NCCC releases plan for fall classes

The Herald Staff
Neosho County Community College has announced the details of its plan to safely return to in-person classes on campuses beginning Aug. 24. [HERALD FILE PHOTO].

Neosho County Community College will have in-person classes on campuses beginning Aug. 24.

NCCC has been working diligently this summer to respond to, and plan for, the changes to the health and safety of our communities, NCCC president Dr. Brian Inbody said.

“Enriching our communities and students’ lives is our mission, but your safety is our priority,” he said. “We will continue to update plans based on information, guidelines, and requirements provided by public health officials. NCCC is taking many steps to help protect students, employees, and visitors.”

Here is what to expect this fall on the NCCC campuses:

• Facilities and Operations: Physical modifications have been made to the buildings, including clear barriers, frequent cleaning, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing reminders.

• Face coverings: Employees, students, visitors, and vendors are required to wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth while in buildings owned and/or operated by the college. Face coverings must also be worn outdoors on campus where safe social distancing is not possible.

• Health assessments: All employees, students, and visitors will be asked to help protect others by completing their own daily self-assessment before coming on campus. If you are feeling sick or running a fever, do not come on campus; rather, seek medical advice.

Some face-to-face classes may be adjusted for social distancing. All current Academic Calendar and Enrollment Management dates will remain as published.

All face-to-face and hybrid class sections will transition to an alternative delivery method starting Nov. 30 (after the Thanksgiving break). In general, these courses will transition to live remote instruction hosted via Zoom at the normal, scheduled, in-person class times. Some exceptions may be made for courses that require in-person activity that was not completed prior to the transition. More class-specific information will be provided by instructors.

Final exams will be remote with some exceptions. The final exam schedule will be updated to allow for an extended timeframe for the scheduled exam time periods.

Due to state and county regulations, some students, such as those traveling internationally or from a state experiencing a high number of positive cases, may be required to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.