To safeguard the health of our campus community, we have modified many of our operations in accordance with public health guidance. You can be assured that we have safety protocols, strict sanitation procedures and social distancing measures to ensure the safety of our students, staff and guests.

Health + Safety

We’re all in this together! While we are excited to provide a more “normal” collegiate experience this fall, we encourage all members of the campus community to continue to do their part in following health protocols and safety guidelines.

Masks

Temporary Protocol Update: The College recognizes that students and staff will be traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please note that masks will be required for all students, staff and visitors to campus, regardless of vaccination status, the week of November 29 – December 3 as an additional mitigation measure.

We recommend that all students, staff, and visitors wear a mask on campus. Staff, students and visitors over the age of two who are not fully vaccinated need to continue wearing masks to respect the health and safety of others on campus.  If you have a medical condition that prohibits the wearing of a mask, or if you have a sincerely held religious belief that prevents you from wearing a mask, you may request an accommodation through Disability Services. Staff seeking accommodations should contact Human Resources.  Some classes may require masks as part of their Program protocols and/or if social distancing is not possible. Those expectations will be communicated to students via their faculty.

In order to protect the privacy of our students and staff, we will not require proof of vaccination upon entry to the College. We will be using the honor system and ask that all students, staff and visitors be mindful in abiding by the updated mask protocol, recognizing that it is our collective responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our campus community. As a mask-friendly campus environment, we encourage you to continue to be respectful of others as they make their individual choices. Masks will remain optional for all students, staff and visitors while outdoors.

Social Distancing

Social distancing of six feet apart or more is expected while on campus. In lab and classroom areas where social distancing is not feasible, NTC may require all students to wear masks. These expectations will be communicated to students via their faculty. Additionally, many classes in the School of Health Sciences will be requiring additional PPE, as we prepare students to enter the healthcare field where PPE is required.

Temperature Screening

Beginning Monday, November 29th, temperature kiosks and scanners will be in place at all campus entrances. All students, staff and visitors must participate in temperature screening upon entrance to the campus. While the temperature kiosks will not be staffed, the College expects strict adherence to temperature screening requirements regardless of whether a temperature was also taken at home. 

  • Staff with a temperature above 100.4 should leave campus and contact their supervisor and HR. 
  • Students with a temperature above 100.4 should leave campus and contact their faculty member(s). Students may not return to face-to-face classes until they hear from their faculty and/or Security. 
  • Visitors with a temperature above 100.4 will be asked to seek services virtually. 

Symptom Self-Monitoring

Members of the NTC campus community will be expected to monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 daily. If you experience symptoms, you should refrain from coming to campus and contact your healthcare provider.

Personal Hygiene

Practice good personal hygiene habits including washing hands frequently with soap and water or using  hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.

Testing

If you are experiencing COVID symptoms and do not need additional patient care, you are encouraged to self-schedule a COVID-19 test appointment online using online platforms through Aspirus or Marshfield Clinic. Please note that you do not need to be a patient at Aspirus or Marshfield Clinic to use their online scheduling tools.

Academic Instruction

We continue to offer students more ways to take our courses than ever before. Whether you plan to complete your classes in person, online or in a combination of ways, we are committed to providing classes to our students in a variety of delivery modes to meet student needs.

Cleaning + Prevention

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy campus environment, which includes enhanced cleaning and disinfection procedures. In addition to the routine custodial cleaning, the College has implemented an enhanced cleaning frequency to clean and disinfect the campus with an emphasis on high-touch surfaces. Hand sanitizing stations are available at each entrance and across campus for student, staff and visitor use. Cleaning supplies are also available in campus locations designated as clean in/clean out.