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COVID-19 RETURN TO CAMPUS GUIDELINES

Return to Campus Guidelines

  • The college is open and on COVID-19 status orange. HYBRID MODEL – social distancing/face masks required. More information is found here.

  • Please check-in at each building or online prior to entering a building. Beginning August 4, masks are required for all Marion Tech students, employees, and visitors on campus due to the substantial spread of COVID (as defined by the CDC).


Message to the college community from Dr. Ryan McCall.

College community,

My earnest hope has been I would not need to send anymore COVID updates to you.  Unfortunately, this is not the case and it is now prudent for us to make adjustments to our operations due to the Delta Variant spike in cases.

After discussion with the College Leadership Council and local health organizations, the College (beginning August 4th, 2021) will require all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks indoors while on campus (OSUM has the same requirement).  This requirement will remain in effect until the end of the month, or when the CDC COVID Transmission map (https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view) shows Marion County at a moderate or low transmission rate for a two week period.  The decision to follow the CDC transmission map is line with the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID maps, which we utilized over the last year, but no longer exist.  If Marion County is still in the substantial or high category at the end of August we will send an updated timeframe for the mask requirement.

To that end, the College is enacting or maintaining the following precautions:

  • Masks are required for employees, students, and visitors indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Classrooms will remain social distanced during fall semester. Classrooms will have approximately 75% capacity, but will still be below maximum capacity.
  • Plexiglass will remain in the classrooms through the beginning of fall semester. The plexiglass may be removed during the fall semester, based on COVID numbers.
  • We will continue to encourage and support opportunities for vaccination and share opportunities to do so.
  • We will continue to monitor CDC and ODH guidelines, local infections, etc. in the event we need to change any procedures.
  • Continue to encourage virtual meetings through fall semester.

As we have stated from the beginning, all of the above items are subject to change based on new guidelines/requirements from state/federal/local entities.

I realize some will want to eliminate all of the safety measures, while others will feel it is necessary to do more.  I view the outlined items above as responsive and reasonable, allowing the College to continue serving you and provide measurable safety precautions.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me or send an email to the COVID team, and we will do our best to answer in a timely manner.

Respectfully,

Ryan McCall, Ph.D.
President
Marion Technical College

1467 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Marion, OH 43302
Office 740-3864199

Our Mission: To provide the region’s most accessible, supportive, and personal pathway to career success.

COVID-19 Notice – 2021-2022 Academic Year

As we prepare for the upcoming academic year, the challenges and uncertainty for delivering course content remain in this COVID-19 environment.  The college intends to provide academic courses through a variety of formats, including in-person/onsite, blended/hybrid, remote, and online.  Since unanticipated circumstances at any time could affect the ability to deliver course content in a particular manner, the college reserves the right to modify the delivery method for course content for the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.  Irrespective of the delivery format, the college’s competitive tuition, and course fee structure shall remain the same for academic courses, consistent with published college tuition and fee schedules.  There will be no refund or reduction on tuition or course fees since the college will be providing a full semester of instruction and awarding full academic credit to those who satisfactorily fulfill course requirements.


RETURN TO CAMPUS INFORMATION

Requirements to Enter HTC, Bryson Hall, and the Library

  • Masks are required for employees, students, and visitors indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Classrooms will remain social distanced during fall semester. Classrooms will have approximately 75% capacity, but will still be below maximum capacity.
  • Plexiglass will remain in the classrooms through the beginning of fall semester. The plexiglass may be removed during the fall semester, based on COVID numbers.
  • We will continue to encourage and support opportunities for vaccination and share opportunities to do so.
  • We will continue to monitor CDC and ODH guidelines, local infections, etc. in the event we need to change any procedures.
  • Continue to encourage virtual meetings through fall semester.

Face Coverings

  • Face shields are permitted in the classroom. Please contact or stop and see Kelly Flinchbaugh at flinchbaughk@mtc.edu or x 4163 if you or a student needs a face shield.

Assistance with Non-Compliance of Campus Guidelines

  • If you need assistance between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., please send an email to covid@mtc.edu in the subject line include the word ASSIST, your building, and room number.
  • If you need assistance after 5:00 p.m., please call Marion Campus Public Safety at 740-725-6300

RETURN TO CAMPUS PLAN

The Return to Campus Plan highlights strategies identified as best practices for Marion Technical College that will be followed to transition back to onsite operations. The strategies are largely informed by the Governor’s Responsible RestartOhio, and the plan is informed by the latest guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health, the local health department, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When new guidance is issued, plans will quickly be adjusted to align with any new requirements. Employees, students, and visitors are required to adhere to the guidelines outlined below in the Return to Campus Plan.

Return to Campus Plan


 

COVID-19 FULLY BACK TO SCHOOL – NO social distancing or face masks required
Status Level Green All students expected to attend class as scheduled; where scheduled
All staff expected to work as scheduled; where scheduled
Visitors are permitted on campus
All campus buildings are open normal operating hours
COVID-19 FULLY BACK TO SCHOOL – social distancing/masks not required for fully vaccinated individuals, but recommended for unvaccinated individuals
Status Level Yellow All students expected to attend class as scheduled; where scheduled
All staff expected to work as scheduled; where scheduled
Visitors are permitted on campus
All campus buildings are open normal operating hours
COVID-19 HYBRID MODEL – social distancing/face masks required
Status Level Orange Lecture classes are online or hybrid
Lab and hands-on classes are on-site
Visitors are permitted on campus – appointments are encouraged
Offices are open but minimally staffed
COVID-19 BUILDINGS CLOSED & MOVED TO VIRTUAL LEARNING – social distancing/face masks required
Status Level Red Lecture classes are online
Lab and hands-on classes are hybrid or online
Visitors are permitted on campus – appointments are required
Offices are open only designated staff are permitted on campus
COVID-19 100% VIRTUAL LEARNING & STAFF OPERATING REMOTELY
Status Level Purple All students stay home
All classes are virtual
All staff are working remotely
Visitors are not permitted on campus
All campus buildings are closed

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