Coronavirus What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)? What is the appropriate way to report the absence when an employee is absent from the workplace resulting from symptoms and/or diagnosis of Coronavirus or other flu-like sickness? What is the protocol if an employee has traveled to areas rated by the CDC as Level 3 (China, Singapore, Japan, Italy, Iran, and South Korea) within the last 14 days and is exhibiting the symptoms of Coronavirus or other flu-like sickness? What happens if someone is in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19? What other resources may be available to employees without health benefits? What is the protocol to follow if an employee self-identifies as “at risk” due to an existing health condition? Employee(s) make a request to wear mask and/or gloves. Are all classes cancelled or only face-to-face classes? How is MDC making decisions regarding the possibility of a campus or college-wide closure or transitioning to online instruction due to the novel Coronavirus? How will the College communicate with our community regarding the Coronavirus? Where can I access updates and information regarding the College response to the Coronavirus Should faculty stop coming to College facilities? If MDC classes transition to remote instruction, how long will the duration be? Why is MDC replacing face-to-face instruction with remote instruction? How will this transition to online instruction be accomplished? Who can I ask for help with this transition to remote teaching? What can faculty members do to prepare for this transition to remote instruction? When classes move online, how will students “attend” classes? What will happen to examinations, projects and final exams? How do I work with students that might be in different time zones? Will the faculty advancement review process continue as scheduled during the next two weeks? Have Summer 2020 Study Abroad Programs been cancelled? I am concerned about my students who have plans to transfer to other institutions after the summer. How can the MDC community work together to mitigate the impact on the education of these students? Do faculty continue teaching MDC Online courses as scheduled from March 13-29, 2020, or are those classes cancelled as well? What are students expected to do from March 13-29, 2020? How will labs be prepared for a prolonged campus closure? My class relies on special campus resources, like lab equipment or studio space. How do I incorporate them into the online version if we transition to remote instruction? I am receiving task points to work on a College project. What are the expectations around completing task point projects? Can we provide virus software downloads for personal devices that will be used for remote work? There is an issue when connecting with Adobe from a remote device. Apparently there is a code that is required? How long will faculty be working and teaching remotely? How do I set up a remote work space? What does “remote instruction” mean? How do I teach remotely? Does my remote/online course need to match the schedule of my face-to-face course? I have a student that doesn’t have internet access at home. How can s/he get access to the internet while we are teaching/learning remotely? How can students get help with registration, financial aid or other student services? Will Commencement still be held on May 2nd? Will the President’s Innovation Fund awards still be announced on Monday, March 23, 2020? I’m not sure how to transition my courses for remote instruction. How do I get started on this process? Are there any online courses developed that I can customize? When we resume remote instruction on March 30th, how do I maintain “contact hours?” If I’m ready to start teaching remotely before March 30th, can I resume my class before that date? I took Blackboard training online, but I don’t have time to do a project. Will I get FPD credit? How can I access my MDC network and computer files from home? I’m concerned about placing college-related calls using my personal phone number. How can I keep my personal phone number private? Can faculty return to campus to pick up materials, equipment, etc. I’m expecting mail or a package. How do I get it? How will students who are new to online learning be supported if they experience technical difficulties? Who will answer their questions about Blackboard? I work a lot with Learning Resources to support my students’ learning. How can I continue to tap into resources like librarians, tutors and databases now that I will be teaching remotely? How can my students get online tutoring or learning support? I have heard that many publishers and other vendors are making their digital products freely available to students and faculty for a temporary period. How can I find out about these offers? I would like to work with my discipline librarian to find digital content that is available to use with my remote course. How can I find out who my discipline librarian is? My chairperson was supposed to observe me in the final weeks of the spring term. How can s/he observe me in my remote course? How will overload pay be affected during the transition period (3/13-3/29)? How can discipline colleagues share course content, including an entire Blackboard course, for online delivery? What training topics are available to help faculty move their instruction online? What should I do if I have a question about remote learning? Is there free internet access available to students? Is Adobe Creative Cloud available for free to students? How long will remote/online instruction last? Who do students contact if they have concerns with their course? Where do students go if they need help with Blackboard? What are the hours of operation for student services? Can students come on campus for services? Is the library open to return or check out materials? How will students take their exams? Will students still be awarded their degree/certificate upon completion of the requirements? Where do students find information about Continuing Education and Professional Development courses scheduled for spring? Where can students find general information about MDC? Where can students receive assistance for food insecurity?