COVID-19 and Campus Information

Student Communication October 29, 2020


Eastern Iowa Community Colleges continues to prioritize the health and safety of our students, employees, and community.  Balancing health and safety with our commitment to student success has meant all of us working together to take necessary precautions to allow the safe operations of our campuses. You and your fellow students have risen to the challenge along with our faculty and staff to meet the campus standards of wearing masks, doing daily health checks, social distancing and disinfecting surfaces. These efforts have allowed us to keep our COVID-19 numbers low on campus and address specific campus concerns as they have arisen. 

As community positive test rates continue to rise sharply, it is important that EICC take additional steps to minimize the risk of exposure to employees and students, while at the same time continuing to serve our students on campus with necessary instruction and services. For those reasons, we will implement the following measures designed to reduce the exposure to everyone on campus.

Starting on November 9:

Fall 2020 Credit Classes

  • On-Campus Classes that have the ability to be offered remotely either Online or Live Online will complete the semester in that format.  Limited activities/testing may occur on campus as deemed necessary by your instructor.    
     
  • Lab and Hands-on-Training Classes will continue to meet on-campus for the portion of class necessary to allow students the appropriate hands-on experiences.  Examples may include science classes, health care, manufacturing, transportation and other lab-based courses. 
     
  • Check CANVAS or with your instructor regarding specific directions for your class delivery. 
     
  • Faculty Office Hours:  Check with your faculty. Office hours may be held on-campus or remotely
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On-Campus Services


Starting on Monday, November 9,we will be implementing rotational staffing through the end of 2020.  All student services will be offered face to face or Zoom options (unless noted) with the following hours of operation:  (hours may change to meet student demand:

Clinton Community Colleges

  • Student Services (Advising, Registration, Financial Aid, Business Office, Admissions) will continue to be offered both on-campus and remotely.

    • Student Services: Hours  Monday – Friday  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
       
    • Advising and Admissions: Appointmentswill be offered both remotely via Zoom and on-campus.  Please confirm your preferred meeting format when scheduling your appointment.  Find information on contacting your advisor here
       
  • Support Services (Library, Open Student Computer Labs, Testing Center and Tutoring) will continue to be offered on-campus and remotely when possible. Operational hours may be modified as we move to finals and the end of the term to meet student demand.

    • Counseling Services:  Remote Counseling Services are available.  Details can be found here.
       
    • Library: Hours are 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

    • Bookstore: Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 

    • Testing Center:  Available by appointment.
       
    • Student Open Computer Lab:  Available 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
       
    • Tutoring and Writing Assistance: Remote Zoom Tutoring Available
       
  • Study Spaces and College WiFi will continue to be available for student use.

    • Parking Lot WiFi is available on campus.Details can be found here.
       
    • Campus Building:  The college will be open from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. for general hours.  Evening lab and hands-on training classes will still occur as scheduled. 

Muscatine Community College

  • Student Services (Advising, Registration, Financial Aid, Business Office, Admissions) will continue to be offered both on-campus and remotely.

    • Student Services: Hours Monday – Friday  8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
       
    • Advising and Admissions: Appointmentswill be offered both remotely via Zoom and on-campus.  Please confirm your preferred meeting format when scheduling your appointment.  Find information on contacting your advisor here .  Hours are 8  a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
       
    • Bookstore: Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Friday
       
    • Disability Services:  Hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
       
    • Veteran Services: 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mondays (via Zoom) 
       
  • Support Services (Library, Open Student Computer Labs, Testing Center and Tutoring) will continue to be offered on-campus and remotely when possible. Operational hours may be modified as we move to finals and the end of the term to meet student demand. 
     
    • Counseling Services:  11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Thursdays (face-to-face appointments). Remote Counseling Services are also available.  Details can be found here.
       
    • Library: Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Fridays.  

    • Testing Center: Hours are 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Additional days are scheduled for HiSET Testing.
       
    • Student Success Center: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Tutoring will be offered via Zoom only. To request tutoring, please email the MCC Success Center at mccsuccesscenter@eicc.edu
       
  • Study Spaces and College WiFi will continue to be available for student use

    • Parking Lot WiFi is available on campus.Details can be found here.
       
    • Campus Building:  The college will be open from 8 am – 7 pm for general hours. Evening lab and hands-on training classes will still occur as scheduled. 
       
  • Student Housing:  Student housing will remain open. 
     
  • Learning Tree Childcare Center:  The center will remain open.

Scott Community College

  • Student Services (Advising, Registration, Financial Aid, Business Office, Admissions) will continue to be offered both on-campus and remotely.

    • Student Services: Hours Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  and Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
       
    • Advising and Admissions: Appointments will be offered both remotely via Zoom and on-campus.  Please confirm your preferred meeting format when scheduling your appointment. 
       
  • Support Services (Library, Open Student Computer Labs, Testing Center and Tutoring) will continue to be offered on-campus and remotely when possible. Operational hours may be modified as we move to finals and the end of the term to meet student demand. 
     
    • Counseling Services:  Remote Counseling Services are available.  Details can be found here.
       
    • Library: Hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Fridays.    

    • Belmont Bookstore: Hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday though Friday

    • Urban Campus Bookstore: Hours are Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Testing Center: Monday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Hours will be monitored and changed as needed. 
       
    • Student Open Computer Lab:  Hours will be posted and shared next week.
          
    • Tutoring Center, Writing and Math assistance:  Hours will be posted and shared next week
       
  • Study Spaces and College WiFi will continue to be available for student use

It is important to note we are NOT closing our campuses.  These measures will allow us to continue to serve you on-campus with necessary instruction, student and technology services, while mitigating the risk of exposure to COVID-19 by reducing the number of people on campus at any one time.  All precautions will remain in effect, including mandatory masking and social distancing, frequent hand washing and disinfecting, best practices in respiratory health, sanitizing of our facilities, and required daily health screening for individuals coming on campus.

The college will still be open, with a reduced footprint, and a focus on your success.  Let’s finish this semester strong.  Together, we are THE Community’s College.