While MCAD continues to experience low COVID-positive cases on campus, we need to remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and others at MCAD and in the broader community. Included below is information on next week's flu shot clinic, available rapid testing for COVID, and other helpful COVID-related reminders.
On Campus Flu Shot Clinic is less than ONE WEEK AWAY.
This year's flu is predicted to be severe and many symptoms can look just like COVID. Why stress if you start to feel sick when you can easily reduce your chances of getting sick at all? Get a flu shot at the MCAD Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, October 18, 9:00 a.m.–noon or Tuesday October 19, 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. There are many appointments still available.
If you're not feeling well, stay home!
Cold & Flu season is here! While we applaud your dedication to attending class and getting work done, it shouldn't come at the expense of your or others' safety. If you're sick, stay home. If you think that it might be COVID, notify us at email@example.com, stay masked around others, distance yourself as much as possible, and get tested right away. If it's not COVID, you still shouldn't be around others. Again, if you're sick, stay home.
Indoor masking will continue.
The indoor masking policy will continue into the foreseeable future. For more information about our policies, visit the covid response plan.
Covid Rapid Testing is now available at MCAD.
MCAD is continuing to offer rapid testing for the MCAD Community with results within 25 minutes. More information about the tests and how to make an appointment can be found on the MCAD Intranet Covid Rapid Testing news article. Appointments are first-come, first-served but, generally, you can get an appointment within a day or two. If you can't make it to your appointment, it is critical that you log back into the reservation system and cancel your appointment. This allows the appointment to open up for the rest of the MCAD community.
Notify us right away if you are a close contact.
If you are in 'close contact' of a person that has tested positive for COVID, notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org. A 'close contact' is defined as a person that was closer than 6' for longer than 15 minutes during a 24-hour period to a positive COVID case. If you are vaccinated and a 'close contact' of a positive case, you do not need to quarantine unless you begin to feel symptoms or receive a positive test result. However, you should notify us at email@example.com, monitor yourself for possible COVID-like symptoms, get tested within 3-5 days of your close contact, and distance yourself from others where possible.
Do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are here to help.