Current Chanute Campus Level:  Level Three
Current Ottawa Campus Level:  Level Three
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Fall 2020 Guide for Neosho Panthers


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


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

Fall Semester Student FAQs

Updated 10-05-2020

 

  • Will I get in trouble for not wearing a mask?
    • Yes.  This violates the expectations of NCCC’s Student Code of Conduct and may result in corrective measures ranging from verbal warning through suspension from the institution.
  • Masks with Valves?
    • Per CDC guidelines, masks with breathable valves are not recommended and therefore will not be acceptable on campus. 
  • When can I return to campus after self-isolating or testing positive?
    • General guidelines are provided by KDHE, however work with your local health department to determine this answer for you.
  • Under what conditions will I be self-isolated?
    • General guidelines are provided by KDHE, however work with your local health department to determine this answer for you.
  • Where can I self-isolate?
    • If you are a resident hall student, we prefer that you self-isolate at home, however for those unable to do so, special accommodations may be arranged for you on campus.
  • What does asymptomatic mean?
    • This means “without symptoms”.  With COVID, it is possible to test positive and spread the infection to others without having active symptoms.
  • How does COVID spread?
    • Per CDC information, the virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks (CDC).  Please refer to CDC’s website for more information.
  • What if I test positive or know someone who has tested positive?
  • Where can I Zoom for class?
    • On the Chanute campus, you can access a computer in the Reading Room of the Chapel and designated computers in the Chapman Learning Center (CLC).  These computers have webcams, headsets, and microphones for student use.  In addition, the front desk in the CLC has headsets available for checkout for use with a personal device.
    • On the Ottawa campus, there are designated computers in The Teaching & Learning Center (TLC). These computers have webcams, headsets, and microphones for student use.  In addition, the front desk in the TLC has headsets available for checkout for use with a personal device.
  • Can we go home for the weekend or travel out of town?
    • The college has no restrictions on student’s personal travel.  However, we do ask that you maintain social distancing and preventative measures such as wearing masks and washing hands regularly.  Also, please refrain from gathering in large groups of people.  Some college programs or activities may have specific restrictions.
  • What are some best practices for dealing with someone who has been COVID-19 positive?
    • First, don’t blame them.  It is possible to make good choices and still become infected with COVID-19.  If people feel ashamed, they will be less likely to report, which could lead to additional spread of the virus.  Please be supportive and not judgmental if someone you know has tested positive for the virus.
    • Second, avoid personal contact while they are isolating.  As soon as they are released from self-isolation, they are no longer contagious and you can return to the “new normal” of social distancing with them. 
  • How do I get tested?
    • Contact your local health provider or county health department for information associated with testing. 
  • If I am notified during a face-to-face class that I need to self-isolate, what do I do?
    • Please leave class immediately with minimal disruption and contact your instructor electronically as soon as possible with the dates of your self-isolation.
  • If I have recovered from COVID-19 do I have to self-isolate if I am exposed again?
    • Follow the recommendations of your health provider and/or county health official.  Pre KDHE guidelines, the college is not requiring self-isolation for those who are within three months of recovering from COVID-19.
  • If I have recovered from COVID-19 do I have to participate in random COVID testing in the residence halls?
    • If you are within 90 days of recovering from COVID-19 you will not be selected to participate in random COVID testing.

 

If you have questions that you’d like to see answered here, please submit them to COVID-19@neosho.edu.