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All PVCC employees, students and visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings while on campus. How to report Coronavirus (Covid19)


Below are some of the common questions being asked about Covid-19

Yes. Maricopa Community Colleges is obligated to provide a safe workplace and may take necessary and reasonable steps to minimize health risks for its employees, such as requiring that employees not come to work if they have COVID-19. Employees should stay home if COVID-19 symptoms develop and should go home immediately if COVID-19 symptoms occur at work. Employees should use accrued sick leave.

See the CDC’s website for the most up-to-date information.

Employees should notify their supervisor and report COVID-19 and/or exposure to someone with COVID-19 with the MCCCD Risk Management form

Managers and supervisors should recommend that employees who are sick remain off duty (i.e., on sick leave) until symptoms resolve, and that they seek medical assistance, as appropriate. Anyone sick and believed to be at risk for COVID-19 infection should be advised to seek medical assistance and follow the CDC recommendations:

  • Stay home except to get medical care.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home and avoid sharing personal household items.
  • If you have a medical appointment, call the health care provider and tell them that you are concerned about the possibility of COVID-19 infection before going to the doctor’s office.
  • Wear a facemask when you are around other people.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue.
  • Clean your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening.
  • If you are placed under active monitoring, or facilitated self-monitoring, follow the instructions provided by your local health department or occupational health professional, as appropriate.

For more information about MCCCD sick leave options, click here

Risk Management will be advised and will perform tracking procedures. The employee who has been exposed to COVID-19 will be sent home. All employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 will be sent home. The area exposed to COVID-19 will be deep cleaned by facilities.

Yes, after an employee completes the online reporting form, the information will be reviewed by Risk Management and whether a note from a health provider is needed will be decided on a case by case basis.

No, wearing face coverings will not be optional. Face coverings will be required in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. PVCC will provide face coverings to all employees who have forgotten theirs.

If you are unable to wear face coverings due to an underlying medical condition or disability, you will need to request an ADA accommodation. The process for requesting an accommodation can be found in the MCCCD Administrative Regulation ND-5. These accommodations will be reviewed on a case by case basis. An employee who needs an accommodation will not be asked additional questions by their supervisor but will be referred to Human Resources. 

If an employee's request to not wear a face covering is for religious reasons, supervisors should handle the request pursuant to the District's Religious Accommodation Procedure. Refusal to wear a mask may result in discipline up to and including termination. The District will have an adequate supply of face coverings for employees, students, and visitors. 

Face coverings are intended to keep you from spreading respiratory emissions when talking, sneezing, or coughing. They are not personal protective equipment (PPE). Facemasks are PPE and are often referred to as surgical masks or procedure masks.

The State of Arizona has an online form so you can order five washable, reusable face masks.  Click here to take you to that form.

No, even those cubicles with high walls do not effectively stop aerosolized droplets that are carried through the air because our ventilation systems are designed to circulate the air throughout the space. The ventilations systems are not powerful enough to draw the aerosolized droplets into the intakes but they do move the air around within the space.

Each and every employee has the right and responsibility to ask another to properly (covering both the nose and mouth) wear their face covering, as well as maintaining 6 ft. of social distancing, while on MCCCD property, if they refuse, do not engage the individual and report your concerns to your campuses/DO, COVID-19 liaison.

Yes. Employers may ask all employees who will be physically entering the workplace if they have COVID-19 or symptoms associated with COVID-19, and ask if they have been tested for COVID-19.