Social Distancing

Social DistanceSocial distancing means keeping six feet away from individuals at all times. This includes not shaking hands as a means of greeting, limiting time in common spaces, and not sharing food or beverages.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Watch a quick video on social distancing from the World Health Organization
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  • For meetings, consider emails and videoconferences instead of face-to-face interactions.
  • If you have to meet in person:
    • Avoid crowding a contained area and limit the amount of people in one room to 10
    • Keep the air ventilated by opening a window or door when possible
    • wash your hands frequently with warm water and soap
    • Use hand sanitizer if you do not have immediate access to soap and water
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or the inside of your elbow when coughing and sneezing, disposing of the tissue in the trash. 
    • Clean and disinfect areas that are used frequently, such as tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, desks, phones, and keyboards. 


Learn more about proper hand washing, disinfecting techniques, and how to protect yourself
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MCC’s Facilities Department is continuing with the ongoing cleaning of community spaces and classrooms. The team has secured additional contracted cleaning resources to help in this effort. The College currently has sufficient sanitizing supplies on campus and has ordered more. Hand sanitizer stations already located around campus are being filled and repaired. If you encounter a station without sanitizer or a bathroom missing soap or paper towels, please submit a facilities work order immediately.

Supplies of disinfectant and paper towels are being distributed to each classroom for students and staff to use on keyboards and table tops. Additional disinfectant is available to any office via a work order. Touch-free hand sanitizers for building entry ways have been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible. Information about staying healthy and stopping the spread of the virus has been posted on both the Bedford and Lowell campuses.

Last Modified: 3/20/20