Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

CURRENT STATUS: Moraine Park Technical College’s fall 2020 semester begins Aug. 24! Currently, the College remains closed to nonessential employees and students.

 

COVID-19 and Moraine Park

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus strain that began spreading in December. Moraine Park is following Wisconsin Department of Health Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations and guidelines to guide decision-making. As new information continues to emerge at a rapid pace, Moraine Park’s leadership and response teams continue to monitor, respond and plan.

According to the CDC, coronavirus symptoms include: fever, cough and shortness of breath. There is currently not a vaccine to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19), but the CDC suggests the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed and recommends the following preventative actions:

  • Stay home if you are ill and/or experiencing flu-like symptoms.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Avoid close contact with others, especially people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Learn more about Moraine Park’s phased-in plan for returning to campus: 

Phased Reopening Plan

Identified Essential Programs

Target: May

This first phase has already been executed. The College implemented multiple safety precautions to allow limited building access for essential employees and students. 

Essential programs back on campus: 

  • May 11 – Nursing, public safety, and health care.
  • May 18 – Advanced manufacturing, trades, trade apprenticeships and utilities.

Conditions:

  • College is accessible only to essential students and employees.
  • Necessary PPE is in stock and available for use.
  • Instructional safety protocols established and implemented.
  • Access to the buildings, classrooms and offices will be monitored and recorded (ID badges).
  • Scheduled to minimize number of personnel in any given building at a time.
  • Limited support personnel on site in related facilities (e.g. custodians, aides, door monitors and managers on duty scheduled).
  • Classrooms and labs staged to support social distancing as much as possible.
  • No food service, vending or catering events allowed.
  • Nonessential employees continue to work remotely including student service support.
  • No student or employee socializing, eating together or walking on breaks together unless from the same household.
  • Employee communications and meetings done via technology (phone, email, Skype, etc.).

Recent Updates

July 30:

Gov. Tony Evers issued an emergency order requiring the wearing of face coverings statewide in enclosed spacesEffective Saturday, Aug1, Moraine Park Technical College will require face coverings or masks on campus grounds. You can find more information from the Governor’s office here

  • Students who are unable to wear a face covering or mask will need to connect with Disability Resources to create an accommodation plan. Only students with a completed accommodation plan will be allowed on campus without a face covering or mask.
  • Employees who are unable to wear a face covering or mask will need to connect with Talent Management to discuss accommodation options. 

July 1: 

Library staff will be available for appointments with students and staff.

June 18:

Moraine Park Technical College’s fall 2020 semester will begin, as scheduled, on Aug. 24 with a typical semester schedule.

  • Fall classes will be offered in a variety of formats—face-to-face, blended (a mix of face-to-face and online) and online. Most program classes will continue to be offered in-person, while many general education classes will have both in-person and online options
  • Class delivery format for all classes will be finalized by July 6. 

If you have not yet registered for classes, please do so. Student Services is available and ready to help you plan your 2020-21 academic year at MPTC. 

Past MPTC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Emails to contact Student Services during closure:

Admissions:  admissions@morainepark.edu

Financial Aid: financialaid@morainepark.edu

Trio Student Support Services: SSSProgram@morainepark.edu

International Admissions: internationaladms@morainepark.edu

Recruitment: recruitment@morainepark.edu

Criminal Background Check: backgroundcheck@morainepark.edu

Tutoring: TutoringServices@morainepark.edu

Counseling: MPTCCounseling@morainepark.edu

Emergency Funds: studentemergencyfund@morainepark.edu

Disability resources/accommodate: disabilityresources@morainepark.edu

Student Financial Services: sfs@morainepark.edu

Questions or Concerns?

The campuses may be closed, but you can still contact MPTC staff and access important student services during the closure! Visit this webpage to learn more about what services are available to you during this time. Or, check out the community resources webpage for MPTC students.

If you have questions or concerns not addressed on this page, please complete the form linked below. We will follow up as soon as possible.

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