COVID-19 Response and Resources
Mid-America Christian University is continuing to proactively monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and is making well-informed decisions to best serve and protect our campus community. Check this webpage and social media accounts often for updates regarding our response to COVID-19 as well as resources to stay healthy.
At this time, visitors are welcome to come to the MACU campus, however we are scheduling visits by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 405-691-3800 and ask for the specific department you would like to arrange a physical visit with. We ask that anyone who comes to the MACU campus please wear a mask at all times through at least Monday, August 3rd, 2020. Temperature checks will also be performed upon your arrival and a wristband will be issued. These measures are to ensure the safety of both our guests and staff. To check-in, please stop by the front west entrance where a MACU police officer will be available.
MACU Campus Updates
6/22/2020 UPDATE: All on-ground courses will resume in August. We will be releasing more information
4/27/2020 UPDATE: President Dr. John Fozard gives an update on the Fall 2020 semester. Please watch that video here.
3/17/2020 UPDATE: All CAS (Traditional) classes will be online for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester (3/16/20-5/1/20). All CAGS (Adult Online and Weekly On-Ground) classes will be online from 3/16/20-5/31/20. Also, to protect our students, MACU will be closing residential housing for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. For more information please read refer to this COVID-19 FAQ sheet. A lmessage from
3/16/2020 UPDATE: MACU's fifth annual Dream Scholarship Gala, which was originally scheduled for April 2, 2020, has been postponed due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. We will announce a new date as soon as it is decided on.
3/12/2020 UPDATE: Mid-America Christian University is transitioning all on-campus classes to an online learning environment for a two-week period following Spring Break, beginning Monday, March 23 through Friday, April 3. The decision comes as a part of MACU’s efforts to provide a healthy and safe campus environment for students, faculty, staff and guests during the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. There are no suspected cases of COVID-19 on or near the MACU campus.
If an extended period of online learning is warranted, a decision will be announced prior to April 3.
Students are encouraged to remain home during the two-week period after Spring Break. MACU’s residence halls, student center, library, dining hall and other areas of student support will remain open to serve as regularly scheduled.
In addition, all non-athletic events occurring between Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, April 5 have been canceled.
Online Learning Resources
CARES Act Update
Mid-America Christian University returned to the Department of Education the executed “Funding Certification and Agreement for Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Student under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, Economy Security (CARES) Act” on April 22, 2020. The University received notice on April 27, 2020 that we had received an award of $358,376.00. This amount represents the fifty percent of the total refunds to be received by the University until Section 18004(a)(1) and will be used by the University to provide emergency financial aid to student for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.
The Department of Education has stipulated that the following criteria must be met for eligibility.
An eligible student must:
- currently be enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at MACU
- be a U.S. Citizen or an Eligible Non-Citizen who is eligible for Title IV funding
- have a valid Social Security Number (SSN)
- have submitted a FAFSA for the 2019-2020 school year and determined to be eligible to received Title IV funds
- not have been enrolled in all-online courses only on March 13, 2020
- not have defaulted on a student loan
- not owe grant refunds
- be maintaining satisfactory academic progress as required for Title IV funds
- not be concurrently enrolled in elementary or secondary (high school)
The University determined all of the students that were eligible as under the HEERF guidelines would receive a portion of the student grant. The distribution amounts were determined based on the disruption of campus operations due to the corona virus. This included courses no longer being offered on campus, inability to live on campus, inability to continue to participate in campus meal plan. Additionally a change in access to course materials, technology, healthcare, and child care was considered when determining the student possible expenses related to the disruption of campus operations.
The University communicated with those students who were eligible to receive these funds. Student were given an opportunity to update their address and/or provide direct deposit information to ensure the funds could be provided to the student as quickly as possible. Emergency grant funds were disbursed directly to students during the dates of May 13-20, 2020.
Below are the details of the usage of the HEERF funds as of 5/20/20:
- Total Amount of Funds Allocated to MACU: $358,376.00
- Total Amount of Funds Distributed to students as of 5/20/2020: $365,250.00
- Estimated number of students to whom funds were distributed: 390
- Estimated number of students who were eligible for the HEERF student grant: 390
This data complies with Section 18004(e) of the CARES Act “30-day Fund Report.”
COVID-19 Prevention Resources
The following are resources for COVID-19 identification, prevention and general information put together by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Symptoms and Testing
Prevent Getting Sick
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For a full list of county health departments and testing sites, please click here.