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Coronavirus Information

This announcement was sent to Mid-Plains Community College on behalf of MPCC President Ryan Purdy. 

Check this page for all future updates concerning COVID-19.

03-15-2020:

After discussions with local public health officials, state representatives, and other regional school partners, Mid-Plains Community College will be canceling classes Monday, March 16, through Saturday, March 28 in our continued effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the communities within our service area.  

The initial plan was to hold classes this week and then close March 22-April 4, but continued developments and discussions over the weekend required us to adjust and it is our intent to create as little disruption to the educational process as reasonable.  

Online classes will continue as scheduled.  

Faculty and staff will report accordingly as we prepare for remote delivery of courses.  

Residence halls and food service will remain open during this time for those students that are unable to return home. 

Applied tech courses and other courses with required labs will resume on campus on Sunday, March 29.  There will be some exceptions based on certain programs so students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors about the adjusted expectations and format of their courses moving forward.  

Dual credit and early entry students taking courses at one of MPCC’s campuses should check with their college instructors on upcoming changes.  Students taking courses at high school locations should continue to follow their high school schedules. 

Scheduled on-campus events will continue on an event-by-event basis dependent on the size of the anticipated audience for each event and the final decision to proceed, postpone, or cancel will be made by the appropriate Vice President in conjunction with the President. 

MPCC will provide student services to students in a virtual environment for advising, registration, etc. 

Questions may be directed as follows:

Academic Affairs– Dr. Jody Tomanek – tomanekj@mpcc.edu
Student Affairs – Kelly Rippen – rippenK@mpcc.edu        
Student Life – Dr. Brian Obert (MCC) obertb@mpcc.edu or Dr. Pat Beu (NPCC) beup@mpcc.edu
Human Resources – Rebecca Wrage wrager@mpcc.edu
General Operations – Mike Steele steelem@mpcc.edu

We are continuously working to provide updates to our general public on our website.  Visit www.mpcc.edu for those updates.  Staff will be receiving emails internally as we navigate and adjust internal procedures during this time.

This plan will continue to evolve and is subject to change as needed.  We appreciate everyone's patience as we do our best to communicate and adjust our strategy keeping everyone’s health, safety, and well-being in mind.   


03-13-2020: 

In an effort to assist in the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19 in the communities within our service area, Mid-Plains Community College is taking the following precautions to protect our students, staff, and the communities we serve.  MPCC will hold classes as scheduled next week, March 16-20.  At the close of next week, MPCC will be on an extended spring break for the two weeks beginning Sunday, March 22 – Saturday, April 4.  Online classes will continue as scheduled.  Faculty will return to campus on March 30 to prepare to adjust their courses to a remote education delivery format where possible.  When classes resume on Sunday, April 5, most courses will have been moved to a remote education delivery format. Applied tech courses and other courses with required labs will resume on campus. There will be some exceptions based on certain programs so students are encouraged to communicate with their instructors about the adjusted expectations and format of their courses moving forward. 

Dual credit and early entry students taking courses at one of MPCC's campuses should check with their college instructors on upcoming changes.  Students taking courses at high school locations should continue to follow their high school schedules. 

Scheduled on-campus events are on an event-by-event basis dependent on the size of the anticipated audience for each event and the final decision to proceed, postpone, or cancel will be made by the appropriate Vice President in conjunction with the President.  North Platte PTK Induction, scheduled for Sunday, and North Platte Inter-High Day, scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18, have been canceled.   

Residence halls, food service, student services, and all other college functions will continue to operate and serve those students remaining on campus.  MPCC will provide student services to students in a virtual environment for advising, registration, etc. 

Intercollegiate athletes will continue to participate in competitions as long as the NJCAA and Region IX continue to hold competitions.  All athletic facilities will be accessible by college for-credit students only and will be closed to the general public effective immediately.   

Out-of-state travel for college-related business will be suspended until further notice. 

Questions may be directed as follows:

Academic Affairs– Dr. Jody Tomanek – tomanekj@mpcc.edu

Student Affairs – Kelly Rippen – rippenK@mpcc.edu        

Student Life – Dr. Brian Obert (MCC) obertb@mpcc.edu or Dr. Pat Beu (NPCC) beup@mpcc.edu

Human Resources – Rebecca Wrage wrager@mpcc.edu

General Operations – Mike Steele steelem@mpcc.edu

We are continuously working to provide updates to our general public on our website.  Visit www.mpcc.edu for those updates.  You'll also be receiving emails internally as we navigate and adjust internal procedures during this time. 

This plan is continuing to evolve and is subject to change as needed.  We appreciate everyone's patience as we do our best to communicate and adjust our strategy keeping everyone's health, safety, and well-being in mind.


COVID-19 Saftey Tips



STUDENTS: 

We suggest you take your academic materials (syllabi, books, notes, computers, etc.) with you if you choose to travel over the next two weeks. As MPCC’s plans evolve, this will ensure you have the means to continue your academic progress, wherever you are.

View the Student Services Plan to Address Student Needs Due to COVID-19 Epidemic.

​For more information on COVID-19, please visit: 

  
CDC - About Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
West Central District Health Department - 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Southwest Nebraska Public Health Department
NCDHD - North Central District Health Department
Loup Basin Public Health Department - COVID-19 for General Public