Northampton Community College is continuing efforts to openly communicate information about the health and wellness of its campus community. The following is an up-to-date dashboard that provides data on COVID-19 testing. Data consolidates results from all NCC sites and reflects information reported to the Health Center from students, faculty and staff members.
The dashboard will be updated every Monday and Thursday afternoon.
For detailed state and regional data, please see the Pennsylvania COVID-19 Dashboard.
Please be assured that in the event of a positive case being reported, actions are being taken to notify appropriate individuals and keep campus community members safe.
Current Campus Status
|Total positive cases - Spring '21||122|
|Total positive cases - Fall '20||95|
- Last updated 4.20.21
Total Positive Cases
This includes the number of positive student, faculty and staff cases that have occurred since Aug. 24, 2020. The number includes both current positive cases and those that have been resolved.
Current Positive Cases
This is the number of positive COVID-19 cases currently in the community and includes students, faculty and staff, both on and off campus. These individuals are in isolation.
Coming to Campus?
Complete the NCC Health Check before arriving on campus. Faculty, staff and students must complete the NCC Health Check prior to visiting campus. If you plan to come to campus you should complete the Health Check before noon on the day you plan to be on campus. This is especially important if you are attending an evening class so that concerns can be resolved with our Health Center prior to arrival and prior to the centers daily closing.
Contact tracing is the public health investigation that is initiated when an individual reports COVID-19 symptoms or positive COVID test results to a qualified health care professional. At NCC, contact tracing is conducted through the Health Center staff. The Health Center staff confer with the Bethlehem Health Bureau as needed on a case by case basis.
Faculty, staff and students who are symptomatic or potentially may be positive for COVID-19, or hear of an individual within our college community potentially being positive, should convey that information to the Health Center as soon as possible via the NCCGo app Healthcheck, or phone or email message. The Health Center staff will investigate each case individually and determine the level of risk of exposure that occurred when the individual was on campus. A "contact" is considered anyone who was within 6 feet or less of the positive individual for longer than a 15 minute period. Any individuals who fit this definition of "contact" with the positive COVID case, will be contacted by the Health Center staff and instructed on what if any actions need to be taken. NOTE: Simply being in the same room with the positive COVID individual does NOT make an individual a "contact."
COVID-19 test results and an individual's health status are considered Protected Personal Information and must be handled confidentially. The Health Center staff are qualified to handle this information and are also trained in contact tracing to be able to counsel our faculty, staff and students to maintain our highest levels of safety.