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 Sprin 2021 semester.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
No, if your class does not meet face-to-face on Campus, you do not need to participate
in surveillance testing.
However, 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
Students using on-campus resources, on a weekly basis, for the facilitation of their
academic courses (computer, internet or study space access)
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.
Consistent with CDC and NY State DOH guidance, NCC has adopted the following guidance
for those who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have been previously
diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past 90 days:
Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 but who are fully vaccinated do not
need to quarantine if the following criteria are met:
Individual is fully vaccinated (2 weeks following your second dose for a 2-shot vaccine,
or 2 weeks following one dose for a 1-shot vaccine)
Individual is asymptomatic
Individuals who have been exposed but previously diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past
90 days do not need to quarantine if the following criteria are met:
Individual is fully recovered from COVID-19
Individual is asymptomatic after most recent exposure
Employees must still notify COVIDHR@ncc.edu if they have been exposed to COVID-19, and should not come to campus until you have
been cleared to come to campus. Please note you will be required to show proof of
vaccination, proof of prior positive test result or completed order of isolation from
the past 90 days.
If you do not meet the above criteria, and you have been exposed to someone with a
confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19, you are required to quarantine for 10 days.
Consistent with NY State DOH guidance, as of April 10, 2021, asymptomatic travelers
entering New York from another country, U.S. state, or territory are no longer required
to test or quarantine. While no longer required, the NYS DOH still recommends self-
quarantine and testing 3 to 5 days after arriving in New York for those who are not
fully vaccinated or have not recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 during the
previous 3 months. Mandatory quarantine remains in effect for all symptomatic travelers
regardless of vaccination status. All travelers must continue to fill out the Traveler
Health Form. Individuals should continue strict adherence to all safety guidelines
to stop the spread – monitoring symptoms daily, wearing masks, socially distancing
and avoiding large gatherings.
Recently, SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras announced that all SUNY campuses will adopt
the latest CDC guidance to ease outdoor mask requirements for fully vaccinated individuals.
Effective immediately, students, faculty, and staff who are fully vaccinated (i.e.,
two weeks following final dose of any vaccine regimen) may gather or conduct activities
outdoors without wearing a mask except in certain crowded settings and venues. Please
keep in mind that masks should still be worn outdoors in scenarios where social distance
cannot be maintained, or if gatherings exceed 25 people. Masks are still also required
during commencement ceremonies, even if held outdoors.
Face coverings (masks) must still be worn by all members of the NCC community on campus
at all other times, including in classrooms, conference rooms, and other spaces, with
the following exceptions: when in their private personal space, when by themselves
and/or when eating meals on campus while seated and socially distanced.