COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Updates
March 18, 2020
In an effort to provide the safest and most effective learning environment for students during this unprecedented pandemic, MedQuest College officials have made the following determination.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, MedQuest College will deliver all current course materials remotely until further notice. During this time, campuses will be closed for student visits. You will receive course content electronically through a combination of Zoom video conferencing and materials uploaded to Populi. Please find instructions for accessing the Zoom conferencing system and Populi assignments attached to this email.
We will continue to provide an abundance of academic and student support during this time.
Please direct course specific questions to your instructor(s) and Program Director. If you have questions or concerns regarding this temporary transition, please do not hesitate to contact me or your Campus Directors. Our contact information is located below.
Robin Boughey, Executive Director (email@example.com)
Todd Jakub, Louisville Campus Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Russell Mauk, Lexington Campus Director (email@example.com)
Lexington Spring Graduation Postponed
At MedQuest College, we pride ourselves on providing quality service to the students we serve. This goes beyond your program of study – as graduates you are still considered part of the MedQuest Family. This is an unprecedented pandemic that we find ourselves facing, but our priorities remain the same-the continued safety of our MedQuest Family. To that end, we continue to monitor the effect that COVID-19 may have on our communities.
We continue to follow guidance prescribed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and US Department of Education. Because of the guidance from the CDC, we have elected to postpone our Spring 2020 graduation from Friday, April 17th to Friday June 12th. The time remains the same – 7:00 pm with graduates reporting at 5:30 pm. The location also remains the same – Northeast Christian Church, Lexington.
You will now have until May 22nd to order your cap and gown, using the link provided to you in the original email. Also, please continue to RSVP using the original email and continue sending photos that you wish to be included in the slide show to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Louisville Spring Graduation Postponed
As promised to keep all of you up to date with how the College continues to respond to the evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19). I want to assure you that our Executive Director Robin Boughey, along with our Campus Director Todd Jakub, have regularly assessed the virus and to discussed measures aimed at keeping all of you safe. We have discussed our upcoming Graduation Ceremony and the understanding of the status of the virus within Kentucky. Please ensure that your safety remains top priority. At this point, we have decided to postpone the Spring 2020 graduation. We will be combining the Spring and Fall 2020 graduation on October 16,2020 at 7pm.
The postponing of the Spring 2020 graduation ceremony will not impact students graduating and receiving their certificates or diplomas by mail if they meet all graduation requirements. If you have an employer that is requiring documentation of your completion of your degree, please have them contact us for verification at 502-245-6177.
You will be receiving more information regarding the graduation ceremony as we get closer to the October 16, 2020 date. For those who has already placed cap and gown orders, we will hold your order until the FALL 2020 Graduation ceremony. Those who has not placed cap and gown orders is advised to wait until you receive information regarding FALL 2020 graduation notification. If you have specific questions concerning graduation, please contact me Nina Craig, Student Services Coordinator at email@example.com.
If you have any specific questions concerning externship, please contact your externship coordinator or program director directly.
March 9, 2020
To all students, faculty, and staff:
At MedQuest College, your health and safety remain paramount, both while you are on campus and within the households you reside. I write today to provide guidance, recommendations, and reminders of best practices to safeguard you and our community at-large.
Please know that while there are currently no known cases of COVID-19 at Medquest College, we continue to exercise an abundance of caution and care. We adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and have taken the necessary measures to ensure that our campus is prepared. Our number one goal remains centered around our students and providing a safe learning environment for you.
Health officials strongly encourage personal hygiene practices such as, but not limited to: hand washing thoroughly and often, the use of hand sanitizer and other disinfectant products as necessary, etc. Guidance also suggests that refraining from common activities, such as shaking hands, can be effective in preventing the possible spread of COVID-19. MedQuest College supports the guidance set forth by health officials and makes all efforts to promote these practices among our students, employees and visitors.
Currently, we do not anticipate a disruption in your education caused by COVID-19 or related circumstances. However, this is a rapidly evolving situation and as new information becomes available, college officials will continue to provide updates and share information as we look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and U.S. Department of Education for further guidance.
If you have questions or request additional information, you are encouraged to reach out to campus officials for further discussion. As always, I am available as well. I can be reached directly by phone at (859)699-0447 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Executive Director, MedQuest College