Fall 2021 Health & Safety Efforts

COVID-19 Vaccination Interest

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As we begin the fall 2021 semester, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain paramount. This fall, COVID-19 efforts will continue and your help is needed to keep everyone safe. Everyone is encouraged to continue being self-aware of their health.

  • Masks are required in all NC State buildings.
  • Health screenings will not be required to enter buildings.
  • Protocols will change as required by local and Ohio authorities and the Center for Disease Control.

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding our protocols for Fall 2021.

    • COVID infections are increasing due, in part, to the Delta variant.
    • Vaccination levels remain low.
    • Hundreds of NC State students and faculty are doing practicum and clinicals at health agencies and hospitals.
    • By wearing masks we protect others as we protect ourselves. If we prevent the outbreak from spreading, our campus can remain open, especially for those students who need in-person instruction and support.
    • The CDC is now urging universal indoor masking in schools regardless of vaccination status.

    • NC State will have a limited number of disposable masks available at various locations in its buildings.
    • To preserve this stock of PPE we encourage students to bring their own masks.

    • If you have a documented medical condition that aligns with the allowable CDC circumstances for not wearing a mask, please contact NC State’s Office for Specialized Student Support at 419-755-4727 or contact dheestand@ncstatecollege.edu

    • For now, NC State will not require persons entering its buildings to have their temperatures taken. However, if you are sick or experiencing new, or worsening symptoms, you are encouraged to stay home until this symptoms pass or you receive a negative COVID test. Please note the campus Child Development Center may follow different screening guidelines.

    • We only ask that students who test positive complete the form. All information will be kept confidential and only used to help facilitate supports for the student.

    • Building access will continue to be limited to one entry. NC State will continue to use social distancing within classrooms and laboratories. Facilities personnel will continue to sanitize classrooms and public spaces each night.

    • Many courses available in a fully live format are also available in a remote or hybrid format. However, given coming start of fall term we cannot guarantee an ability to switch sections. We encourage you to first prioritize your personal learning preference.
    • NC State will continue to offer remote supports and business services for students taking live or remote courses.

  • July 28, 2021

    Welcome to Fall 2021

    As we begin the fall 2021 semester, the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff remain paramount. This fall, COVID-19 efforts will continue and your help is needed to keep everyone safe. Everyone is encouraged to continue being self-aware of their health.

    As we begin the Fall 2021 Semester:

    • Masks will be required for everyone inside all NC State buildings. Reasons include:
      • COVID infections are increasing due, in part, to the Delta variant.
      • Vaccination levels remain low.
      • Hundreds of NC State students and faculty are doing practicum and clinicals at health agencies and hospitals.
      • By wearing masks we protect others as we protect ourselves. If we prevent the outbreak from spreading, our campus can remain open for students who need in-person instruction and support.
      • The CDC is now urging universal indoor masking in schools regardless of vaccination status.
      • If you have a documented health condition, we will work to accommodate your needs. Please contact NC State’s Office for Specialized Student Support at 419-755-4727 or contact dheestand@ncstatecollege.edu.
    • Building access will continue to be limited to one entry.
    • Health screening will not be required each day.
      • Exception – Child Development Center may follow different guidelines.
    • If you are sick, or are experiencing new, or worsening symptoms, you are encouraged to stay home until those symptoms pass, or you receive a negative COVID test.
      • Please communicate with your instructors.
    • If you are exposed to someone with COVID, or test positive, please communicate with your instructor.
    • Social distancing within classrooms and laboratories will continue to be used.
    • Everyone is encouraged to wash hands frequently or use hand sanitizer; avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth; cover coughs or sneezes; maintain social distancing; and sanitize spaces when appropriate throughout the day.
    • NC State will continue to sanitize classrooms and public spaces each night.

    Our overarching goal is to keep everyone at NC State safe as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Your individual effort is key to making this goal possible, and to keeping our doors open for in-person learning and student support as we begin the 2021-2022 school year.

    For additional information, go to the FAQs on the website, or email nc-cares@ncstatecollege.edu.

    Tom Prendergast

    Vice President for Student Success and Institutional Effectiveness

    North Central State College

    Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction

    2441 Kenwood Circle, Mansfield, Ohio 44906

    tprendergast@ncstatecollege.edu

    419-755-4712 (office)