Fall 2020 Campus Restart Plan 
Fall 2020 Reopening
 
Protocols and Plans
 

COVID-19 Testing Information

Recent upticks in COVID-19 infections across college campuses have led the State University of New York (SUNY), of which North Country Community College is a part of, to adopt and require COVID-19 testing plans for all campuses. Effective immediately, all students must present evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result prior to arriving on campus for any reason other than a curbside pickup arrangement.  The test must be administered within 5-8 days of your arrival on campus.  After you are initially tested, if you will be on campus regularly, you must also agree to participate in pooled surveillance testing every two weeks.  The pooled surveillance tests can be given on campus and you would participate by providing a saliva sample.

Coming to Campus: Plan in Advance!
  • Using contact information on the website, make an appointment to come on campus by contacting the office or service you will be using.  For example, if you are looking for a tutoring appointment at the Learning Assistance Center, go to that webpage to make the appointment. If you are looking to make an appointment with the Business Office, go to the Business Office page for contact information.
  • Everyone on campus must wear a mask and social distance whenever possible.
Checklist for PCR COVID-19 Test:
  • Test must be administered within 5-8 days of first arrival on campus.
  • Call to make an appointment with your local healthcare provider to set up a test. Let them know that you will need to have results back within 5-6 days and that you will need proof of a negative result.
  • Let them know whether or not you have insurance.
  • Email test results along with your scheduled appointment time to Stacie Hurwitch at shurwitch@nccc.edu
  • Questions should be directed to Stacie Hurwitch at shurwitch@nccc.edu.

Contact Information for Testing Sites:

  1. Call to make an appointment to get tested. A medical order is not required. 518-891-4141. 
  2. Insurance should cover the costs, but if an individual does not have insurance, let Adirondack Health know and they can make arrangements to cover the test through a grant.
  1. A medical order (referral) is needed from a primary care provider in order to get a test.
  2. Individuals should contact their primary care provider to request the test.
  1. A medical order (referral) is needed from a primary care provider in order to get a test.
  2. Individuals should contact their primary care provider to request the test.
  1. A medical order (referral) is needed from a primary care provider in order to get a test.
  2. Individuals should contact their primary care provider to request the test.

Appointment needed. No referral needed. Check to make sure they take insurance. 

  1. Malone: (518) 521-3322
  2. Saranac Lake: (518) 897-1000

No appointment needed. No referral needed.  Check to make sure they take insurance.

  1. Plattsburgh: (518) 536-3071

 


 Fall 2020 Plan Summary

Fall 2020 classes will take place in a mostly online/remote setting, with the exception of select nursing, radiologic technology and massage therapy classes.

Watch a short video on our Fall 2020 Plan and Protocols

  • All instruction and operations will be conducted remotely until at least Sept. 21. For students, that means no campus access (except for bookstore curbside pickup) for the first two weeks of the semester.
  • Some courses will have live meetings via Blackboard or Zoom. Other courses will be fully online, with no regularly scheduled live sessions. See our Fall Schedule for more information.
  • For any in-person classes, a series of protocols will be implemented for students and employees including daily screening, social distancing, and the wearing of masks, which will be provided by the college.
  • Our Learning Assistance Centers, Libraries and Computer Labs will have limited in-person access for students. Appointments for in-person access may be possible after Sept. 21.
  • The residence halls will be closed and dining services will not be available on any campus for the fall semester.
  • College athletics and public recreation are suspended for the fall semester.

The following summarizes our plans and protocols for the fall semester. For complete details, review our Fall 2020 Campus Restart Plan.

Instruction and Operations
Area
Fall 2020
Instruction/Classes
Mostly online
  • First and last two weeks fully online
  • Limited in-person instruction
Academic Supports 
(Tutoring/Library)
Online/limited in-person supports
  • First and last two weeks fully online
  • Limited in-person by appointment only
Computer Labs
Limited in-person access 
(after week two)
Student Life
Online activities and engagement
Orientation
Virtual Orientation
Athletics
Suspended
Residential Life
(dorms/food service)
Suspended
Bookstore
Online at https://bookstore.nccc.edu, curbside pickup available
Administrative Offices
Mostly online
  • Limited in-person by appointment only
  • First and last two weeks fully online
Massage Therapy Clinic
Suspended
Gym, Pool and Fitness Center
Suspended
Library (public)
Suspended

 

On-Campus Protocols
Protocols Fall 2020
Screening (Employee)
  • Daily screening for those on-campus
  • Requested isolation period prior to return
  • Complete NYSTraveler Health Form and follow isolation and quarantine protocols for out-of-state travel 
Screening 
(Students)
  • Daily screening for those on-campus
  • Requested isolation period prior to return
  • Complete NYSTraveler Health Form and follow isolation and quarantine protocols for out-of-state travel
  • Send screenshot of completed form to our Campus Safety Monitor, Ms.Tara Smith, at tarasmith@nccc.edu.
 Testing
(Students and Employees)
  • Testing referral for those who are symptomatic followed by isolation/ quarantine until cleared 
 Contact Tracing
  • Public Health notification of positive cases and support Public Health contact tracing
 Density Reduction
  • Reduced operational hours and limited face-to-face operations/classes 
 PPE
  • Masking required and provided by College (cloth and disposable) when in buildings and where not able to socially distance 
 Social Distancing
  • Planned workspaces support social distancing guidelines
  • Required six (6) feet of separation
  • Distance markers in select high traffic locations
  • Barriers in offices where distancing is difficult 
 Cleaning/Sanitation
  •  Additional, targeted cleaning

 

 Campus Access
  • Hodson Hall (Administration Building) – the main entrance will be the only public entrance. All other doors are to be used as exits.
  • SL Library – will be accessible through the main entrance.
  • Science and Classroom Building – the entrance into Science Building (near the Association and S-19) will be the only public entrance. All other doors are to be used as exits.
  • Ballard Mill main entrance will be the only public entrance. All other doors in Ballard Mill are to be used as exits.
  • Library and Learning Assistance Center access through Ballard Mill.
  • Reshetkina Hall and Mills Building doors are to be locked.
  • Faculty/staff are welcome to park in the front of the buildings.
  • Main entrance will be the only public entrance. All other doors are to be used as exits.
  • Learning Assistance Center and Library accessed through main entrance.