Dear MACC Students:
We want to announce that as of Tuesday, March 8th, masking is optional on MACC campuses and in classrooms. As you are aware, the CDC recently updated making guidance. Their guidance suggests that in most communities there is no longer a need for masking when indoors in public places. After reviewing CDC and State data on transmission rates in MACC campus communities it has been determined that we no longer need to require masks on campuses or in classrooms.
This change will align our practices with all other institutions of higher education in the region and with other community colleges in the state. MACC has taken a conservative approach to reviewing data and implementing COVID mitigation measures. We have taken the same approach in making the decision to eliminate a masking requirement.
There may be some circumstances where exceptions to this new guidance will be allowed. Your instructors and MACC administration will notify you of any relevant exceptions which have been approved.