The health and safety of students, faculty and staff are of the utmost importance. Below you will find information, links and resources that describe Moraine Valley's practices, protocols and expectations for minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on the campus community.
Safe Return Procedures
The college has drafted a Safe Return document with practices and procedures to ensure coordinated, department-to-department processes for appropriate social distancing, use of personal protective equipment, reporting of COVID-19, and more. This a working document and will be updated to reflect changes in directives and introduce new recommended practices as they become available.
Masks are required in all college buildings. They also are required outdoors when a six-foot distance cannot be maintained.
Access to campus currently is limited and requires each person coming to campus to complete a self-screening using the Campus Clear app (Apple App Store or Google Play) or website. If the screening results in a "Good to Go" message, you are permitted to come onto campus and must present that message for access to campus buildings, offices, classrooms, etc.
If I believe I have COVID-19 or have had known contact with someone with COVID-19, what should I do?
Answer: Follow the guidance on the college's Student Flowchart Protocol for COVID-19 Reporting and Return to Campus. Do not come to campus.
How do I access the campus, classrooms or services?
Answer: Access to campus requires each person coming to campus to complete a self-screening using the Campus Clear app (Apple App Store or Google Play) or website. If the screening results in a "Good to Go" message, you are permitted to come onto campus and must present that message for access to campus buildings, offices, classrooms, etc. Most student services are by appointment only. Please see the respective department's webpage for more detail.
Will I be required to wear a mask/face covering and keep social distance while on campus?
Answer: Yes. Everyone is required to wear a mask and maintain a six-foot distance while on campus. Instructors will have a very limited supply of masks for any student who does not have one when they arrive for class. Individuals who fail to maintain appropriate distancing or fail to wear an appropriate face covering may be asked to leave the campus and could face disciplinary action.
Is the college tracking confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus?
Answer: Yes. Following reporting procedures from the Illinois Community College Board, Moraine Valley is recording the number of confirmed cases for individuals who have recently been on campus. That information is as follows:
|COVID-19 Confirmed Cases|
|Current Week (Oct. 11-17, 2020)||Cumulative (Since June 28, 2020)|
|Table updated on Oct. 19, 2020|
These cases were handled following Moraine Valley's COVID-19 protocols, which were developed in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Illinois Department of Public Health and the legal firm Robbins Schwartz.
Contact the college's COVID-19 coordinator at (708) 608-4319 or email@example.com.
What measures is the college taking to clean common surfaces?
Answer: The schedules for the limited on-campus class sessions have been provided to our Campus Operations department. Cleaning staff will clean classroom surfaces between sessions, and the night crew will thoroughly clean with appropriate and effective disinfectant. Restrooms will be monitored and cleaned throughout the day.
How many students will be in the classroom with me?
Answer: To comply with the state’s guidance, groups are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Up to 9 total students and 1 instructor will be allowed in a single classroom space at any time. Some classes have been broken into multiple sessions to ensure this limit.
How will entering and exiting the classroom take place?
Answer: Please follow the directions provided by your instructor. The college recognizes that classroom entrances, some classroom spaces, hallways, and restrooms may result in close contact with others. Please use your best judgment to maintain appropriate social distancing at these locations.
Will water fountains and vending machines be available?
Answer: The college recommends each individual bring their own food and beverage with them. Drinking fountains will not be available, but touchless water bottle filling stations will still be operational.
Will food services be available?
Answer: No, all campus food service locations are closed.
How do I get my books and supplies?
Answer: The campus Bookstore is shipping books free of charge and doing curbside pickup. Please order through https://books.morainevalley.edu/. If you need additional assistance, or also need supplies that may not be easy to ship or could be picked-up, please email the Bookstore staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What should I do if I have course-related questions?
Answer: Please contact your instructor for course-related questions.
If I am currently taking classes and have other general questions related to campus operations or supports, who do I contact?
Answer: If your questions are still unanswered, please send an email to email@example.com.