Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Updated January 16, 2024

MATC will no longer be utilizing the COVID-19 reporting form or conducting employee or student contact tracing for COVID-19 cases at MATC as of January 2. If you test positive for or have been exposed to COVID-19:

  • Remain home and follow the CDC guidelines for isolation before returning to work on campus.
  • Notify your supervisor in accordance with the college’s established absence reporting policy.

Your health and safety remain our top priority, and we will continue to monitor the situation closely. We appreciate your ongoing cooperation and commitment to keeping our college community safe.

Prevention/Staying Healthy

Masks
Meeting restrictions are lifted! Though you may meet and greet as you please, know that MATC remains a mask friendly campus. If you feel safer wearing one, do so.

PPE
You’ll have to work with your department to order personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks, disposable gloves and cleaning supplies.

Vaccination
Health experts say that vaccination and boosters are among the most effective ways to avoid COVID-19. We encourage all students and employees to get vaccinated, but it is no longer required. New employees will no longer have to be vaccinated or apply for an exemption.

Students traveling abroad to study may require a vaccination. And, students who work with community partners may have to get vaccinated. In those cases, vaccinations will be determined by the Academic Pathway.

Treatment

Getting Tested
The government is scaling back its testing offerings — free at-home tests are no longer available and many community testing sites will close by June 30. Contact your doctor, pharmacy or local community health center to see how you can get tested.

New: September 25, 2023 Home COVID test can be ordered on this weblink: https://www.covid.gov/tests

Treatment Options
What if you have symptoms? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services offers a free COVID-19 Treatment Telehealth service for Wisconsinites ages 18 and older who have symptoms of COVID-19 to help them access COVID-19 treatments. The free COVID-19 treatment telehealth program will be offered to Wisconsinites at no charge through April 10, 2024.

Stay Home
Though the college is no longer offering “wellness days,” employees are encouraged to take vacation or sick days. Staying home keeps students and fellow employees safe and healthy. Sick time does not affect any flexible work arrangements.


EXPERIENCING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS?

  • Do not work on campus if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Do not come to work if you have completed a COVID-19 test and are awaiting results.

Effective January 2, 2024, we will be relying on the protocols and guidance outlined by the CDC to manage and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our college community. Self-Monitoring: We strongly encourage all staff members to continue monitoring their health and be vigilant for any COVID-19 symptoms. Follow the CDC guidelines for isolation if you test positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with a confirmed case. These guidelines will help protect your health and the health of others.


VACCINE Education and CLINICS

MATC Fall Immunization Clinics (pdf)

To locate COVID-19 vaccine sites:

https://www.vaccines.gov/

Overview of COVID-19 Vaccines

Staying Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines

 



Updates from MATC  

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

COVID-19 FAQs

How can I help stop the spread of COVID-19?

  • 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 sanitizer.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth if experiencing any respiratory symptoms.
  • Cover your cough and sneeze into your flexed elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Wash your hands immediately.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Monitor yourself for fever, cough, shortness of breath or other signs of respiratory infection.
  • Consult your healthcare provider if symptoms develop.