Dear Members of the MCNY Community,
Metropolitan College of New York continues to monitor the status of the COVID-19 virus. While there is much that is still unknown, we remain in close contact with our peer institutions, as well as New York City, State and federal officials, as we continue regular operations. We know that this situation has many people concerned, and we will do our best to stay in touch with you as we navigate through this challenging time.
Cleaning and sanitizing practices at both campuses have been expanded, and hand sanitizers have been placed at the entrances to each campus. The Health and Safety Committee urges everyone to please use hand sanitizers before entering the campus. We also urge you to wash your hands frequently, while on campus and throughout the day; this remains the best way to prevent the spread of the virus. As a reminder, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) also recommends that you avoid close contact with 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; and stay home when you are sick.
Students: if you feel ill, please contact your professors, who will facilitate your ability to complete your classwork in an online environment. Please contact the Office of E-Learning firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about using Moodle.
Faculty: VPAA Crookendale has been working with the Office of Technology to schedule four synchronous webinars for faculty to help you hone your ability to teach classes online should the need arise. These sessions will supplement the Moodle resources sent by the Office of E-Learning ten days ago, and because the webinars are synchronous, you will be able to have questions answered during the session you attend. The webinars will be offered four times next week, and we urge all faculty to participate. Stay tuned for an email from VPAA Crookendale in the next day or so with the details.
As we continue our efforts to help assure the health and safety of our community, we are also developing contingency plans to provide academic and business continuity should the public health situation require significant changes in our day-to-day operations. Please sign up for the MCNY alert system if you haven’t done so already, so that you will get important College updates immediately: http://www.mcny.edu/alert. You can also check the MCNY COVID-19 webpage—which appears at the bottom of the MCNY home page and can also be found at https://www.mcny.edu/coronavirus/ —for resources and updates.