MUSCATINE, Iowa–Muscatine Community College (main campus, Ag Learning Center, and the Button Factory locations) will temporarily close Oct. 26 through Nov. 1, with a planned reopening of Nov. 2.
On-campus classes will move to online or live online formats. Students should check Canvas for specific instructions from their professors. Online and live online courses delivered remotely will continue as scheduled.
Student services will provide their services remotely during the week of Oct.26. Go to Student Resources and Assistance for more information about accessing these services. Students with advising appointments will receive information from their advisor regarding accessing a virtual appointment.
All other EICC campuses will remain open. The Learning Tree Childcare Center will also remain open.
MCC chose to close their buildings temporarily due to a small but significant number of positive and presumed positives COVID-19 cases among employees, as well as a sharp increase in the Muscatine County 14-day average positivity rate. To ensure the safety of MCC students and employees, the leadership of both MCC and the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges decided to close for a week in order to complete testing of all those who may have had direct contact with COVID-positive cases. This will also allow those who desire to get a COVID-19 test for personal assurance to do so. All those who potentially had direct contact with a COVID-positive employee have received notifications. MCC will also use this time to perform additional deep cleaning at the campus.
MCC will continue to monitor health and safety conditions on their campuses and in the community and will respond as needed to changing conditions. They appreciate all efforts to keep their locations and the community as safe as possible.