MGCCC releases fall plans, requires masks to be worn on all campuses

Published: Aug. 5, 2021 at 11:13 AM CDT
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PERKINSTON, Miss. (WLOX) - A new semester will soon begin at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, but many COVID-19 safety measures will already be in effect.

On July 30, MGCCC announced that masks will be required in all indoor spaces and in outside spaces with large crowds effective Aug. 2. This includes all students, employees and guests at all MGCCC campuses and centers.

“We made numerous adjustments to classrooms and spaces last year that would allow for social distancing, and we’ll continue to do that this year,” read a statement from MGCCC.

The school also outfitted 151 classrooms with HyFlex technology, which will allow for synchronous, remote learning if needed. They also purchased laptops and student kits for student use.

They are currently working on a vaccine incentive plan for all students and employees that will go into effect this fall. Such plans may include offering students a $25 gift card for each dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or a $50 gift card for those who get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

“We take the health and safety of our students, employees and guests very seriously,” read a statement from MGCCC.

The fall semester starts on Aug. 19.

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