Communications to Students

Dear Student:

You are a valued student and Federal Work Study employee of the Maricopa Community Colleges. Our records indicate, you are actively participating in the Federal Work Study program at a Maricopa Community College. The message below is very important information for you. If you are not an active Federal Work Study employee, please disregard this message.

The introduction of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought much concern to Maricopa Community Colleges, students, staff, and communities, as well as across the nation. In order to best protect our students, faculty, and staff, we ask that all Federal Work Study students remain off campus through the extended spring break of March 20, 2020. The extension of spring break applies to all students taking in-person and hybrid classes. All online classes will resume on Monday, March 16, 2020 as scheduled.

We understand these circumstances are beyond the control of our Federal Work Study students and the associated funding is critical to support your educational goals. As an active Federal Work Study employee, you will be paid for your scheduled work hours during the week of March 16-20, 2020. As a reminder, all campus services will be open and you may seek them as needed. We simply ask that you do not report to your scheduled Federal Work Study shift during the week of March 16-20, 2020.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact your immediate supervisor or financial aid office. This guidance ONLY applies to your Federal Work Study scheduled hours. If you are employed in any other capacity at one of the colleges (i.e., regular part-time employee), you are expected to report to work as scheduled for the week of March 16-20, 2020.

Thank you for participating in Maricopa Community Colleges’s Federal Work Study program.

Maricopa Community Colleges

Dear Student:

As you may be aware, on Tuesday, March 11, 2020, Governor Doug Ducey announced a state of emergency in Arizona regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, recommendations from the CDC include minimizing interactions in large social settings such as colleges.

In response to this, Spring Break is extended to Friday, March 20 for on-campus in-person classes. Students in these classes should not report to campus/classes between now and Friday, March 20. This includes hybrid classes and scheduled clinicals. Online classes currently being taught or scheduled to begin next week will continue as scheduled. Students in dual enrollment classes should check with their high schools regarding attendance requirements.

During this time, Maricopa faculty and staff will be developing options for alternative forms of delivery for in-person classes. Options may include delivery online. Please watch for further email notifications by the end of next week to learn whether you are to return to campus or to continue online.

Please know that we are fully committed to your successful completion of Spring 2020 courses and your long-term success. If you have specific questions about your classes, please contact your respective faculty.

Thank you for your patience and participation as we work through the changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. We will continue to take precautions while helping you maintain your academic momentum.

Please continue to check your student email and our website for timely updates.

If you have not done so already, be sure to sign up for RAVE emergency announcements.


Dr. Steven R. Gonzales
Interim Chancellor

Dear Student,

While the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) is constantly evolving, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has indicated the current risk is low and exposure is unlikely for people living in the United States. At this time, there have not been any reported cases within Maricopa Community Colleges' community of students, faculty, and staff. In order to keep you updated with new information, Maricopa Community Colleges will periodically send you email communication regarding COVID-19.

Maricopa Community Colleges understands the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has created anxiety, concern, and, in many cases, fear. All precautionary measures are being done to keep us all safe and minimize the possibility of exposure. Maricopa Community Colleges will remain open and classes will resume after Spring Break (3/9-3/13/20). In the event of a Maricopa Community Colleges closure, information will be shared immediately through email, Twitter, Facebook, and our website.

Maricopa Community Colleges continues to actively consult with the Maricopa County Public Health Department and monitors information from the CDC. If you are not feeling well, please take care of yourself, follow the recommended precautions, and contact your medical professional. Maricopa Community Colleges cares about your well-being, as well as, our staff, faculty, and community.

Be careful. Take the proper precautions. Stay healthy.

Maricopa Community Colleges

Dear Students,

As you may be aware, reports of a novel (new) virus called coronavirus 2019-nCoV has been reported in the news recently. The Maricopa Community Colleges care about your well-being and are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students, staff, and community. The Maricopa County Public Health Department (MCPHD) has reported only one person in Maricopa County to be diagnosed with COVID-19. There have been no reports of any Maricopa Community College employee or student cases at this time.

We ask for you to be cautious and cognizant of anyone with any symptoms of being sick, especially if they have been to Wuhan, China, within the past few weeks. In the event you encounter someone with these symptoms and/or have the symptoms yourself, please take the proper precautions and stay at home. It is very important that you contact MCPHD immediately to report this information.

Please do not go to any Maricopa Community College facility/campus if you have been diagnosed or have related symptoms. A medical clearance from a healthcare professional if required.

For more information about related symptoms, resources, recommended precautions, and reporting contact information, please see below.

Additional Resources

Reporting Contact Information

  1. Notify Maricopa County Department of Public Health Immediately:
    • Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — call 602-506-6767 and ask for a Surveillance Nurse or;
    • After 5 p.m. and on weekends — call 602-747-7111 and ask for the Provider On-Call.
    • Further questions – call 602-747-7099 to speak to a public health representative.
  2. Notify Maricopa Community College Risk Management at 480-731-8947, 480-731-8888 or email

Be careful. Take the proper precautions. Stay healthy.

Maricopa Community Colleges