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Effective September 1, 2021, under the guidance of State and County officials, and placing health and safety first, Nassau Community College will increase on-campus density and provide courses in multiple instructional modalities including face-to-face, remote and hybrid. Information on the form of instruction will be located in the course descriptions upon registering.

Outlined below is the College’s health and safety guidelines, developed by College’s Reinventing Task Force, which incorporates the many voices of the Campus community, including administrators, faculty, and staff. These guidelines are effective as of September 1, 2021. 

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final approval for at least one COVID-19 Vaccination, which per SUNY mandate requires all students, who intend to have an on-campus presence, to be either Fully Vaccinated, in process of being fully vaccinated, or be granted an Exemption if they are on-campus. Students have a 35-day grace period, from the day of full FDA vaccine approval, to provide proof of vaccination. Proof must be submitted by September 27, 2021.


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 NCC 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). This Guide must be reviewed and acknowledged by every College employee and student by September 1, 2021.

Employees

Vaccinated Employees*

In order to be exempt from the below protocols on surveillance testing, daily health screening, masking and social distancing, fully vaccinated individuals must show proof of their vaccination by emailing a picture or scanned copy of both the front and back of their vaccine card to COVIDHR@ncc.edu (employees). In your email, include the following information:

  1. Full Name
  2. N-number
  3. Department

*Individuals are “fully vaccinated” two (2) weeks following their conclusion of full vaccine regimen.

  1. Masking and Social Distancing
    • Indoors: Fully vaccinated members of the campus community must continue to wear a mask while indoors on campus.
    • Outdoors: All fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear a mask or socially distance while outdoors on campus.
  2. Surveillance Testing
    • Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to participate in surveillance testing, if they provide proof of vaccination, as described above.   
  3. Daily Screening
    • Fully vaccinated individuals are no longer required to complete the daily COVID-19 screening if they provide proof of vaccination, as described above. In lieu of a daily screening, individuals will be required to submit a one-time attestation that they will self-screen for signs or symptoms of infectious illness daily, that they will not enter campus if they are experiencing any such symptoms, and that they will notify COVIDHR@ncc.edu (employees) if they are symptomatic or diagnosed with COVID-19.

Unvaccinated Employees

  1. Masking and Social Distancing
    • Indoors: All partially vaccinated* or unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear a mask and, where practicable, continue to observe social distancing in indoor settings.
    • Outdoors: All partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals must continue wearing masks outdoors when they are within 6 feet of another individual.

      *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.
  2. Surveillance Testing
    • Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals must continue to participate in COVID-19 surveillance testing every week that they are on campus.
  3. Daily Screening
    • Partially vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals must continue to complete the daily COVID-19 screening before coming on campus.

STUDENTS

  1. All students MUST read, acknowledge, and adhere to the Student Guide to Returning to Campus via the NCC Mobile app.  Any students who will have a physical presence on campus i.e. enrolled in courses with on-campus, face-to-face (“F2F”) instruction, students working on campus, student athletes, and students who plan on using on-campus resources (i.e., utilizing the campus for computer and/or internet access, or for study space access) will be responsible for complying with requirements summarized in the Guide.
  2. Fully vaccinated students must electronically sign the 2021-2022 COVID-19 Attestation Form. The Attestation Form is accessible through the NCC Mobile app.
  3. All students must continue to wear masks indoors on campus and where practicable observe social distancing in indoor settings. 
  4. Submit Your Proof of Vaccination: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final approval for at least one COVID-19 Vaccination, which per SUNY mandate requires all students to be either Fully Vaccinated, in process of being fully vaccinated, or be granted an Exemption if they are on-campus.

  5. Surveillance Testing: Surveillance testing will be mandatory for all unvaccinated students who have been granted a medical or religious exemption and all partially vaccinated students who have been granted a medical accommodation while they complete their vaccination requirement.  
  6. Daily Screening: Daily screening and symptom monitoring will continue for all unvaccinated students who have been granted a medical or religious exemption and all partially vaccinated students who have been granted a medical accommodation while they complete their vaccination requirement. Screening must be completed each day before coming to campus.

Additional Information

Student Groups

  • Student groups will be allowed to return to campus and access their office spaces. Students must adhere to the aforementioned testing, masking, and screening policies as indicated based on their vaccination status.

Visitors to Campus

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

Vaccination Requirement

The College will clearly and recurrently communicate our health and safety standards and expectations to the members of the Campus community. Adherence with these protocols will be enforced through the Student Code of Conduct and other relevant College policies and procedures as appropriate.

Please keep in mind this global pandemic is an ever-evolving situation and as such information provided on this website is subject to change.


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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