Throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, Mountainland Technical College has taken a measured and informed approach to ensuring student, faculty, and staff safety. Thanks, in no small part, to the vigilance of our community, MTECH joins the rest of Utah in its transition back to full operations. 

Under a new health order from the Utah Department of Health, many school districts are now deploying plans to end their COVID-19 mask requirement protocols. While we are not subject to executive orders directed to the K-12 system, we do closely monitor them.  

Concerning the mask requirement at MTECH, it has always been driven by Governor Herbert’s 2020 Order that all public buildings in Utah comply with a mandatory mask policy. Over the course of the last 14 months, our students, staff, and faculty have adhered to all COVID-19 protocols, including compulsory face coverings, social distancing, and asymptomatic testing. We are grateful for their patience and willingness to support a healthy environment for the education and training of Utah’s workforce. 

On May 13, 2021, Governor Spencer Cox announced that the mask mandate for all public buildings is lifted effective Saturday, May 15, 2021. At MTECH, we had planned to suspend all COVID-19 protocols, including mandatory testing, mandatory social distancing, and mandatory face coverings, on June 1, 2021. Given the Governor’s new order removing those requirements effective May 15, 2021, MTECH will adjust its schedule accordingly.

While masks will no longer be a mandatory requirement at our MTECH campuses, all students, staff, faculty, or visitors are welcome to continue the practice. 

Moving forward, should you have questions or need information on where to receive guidance on COVID-19, including vaccination locations and Health Department contact information, our COVID-19 response webpage will remain active. 

Thank you for your commitment to providing academic excellence in a healthy and safe environment. 

Best regards,
Clay Christensen, President
Holly Peterson, Vice President of Instruction
Kirt Michaelis, Vice President of Administrative Services
Joseph M. Demma, Vice President of College Relations