Campus Update #2

Spring On-Campus Courses:  Labs, Theatre production, AA&D, Computer Lab and Workforce Development courses will begin as scheduled on campus.  All other courses, will be held fully online for the first week of classes.  All faculty will do a full return to on-site operations for Monday, January 31, when all classes that are scheduled to be on-site will return to campus as scheduled.

If you have questions about when you are expected to return to campus please speak with your Dean.

COVID Reporting and Updates:

Mask Mandate – Masks are required indoors.  We have received a limited supply of KN95 masks for distribution.  Department Directors and Department Chairs will be responsible for picking up and distributing masks for members of their departments.  Masks will be available for pick up beginning January 21 at the Dean of Students and Dean of Academics offices.  Administrative offices may pick up masks from Joseph Dervil in Facilities.  Masks will be made available to students by request at East and West Campus Security desks.

Testing – Testing will be provided by Progressive Diagnostics at NCC every Monday 9:00am-3:00pm and Tuesdays 2:00pm-7:00pm in W227.  Testing has been expanded to include any NCC student or employee requiring access to testing.  Any NCC Community member who is not subject to mandatory testing, and would like to be tested, must submit proof of insurance at the time of testing. Full details

Vaccine Requirement and Attestation – The vaccine requirement for students and employees remains in place.  Those who have been granted an exemption will be required to submit to weekly testing.  We will resume with compliance efforts to ensure all students have completed the required vaccine attestation.  Any student who fails to complete the attestation and/or submit to weekly testing will not be allowed on campus.  Please encourage students to check their NCC email account for notices related to their compliance with CSCU student vaccination procedures.

Ensuring the health and safety of our students, staff and faculty remain our top priority.  People who are vaccinated are far less likely to get seriously ill or die of COVID-19.  People who are boosted are far less likely to get sick at all.  Vaccines are safe, effective and readily available.  This semester NCC will be hosting a vaccine clinic on January 24 (9am-3pm); January 27 (3pm-7pm); February 14 (9am-3pm); and February 17 (3pm-7pm).  If you have not already done so, please get vaccinated or boosted.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

 

Cheryl C. De Vonish

Chief Executive Officer