COVID-19 Information & Fall Plans

COVID-19 Health Resources

Northampton Community College is focused on keeping our students, visitors and community members safe and healthy. Information here is provided to help educate everyone about actions we are taking to provide protection from potential exposure to and spread of COVID-19. It also offers steps you can take to minimize risk of contracting the virus. Our goal is to accomplish this through personal hygiene, physical distancing, use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and by frequently disinfecting common surfaces.

NCC Fall 2020 Plans

Northampton Community College (NCC) has announced its plans to open for the fall semester on Aug. 24, offering classes in a variety of flexible formats that include on-site, online and as hybrid courses (combination of onsite and online). These formats are designed to give students more control of their learning, while placing an emphasis on health and safety practices to prevent spread of COVID-19. 

Some online courses will meet regularly at set scheduled times each week, while others are self-paced with weekly milestones, allowing students to access classes online whenever best suits their schedules. Important student services, such as tutoring, counseling, and other functions, will be offered both onsite and online this fall. Read full article

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COVID-19 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. 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  tnewman@northampton.edu
  • 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 coronavirus@sluhn.org. Please do not go to an ER or emergi-center until you have called one of the hotlines. 

* All health recommendations are prescribed by the CDC and PA Departement of Health. View our resources section on this site for more COVID-19 information and resources.