NCCC COVID-19 CORONA VIRUS EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND PREPARATIONS
Updated October 6th, 2021
Covid-19 Testing On-Campus
Covid-19 Testing is available on-campus for students, staff, and faculty who are required to have a weekly test or need a test due to a possible exposure. Testing is in the Multipurpose Room at the Greenwoods Hall building each Monday from 9 am to 1 pm and Thursday from 11:30 to 3:30 pm except for holidays.
Booking your appointment can be done by visiting Sema 4’s Portal https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=20132254&calendarID=5955575 or scanning the QR code shown below with your phone. Please register and book an appointment before arriving on campus. Sema4 will ask for your insurance information at the time you come for your test. If you do not have insurance, it will not prevent you from participating in the testing program.
Updated August 25th, 2021
STUDENT COVID-19 Mask, Physical Distancing and Testing Guidelines
Effective for the 2021-2022 AY or until rescinded
For the Connecticut Community Colleges
The COVID-19 Mask, Physical Distancing and Testing Guidelines are in effect to foster a safe learning environment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) is requiring vaccination of its community members to the greatest extent possible, it is not yet known what percentage of the campus community is unvaccinated for medical or other reasons. Until such time that herd immunity can be attained, it is important that everyone continue to do their part to protect the health and personal well-being of others within our communities.
Therefore, the following rules are in effect:
All students MUST wear masks, covering their mouth and nose while indoors on campus. All on-ground classes will be off-limits to students who refuse to wear masks. Students are permitted to remove their mask while actively eating and drinking but must replace the mask immediately after.
Masking will not be required outside of buildings. However, we strongly encourage those who are not vaccinated to continue to wear masks outside. Campus leaders may deem masks necessary at certain outdoor larger events with mixture of vaccinated and unvaccinated populations in attendance.
Students who refuse to wear a mask may only participate in remote learning and online classes.
If a student is not able to wear a mask due to a documented disability or medical reason, the student must seek an accommodation from Disability/AccessAbility Office prior to arriving on campus.
2. Physical Distancing Requirement.
Students should maintain three (3’) feet of physical distancing while indoors on campus, where possible.
All students who are unvaccinated (including ones who have received exemptions) or have not documented their vaccine status, must comply with COVID-19 testing conducted weekly on campus as required by the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities. Please check your college email daily for information on the mandatory weekly COVID-19 testing program.
Designated Faculty and staff have the authority to enforce these rules. Should a student fail to comply and not wear a mask, wear it correctly, keep it on, after receiving a directive/warning to put it on (and they are not exempt due to receiving an accommodation from the institution), the offending student will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct/Student Affairs for disciplinary intervention.
Students who fail to comply with the above rules are subject to removal from the campus as outlined in the CSCU Student Code of Conduct and may be required to participate in online-only coursework. Possible sanctions for disciplinary violations range from a warning to expulsion from the institution.
Updated July 9th, 2021
Vaccine Requirements – Please visit https://www.ct.edu/covid19#faqs
for information and answers to your questions regarding the recently passed Board of Regents Vaccination Mandate as it pertains to both students and employees.
The link above provides a very useful guide for all students in the Fall 2021 semester, with information on all college services.
Fall 2021 Re-opening Plan (updated 8/24/21)
- First and foremost, employees and students who do not feel well should stay home and seek medical attention.
- Buildings/Offices (Monday, August 16th)
- As of August 16th, all staffing will be at or near 100% capacity on campus to prepare for the start of the Fall semester on August 26th. All buildings will be open during normal business hours.
- Social Distancing
- Fall Semester – Distancing in classrooms and offices will be reduced to 3-feet, but will follow appropriate state and federal guidelines, which frequently change generally requiring less distancing.
- Masks are required in all buildings and indoor spaces at all times for both vaccinated and un-vaccinated individuals.
- Fall 2021 schedules are now available online.
Review brief CDC Information videos
- Knowing the symptoms and who to contact
- Protecting yourself and others to help prevent the spread of germs
- CSCU COVID-19 Mask & Social Distancing Guidelines