The health and safety of Montcalm Community College’s students, staff, visitors and those they come in contact with, as well as upholding our standards for academic quality, continue to be our top priority as we continue to work through continuing to deliver coursework during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
MCC students who test positive for COVID should alert MCC’s Covid Response Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon notification, the covid response team immediately begins contact tracing with the student. The team then notifies other impacted students, faculty, and staff. Deep cleaning occurs wherever the student was located on campus. The President contacts the health department to notify them of the name of the COVID positive student and any necessary quarantines. All impacted individuals are notified about their length of quarantine. The Dean of Student and Enrollment Services handles all student communication, and MCC’s Human Resources Office works with impacted MCC employees.
cares actMCC provides reports on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) grants, made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), to provide emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus, including: food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care.
Free Local Wifi resources (PDF)Finding a dependable wireless connection to complete coursework is essential for student online learning. This resource guide highlights many free WiFi access points throughout Montcalm county.
The Michigan Public Service Commission provides the State of Michigan and Connected Nation Michigan’s statewide map of Wi-Fi hotspots for families who lack internet access at home. To find a Wi-Fi hotspot near you, visit the interactive Statewide Map of Wi-Fi Hotspots.
United Way 2-1-1
Need help with food, shelter or utilities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Call 2-1-1. United Way 2-1-1 offers confidential, free assistance with social and community services including: Housing and utility services; food pantries; fraud and identity protection; disaster relief; tax preparation; veterans services; counseling services; childcare; alcohol treatment; job assistance; legal services; healthcare; credit counseling; and more. It is available to all Michigan residents. To access it, simply dial 2-1-1. The 2-1-1 service also has details about the food resources being offered by local K-12 school districts at this time.
COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Funds may be available for paying past due rent or utilities. Apply today at michigan.gov/mshda/rental/cera. To apply, you will need:
- Your past due rent notice
- A copy of your state ID or driver’s license
- Your current lease agreement that includes the amount of your monthly rent, signed by both you and your landlord
- Proof of your earned and unearned income
- A copy of your past due monthly utility statement
- Supporting documentation to show proof of your COVID hardship For more information, email United Way of Montcalm-Ionia Counties at EVICTIONS@LIVEUNITEDM-I.org.
If you are homeless or in need of assistance, please contact MCC’s counseling office by calling 989-328-1264. You can also contact local resources directly. These include:
• RAVE, domestic violence shelter in Ionia – 1-800-720-7233
• Straight Street, addiction recovery facility in Greenville – 616-754-7951
• Randy’s House, addiction recovery facilities in Greenville – 616-498-4608
• EightCAP, housing assessment resource agency in Greenville and Ionia – 616-754-9315
• Have Mercy, homeless services provider/interim housing facilities in Greenville – 616-225-8055.
How to follow updates about MCC's response to COVID-19
- Continue to check your MCC email for future updates.
- If you have not yet done so, please register for MCC’s Omnilert mass notification system to receive instant messages in case of emergency, including college closings. Accounts expire after two years.
- Visit montcalm.edu/closings-and-cancellations to sign up for Omnilert or to login to view your profile.
- Visit montcalm.edu/coronavirus for future updates.