NCC Coronavirus Information
Northampton Community College continues to closely monitor the evolving situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) in order to evaluate the outbreak’s impact on our campus. Our first priority remains the health, safety and security of our students, faculty, staff and community as we evaluate our plans for the spring semester and beyond. For more information on the coronavirus, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.
NCC sites are closed and all students are learning remotely for the remainder of the semester. Noncredit and continuing education classes are cancelled for the foreseeable future.
We received confirmation the week of March 30 that individuals connected to Northampton Community College have tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals are receiving appropriate medical care. Members of our community who may have been exposed will be contacted. Anyone displaying symptoms should seek immediate medical care.
All events are cancelled for the forseeable future. The May commencement ceremony has been postponed, further decisions on this event will be communicated to students by May 1.
Coronavirus Health Recommendations
Coronaviruses are a large and very common family of viruses. A new strain of the virus—called a novel coronavirus—was identified in December in Wuhan, China. According to the CDC, symptoms include: fever, cough and shortness of breath, that can range from mild to severe.
- As a reminder, we ask that all individuals who are experiencing cough, fever, and/or shortness of breath, as well as persons who have had contact with someone with a known case of coronavirus reach out to the Northampton Community College Health Center as soon as possible. If you have traveled internationally within the past three weeks, please also contact the health center. Those who have traveled to certain hot spots in the U.S., currently, California, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Washington and Louisiana, are also encouraged to contact the health center for monitoring and advice. The Health Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is seeing patients by appointment only. They can be reached by phone at (610) 861-5365 or email at HealthCenter@Northampton.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Use good hand hygiene. Wash hands with soap and water (warm or cold) for 20 seconds, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.
- Limit the spread of germs and illness. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you do not have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. Avoid sharing food, drinks, utensils, cups, vapes/JUULs, etc.
- Stay home if you are feeling unwell and contact your medical provider.
If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, Do not go to the Emergency Room!
Use these Hotlines for screening and determination if you need a coronavirus test:
- Lehigh Valley Health Network: 1-888-402-LVHN and ask for MyLVHNRN to be screened. To schedule an e-visit use your MyLVHN app or visit MyLVHN.org.
- St. Luke's University Health Network : 1-866-785-8537, option 7 or email email@example.com. Please do not go to an ER or emergi-center until you have called one of the hotlines.