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Learn about NCC's ongoing COVID response and efforts.

NCC Next


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.

Support Services

  • Students
  • 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).

Public Spaces

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 elevator.
  • 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.

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