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NCC Next: COVID Response

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Per SUNY’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all students with an on-campus presence are required to be fully-vaccinated. Proof must be submitted to the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application via the College’s mobile app.

In addition to the initial course of vaccination, any student with a regular on campus presence who is eligible for a booster shot must receive one for the Spring ’22 semester.


Safety Plan

Once logged into the MyNCC Portal, you can view the full guidance document. It is also important to note that our plan remains subject to change as new information, guidance and/or direction is received from the State of New York, SUNY and the County of Nassau.

The College has established a clear set of standards and responsibilities for all community members and visitors which are outlined below per vaccination status.

All Nassau Community College employees and students, regardless of vaccination status, are expected to fully comply with the expectations and guidelines in the Returning to the Workplace Guide (employees) and the Guide to Returning to Campus (students).

Note: Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for the initial course of vaccination: (1) two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series or (2) two weeks after receiving a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals are “partially vaccinated” if they received one dose of a two-dose vaccine regimen, or if two weeks has not elapsed following the final dose of either a 2-dose or 1-dose vaccine regimen

STUDENTS & EMPLOYEES

COVID-19 Protocols Reporting Positive Tests, Exposure and Symptoms

All reporting is managed electronically through the MyNCC Portal or the NCC mobile app.

Please carefully review the below links:

  1. How to report exposure to someone with COVID-19
  2. How to report COVID-19 symptoms not-yet confirmed with testing
  3. How to report a positive COVID-19 test

Revised and Updated Quarantine and Isolation Guidelines

As the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) as well as the Nassau County Department of Health (NCDOH) has recently adopted the updated CDC quarantine and isolation guidelines, the College has moved to the 5-day quarantine and isolation periods for employees and students in accordance with the new guidelines.

Masking Policy

All students and employees must continue to wear masks indoors on campus. Surgical masks or KN95 masks are strongly recommended.

Surveillance Testing

Students and employees with a regular on-campus presence are required to participate in the College’s COVID-19 Surveillance Testing program. THE ONLY EXEMPTIONS FROM THE CONTINUING SURVEILLANCE TESTING REQUIREMENT ARE LISTED BELOW, UNDER THE “EXEMPTIONS” BULLET”.

  • Testing is required to be completed:
    1. Once a week for students with medical or religious exemptions, or those granted a medical accommodation.
    2. Once a week for employees who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated.
    3. On a monthly basis, for students and employees who are fully vaccinated but-not-yet boosted. Individuals will be notified via email of when they are to test.
  • Testing will take place Monday-Friday. For a list of times, please visit the Surveillance Testing section of this website.
  • Exemptions:
    1. Individuals providing documentation to the campus of a negative COVID-19 diagnostic result taken off-campus within the 7-day period of the individual’s required testing date.
    2. Individuals providing documentation to the campus of a previous positive COVID-19 diagnostic result from the prior 3-month (90-day) period.
    3. Individuals who provide proof of full vaccination including
      1. Employees please email copies of your vaccine card, front and back, to COVIDHR@ncc.edu. In your email, please include the following: N Number, Department.
      2. Students please read below on how to provide proof of vaccination and booster.

STUDENTS

 

Students, regardless of their vaccination status, should download the NCC Mobile App

This will allow students to:

  • Acknowledge the Student Guide for Returning to Campus
  • Upload and notify the Campus of positive COVID-19 test results
  • Verify their COVID-19 vaccination or exemption with the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application
  • Upload proof of their COVID-19 Booster shot
  • Scan into classrooms via QR Codes, used for exposure notifications
  • Sign the Remote Attestation form (for fully remote or online students only)
  • Receive important notifications from the Student Health Office

If you experience any issues or do not have a smart device, please email HealthOffice@ncc.edu.

All students must read, acknowledge and adhere to the Spring 2022 Student Guide to Returning to Campus

The Student Guide outlines expectations for student conduct relating to COVID-19, prior to their first day of class.

Guide and Acknowledgement form may be found in the NCC Portal or NCC Mobile App

Mandatory Return-to-Campus Pre-semester COVID-19 Testing for all students
(regardless of vaccination status)

All students with a regular on-campus presence, REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS, are required to provide the College a negative COVID-19 test prior to their arrival on campus for the Spring 2022 semester. Test results from tests conducted off-campus must be uploaded to the NCC Mobile App. If test results are positive DO NOT COME TO CAMPUS

  1. Testing Options:
    1. A PCR test within 72 hours of initial arrival on campus.
    2. A rapid antigen test taken within the prior 6 hours of arriving on campus.
    3. Obtain a free Surveillance Test (COVID 19 test) at NCC taken the date of arrival to campus. Testing Schedule is located on the Surveillance Testingt website.
  2. Tests results from tests conducted off-campus (options i and ii above) must be uploaded to the NCC Mobile App using the “Submit Return-to-Campus Test Result” form.

Submit Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Any students with a regular on-campus presence are required to be either fully vaccinated, in progress of becoming fully vaccinated, or be granted a medical or religious exemption. Students are considered fully vaccinated for the initial course of vaccination: (1) two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two dose COVID-19 vaccine series or (2) two weeks after receiving a single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Submit proof using the SUNY Vaccination Verification Application (also located in the NCC Mobile App). If you have already submitted proof of vaccination to the College, YOU DO NOT NEED TO RESUBMIT YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION PROOF A SECOND TIME.
  • Students in progress of becoming fully vaccinated (i.e. students who have received only 1 dose of a 2-dose vaccine) must apply for a Medical Accommodation
  • Students who wish to apply for a Medical or Religious Exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement can find exemption applications and instructions on the SUNY COVID-19 Vaccination website.
    Note: If you are fully vaccinated, please see the following section regarding “COVID-19 Booster Requirement”

COVID-19 Booster Requirement

In addition to the initial course of vaccination, any student with a regular on-campus presence who is eligible for a booster shot must receive one for the Spring ’22 semester.

Students are eligible for a COVID-19 booster five (5) months after completing their primary vaccine series of Moderna or Pfizer, or two (2) months after receiving their Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine.

  1. Proof of receiving a booster must be provided by each student by the later of: (1) February 13, 2022 or (2) one month from the date such student became eligible to receive a booster
  2. Upload your proof of Booster via the NCC Mobile App using the “Submit Proof of Booster” form, NOT THE SUNY VERIFICATION APPLICATION.
  3. Students with questions should contact healthoffice@ncc.edu

Additional Information

Student Groups

All students who will be participating in student activities and accessing their office spaces must adhere to the aforementioned vaccination requirement, testing, and masking policies as indicated above.

Visitors to Campus

Nassau Community College will allow visitors onto the campus. Visitors will be required to wear masks, and maintain social distancing while on campus. 


NCC COVID-19 Compliance Concerns

The NCC COVID-19 Compliance Corner is an option for making a confidential report online to help individuals identify and address compliance concerns regarding COVID-19.

This includes concerns related to compliance with COVID-19 health and safety standards (e.g., compliance with social distancing, personal protective equipment, and cleaning and disinfecting standards). An individual may provide their name and contact information, or may chose to remain anonymous. Individuals may still report their concerns through the traditional reporting channels. Creating and maintaining an environment that maintains health and safety during this unprecedented time will be a collaborative effort and we need your help.

Submit a compliance concern

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