Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Please be advised that NCCC is following all CDC and DOH guidelines. If an NCCC student tests positive for COVID-19, they should contact the Supervisor of College Nursing Services/Wellness Center, Cheri Yager, at: 716-614-6276. All information will remain strictly confidential. The Department of Health of the County the student lives in will be notified as per the regulations associated with the pandemic, however, no confidential information will be disclosed at any time. Questions may also be to Cheri Yager via email at: yager@niagaracc.suny.edu, if preferred.

 

March 22, 2020

Students

In compliance with the Executive Order put in place by the Governor of NY on March 20, 2020 to reduce the workforce by 100%, the following information is being provided to you.

Week of March 23-27, 2020

  • Classes are cancelled.
  • All offices on campus will be switching over to remote operations. Offices will not be open to the general public. Students may still contact offices and staff members via phone and email. Information for contact information can be found at http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/directory/
  • Faculty will be using this week to prepare to move courses from traditional face-to-face instruction to online or other alternative teaching methods.
  • Faculty will set up virtual office hours to keep in touch with students. This may be done through phone calls, emails, Starfish, BlackBoard or online. If you have questions about your previously scheduled appointments, please contact your individual faculty member.
  • Students are encouraged to contact college offices and staff members via email, phone and online. Contact information for college offices and staff members is located on the college's directory. - http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/directory/
  • Students are encouraged to access online, email, or phone advisement. Please contact your academic advisor to schedule an advising appointment that works best for your situation.
  • Faculty will be using Starfish or other appropriate methods to contact students.
  • Students are encouraged to visit the College website and to check their TWolves email for updates.

Starting March 30, 2020 – until further notice

  • Classes resume; alternative teaching methods begin
  • All college offices will be working remotely, no staff will be on campus.
  • Teaching faculty will provide class instruction to students according to their distant learning plan.
  • Faculty will begin teaching online or other modalities; faculty will host virtual/remote office hours to keep in touch with students. These hours may be held through Starfish, BlackBoard, online or through the phone. Students should contact faculty to determine how the individual faculty member will be holding hours.
  • Nursing and Allied Health clinicals, labs, science labs, and unique software-enhanced courses such as CADD will be adapted to other teaching methods. Faculty will be contacting students with updated information on these types of courses.
  • Internships and field placements may still be available through remote options. Students are advised to contact their internship coordinator, supervisor or faculty member to determine if you are still able to continue with your internship course remotely.
  • The college is open but all faculty and staff are working remotely. Students are still able to receive tutoring services through ACE but should contact the office directly to determine how they can schedule tutoring sessions. Phone: 716-614-6724    Email:  ace@niagaracc.suny.edu
  • Library services can be accessed online - http://libguides.niagaracc.suny.edu/welcome

Barnes and Noble Bookstore

Barnes and Noble Bookstore (Sanborn & Niagara Falls Culinary Institute locations) are closed. Online orders and services are available for students. You can find more information on their website about their services including free EBooks and Online tutoring services. https://niagaracc.bncollege.com/shop/niagara-cc/home 

Housing Students

  • Housing staff can be contacted through email or phone. Staff members may have alternating schedules beginning March 23, 2020 in accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order.
  • Students may contact Student Housing Village at 716-731-8850 or housing@niagaracc.suny.edu
  • Students are not expected to return to housing on March 29, 2020 as originally stated due to the Governor’s Executive Order.
  • Students may contact the Housing Office to make arrangements to collect their essential items from their individual rooms.
  • If you added your housing address to your Banner account, you should go online through Banner Web and remove that address so all college correspondence will be sent to your legal address.
  • If students must stay on campus, they should be aware that there will be no on-campus dining services and that movement within the building may be restricted or they may be quarantined.
  • The campus shuttle will be suspended until the Executive Order is removed.

Dining Services

No Food Service will be available on campus until further notice.

Child Development Center

The Child Development Center will be closed until further notice. The office staff will be working remotely if you have any questions or concerns. You may contact them at 716-614-6245 or by email cduquin@niagaracc.suny.edu for more information.

Athletics

In accordance with the Governor's mandate to close gym facilities and fitness centers, NCCC Fitness Center will be closed until further notice. Open gym hours will also be canceled until the Governor relaxes the rules for fitness centers and gym facilities. All NJCAA sanctioned sports have been suspended until further notice. This includes official games and practices for any teams sanctioned by NJCAA.

On-Campus Activities

Campus activities have been cancelled or postponed. Please check the website for any updates or cancellation notices at http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/.

Student Assistants and Federal Work Study Students

Student Assistants should contact their supervisors to determine if there is work that can be done remotely in order to continue earning their wages at the college. Students whose supervisor indicates there is no work to do remotely should contact the Career and Transitional Services Office at acummings@niagaracc.suny.edu to discuss next steps.

Federal Work Study Students should contact their supervisors to determine if there is work that can be done remotely in order to continue earning their wages at the college. This includes those students who work off-campus through the Federal Work Study program. If the supervisor indicates that there is no work that can be done remotely, please contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss how your award will be satisfied. The contact information is Phone: 716-614-6266 or Email: finaid@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Workforce Development and Continuing Education

For information on specific Workforce Development and Continuing Education classes- please go to the website for the most up to date information: http://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wd/

Savor Restaurant and La Patisserie

In accordance with the New York State and CDC guidelines with regard to COVID-19, Savor Restaurant and La Patisserie will be closed until further notice. No takeout service will be available during the closure, but we will post reopening information on the website when it becomes available. For more information go to: http://nfculinary.org/.

Current Student Advisement and Registration Will Be Delayed Until the Week of March 30

In light of recent developments to move all college services and coursework remotely, this will allow the necessary time to make this transition.

As an example, if students were able to register beginning March 23, 2020 they will now be able to register beginning March 30, 2020. If their assigned week was March 30, 2020 they will become eligible the week of April 6, 2020. If their assigned week was April 6, 2020 they will become eligible the week of April 13, 2020.

Students should contact their faculty advisor to schedule an advisement appointment.

Please know that we are taking every reasonable step to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus to protect the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and families.

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