All courses that can be instructed remotely or online will be in this format. Courses
that have critical components and require face-to-face instruction, such as lab components,
will be instructed on-campus in a face-to-face format. For those classes that do require
face-to-face instruction, appropriate health and safety guidelines and procedures
will be followed to maintain the health and safety of all. The College is only providing
courses in these formats for the Fall 2020 semester.
As in the Spring, the NCC Bookstore and the Library are both accessible remotely via their websites. However, both the Library and the
Bookstore will be physical opened for the Fall 2020 semester, operating in a limited
capacity and following appropriate safety guidelines and procedures to maintain health
and safety. NCC Community will be required to follow social distancing guidelines
and to wear masks.
Students must provide their own face coverings. A limited supply of disposable masks
will be available in student support areas and from instructors for students who forget
to bring their own masks. Two cloth face coverings will be provided by NCC to all
Employees who are not able to wear a face mask/covering because they cannot medically
tolerate it can request a reasonable accommodation by submitting a request to the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Students who are not able to wear a face mask/covering for medical reasons can request
an accommodation from the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). To request an accommodation, students must complete the Application for CSD Services and provide medical documentation explaining why they are unable to wear a mask.
Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Per SUNY’s guidance, the start date for any face-to-face components of courses will
not begin until February 1 except for a few courses, such as labs, that will begin
on January 19. Information on form of instruction will be located in the course descriptions
If you plan on coming to campus and using on-campus resources, on a weekly basis,
for the facilitation of your academic courses (computer, internet or study space access)
you will need to complete the mandatory requirements found in the Spring 2021 Student Guide for Returning to the Campus.
If you are a student who falls into one of the below categories you will need to complete
the testing requirements even though you have received the vaccination. With all vaccinations
there is still a chance you can get the virus.
Students enrolled in face-to-face courses
Students working on campus
Student athletes (will receive specific instructions from the Director of Athletics
regarding the below requirements)
Students using on-campus resources, on a weekly basis, for the facilitation of their
academic courses (computer, internet or study space access)
If you answer “YES” to any of the screening questions, please do not come to campus,
and begin isolation or quarantine. Your COVID-19 screening results will automatically
be sent to the Student Health Office. You should expect a follow up call and/or email from the Student Health Office, to obtain further information from you and provide
you with guidance. Any positive COVID-19 test taken outside of campus should be reported
to the Student Health Office at email@example.com.
If you choose to participate in the campus testing to fulfill the return-to-campus testing requirement, you must complete this within the first 5 days of campus. For example, since almost
all on-campus courses start during the week of February 1, you may get tested on any
day between February 1-February 5 if you choose to do the campus testing.
If the pool comes back with a COVID-19 positive result, each person in the pool will
be contacted via email and instructed to isolate until the individual reflex tests
are conducted on each pool participant’s saliva sample. All participants will be notified
when the results of the individual reflect tests are available. If your reflex test
is negative, you will be instructed that you may end your isolation and return to
campus. If your reflex test is positive, you will be notified and you must continue
to isolate for a duration of 10 days from the date of your test if you remain asymptomatic.