NCCC COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PREPARATIONS 

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Updated April 4th, 2022

CAMPUS COVID PROTOCOLS

  • The COVID reopen plans that were implemented in June 2020 are now expired.
  • The mask mandate has ended and campuses/system office will now shift to a “mask-optional” protocol.
  • Visitors are no longer required to wear masks in CSCU buildings.
  • Physical distancing restrictions have been removed in areas such as lounges, cafeterias, conference rooms, and other non-academic setting. However, in most instances, current classroom arrangements will remain as set for the remainder of the Spring semester.
  • In-person activities are now being planned for the spring including commencements and other special events.
  • A full schedule of in-person courses, meetings, convenings, etc. is being planned for the summer and fall.

TESTING

  • Weekly testing of employees and students and individual case contact tracing have ended.
  • Antigen tests are available from COVID Coordinators for those who are concerned about their potential exposure to the virus and would like access to a rapid test.
  • Employees and students should continue to self-monitor their health and stay home whenever they have COVID-like symptoms and follow current CDC guidance on quarantine and isolation.
  • Employees and students who test positive should continue to Self-Report by following the campus process for notification.  Human Resources, Health Services, or the COVID Coordinator, as appropriate, will determine the quarantine and isolation expectations, confirm when it is safe to return to campus or classes, and notify close contacts as needed.

VACCINATION POLICY

  • Vaccines are no longer mandated for students or employees beginning with the summer semester.  However, individuals are encouraged to be vaccinated and to get booster shots as recommended to protect their own health.