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Get Help during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mesa Community College Responses

  • All in-person and hybrid classes are suspended through Sunday, April 5, 2020. All current online classes will continue to be held as scheduled.
  • In-person and hybrid classes will convert to online instruction on Monday, April 6, 2020.
  • Mesa Community College has transitioned to a remote work and services environment. Services are available through online, chat, and phone resources. Students, staff, and faculty should not come to campus.
  • Unless further orders by local health authorities or other government officials mandate a different policy, we plan to implement remote learning solutions for on-campus and hybrid classes beginning the week of April 6, 2020. We are taking these measures out of an abundance of caution. The health and wellbeing of our community is our number one priority during these challenging times.
  • All Colleges have canceled all student activities, including athletic games and practices, and have postponed college events during this time period.
  • Students in dual enrollment classes should check with their high schools regarding attendance requirements.
  • Campus bookstores are closed. However, students can order online here. Free ground shipping is available for online orders while the bookstore is closed.

Maricopa Community College District Responses

  • In-person and hybrid classes are temporarily postponed and will convert to online instruction on Monday, Apr. 6, 2020, for the remainder of the Spring 2020 Semester. Current online classes will continue as scheduled.
  • All in-person Spring 2020 Commencement and Convocation ceremonies have been canceled.
  • Faculty are currently working on moving existing in-person and hybrid classes to alternative or online learning environments for the remainder of the Spring semester. We recognize that there are courses and learning experiences that cannot be delivered in an alternative learning format. We are currently identifying solutions, and unless further orders by local health authorities or other government officials mandate a different policy, we plan to implement those solutions beginning the week of April 6, 2020.
  • All Colleges have canceled all student activities, including athletic games and practices, and have postponed college events during this time period.
  • Students in dual enrollment classes should check with their high schools regarding attendance requirements.
  • Campus bookstores are closed. However, students can order online here. Free ground shipping is available for online orders while the bookstore is closed.
  • Maricopa Community Colleges is currently following all recommended Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for international travel. Visit the CDC's website for more information.

State of Arizona Responses

Governor Doug Ducey issued a Declaration of Emergency and an Executive Order. The Emergency Declaration provides the following tools to address the spread of COVID-19:

  • Establishes the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) as the entity responsible for coordinating all matters pertaining to the public health emergency response of the State.
  • Allows ADHS to waive licensing requirements to provide healthcare officials with assistance in delivering services during times of heightened demand.
  • It also allows the state to access $500,000 in emergency funds to aid in measures and resources to protect public health.
  • Provides the state with emergency procurement authority to procure goods and services as needed to protect public health.

The Governor’s Executive Order is aimed at protecting Arizonans and populations at high-risk of serious complications from this virus. The order:  

  • Requires insurance companies and health plans to cover out of network providers, including out of plan laboratories and telemedicine providers.
  • Waives all copays, coinsurance, and deductibles for consumers related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing and decreases co-pays for telemedicine visits.
  • Implements consumer protections, including prohibiting price-gouging on COVID-19 of diagnosis and treatment-related services.
  • Require symptom checks of healthcare workers and visitors at skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

The Emergency Declaration and Executive Order are the latest steps Governor Ducey and state health officials have taken to address the global COVID-19 outbreak, including:

  • On January 27, 2020, the state activated the Health Emergency Operations Center to track suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the local, national, and global level.
  • On March 2, 2020, Arizona became one of the first states in the nation to be certified by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to test for COVID-19.
  • On March 4, 2020, Arizona received $500,000 in federal funding to support COVID-19 Response, providing immediate access to resources for a limited number of states and local jurisdictions impacted by the outbreak.
  • The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is conducting regular briefings, webinars, and providing guidance to community stakeholders including, school administrators, healthcare providers, government officials, and business leaders.

From the Office of the Governor