Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

May 22, 2022

Updated Summer 2022 Protocols

As Niagara County Community College continues to navigate the pandemic and in order to continue to protect all students, faculty, and staff, we must be diligent in ensuring the health and safety of our campus community. As the virus continues to evolve, we must adapt to the ever-changing guidance and flexibility.

The following guidance is in effect for Summer 2022, however, protocols are subject to change as COVID continues to develop, and we will monitor and communicate as needed.

Vaccination/Booster Requirement

Per the SUNY COVID-19 Guidance, all students are required to be vaccinated prior to the summer session. All students eligible to receive a COVID-19 Booster are also required to complete the booster process within 30 days of eligibility. Eligible students are defined as the following:

  1. Students who received the Pfizer vaccine become eligible for the booster 5 months after the final dosage of the vaccination.
  2. Students who received the Moderna vaccine become eligible 5 months after the final dosage of the vaccination.
  3. Students who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine become eligible 2 months after the vaccination.

If you fit into one of these categories, you must complete the vaccination/booster process and submit your documentation to the Wellness Center (Room C-122, Sanborn Campus or WellnessCenter@niagaracc.suny.edu). If you do not wish to receive the vaccination/booster, you may enroll in online or web courses only – on campus access will be denied until you have completed the vaccination/booster process. Students may also apply for a religious/medical exemption prior to the start of the semester. Information can be found on the Wellness Center website – https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wellness/.

The Wellness Center will monitor student vaccination/booster statuses throughout the summer semester and send reminder notifications to students about their booster requirement. If you do not complete your booster process within the 30-day timeframe, your campus access may be denied until you become compliant.

 

Testing Requirements

  1. Students who received a medical or religious exemption will be required to test weekly. Students may either test off-campus and submit verification to the Vice President of Student Services (jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu) or may test on-campus on the Sanborn or NFCI campus. Dates and times will be posted on the NCCC website. Students who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access until they have completed the required testing.
  2. Students who take classes associated with the Savor Restaurant or La Patisserie will be required to test weekly while enrolled in those particular courses. Students may either test off-campus and submit verification to the Vice President of Student Services (jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu) or may test on-campus on the Sanborn or NFCI campuses. Students who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access until they have completed the required testing.
  3. Students who reside in Student Housing Village will be required to participate in bi-weekly testing. The Interim Director of Student Housing, Navaar Poole, will send alerts through your TWolves email account to remind you of your testing week. Residents who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access and housing access until they have completed the required testing. Questions about testing dates may be sent to NPoole@niagaracc.suny.edu.

 

Masking Requirements

Masks are no longer required to be worn by vaccinated or unvaccinated students or employees while on campus. However, all are encouraged to wear masks and observe social distancing indoors, as well in instructional space (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, offices) to help mitigate the spread of the virus.

Further guidance on testing and vaccine mandates for the Fall 2022 semester.

 

Julia D. Pitman, Vice President for Student Services

May 18, 2022

Summer 2022 Protocols

As Niagara County Community College continues to navigate the pandemic and in order to continue to protect all students, faculty, and staff, we must be diligent in ensuring the health and safety of our campus community. As the virus continues to evolve, we must adapt to the ever-changing guidance and flexibility.

The following guidance is in effect for Summer 2022, however, protocols are subject to change as COVID continues to develop, and we will monitor and communicate as needed.

Vaccination/Booster Requirement

Per the SUNY COVID-19 Guidance, all students are required to be vaccinated prior to the summer session. All students eligible to receive a COVID-19 Booster are also required to complete the booster process within 30 days of eligibility. Eligible students are defined as the following:

  1. Students who received the Pfizer vaccine become eligible for the booster 5 months after the final dosage of the vaccination.
  2. Students who received the Moderna vaccine become eligible 5 months after the final dosage of the vaccination.
  3. Students who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine become eligible 2 months after the vaccination.

If you fit into one of these categories, you must complete the vaccination/booster process and submit your documentation to the Wellness Center (Room C-122, Sanborn Campus or WellnessCenter@niagaracc.suny.edu). If you do not wish to receive the vaccination/booster, you may enroll in online or web courses only – on campus access will be denied until you have completed the vaccination/booster process. Students may also apply for a religious/medical exemption prior to the start of the semester. Information can be found on the Wellness Center website – https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wellness/.

The Wellness Center will monitor student vaccination/booster statuses throughout the summer semester and send reminder notifications to students about their booster requirement. If you do not complete your booster process within the 30-day timeframe, your campus access may be denied until you become compliant.

 

Testing Requirements

  1. Students who received a medical or religious exemption will be required to test weekly. Students may either test off-campus and submit verification to the Vice President of Student Services (jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu) or may test on-campus on the Sanborn or NFCI campus. Dates and times will be posted on the NCCC website. Students who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access until they have completed the required testing.
  2. Students who take classes associated with the Savor Restaurant or La Patisserie will be required to test weekly while enrolled in those particular courses. Students may either test off-campus and submit verification to the Vice President of Student Services (jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu) or may test on-campus on the Sanborn or NFCI campuses. Students who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access until they have completed the required testing.
  3. Students who reside in Student Housing Village will be required to participate in bi-weekly testing. The Interim Director of Student Housing, Navaar Poole, will send alerts through your TWolves email account to remind you of your testing week. Residents who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access and housing access until they have completed the required testing. Questions about testing dates may be sent to NPoole@niagaracc.suny.edu.

 

Masking Requirements

Students who are not vaccinated/boosted are required to wear masks while indoors on campus. The only exception is if you are seated at a table and actively eating or drinking in the Dining Commons, the Learning Commons, or common areas at NFCI. Failure to wear your mask properly could result in a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Repeated violations could result in denial to campus access.

 

Julia D. Pitman, Vice President for Student Services

March 04, 2022

Spring 2022 Return Protocols

As Niagara County Community College continues to navigate the pandemic and in order to continue to protect all students, faculty, and staff, we must be diligent in ensuring the health and safety of our campus community. As the virus continues to evolve, we must adapt to the ever-changing guidance and flexibility.
The following guidance are in effect immediately, however protocols are subject to change as COVID continues to develop, we will monitor and communicate as needed.
Booster Requirement
Per the SUNY COVID-19 Guidance for Spring 2022 Semester, all students who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 Booster are required to complete the process by February 1, 2022. Eligible students are defined as the following:
  1. Students who received the Pfizer vaccine become eligible for the booster 5 months after the final dosage of the vaccination.
  2. Students who received the Moderna vaccine become eligible 5 months after the final dosage of the vaccination.
  3. Students who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine become eligible 2 months after the vaccination.If you fit into one of these categories, you must complete the booster process by February 1, 2022 and submit your documentation to the Wellness Center (Room C-122, Sanborn Campus or WellnessCenter@niagaracc.suny.edu) by that date. If you do not wish to receive the booster, you may enroll in online or web courses only – on campus access will be denied until you have completed the booster process.

If you are not eligible for the booster prior to the February 1st deadline, you must plan to receive the booster within 30 days of becoming eligible (see above). The Wellness Center will monitor student vaccination statuses throughout the spring semester and send reminder notifications to students about their booster requirement. If you do not complete your booster process within the 30-day timeframe, your campus access may be denied until you become compliant.

Testing Requirements

Prior to the beginning of the semester:

  1. Any athletes currently on campus actively practicing or playing a sport must participate in on-campus Pool Testing immediately to come into compliance with the “Test to Return” SUNY policy.
  2. Housing students must present a negative PCR test (no older than 72hours), results of a Rapid Test (no older than 6hours) or participate in on-campus Pool Testing [1] within 24hours of arrival to be in compliance with the “Test to Return” SUNY policy. Home test results cannot be submitted to satisfy this requirement. Local students who wish to test on campus instead of bringing a PCR test result or Rapid test result, can participate in the on-campus Pool Testing1 on
    • January 13th and 14th – Sanborn (Room E151) from 10am to 6pm and NFCI (Room 142) from 12pm to 6pm.
    • January 15th – Sanborn (Room E151) only 10am to 2pm.
      Students who arrive on January 16th or 17th must do on-campus Pool Testing1 on January 18th (Sanborn only 10am to 6pm) if a negative test result is not presented at move-in.
  3. All other students taking in-person courses (including hybrid courses or any course that has an in-person component) either must present a negative PCR test (no older than 72hours), results of a Rapid Test (no older than 6hours) or participate in on-campus Pool Testing1 during the first week of the spring semester. Home test results cannot be submitted to satisfy this requirement. Students who do not comply with one of these three options will be suspended from on-campus access until confirmation is received that one of the three options is completed. Results from an off-campus test can be sent to the Vice President of Student Services at studentsvcs@niagaracc.suny.edu.

Semester COVID testing

  1. Students who received a medical or religious exemption will be required to test weekly. Students may either test off-campus and submit verification to the Vice President of Student Services (jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu) or may test on-campus on the Sanborn or NFCI campus. Home test results cannot be submitted to satisfy this requirement. Dates and times will be posted on the NCCC website. Students who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access until they have completed the required testing.
  2. Students who take classes associated with the Savor Restaurant or La Patisserie will be required to test weekly while enrolled in those particular courses. Students may either test off-campus and submit verification to the Vice President of Student Services (jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu) or may test on-campus on the Sanborn or NFCI campuses. Home test results cannot be submitted to satisfy this requirement. Students who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access until they have completed the required testing.
  3. Students who reside in Student Housing Village will be required to participate in bi-weekly testing. The Assistant Director of Student Housing, Navaar Poole, will send alerts through your TWolves email account to remind you of your testing week. Residents who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access and housing access until they have completed the required testing. Questions about testing dates may be sent to npoole@niagaracc.suny.edu.
  4. Student athletes will be required to participate in bi-weekly testing. The Director of Athletics, Amanda Haseley and/or your coach, will send alerts through your TWolves email account to remind you of your testing week. Athletes who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access and competition or practice until they have completed the required testing. Questions about testing dates may be sent to ahaseley@niagaracc.suny.edu .
  5. Students who participate in any face-to-face or in-person (including hybrid courses or any course that has an in-person component) courses will be chosen randomly each week to participate in the on-campus Pool Testing1. Students will be alerted through their TWolves email account if they have been chosen to test for that particular week. Testing can be completed at the Sanborn or the NFCI campuses. Students who do not test as required may be suspended from campus access until they have completed the required testing.

Masking Requirements

NCCC does not require masks for those who are fully compliant with the vaccine mandate (as defined by NYS and SUNY). While not required it is encouraged that masks be worn in areas of close proximity. The current guidance (NYS and SUNY) defines fully vaccinated as those individuals who have received their initial dose or doses, and when eligible, have received the booster.

Individuals who are not fully vaccinated, including those who have been granted a medical or religious exemption, or those who are now eligible for a booster and have not received one, are required to continue to wear masks on campus and should, where practical, continue to observe social distancing in indoor settings, such as instructional space (e.g., classrooms, laboratories, studios).

Students who reside in housing will be required to continue to wear masks in the public areas of the Student Housing Village (hallways, laundry room, great room, café, etc…)

[1] Pool Testing is provided by NCCC and is free for all students, staff and faculty.

 

 

Ms. Julia D Pitman
Vice President of Student Services, NCCC

August 25, 2021

Message from the President

Vaccination Update

Dear NCCC Student,

On Monday, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. As a result, all Niagara County Community College students will  be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in-person classes or receive any in-person services on campus in the fall semester. This is a state-mandated directive for all students attending any classes on-campus to be vaccinated. There is an up to 35-day grace period to allow students to provide proof of vaccination. All students must begin the process within the next 7 – 10 days to meet a September 27, 2021 deadline.

If you plan to get vaccinated, please do so right away to meet the September 27th deadline. Students not vaccinated or in receipt of an exemption will not be allowed on campus and dropped from in-person courses.

NCCC will offer free COVID vaccine clinics today (August 25th), 26th, 27th, and 30th on the Sanborn campus. The Department of Health will be in the Learning Commons today (August 25th), and August 30th from 10 am -2 pm, offering free COVID-19 vaccinations. Pre-registration is encouraged; however, walk-in participants will be accepted. To pre-register for today’s vaccine clinic or the one on August 30th, use the following link:
https://www.niagaracounty.com/Portals/4/Docs/NCDOH%20Clinic%20Schedule-UPDATED%202021%2008%2023.pdf. COVID shots will also be offered in the Wellness Center, Room C-122, on August 26th and 27th from 1 pm – 3 pm. No appointment is needed. If you have questions, please contact the NCCC Wellness Center at 716-614-6275.

Currently, students are the only group subject to the mandate. However, I encourage all NCCC faculty and staff to get vaccinated, and I will be working with our collective bargaining units to come to an agreement to require all employees to be fully vaccinated.

Some students may qualify for a medical or religious exemption. If you think you may be eligible, please request the exemption immediately. Exemption forms can be found on the College’s Wellness Center website https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/wellness/ Exemptions must be approved by the College by the September 27th deadline.

Because of the recent rise in COVID cases due to the delta variant, NCCC has reintroduced the masking policy – requiring all people on campus (students, faculty, staff, visitors) to wear a face mask at all times while indoors. The only exception is when actively eating or alone in a private office or residential space. If COVID risks diminish, we will reevaluate the policy.

Because of SUNY’s new COVID Vaccine Policy, the College is modifying its tuition refund schedule for fall 2021 by extending the 100% refund period of tuition & fees through Sunday, September 5th. This means a student may withdraw from courses through September 5th without owing tuition & fees. Students dropped from classes for failure to meet the September 27th vaccination deadline will not be eligible for a refund. There are no other modifications to the refund schedule.

If you are interested in changing your schedule as a result of this new mandate, please contact the Student Success Center. (First Floor Learning Commons, 716-614-6290 ssc@niagaracc.suny.edu)

I am pleased that we have taken yet another step closer to ensuring our campus provides a safe learning environment for all students. Please know that these policies are subject to change based on federal, state, and local guidance. The health and safety of our campus community continue to be my highest priority.

I look forward to seeing you at the start of the semester and will continue to share updates.

William J. Murabito, PhD signature

William J. Murabito, Ph.D.
President

August 9, 2021 (Updated on 8/26/21)

Fall 2021 Return

Safe Return to Campus

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Niagara County Community College (NCCC) has followed safety protocols that supported a modified operation of classes and operations. All NCCC stakeholders have been very cooperative and helped ensure that we provided the safest operation possible. As the nation moves toward the next phase in the pandemic, NCCC has established a safety plan to help the campus return to pre-pandemic normalcy. The plan relies on the campus constituents remaining vigilant and committed to following the protocols below:

  1. The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval of the Pfizer COVID vaccine. As a result, all Niagara County Community College students will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend in-person classes or receive any in-person services on campus in the fall semester. This is a state-mandated directive for all students attending any class’s on-campus to be vaccinated. There is an up to 35-day grace period to allow students to provide proof of vaccination. All students MUST begin the process within the next 7 – 10 days to meet a September 27, 2021 deadline. Currently, students are the only group subject to the mandate. However, we are encouraging NCCC faculty and staff to get vaccinated, and will be working with our collective bargaining units to come to an agreement to require ALL employees to be fully vaccinated.
  2. All students and employees should verify with the campus they have been vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination card. Students should provide their information to the Wellness Center located at C-122. Employees should provide their information to the Human Resources office located at A-261. A sticker will be provided to the student and employee to place on the back of their ID badge.
  3. Due to the recent rise in COVID cases due to the delta variant, NCCC has reintroduced the masking policy – requiring ALL people on campus (students, faculty, staff, visitors) to wear a mask at all times, EXCEPT when they are actively eating, or alone in their personal office. The campus will adhere to this guidance until notified otherwise.
  4. Testing will remain a key component of our safety protocols.
  5. Employees who have verified proof of vaccination(s) will not be required to be tested, unless they do so voluntarily or display symptoms upon entering the campus. Students can do so voluntarily even though they have been vaccinated or if they are displaying symptoms.
  6. Students who have been given a medical exemption or religious exemption from receiving the COVID vaccination, will be required to test weekly. All costs incurred for required testing on campus will be covered in full by the College. If students do not test according to the requirements, they will be restricted from entering campus until they have been tested or verify proof of a negative test from an authorized outside testing center. Students who fail to adhere to the testing protocol will be subject to discipline as outlined in the Student’s Rights and Responsibilities, Code of Conduct.
  7. Employees who have NOT verified proof of their vaccination(s) will be subject to testing protocols and will be required to test weekly. All costs incurred for required testing on campus will be covered in full by the College. If employees do not test according to the requirements, they will be restricted from entering campus until they have been tested or verify proof of a negative test from an authorized outside testing center. Employees who fail to adhere to the testing protocol will be subject to discipline as outlined in the Administrative Conditions of Employment Handbook or appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement; therefore, such employees will be restricted from entering campus and considered not available for work and will need to use leave accruals or loss of pay.
  8. All athletes MUST be fully vaccinated prior to any intercollegiate / club sport activity (including practice and competition). Athletes while not actively participating in the competition or practice will be required to wear a facial mask.
  9. All residential students who do not have a verified vaccination MUST provide a negative test, completed no more than 5 days prior to move-in and provide attestation of a 10-day self-quarantine prior to receiving access to their assigned room. This information MUST be provided to the housing office. Vaccinated students may request a room assignment with only fully vaccinated students. All residential students MUST be fully vaccinated by September 27, 2021.

All employees who have not provided proof of vaccination(s), MUST continue to self-screen on Banner Web prior to entering the campus. Individuals experiencing symptoms or who have answered yes to any of the questions should not report to campus and should contact the Wellness Center at 716-614-6277 for further guidance.

Thank you for your cooperation and for ensuring a safe environment for our students and employees.

***As guidance and conditions are constantly evolving, the recent guidance is subject to change. Further correspondence will follow as required.

View/download a PDF of the above Safe Return to Campus information.

January 13, 2021

What Students Should Know:
COVID-19 and Coming to Campus

As we return to campus in spring 2021, SUNY Niagara County Community College’s first priority is the health and safety of our campus community, including its students, faculty, and staff. The best way to maintain the safest environment possible throughout 2021 and beyond is for each of us to take steps to minimize the risks, not only for ourselves but for all members of the SUNY community.

Read the full ‘What Students Should Know‘ page.

January 7, 2021

NCCC Guidelines for Students Regarding COVID Isolation/Quarantine

View the guidelines.

January 7, 2021

NCCC COVID Housing Procedures for Spring 2021

View the housing procedures.

December 22, 2020

Spring 2021 Semester First 2 Weeks

The State University of New York (SUNY) and Niagara County Community College are committed to ensuring the safety and wellness of our students, faculty, and staff during this time of the COVID pandemic. As such, we are following special guidance from SUNY that may affect Spring 2021 course schedules.

November 12, 2020

Information on Mandatory Testing and Class Schedule After Thanksgiving Break

With the constant changing of guidance and direction associated with COVID-19, NCCC wants to provide details on what to expect for the remainder of the fall semester. Based on the directive from SUNY and in accordance with NYS recent guidance the following details pertain to our campuses plan:

  1. Pool testing (Pre-Thanksgiving):
    1. On 11/16/2020 – 11/19/2020, from 7am to 6pm NCCC will be conducting testing on 100% of students, staff, and faculty that have an onsite presence. For the Sanborn campus, this will be performed in the Dolce Valvo Art Gallery located adjacent to the Learning Commons.
    2. On 11/20/2020, 11/23/2020, 11/24/2020, and 11/25/2020 from 10:00am to 3:00pm, we will conduct testing for those faculty, staff, and students, we missed the previous week. This testing will only occur on the Sanborn campus in the Art Gallery.
    3. On 11/16/2020, from 8am to 6pm, NCCC will be conducting testing at the NFCI campus. This testing will be conducted in the Culinary Theater located on the 1st floor of the campus.
    4. This testing is mandatory and in direct compliance with SUNY directives and our approved fall testing plan. Failure to comply will result in access to the campus being denied.
  2. Pool testing (Post-Thanksgiving):
    1. The week of 11/30/2020 on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 10am-3pm we will be conducting testing on 100% of students, staff, and faculty that have an onsite presence.  The Sanborn campus will be performed in the Dolce Valvo Art Gallery located adjacent to the Learning Commons.
    2. On 12/2/2020, from 8am to 4pm, testing will be conducted at the NFCI campus. This testing will be in the Culinary Theater located on the 1st floor of the campus.
    3. This testing is mandatory and in direct compliance with SUNY directives and our approved fall testing plan. Failure to comply will result in access to the campus being denied.
  3. Schedule and Hours of work:
    1. All employees will continue to work their current schedule, as the campus remains open for normal business operations. The campus will continue to update employees on any work location changes. In the event employees are working remotely due to a directive by SUNY or Governor Cuomo we ask that you have a laptop if needed to perform your job functions and ensure it is functioning properly. If service is needed, please make sure you bring it to OIT to correct any technical issues.
  4. Instructional Schedule:
    1. The campus will continue to have onsite instruction pre and post-Thanksgiving. Some courses will move to fully remote learning, many labs, technology-specific dependent courses, and high contact courses will continue to be conducted in face-to-face settings on campus.
    2. For a full list of courses and instructional methods with a face-to-face or hybrid component, use the following link as a reference. Students will be contacted by their program instructors to verify instructional modality for the end of the fall period. https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/coronavirus/students/

Should there be any questions or concerns please reach out to Wayne Lynch, VP of Administration (wlynch@niagaracc.suny.edu) or Catherine Brown, AVP of Human Resources (cbrown@niagaracc.suny.edu). For student-specific questions concerning testing, please contact Julia Pitman, VP of Student Services (jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu).  For academic instructional information contact Lydia Ulatowski, VP of Academic Affairs (ulatowski@niagaracc.suny.edu).

Please be aware as SUNY and NYS guidance is updated or augmented, we will flex our plan to ensure safety and compliance with respect to our COVID-19 mitigations measures.

William J. Murabito, Ph.D.
President

November 12, 2020

Face to Face and Hybrid Classes on Campus and Off-site After Thanksgiving

View the Course Listing.

September 30, 2020

A Message from Dr. Murabito, President of NCCC

On September 25, 2020, the Chancellor of The State University of New York (SUNY), Dr. Jim Malatras, shared with all campuses a new policy for addressing COVD-19 public health violations. This policy sets forward uniform sanctions to be applied across the board for all students at all SUNY campuses who may have violated the COVID-19 public health safety protocols.

We at Niagara County Community College take these safety protocols very seriously. The protocols implemented on our campus are just one way we can ensure that our students, faculty, and staff stay healthy during this public health crisis. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to follow the reasonable requirements of wearing masks/coverings, socially distancing, avoiding crowds, participating in COVID-19 testing, filling out daily health surveys before arrival on campus, reporting positive test results, and following all directives of campus, local, and State health officials.

I have included the link below

https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/chancellor/UniformSanctions-Response-COVID-19-Student-Violations.pdf    that will take you to the memo from the Chancellor along with the mandated sanctions that will be applied here on our campus. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Julia Pitman, Vice President of Student Services at 716.614.6240 or jpitman@niagaracc.suny.edu. Ms. Pitman can assist you in understanding the policy and how it may affect you.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping our campus safe and our faculty, staff, and students healthy.

William J. Murabito, Ph.D.
President

September 10, 2020

NCCC Student Emergency Relief Fund application

The NCCC Student Emergency Relief Fund has been established through the NCCC Foundation/Alumni Office to assist students financially who are in need due to Coronavirus (COVID-19). It is funded through the generous donations of NCCC’s Trustees, Board members, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, and friends. If you are a current student at NCCC (attend NCCC in summer sessions 2020 or are a continuing student registered for fall 2020) who is in need of financial support related to basic necessities (food, medicine, toiletries, etc.), please complete the application below.

https://www.niagaracc.suny.edu/coronavirus/giving-form/

July 23, 2020

Guide for Coming to Campus

The primary goals for NCCC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic are to protect the health and safety of all students, faculty, and staff.

NCCC’s plans will be aligned and consistent with local orders and ordinances of Niagara County, SUNY, and the State of New York Phased Reopening Model. NCCC’s plans will also follow recommendations from the federal government (Opening Guidelines), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NYS Department of Public Health, and the NCCC’s Campus Safety Advisory Committee.

View the Guide for Coming to Campus.

July 21, 2020

Important Information About Fall Courses

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, it is our intention to offer a variety of instructional methods, including blended, hybrid, web, and on-campus course offerings in Fall 2020 (see definitions below). 

Therefore, it may be necessary to adjust the method of instruction currently being offered.

With this in mind, please carefully review your schedule in Banner Web to ensure you are registered for classes in the method of instruction you prefer. You should continue to monitor your schedule for potential changes that may occur.

BLENDED

A Blended course is taught approximately 50% synchronously through web conferencing software such as Zoom and approximately 50% online. The percentages may vary based on the course requirements.

HYBRID

A hybrid course is taught approximately 50% face to face and 50% online. The percentages may vary based on the course requirements.

WEB

A web course is taught 100% online asynchronously. Students are not required to come to campus to participate in the course. Some online courses do require a proctored exam.

We hope to be able to deliver courses in the method of instruction you have chosen, but the pandemic situation may cause modifications in the future.

If your course schedule is impacted, you will be notified. Please continue to closely monitor your college email account. If affected, please contact your advisor or the Student Success Center if you need assistance.

You will find a link to our Fall Reopening Plan here: http://niagaracc.suny.edu/re-opening/.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these challenging times.

July 7, 2020

Students

We are so excited that you have chosen to take courses with us this summer at Niagara County Community College (NCCC). On Wednesday, July 8th, Summer II courses will begin at NCCC. I am very happy to confirm that if you are enrolled in a lab course, your course will be meeting face-to-face at the Sanborn Campus. Summer II lecture courses will be offered remotely. Please check your schedule to confirm rooms and locations for your courses.

Before you come to campus, here are a few things you should know about your summer experience.

  1. All students, faculty and staff are required to wear masks when they are on campus.
  2. Entrance to the college is limited to either the north or south entrance of the Learning Commons at this time.
  3. Everyone entering the building will be required to undergo a health screening prior to entering. This will include a temperature scan and a short COVID screening survey. All are encouraged to complete the survey prior to coming to campus by logging into Banner Web and selecting “Mandatory COVID Screening”. The survey should be completed in the morning, prior to arriving on campus. https://ncccbanner.itec.suny.edu/PROD/twbkwbis.P_WWWLogin
  4. Please prepare for a short delay when entering the building to accommodate the health screening. Certain times of the day may be busier than others so please plan ahead so you are not late for class.
  5. Students will need to have their college issued ID to enter the building. If you do not have a NCCC ID, please plan to arrive early for your class so that you can be directed to the Security Office to have one created for you. NCCC IDs will be required when you are in the buildings. You should print your class schedule from Banner Web if you know you will need to have a student ID created; this will reduce the amount of time needed in the Security Office.
  6. At this time, most offices are either providing services remotely or have limited staff on premise. If you need assistance, please contact the office directly to confirm the best way your questions can be answered or when you can be accommodated.
  7. Lab instructors will review lab protocols with students who are attending the face-to-face laboratory courses for the Summer II session.