5/20/2020

Neosho County Community College Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

Official Statement from NCCC President, Dr. Brian Inbody

 

Moving to Phase II on May 26th. – Opening the college buildings to the general public, group meetings restricted, summer classes remain online/remote instruction

 

With the Governor’s Executive Order 20-34 the State of Kansas has moved to Ad Astra Plan Phase II. In response, the NCCC Core Emergency Response Team (CERT) has moved the college to Phase II according to its plan beginning Tuesday, May 26th.  On May 26th all campus buildings will be open to the public for normal summer hours, 7:30am to 5:30pm.  Summer hours are Monday through Thursday (closed on Fridays).

 

NCCC will be observing Memorial Day on Monday, May 25th and will be closed. 

 

Campus events/group meetings can be scheduled for groups of 15 or less.  Athletic facilities are closed to the public without the permission of the Vice President for Operations.

 

When visiting campus, social distancing is recommended, as is the wearing of masks.  Additional physical modifications have been made to the buildings, including clear barriers, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing reminders.

 

Beginning in Phase II students and community members are able to access services face-to-face during normal business hours. Students will also be able to communicate with college personnel remotely for services such as advising, financial aid, cashier, and tutoring. Contact information for various services can be found in the links below.

 

Chanute Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/chanutecontacts.aspx

 

Ottawa Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/ottawacontacts.aspx

 

As a reminder, the College is offering all summer classes by remote instruction or online delivery.

 

Students and employees are asked to continue to pay attention to email and notifications for updates.

 

The college has also released a pdf of the entire phase plan.

5/19/2020

Neosho County Community College Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

Official Statement from NCCC President, Dr. Brian Inbody

 

Neosho County Community College intends to open for face-to-face and hybrid classes for the fall semester but do so in a manner that respects national, state, and local experts with safety of all our constituents as our top priority.  Today the College released a framework for reopening the college that mirrors the Kansas phased plan reopening of the state, Ad Astra.  As the State of Kansas and counties move through the various phases, NCCC will respond in turn.  As the College has facilities in various counties, and as counties retain the ability to set their own phase level depending on the situation, it is possible that different campuses and centers within NCCC might be at different phases depending on location.

 

The NCCC COVID-19 Response Phase Plan has five levels, from level 0 that corresponds to Governor’s “Stay at Home” order, to levels 1-4 that synchronize with the Ad Astra plan.  The levels provide a framework for many areas including instruction, housing, employee workspace, community groups, building access, venders on campus, and college travel. While the college currently intends to return to athletic competition in the fall at this time, the NCCC framework for athletics will be announced sometime after the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Kansas Junior Community College Conference (KJCCC) release their guidance to colleges, currently scheduled for mid-June.   

 

For all phase levels the College has developed Standard Safety Protocols which includes frequent disinfecting campus spaces, following social distancing guidelines, recommending masks, utilizing county resources for testing/contact tracing, and physical changes to buildings.  The physical changes to buildings include clear barriers in reception areas, numerous hand sanitizing stations, social distance reminders, and positional directions for those in line.  

 

As the state and counties declare various phases, the NCCC Core Emergency Response Team (CERT) will declare our corresponding level along with the date and time that that level will be enacted. The CERT members do have the ability to set a different level based on data from individual campuses or centers.   Students, employees and the community will be informed of the phase level change through email and social media. 

 

In all levels students will be able to communicate with the college remotely for services such as advising, financial aid, and tutoring. Contact information for various services can be found in the links below.

 

Chanute Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/chanutecontacts.aspx

 

Ottawa Area Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/ottawacontacts.aspx

 

As a reminder, while the buildings may be opening to students and the public beginning when the CERT team declares a particular campus at NCCC at phase level 2, 3, or 4 in the coming weeks, the College has committed to offering all summer face-to-face and hybrid classes by remote instruction or online delivery.

 

Students and employees are asked to continue to pay attention to email and notifications for updates.

The college has also released a pdf of the entire phase plan.

5/15/2020

Neosho County Community College Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

Official Statement from NCCC President, Dr. Brian Inbody

 

In response to the Governor’s declaration of level of 1.5 in the Ad Astra: A Plan to Reopen Kansas, the College will remain at its current state of Coronavirus response through June 1, 2020.  

Building access is limited.  In-person access for all services including computer access, bookstore, proctoring, etc. will be available by appointment only.  For appointments, please see the list of access numbers in the appropriate link below.  Students will be required to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire before building access will be granted.

 

Chanute Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/chanutecontacts.aspx

 

Ottawa Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/ottawacontacts.aspx

 

As published in the 4/24/2020 official statement, Neosho County Community College will be conducting all summer classes in a virtual / online environment.  Classes originally scheduled in a face-to-face or hybrid modality have been converted to Zoom video web conferencing and will adhere to the day and time as posted in the original class schedule.  Online classes will continue as normal.

 

Students and employees are asked to pay attention to email and notifications for updates and resources that will be made available.

4/24/2020

 

Neosho County Community College Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

Official Statement from NCCC President, Dr. Brian Inbody

 

Neosho County Community College, in continued response to the COVID-19 situation, will be conducting all summer classes in a virtual / online environment.  Classes originally scheduled in a face-to-face or hybrid modality will be converted to Zoom video web conferencing and will adhere to the day and time as posted in the original class schedule.  Online classes will continue as normal.  

As previously published, the college will remain closed until May 17.  Decisions will be made about re-opening for students and campus events at a later date. 

 

In person access for all services including computer access, bookstore, proctoring, etc. will be available by appointment only.  For appointments, please see the list of access numbers in the appropriate link below.  Students will be required to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire before building access will be granted.

 

Chanute Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/chanutecontacts.aspx

 

Ottawa Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/ottawacontacts.aspx

 

Students and employees are asked to pay attention to email and notifications for updates and resources that will be made available.

3-22-2020

Neosho County Community College Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation

Official Statement from NCCC President, Dr. Brian Inbody

 

Neosho County Community College has been monitoring the changes and available information in response to the Coronavirus / COVID-19 situation.  With the growing concern about the health and safety of our communities, additional changes in our scheduling and activities have been made.  We will continue to evaluate the situation daily and provide updates as necessary. 

NCCC will be on extended spring break from March 23 through March 27 for all face-to-face and hybrid course sections on the Chanute and Ottawa campuses.  Beginning March 30, and continuing through May 17, the college will transition to remote instruction and online classes to complete the semester. 

Due to the proclamation by Governor Kelly closing all K-12 location through May 31, classes taught concurrently and at tech centers will also transition to remote instruction or alternative delivery methods in conjunction with the unified school districts that we serve.  More information will follow.

THERE WILL BE NO SCHEDULE CHANGE TO CLASSES ALREADY TAUGHT ONLINE, WHICH RESUME ON MARCH 23.

UPDATED 3-20-2020:  All Campuses and locations are closed to the public and to students during the week of extended spring break from March 23 through March 29.   Online classes will continue as normal.  Students can access college services by phone and email beginning March 23, please see the links below for contact information.

Beginning March 30, in person access to students for all services including computer access, bookstore, proctoring, etc. may be available by appointment only.  For appointments, please see the list of access numbers in the appropriate link below.  Specific programs, such as CTE hands-on classes and GED programs will be contacting students via email or phone.  Please check your email often as the situation develops.

Students and employees will be required to answer a COVID-19 questionnaire before building access will be granted. 

Chanute Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/chanutecontacts.aspx 

Ottawa Contact Information: www.neosho.edu/ottawacontacts.aspx

 

UPDATED 2020-03-22 Residence halls will remain open for those students who cannot vacate.  However, the college strongly recommends students to leave campus as they are able.  Starting on March 22, students living in the residence halls who do not plan to return to campus for the rest of the semester can check out. Students in the residence hall received an email, please follow those directions.

Students who need to access computers and high speed internet may do so by appointment only.  The appointment process includes a COVID questionnaire and social distancing practices.  NCCC has greatly increased the amount of deep cleaning and disinfecting practices on our campuses and will maintain these levels throughout this period. 

All events on campus are cancelled through May 17.  This includes all athletic events (competition and practices) per the NJCAA requirement issued on March 16.  Graduation ceremonies including Commencement, GED Graduation, and Nurses Pinning are also cancelled.  Community clubs and organization meetings/gatherings are also included in this cancellation. 

College-sponsored travel for all groups and college personnel is prohibited except in situations that are essential and approved by Executive Administration. 

Personal travel for employees is discouraged.  All current Kansas Department of Health and Environment and CDC recommendations will be adhered to regarding travel and self-quarantine.  Therefore, if employees travel on a cruise ship or to a state, country, or area identified by the KDHE as an area with known widespread transmission, and are flagged by the COVID questionnaire, they will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Students and employees are asked to pay attention to email and notifications for updates and resources that will be made available.  Please see the following table of dates and information and links below for more specific information.  Keep in mind this situation is continually evolving and is subject to change.

 

March 23 – March 27

  • Extended Spring Break for face-to-face and hybrid sections at Ottawa and Chanute campuses
  • Tech center and concurrent – closed and will be resumed on a case-by-case basis
  • Residence Halls – students are encouraged not to return, but halls are available as needed, dining services available through delivery only
  • Campus employees return to work or work from home – campus services available by phone, web, or email only
  • All campus events are cancelled through May 19 or offered through a distance modality

March 30 – May 17

  • Face-to-face and hybrid sections will transition to remote instruction / online
  • Lab / technical programs will transition as appropriate, or alternative options will be made available
  • Residence Halls – students are encouraged not to return, but halls are available as needed, dining services available through delivery only
  • Campus employees will provide services by phone, web, or email only
  • Proctoring, bookstore, and general computer access is available by appointment only
  • All campus events are cancelled through May 19 or offered through a distance modality

May 15

  • Graduation ceremonies (including Nurses Pinning and GED) are cancelled

 

Neosho County Community College COVID-19 News

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Franklin County Health Department

Neosho County Health Department

Anderson County Health Department

NJCAA