MGCCC Coronavirus Updates

Updated March 10, 2020

College administration continues to monitor the coronavirus and has initiated plans aimed to lessen the impact on the college, our employees, and our students.

What you should know:

  • MGCCC has no suspected instances of COVID-19, and the college is not aware of any affiliated individuals with the virus.
  • To date there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in the state of Mississippi. The current list of states that have declared a state of emergency are California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and North Carolina.
  • Without prior notice, travelers could be quarantined or experience sudden and serious travel disruptions, and returning home from some destinations could be a challenge. Currently, there are no limitations to domestic travel, but be aware of any areas of the country that are more affected than others when making your travel plans.

What the college is doing:

  • MGCCC is actively monitoring all communications from the CDC, the Mississippi State Department of Health, the US Department of Education and other entities providing guidance to institutions of higher learning.
  • The college is taking measures to ensure proper cleaning of college facilities, and the college has made additional purchases of approved cleaning supplies.
  • CDC posters have been printed and sent throughout the district for posting.

What you should do:

  • Monitor the college website (, your college email, and text messaging alerts for updates and information.
  • Familiarize yourself with the guidance issued by the CDC and found on the CDC website. The site contains guidance on all aspects of prevention and preparation including preparing your home, preparing to travel, and preparing at work.
  • Stay alert and if you experience any concerning symptoms please alert your primary healthcare provider or call one of the college’s medical analysis facilities ( Also, please remember that the college healthcare plan provides 24-hour access to providers, for participants to receive health care from a smart phone, a tablet, or via webcam. ( or 844-SEE-DOCS (733-3627).

Updated March 6, 2020

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College administration is actively monitoring the outbreak of 2019-nCoV. Currently, there are no active cases in Mississippi. We will continue to update this post as information becomes available.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expect more confirmed cases in the United States in the coming days and weeks. To protect yourselves and those around you, please read below for some precautionary measures we can all take:

  • Stay Informed – The CDC’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage is updated daily with the latest information and advice for the public.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible.
  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands; germs spread this way.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
  • DO NOT use face masks. The CDC does not recommend the use of face masks for the general U.S. public to prevent the spread of 2019-nCoV.

As Spring Break approaches and travel increases, we urge you to follow these precautions to keep you and your family safe.

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2019-nCoV: What the public should do

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