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
March 30 – May 17
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