Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

March 20, 2020

Human Resources Update

Dear Employees,

As you may know, guidance continues to change on a daily basis, sometimes several times throughout the day. The Executive Team is working around the clock to provide updates to the campus in this ever-changing pandemic we are faced with. As many have read or watched today, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated "the ultimate step" in his state's effort to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus, signing an executive order "mandating that 100% of workforce must stay home, excluding essential services”. The college has developed a plan today for all employees to adhere to those requirements and those who are deemed to be essential at this time.

As we formulate the next steps, all employees should be in contact with their direct supervisor who will communicate your work from home plan or if you are deemed an essential employee who will be required to work on campus. Please note the campus remains open at this time, limiting it to those who are employed on campus ONLY. Employees who are notified that they will receive a laptop, will need to pick it up from OIT either Saturday or Sunday between the hours of 9:00a-5:00p. OIT is continuing to work on securing and preparing additional laptops and computers in the event you do not initially receive one and will be notified when it is ready. Additionally, we ask that staff enter through the Learning Commons area and sign in on the designated sign in sheet with the security officer. During this time, we ask that if you need paperwork or other items from your office, they are picked up during this timeframe. Please coordinate with your supervisor when you plan on coming on campus, as we want to minimize interaction as much as possible. Employees need to take proactive steps to social distancing as well. We ask that employees get what is needed as quickly as possible and not stay on campus for an extended period of time.

As a reminder, the college has implemented a telecommuting policy as well as a FAQ’s section. Updates will be provided on the website as new information needs to be communicated. The website is: 

We know this is an uncertain and stressful time for many. Working remotely creates many challenges for employees, but please know your supervisor and other staff members are here to support you through this time and communication now more than ever is the key!

I hope that everyone remains healthy and that this pandemic ends soon. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Catherine Brown, MBA
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
Niagara County Community College
716-614-5951 Phone
716-614-5954 Fax


March 19, 2020

Human Resources Update

The College has been working diligently to prepare employees who may be working remotely as early as next week. Non-essential employees with the approval of their supervisor and Human Resources will be expected to complete tasks via telecommuting. We are working closely with the Governor’s Office and SUNY on requirements we must follow on campus. At this time, we are trying to minimize the number of employees on campus, as we should have no more than 25% of our workforce present. The campus remains open at this time and will continue to be open unless we are told otherwise. Some essential employees have been designated as those who will need to perform their duties on campus. We are still working out details and ask that you be patient, especially if your supervisor has not been in touch with you as of yet. In the next few days, all employees will be notified on whether to report to campus on Monday, March 23. Below are the NCCC telecommuting policy and procedure if you are approved to work from home.

Catherine Brown, MBA
Assistant Vice President of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
Niagara County Community College
716-614-5951 Phone
716-614-5954 Fax

Stay Connected

We are all in this together. Stay connected to stay informed.

  • Check your NCCC email for important updates.
  • Visit the NCCC Coronavirus web page
  • If you will be working remotely – please update your voicemail and email

    Voicemail from off campus
    To access your college voicemail from off campus, follow these steps:
    Dial 716-614-6800
    Please * when prompted
    Enter your four-digit extension and then press #

    Employees who are working from home – update your voicemail greeting
    If you have been approved to work from home, please change your voicemail to the following message:

    You have reached (Insert name and position) at Niagara County Community College. To help protect the safety and well being of the campus community NCCC has implemented telecommuting. This voicemail is being monitored remotely but for improved response time, please feel free to email me at: (insert email address). Thank you.



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