report
- June 12, 2021 Report