The majority of courses that can be instructed remotely or online will be provided
in that form of instruction to maintain the health and safety of the NCC community.
However, there are some course that require in-person instruction. These courses will
be instructed face-to-face following the appropriate safety guidelines and procedures
and are highlighted in the student Guide for Returning to Campus and the Guide for Returning to the Workplace for employees.
- Faculty & Staff
- The Greenhouse: The Children’s Greenhouse, operates separately from the College and will open for
the Fall Semester making necessary adjustments and accommodations to provide for the
health and safety of the children who attend the program, their parents and the staff
of the center. The center will operate adhering to guidance from the Office of Children
and Family Services, the regulatory agency for child care in NYS (OCFS), the Department
of Health (DOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Where possible, building occupants are expected to follow signage on traffic flow
through building entrances, exits, elevator usage and similar common use areas.
- Elevators: Use of elevators should be limited where possible to avoid close proximity with others
in a confined space. No more than the number of people indicated will be permitted
in an elevator at any one time and the signage in the elevator directing where to
stand and face must be followed. Those using elevators are required to wear a face
mask/covering regardless if traveling alone or with others. You should also avoid
touching the elevator buttons with your exposed hand/fingers, if possible. Wash your
hands or use hand sanitizers that contains at least 60% alcohol upon departing the
- Restrooms: Maximum occupancy of restrooms should be limited based on appropriate social distancing
to ensure maintaining at least six (6) feet distance between individuals. Wash your
hands thoroughly afterward to reduce the potential transmission of the virus.
- Entry/Exit Ways: Entry to buildings will be regulated and monitored, where possible. Your NCC ID
and current class schedule is required for entry to most buildings. Please do not
hold or prop open exterior doors for others. Usable entry and exit points will be
identified for each building.
- Computer Labs & Library: Capacity in all public study spaces, such as library lounges and study areas and computer
labs, will be reduced. Such spaces will be marked for physical distancing, and frequently
cleaned. Students will be required to show NCC ID to use the library. Please visit
the Library’s website for additional information.
- Dining: Before and after eating, you should wash your hands thoroughly to reduce the potential
transmission of the virus. Eating establishments must meet requirements to allow at
least 6 feet of distance between each customer, including while waiting in line and
seating arrangements. The NCC community is encouraged to limit their time in campus
food establishments, and weather permitting, eat outside or in their cars. Only remove
your face mask/covering in order to eat, then put it back on. Facilities will remove
or rearrange chairs and tables or add visual cue marks to support social distancing
practices between students.