Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I or my family go if we are experiencing hardship due to COVID-19?

The Modesto Bee has published a page full of helpful services and resources for those who are experiencing hardship.

Should I come to class?

No. All classes have switched to remote instruction. For more information, visit our Instructional Continuity page for students. If you feel sick, consult with your healthcare provider as you would under ordinary circumstances.

How big of a risk is coronavirus?

California is in a state of emergency. The California Department of Public Health has issued limitations on social gatherings. For more information, please visit the California Department of Public Health Coronavirus Information Page.

What is coronavirus?

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness that can range from mild to severe or even life-threatening. There are many types, some of which are common in animals and people. This particular type of coronavirus is new.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms are very similar to the flu, including fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, experts recommend staying home from work or school.

If I feel sick, what should I do?

Anyone who is displaying flu-like symptoms should stay home and stay away from others as much as possible to avoid the potential spread of infection. If you are displaying flu-like symptoms and believe that you may have been exposed to someone who is at a high risk for coronavirus, then we encourage you to contact your primary care provider or Stanislaus County Health Services Agency.

How is coronavirus spread?

The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). It is thought to spread via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

It may be possible that a person can get the virus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Are the animals on West Campus being taken care of?

Yes, agriculture is deemed as an essential workforce during this time. All MJC livestock are being taken care of as they are throughout the year, with the highest quality care provided.