COVID-19 Exposure Tracing App
COVID Alert CT sends an anonymous alert to your phone anytime your device has come into close proximity to a person with COVID-19 – all without sharing any personal information,
Once it’s turned on, your phone exchanges anonymous tokens – not any personal information – with other devices (that have exposure notifications enabled) that you have close contact with via Bluetooth. Close contact means being within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more in a 24-hour period.
If someone who was near you in the past 14 days tests positive for COVID-19, and you both have exposure notifications enabled – you’ll receive an alert. That alert only tells you that you were in close contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus – it doesn’t tell you who. The alert will give you information about next steps.
If you test positive for COVID-19, the contact tracer you talk with will provide you with a code you can use to report to the app that you have tested positive for COVID-19. This is it is ensured that someone can’t submit a “joke” positive test without verification.
This is an important tool to support contact tracing efforts – not to replace them. It’s still critical that you have a conversation with a contact tracer. You can be sure – your personal information will be protected; it can’t be accessed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, by Apple or by Google.
More information about the app – including answers to common questions and download instructions – can be found at ct.gov/covidalertct. Check out more about the app in this video from Google.
Library Services/Research Assistance
Use the Library catalog to find eBooks, eJournals, and streaming video. Research guides are also a good starting place. Assistance from MCC librarians is available through Ask-A-Librarian or by scheduling a research appointment. Appointments may be held either online or via phone.
- Library resources and services 24/7: http://manchestercc.edu/library
- Course and research guides: http://libguides.manchestercc.edu
- Questions about library services and research: http://asklibrary.manchestercc.edu
- Text (SMS): 860-237-5894
- Email: email@example.com
Academic Support Center
The Academic Support Center will continue to connect students to tutors remotely using telephone, email, video conference, and other technologies. You can either click here to schedule your tutoring appointments! or from your MCC student email send your tutoring request to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
- Banner ID Number
- Preferred tutor name (if you have a preference)
A tutor will reply via email to arrange how to “meet” remotely.
MCC students can access online tutoring in writing, math, accounting, biology, chemistry, and anatomy and physiology through eTutoring. Information, including log in instructions, may be found at /current-students/resources/academic-support-center/online-tutoring/
Advising and Counseling Services
Students can make a 30-minute appointment on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. If you wish to make an appointment, please call 860 512-3320 or email Geninfocounseling@manchestercc.edu. Appointment slots are limited and are available on Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Students can make an appointment to meet on campus with a member of the Admissions, Financial Aid or Registrar’s offices’ staff, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Use the forms below to schedule a time to meet.
Due to the current pandemic:
- The bookstore will be open to students, faculty and staff from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
- Cash or checks will not be accepted by the bookstore.
- In-store pickups as an option will be available to students when placing orders online. Students should bring their order number and/or a photo ID to pick up your orders inside the bookstore.
- If students are using financial aid to buy their books, they should bring a photo ID along with their schedule.
- If students have an MCC Foundation scholarship or an agency paying for their books and/or supplies, they should bring the paperwork given to them along with a photo ID.
- Questions can be emailed to Maria Garcia.
Students with documented disabilities should connect with MCC’s Coordinator of Disability Services, Joe Navarra if you have any questions or concerns related to your academic adjustments.
Internet and Technology
Comcast, Cox, and Charter are all currently offering some form of free internet service for students who don’t have access during the outbreak.
- Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households and More (Charter Communications)
- Internet Essentials (Comcast)
- Cox Coronavirus (COVID-19) response (Cox)
- Hotspots & Free Internet Resources
- Refurbished Computers
The Cougar Pantry is unavailable at this time; however, we want to make sure you are aware of other resources to address food insecurity within our community.
MACC Charities has a Community Kitchen (466 Main Street, Manchester) that provides bagged lunches (1 bag per person) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. No one is allowed in the dining room to eat.
If you live outside of Manchester and don’t know where your closest source of food is, please visit either www.211ct.org, www.foodshare.org, or www.ctfoodbank.org (if you live outside of Hartford and Tolland Counties.)
If you are in crisis and don’t know how to address basic needs issues please contact T.J. Barber at either email@example.com or 860-512-3282 and leave a message that will be delivered via email. Please don’t hesitate to reach out, you can’t worry about where your next meal is coming from or where you are sleeping at night and be successful as a student, parent, family member, or friend.
Health Insurance – Access Health CT Enrollment
Uninsured Connecticut residents can sign up for an Access Health CT health insurance plan. More information is available at Learn.AccessHealthCT.com
Mental Health Resources
For more information, view MCC’s Counseling page at www.manchestercc.edu/advising-counseling. A free mental health screening is available at www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/mcc. As always, if you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911.
Sexual Violence and Misconduct Resources
Information can be found at www.manchestercc.edu/public-safety/title-ix-sexual-misconduct/
Helpful Email Contacts
- Academic Support Center – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Admissions – email@example.com
- Advising – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bursar – email@example.com
- Continuing Education/Workforce Development – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Disability Services – email@example.com
- Financial Aid – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registrar’s Office – email@example.com
- Student Activities – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Student Affairs – email@example.com or 860-512-3203
- Veterans Services – firstname.lastname@example.org