Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Updates

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COVID-19 and Moraine Park

Moraine Park Technical College welcomed students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester beginning Aug. 24. MPTC campuses are open to students and employees but remain closed to the general public.

In compliance with the statewide mandate, face coverings are required at Moraine Park. Face coverings will continue to be required at Moraine Park until at least the end of 2020.

Students who are unable to wear a face covering or mask for medical reasons or due to a disability will need to connect with Disability Resources to create an accommodation plan. Employees who are unable to wear a face covering or mask will need to connect with Talent Management to discuss accommodation options.

About coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Expanded In-Person Operations

Target August

Expanded in-person operations resume. Fall classes and programming, as well as College-wide operations, will return to a nearly normal state. We know that some employees may continue to have childcare and health concerns and restrictions that may limit their ability to be on campus full time in the fall. Employees should work with their supervisors for specific return-to-campus plans. Of course, safety will remain more a priority than ever—sanitation efforts will remain increased; social distancing should continue; and campus events and activities will be allowed but must adhere to local and state guidelines. 

Conditions:

  • No state or local issued restrictions.
  • Schools and colleges in Wisconsin resume.
  • Instructional safety protocols implemented college-wide.
  • Personal safety protocols implemented college-wide.
  • Maximum 75% on-campus beginning Aug. 1. Work from home continues where possible.
  • Bookstores and libraries will be open with some restrictions.
  • Food service/catering (with restrictions) and vending resumes Aug. 24.

Recent Updates

Sept. 22:

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers issued a new public health emergency to extend the statewide face coverings mandate by 60 days–extending the mandate to Nov. 21. Face coverings will continue to be required at Moraine Park until at least the end of 2020.

Sept. 14:

On Oct. 1, we expect to enter phase five of the reopening plan. We have paced through this plan as expected—and mostly as planned. However, there is an update to the final phase: 

  • Facility rental and usage by external groups, including campus walkers, will remain unavailable until at least Jan. 4, 2021.   
  • Facility utilization for external groups will be reevaluated as the end of the year approaches. Dates will be confirmed in accordance with health department metrics and guidelines.   
  • This does not apply to approved classes, events, and activities offered or hosted by Moraine Park. 

Past MPTC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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 TalkToUs form linked below. We will follow up as soon as possible.

Student Services Email Contacts

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

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