Office of Emergency Management Coronavirus Update #5

Dear MDC Community,

Miami Dade College (MDC) has declared a State of Emergency in accordance with the State of Emergency issued by Florida’s Governor and Miami-Dade County’s Mayor.  As a result, the district crisis management team has activated the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to a level 2. As this situation continues to evolve, the college has implemented a “whole college approach” to mitigate and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). As a member of our community it’s important to be proactive. To that end, we feel the current environment makes it necessary for us to escalate our preventive stance to increase social distancing.

Effective Tuesday, March 17, MDC will cease all on campus services as it transitions to a primarily remote work environment. Some critical and essential College employees, as well as other employees required to maintain operational continuity are required to report to campus during this period from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Certain public safety and custodial personnel will have differing schedules to ensure the safety and security of our campuses.

As a reminder all classes, regardless of delivery method, including online classes, are suspended through March 29. MDC has canceled all events college-wide until further notice.


Employees who are required to report to campus should have been contacted by their immediate supervisor by now.  Each department head/supervisor will designate who will report on-site, work remotely, or be on standby.  As per College Manual of Procedure 2520, employees are subject to be called to service to fulfill the college mission and support key services.  District Information Technology has developed an employee checklist to support the preparation to transition to remote work.


All Faculty are expected to work remotely as we prepare for a possible  transition to online learning effective March 30th. A helpful checklist can be found on the academic continuity website

We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we adjust and adapt as a College community. In the meantime, we ask everyone to continue following the precautions communicated by MDC, as well as important guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Department of Health, and the World Health Organization.

For the latest information and guidance issued by MDC, as well as access to useful resources and all past messages, please visit Please also call the MDC Hotline at 305-237-7500 or the MDC Employee Hotline at 305-237-7505.

Thank you.