Masks are encouraged while indoors on the Main Campus and the Rockbridge Regional Center. If you attend a clinical site or any other instructional site, you must follow the guidelines provided at that site.
Students who know or have reason to believe they are infected with a contagious disease that poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others, i.e., creates a risk of death or significant injury or impairment, must stay home and notify the Director of Student Services and/or their instructor(s).
Employees who know or have reason to believe they are infected with a contagious disease that poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others must notify their immediate supervisor and Human Resources that they have symptoms associated with the disease. Employees should stay home or leave the workplace if symptoms occur while already present at work.
Before returning to the College, students who reported having, or have been diagnosed as having a contagious disease must be free of all symptoms of the disease for at least seven (7) days since the date of the first report or diagnosis, or as otherwise recommended by a healthcare provider, the VDH, CDC, or other public health officials.
Before returning to the College, employees who have been diagnosed as having a contagious disease as listed above must be free of all symptoms of the disease for at least seven (7) days since the date of the first report or diagnosis or as otherwise recommended by a healthcare provider, the CDC, or other public health officials.
Please see a list of resources available to the community regarding a variety of services and information to help you stay informed and find assistance.
COVID-19 Pandemic Information
For information regarding the global pandemic and the latest guidance from Virginia public health officials,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- How to Protect Yourself and Others
- If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone
Virginia Department of Health (VDH)
Information from the Virginia Department of Health has been released on home isolation and quarantine guidelines if you have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus or someone that may have been in contact with those individuals.
You can also follow them on Facebook through this link.
If you need health department services, please call your respective local health department first at the number below.
Critical services will be delivered by telehealth, telephone, or other virtual means wherever possible. If an appointment is scheduled, visitors and clients will be screened for symptoms and a fever.
- Alleghany/Covington Health Department: 962-2173
- Botetourt County Health Department: 473-8240
- Clifton Forge Health Department: 962-2173
- Craig County Health Department: 864-5136
- Roanoke City Health Department: 283-5050
- Roanoke County/Salem Health Department: 387-5530
- Roanoke County/Vinton Health Department: 857-7800
Safehome provides a wide range of services to support and advocate for victims and survivors of domestic, dating, and sexual violence. If you, or someone you know, is in need of shelter, call the Crisis Intervention Hotline at 540-965-3237. Get more information if you need assistance or on how you can support Safehome at its website.
A comprehensive listing of service area community organizations and public health offices can be found through this link.
The Virginia Department of Social Services, Virginia's Community Colleges, and MGCC have partnered to ensure that you are aware that as a college student, you may be eligible to receive SNAP benefits. To determine eligibility for this program and all social services programs, apply at CommonHelp or by phone at 1-855-635-4370. They are processing claims for assistance.
Voter registration is available online at the Virginia Department of Elections.