Health and Well-Being

We have the answers you're asking regarding your health and your well-being during COVID-19.

Yes. An employer may require a certification from a health care provider clearing an employee to return to work if they have contracted or have been potentially exposed to COVID-19.

However, managers and supervisors should consult with their local human resources office before making this decision to ensure there is consistency in how employees across the college are treated. Visit See the CDC's website for the most up-to-date information.

Managers and supervisors should instruct that employees who are sick to stay home (i.e., on sick leave) until they complete the online form and receive instructions as to when they may return. 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.
  • Consult with your health care provider before discontinuing home isolation.

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.

If an employee has a high-risk condition that makes them more susceptible to COVID-19, please contact your supervisor and local Human Resources office to discuss options for working remotely.

Teladoc doctors are available to evaluate your COVID-19 risk and help with next steps when necessary. If it is determined that you have a different virus, our doctors can provide support to help relieve your symptoms. Talk to a doctor 24/7 by calling 1-800-DOC-CONSULT (362-2667) or visit