On April 1, 2020, Nevada’s Governor, Steve Sisolak, officially issued a directive that extends the stay-at-home order in Nevada through 5/15/2020.
As such, the COVID-19 Taskforce wanted to take a moment and notify our staff/faculty/students that Northwest Career College will stay closed to the general public through 5/3/2020.
Classes will continue to be held online and prospective students will still be able to register for coursework and begin their educational journeys.
At this time, NCC plans to reopen our campus on 6/1/2020, however, we will continue to meet twice weekly to discuss the evolving situation and verify these plans. If anything changes, you will be notified immediately.
Northwest Career College takes its responsibility to provide a safe, clean and healthy environment for our students, staff, faculty, guests and our community…very seriously. This page contains information, links and guidance on how to stay safe and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
We are also monitoring the updates and guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control, the CDC, on a regular basis and following their direction as it pertains to colleges and personal health and well-being when dealing with COVID-19.
Below are some of the basic questions answered on COVID-19 as well as links to the most up-to-date health organizations monitoring and working on this critical health crisis and answers to questions about your education at Northwest Career College.
What Is COVID-19?
COVID19 is a novel virus that spreads from person to person, usually within about six feet of each other through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or possibly their eyes…but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.
What Are The Symptoms Of COVID-19?
Patients with COVID-19 have experienced mild to severe respiratory illness including fever, cough and shortness of breath.
Is There Anything You Can Do To Stop The Spread Of These Germs?
- Wash your hands. It’s basic. It’s simple. But, it is very effective because COVID-19 is a contagious respiratory disease that is spread easily and removing the microorganisms from your hands is highly effective. So, wash your hands for at least 20 seconds…about the time it takes you to sing Happy Birthday two times.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
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What Do I Need To Know As A Current Or Future Student Of Northwest Career College?
Northwest Career College has implemented a plan to address COVID -19 on our campus sites. We will need your help, however, in keeping everyone healthy and safe. Here are a few of the policies we have implemented:
- If you are sick, stay home. This applies to all staff, faculty and students. You should contact your physician…do not show up without an appointment as they may have special instructions for you.
- If any students, staff, faculty or guests on campus are showing signs of acute respiratory symptoms, they will be asked to leave and meet virtually with a member of the NCC Team.
- If you have come into contact with someone who has COVID-19, please notify your instructor, academic advisor or career services advisor.
- Remote Tutoring will be available for all students.
- Remote Make Up Sessions will be available for all students.
- We are working with all of our extern sites to share with them our COVID-19 protocols and to learn theirs. Although we cannot be 100% certain of each site’s response should you fall ill, we will work diligently with them to schedule a “back to work” plan.
- Northwest has created a Task Force to address any issue that arises from COVID-19 as it pertains to our students, staff and faculty. They have developed plans for any circumstance that may arise on campus. If circumstances change, you will hear from a member of the NCC staff or faculty.
For additional information, we have provided the following direct links to the most up-to-date resources available.
Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Southern Nevada Health District: https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/coronavirus
The best and only way through a challenge of this nature is with complete transparency and commitment to doing the right thing by keeping everyone safe and healthy. And that is exactly what you can expect from Northwest.
Please know that Northwest Career College is here for you today and will be here for you going forward.
On behalf of everyone at Northwest Career College… Stay safe. Stay healthy. Take good care.