Novel Coronavirus / COVID-19

Together in these past weeks we have seen a rapid evolution of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. NYCC leadership and the College's crisis response team (CRT) has been monitoring the situation closely, remaining in close contact with public health officials to ensure we have the latest, most accurate data from which to make decisions and act.

Important Updates

  • Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine courses moved to remote/online course delivery (with face-to-face classes suspended) beginning Monday, March 16, through the completion of the Winter 2020 trimester.
  • All online courses in the M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction continue as scheduled.
  • All NYCC facilities are closed to most students, employees and visitors as of Sunday, March 22. Only those employees in roles determined to be "essential" (in accordance with NYS guidelines) may have limited access to facilities, under the direction of their supervisor and/or division head.
  • Employees are asked to work remotely as their jobs allow,under the direction of their supervisor.
  • All gatherings and visits to campus are canceled through Friday, May 1. This includes the Winter 2020 Transitions and Commencement ceremonies; alternate events celebrating this term's new clinicians and graduates will be scheduled in the future.
  • On-campus residential students were asked to return to their permanent homes and move out of the residence halls by Friday, March 20. Students with exceptional circumstances have requested and been granted special permission to remain living in the residence halls.
  • The Seneca Falls, Depew, and Levittown Health Centers and the Standard Process Fitness Center are currently closed.

FAQs

For Students

Academics / Coursework

  • Are Winter 2020 face-to-face classes still being held?
    Doctor of Chiropractic and Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine courses suspended face-to-face instruction and moved to remote/online whenever possible beginning on Monday, March 16. All online courses in the M.S. in Applied Clinical Nutrition and M.S. in Human Anatomy and Physiology Instruction continue as scheduled.
  • How does a D.C. student register for Spring 2020 courses?
    Registration instructions are available on the Student Portal under "Student Portal News" and in student email, via a message from the Registrar's office sent on Wednesday, March 19.
  • How will students take final exams?
    Faculty are currently working on developing distance course delivery methods, which may include final exams being delivered via Examsoft or in-person at a later date. For specific course questions, contact course instructors directly.
  • How will students complete lab hours?
    Faculty will provide as much content as possible via distance course delivery methods; completion of lab hours and requirements for each course will be determined by each faculty member.
  • Is the library open and are library materials available?
    The physical library building is closed; however, online library services and support are still available.
    LibGuides -- including searchable articles, databases, subject guides and several textbooks as eBooks -- are available through your student portal; login with your standard portal username and password as needed.
    Interlibrary loan is still available, if other libraries are open and can fulfill requests. Requests for print items (e.g. books and older materials that would have to come from older print journals) will not be filled. The forms to request interlibrary loans are available in LibGuides.

Contact snutting@nycc.edu or bboni@nycc.edu with questions.

Housing / Residence Life / Dining

  • Are dining services still available?
    As of Monday, March 16, dining services are currently not available.
  • Are the residence halls still open?
    On-campus residential students were asked to return to their permanent homes and move out of the residence halls no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20. 
  • What if a student can't return home?
    Students with exceptional circumstances have requested and been granted special permission to remain living in the residence halls. Please contact Carol Faivre, director of Student Engagement and Residence Life cfaivre@nycc.edu , with any questions or concerns.
  • Will any refund be issued since students are asked to leave residence halls early?
    Residence fees will be pro-rated for students who moved off campus early. Please contact Carol Faivre, director of Student Engagement and Residence Life cfaivre@nycc.edu , with any questions.
  • What is going to happen to the remainder of my unused meal plan?
    Unused meals from the Winter 2020 trimester will roll over to the Spring 2020 trimester, similar to each trimester's rollover of declining dollars. For any other dining questions, please contact Steve.Hoock@compass-usa.com.

Other Questions

  • What if students have additional questions?
    Students who have additional questions should contact the Office of Student Engagement & Residence Life via cfaivre@nycc.edu or mcasler@nycc.edu, or phone 315-568-3047 or 315-568- 3053 at any time.
  • How can students in the area help?
    Students who wish to volunteer can contact the Seneca County Office of the Aging (315-539-1765), the Seneca County House of Concern (315-568-2433) or The United Way (315-539-1135) for information about opportunities that may exist to safely volunteer while maintaining social distancing and other health safety protocols.
For the Community
  • Can anyone visit the campus?
    All NYCC facilities are currently closed to visitors as of Monday, March 16. This includes the NYCC Seneca Falls campus; library; Standard Process Fitness Center; and Seneca Falls, Depew and Levittown health centers.
  • Are the health centers open to patients and community members?
    The Seneca Falls, Depew and Levittown health centers are currently closed for patients and community members.
  • Is the Standard Process Fitness Center open and running classes?
    The Standard Process Fitness Center is currently closed for member, student and employee use; classes are canceled.
  • Are there any events currently being held on campus?
    All gatherings and visits on campus are canceled through May 1. In addition, all NYCC facilities are closed to visitors as of Monday, March 16.
Operations & Access
  • Who can access College facilities?
    All NYCC facilities are closed to most students, employees and visitors as of Sunday, March 22. Only those employees in roles determined to be "essential" (in accordance with NYS guidelines) may have limited access to facilities, under the direction of their supervisor and/or division head.
  • Are employees working remotely?
    Yes, all employees are encouraged to work remotely as their jobs allow, under the direction of their supervisors. Faculty and staff are expected to fulfill their professional obligations, which may require their presence on campus as directed by their supervisor and/or division head.
  • Are students and employees still able to carry out College-related travel?
    Non-essential College-related travel is suspended. Employees who are scheduled to travel on College-related business should contact their supervisor.
  • How do faculty and staff get assistance with remote and other technology?
    Faculty and staff may submit a request in TrackIT or to helpdesk@nycc.edu.
  • Is the NYCC Bookstore still open?
    The NYCC Bookstore is currently closed.
  • Are the health centers open to patients and community members?
    The Seneca Falls, Depew and Levittown health centers and Campus Health Center are currently closed.
  • Is the Standard Process Fitness Center open and running classes?
    The Standard Process Fitness Center is currently closed for member, student and employee use; classes are canceled.
  • During this period, what additional measure is the College taking to disinfect facilities?In addition to regular cleaning procedures, the College is conducting an "above and beyond" approach to the cleaning of high-traffic areas (including restrooms and locker room facilities) and the disinfecting of various touchpoints. Identified touchpoints include light switches; door knobs and handles; push plates on doors; classroom desktops; countertops; and water fountain buttons. As well, the College is spraying each building's interior spaces with a sanitizing product.

Coronavirus Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the United States' managing agency for coronavirus information.

There are several places to get the most current and accurate information on COVID-19: