• MHCC COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources

  • Update on Reopening Plans and Reminders About Protocols

    Mt. Hood Community College will only be asking faculty and staff to return to campus if absolutely necessary in order to provide essential services and certain classes. Otherwise we will continue to work and study remotely and from home as much as possible. Additionally, any plan to reopen will be reviewed by our Reopening Team and only approved to move forward if it meets or exceeds the requirements and guidelines outlined by the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, Local Health Authority guidelines and requirements outlined in Governor Brown’s executive orders.


    In order for us to remain safe and healthy with any reopening, it will also be imperative that we all remain diligent, participate and cooperate fully with the plan. This includes:

    • Reading all internal update emails and weekly newsletters that will provide updates on our reopening plans, requirements and sanitizing efforts.
    • Maintain 6 feet of distance from others both indoors and outdoors
    • Wearing a face mask at all times while indoors and outdoors when 6 feet of distance from others cannot be maintained.
    • Washing hands often and for 20 seconds with soap and water.
    • Do not come to campus if you have been sick, or if you have been contacted by a contact tracer who identifies you as a person who has been in close contact with someone with the virus and asks you to stay home.
    • Administer a self-check every day before coming to campus and do not come to campus if you are exhibiting symptoms.
    • If you start to develop symptoms while on campus, you should immediately return to your place of residence and contact your healthcare provider.
      • Do not return to campus until at least 10-days after the onset of symptoms, or until cleared by your healthcare provider and/or any contact tracers
    • Answer the phone and cooperate with the directions from your county’s contact tracers if you are called.
    • Call your healthcare provider and seek testing if you feel unwell and exhibit symptoms of COVID 19.

    Information about safety and reopening can be found in videos translated to a number of different languages here.

    Campus Status for Summer Term:

    No classes or student support services available on Fridays through Sept. 4.

    All Summer Term courses remain completely online. Exceptions have been made for some degree and certificate programs with strict social distancing measures in place.
    All student support services also remain online. Here are ways students can get support while attending MHCC Online:

    • MHCC Online Learning – For technical assistance with Blackboard, Zoom, Kaltura, MyMHCC and other technologies used in online and remote courses. Contact Online Learning at 503-491-7170 or onlinelearning@mhcc.edu.
    • Live Chat with the Student Services Hub – Click here to go to the Hub webpage and hit the blue chat box in the right corner of the screen to chat with our Student Hub Specialists.
    • Online Library Resources – Click here for information on utilizing MHCC’s online library resources, including connecting with library staff, e-books, databases, technology help and more.
    • Student Support Services Request Form – Click here to fill out a quick form that will connect you with right point of contact to answer questions and receive support.

    Please keep in mind that this situation has been evolving quickly and that these plans are subject to change given the rapid development of the pandemic and guidance from official channels, including but not limited to Multnomah County, Oregon Health Authority, Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission.

    Last updated July 13, 2020.