Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Northeastern is committed to doing everything within our power to help students succeed with their educational endeavors.

Scroll down to July 14 to view the entire comprehensive plan for Fall 2020.


Updated, July 31, 2020

In an effort to keep our students and employees safe and healthy, Northeastern has installed wall-mounted, touchless thermometers located near the inside entrances to buildings on campus. To take your temperature, simply position your forehead in front of the sensor. In a second or two the temperature is registered. If it is normal, it beeps and green lights illuminate. If it is higher than normal, an alarm sounds.

We are asking that students and employees voluntarily take the time to check their temperature at least once a day before entering a building. If your temperature is normal, then proceed into the building, wearing a facial covering and practicing social distancing. If it higher than normal, please exit the building. Granted, a higher temperature than normal does not necessarily indicate COVID, but it is an indication of a potential illness or health concern. During these times, it is essential that we not expose one another to illness of any kind.

The wall mounted thermometers are not a HIPAA violation or FERPA violation. They are a means of self monitoring for health and safety purposes.

 

Updated, July 29, 2020

Scroll down to July 14 to view the entire comprehensive plan for Fall 2020. The following section was added to the plan:

"Quarantining and Isolation"

CDC link for quarantine is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fif-you-are-sick%2Fquarantine-isolation.html

If an employee or student (athletes included) has been exposed to COVID-19, the recommendations are:

1. 14 days of home quarantine and self-monitoring for symptoms;
2. Follow-up with primary care physician. If testing is warranted, then wait 7 days after exposure. If the test is negative, the individual remains in quarantine to finish the 14 days. A negative test does not release a person from quarantine. It means that the person did not test positive for COVID on that day.
3. If a person develops symptoms while in quarantine, then the situation becomes isolation.

If an employee or student is ill with COVID symptoms and/or tests positive for COVID-19, the recommendation is 10 days of home isolation, even if the person tests positive and has no symptoms.

The CDC link for isolation guidance is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Discontinuation of home isolation:

1. 10 days have passed since symptoms started;
2. The person is fever free for 24 hours;
3. COVID symptoms are improving.

The CDC link for guidance on discontinuation of home isolation is  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprevent-getting-sick%2Fwhen-its-safe.html

 

Updated, July 21, 2020

Under "Facial Coverings," the following paragraph was added:

"Persons exempt from wearing a facial covering will be offered a card stating that they are exempt. This card will be issued by the Director of Human Resources. If an individual has been granted an accommodation to not wear a face covering because of a medical condition, the College can offer that individual the opportunity to carry a card signifying the approved accommodation.  This should be a voluntary choice on the part of the accommodated individual.  It is recommended that if cards are offered to accommodate individuals, the individuals carry them in the least obvious way so as not highlight that the individual has a disability.  If the individual chooses to carry the card, it should not denote any medical information or the basis for the accommodation, but only that the individual has been accommodated to not wear a face covering while on campus.  See Human Resources for any questions."
 

Updated, July 20, 2020

In the plan below, entitled NORTHEASTERN JUNIOR COLLEGE FALL 2020 SEMESTER PLANNING FOR COVID-19 IMPACTS (July 14, 2020), the following changes were made:

Under "Containment and Surveillance," the issue of sick employees was added.

The section, "Employee Test Positive Results" was added.

Under "Social Distancing," issues for employees was added.

Under "Facial Coverings," the requirement for employees was added.

Under "Bank of Colorado Event Center," the word 'students' was changed to 'patrons,' which includes all customers in the Event Center (students, employees, community members, family members, and other guests).

Under "Enforcement," consequences for employees not wearing facial coverings or refusing to maintain appropriate social distancing was added.

 

Updated, July 17, 2020

Per the State of Colorado Governor's face mask mandate, effective, July 17, 2020, CDC-approved or recommended face coverings must now be worn at all times in fitness centers, including the Bank of Colorado Event Center. This includes during workouts.

Additionally, the college plan for fall 2020 below has been updated to reflect that all face coverings must be CDC-approved or recommended.

The statewide mask order can be read here: https://covid19.colorado.gov/mask-guidance

The order requires people in Colorado who are 11 years and older to wear a covering over their noses and mouths:

  • When entering or moving within any public indoor space.
  • While using or waiting to use public (buses, light-rail) or non-personal (taxis, car services, ride-shares) transportation services.

People who do not have to wear a mask include:

  • People who are 10 years old and younger.
  • People who cannot medically tolerate a face covering.
  • Children ages 2 and under should NOT wear masks or cloth face coverings.

Updated, July 15, 2020

The link below takes you to a 25-page document developed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE), entitled, “Planning to Return to Campus During COVID-19: Considerations and Recommendations.”

Guidance from CDHE

Updated July 14, 2020

NORTHEASTERN JUNIOR COLLEGE
FALL 2020 SEMESTER PLANNING FOR COVID-19 IMPACTS           (plan updated, July 29, 2020)

STUDENTS RETURN TO CAMPUS

In August 2020, flexible learning options will begin at Northeastern Junior College with the start of the August term and the Fall 2020 semester. This will include face-to-face learning in the classroom, as well as hybrid and remote learning opportunities.

 If the COVID crisis has intensified and there is a spread of infection in the community, we will follow the guidance of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the State of Colorado Governor’s Office, the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the Colorado Community College System (CCCS), and the Northeast Colorado Health Department.

The directives in this plan are subject to change, possibly becoming less restrictive or more restrictive based on the Public Health Orders and the rate of COVID-19 infection spread.

Adherence to public health practices including hand-washing, social distancing (6 feet or more) frequent disinfection of common and high traffic areas and classrooms, symptom assessment, temperature checks, and facial coverings in public is required. This will be widely communicated to students, employees, and visitors.
 

CONTAINMENT AND SURVEILLANCE

  • Physical spaces (classrooms, offices, residence halls, fitness rooms, etc.) will be properly cleaned and disinfected to minimize the ability of the virus to survive on surfaces. Classrooms will be set up to enforce social distancing.
  • Social distancing will be practiced by everyone.
  • Everyone will assist on cleaning surfaces.
  • Everyone will wear CDC-approved or recommended facial coverings properly, unless there is a documented medical or ADA exemption.
  • Students will be asked to complete a daily self-diagnostic symptoms checklist. This is currently being developed.
  • Temperature stations will be available for those wishing to check their temperature, or needing to check their temperature before participating in certain activities.
  • Employees should be monitoring their health every day prior to returning to work. If you are sick, do not come to work. Please communicate with your supervisor.
  • Commuter students showing symptoms will be sent home. Residence Hall students showing symptoms will either be restricted to their room or quarantined in a designated residence hall location.
  • Free COVID-19 public testing is available in Sterling at the SALUD Medical Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The SALUD Clinic is located at 1401 South 7th Avenue.

 

EMPLOYEE POSITIVE TEST RESULTS

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you are required to report the positive test result to Human Resources at 970-521-6730 or jeri.estrada@njc.edu, where you will receive further instructions regarding next steps, including information on the Emergency COVID-19 Leave of Request.  Please note that your personal information and diagnoses will remain confidential.

  • If you quarantined, employees may use any available government-funded leave, accumulated Sick or Annual Leave for this purpose.  If your work position has duties that can accomplished by working remotely during quarantine, this could be allowed over using leave.  Please contact Human Resources for further information.

 

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Maintain 6 feet of separation from others whenever possible.
  • To promote the concept of social distancing in offices, labs, and study spaces, try to go beyond the 6-foot minimum, setting a goal of 10-feet between work stations and work spaces.
  • For those employees that are unable to properly social distance in their work space, when possible, supervisors will create an alternate work schedules for those employees.  Due to the nature of an employee’s duties, if they must report to campus, and social distancing cannot be maintained, face coverings must be worn at all times.
  • To reduce the overall population density in shared space at any one time, flexible learning options will be implemented. Students may be in class face-to-face on one class day, and on-line another, alternating this schedule with other students in the class.
  • All persons should wash hands for at least 20 seconds using soap and water frequently throughout the day. Hand sanitizer may be used when a handwashing sink is not readily available or after coming in contact with surfaces others may have touched.
  • Limit contact with high-touch surfaces (door knobs, stair rails, crash bars, etc.).


FACIAL COVERINGS

According to the CDC, cloth face coverings are recommended as a simple barrier to help prevent respiratory droplets from traveling into the air and onto other people when the person wearing the face covering coughs, sneezes, talks, or raises their voice. This is called source control. COVID-19 can spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. That is why it is important for everyone to wear facial coverings in public settings. (www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html )

  • All students, employees, and visitors are required to wear face coverings in accordance with CDC Guidelines when they are out in public on the Northeastern campus. Face coverings are also required when it is difficult or impossible to maintain 6 feet of distance from other people.
  • Students have the option to wear a face covering when walking in outdoor spaces when other people are not present.
  • When working out in the Bank of Colorado Event Center, students must wear a facial covering upon entering the building. Per the Governor's face mask mandate, effective July 17, 2020, the face mask must remain on after check-in and during the workout.
  • Face coverings worn for extended periods should be laundered or hand washed daily using laundry detergent.
  • Face coverings should cover the mouth and nose. They include homemade masks, scarves, gaiters, handkerchiefs, or bandanas, per CDC recommendations.
  • Employees should wear face coverings while entering and exiting buildings and while moving around with buildings.  Face coverings should only be removed if you are alone and in a private space where appropriate social distancing can be maintained.
  • In lieu of cloth face coverings, CDC guidance indicates that face shields may also be used where the shield wraps around the sides of the wearer’s face and extends to below the chin.
  • Some individuals may have a disability or medical condition that exempts them from wearing a facial covering. These individuals should consult with their medical provider about alternatives to facial coverings. They should also consult with Northeastern’s Director of Human Resources to discuss modifications.
  • If a student does not have a face covering or forgets to bring one to school, they should contact the Vice President of Student Services. Face masks will also be for sale in the NJC Bookstore.
  • Persons exempt from wearing a facial covering will be offered a card stating that they are exempt. This card will be issued by the Director of Human Resources. If an individual has been granted an accommodation to not wear a face covering because of a medical condition, the College can offer that individual the opportunity to carry a card signifying the approved accommodation.  This should be a voluntary choice on the part of the accommodated individual.  It is recommended that if cards are offered to accommodate individuals, the individuals carry them in the least obvious way so as not highlight that the individual has a disability.  If the individual chooses to carry the card, it should not denote any medical information or the basis for the accommodation, but only that the individual has been accommodated to not wear a face covering while on campus.  See Human Resources for any questions.

 

The following notice on facial coverings and social distancing will be broadly disseminated via email, website, and signage:

“Effective on June 30, 2020 pursuant to guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health officials, all members and guests of the Northeastern Junior College community who are on campus property are required to maintain social distancing of six feet apart and wear a face covering over their nose and mouth. This includes any indoor space on campus, including lobbies, hallways, bathrooms, break rooms, and any open office space with multiple workstations, if there are other individuals present. Face coverings are also required in any outdoor space on campus where there is a potential to encounter another individual and social distancing cannot be maintained.

Face coverings help to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but they should be the last line of defense. Other preventive measures, including frequent hand washing, social distancing of six feet or greater, and minimizing the duration of contact time with others, need to be maintained even while wearing a face covering.

Wearing facial coverings may have a negative health impact on certain individuals, so we ask that you please be respectful, inclusive and understanding as you see others who are not wearing a facial covering. Individuals who cannot wear a facial covering due to disability or health reasons should contact the Director of Human Resources to seek an exemption or accommodation.

Additional CDC guidance on the “Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19” is available online. This guidance discusses wearing, cleaning and removing face coverings. This document also has instructions on how to make your own face covering.

Northeastern is monitoring applicable laws and guidance regarding social distancing and facial coverings, and this directive is subject to change as community knowledge about the virus and prevention methods grows.” 

 

CLEANING AND DISINFECTING

Routine cleaning will be augmented with additional cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning will consist of the following:

  • Spray guns with a chlorine-based disinfectant will be used by the NJC custodial staff to spray classrooms every other day. The effect of the disinfectant lasts for 72 hours.
  • There will be spray bottles of disinfectant in every classroom. Students will spray surfaces before they leave a classroom. Then the next students who arrive in the classroom will wipe the surfaces.
  • There will be spray bottles of disinfectant in every residence hall bathroom.
  • Students will be expected to use available disinfectant wipes in computer labs across campus, cleaning them before each use.
  • Hand sanitizer locations are available throughout campus for use by all.
  • Everyone should take responsibility to help wipe down communal areas with provided supplies.


SIGNAGE

Signs will be posted in each building. The signs will be used to communicate:

  • Reminders to practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and practice effective personal hygiene.
  • Symptoms of COVID to include fever, chills, cough, headache, and more.
  • The statement that by entering a building, one asserts that the do not have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Updated messaging from the State of Colorado, the CDC or the Northeast Colorado Health Department.
     

SPACES

Per the Eighth Amended Public Health Order 20-28 Safer at Home and in the Vast, Great Outdoors (June 30, 2020) issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Institutions of Higher Education in Colorado are to adhere to Section I.H.4 regrading space and occupancy requirements.

  • Outdoor venues may allow up to 175 people within their usable space calculated using the social distance space calculator (see www.covid19.colorado.gov ).
  • Per Section IV, courses at post-secondary institutions may resume in-person classes at 50% of the occupancy limit not to exceed 50 people per room. If the room is extra-large, the college may allow up to 100 people indoors within their usable space calculated using the social distance space calculator.
  • Auxiliary areas may be used in lieu of smaller classrooms (i.e. Tennant Art Gallery, Corsberg Theatre, Knowles 312).
  • CTE classes, Science, Art, Music, Theatre will use traditional face-to-face class formats to meet the standards of learning for those programs.


BANK OF COLORADO EVENT CENTER

  • Patrons can only enter and exit the event center through the main doors at the check-in desk.
  • Everyone will be required to have face coverings upon entering the Event Center. Temperatures will be taken immediately upon entering the Event Center and before students can exercise.
  • Per  the Governor's face mask mandate, effective July 17, 2020, patrons must wear their facial coverings during their workout.
  • 10 people are permitted per room, including 10 in the Auxiliary Gym.
  • Patrons will be asked to wipe down the exercise equipment after each use with provided disinfectant wipes or sprays.
  • To register to workout, patrons need to go to the website, www.GONJC.com
  • The fitness rooms will be cleaned every hour and sprayed every day.
  • Attendance at athletic events will require facial coverings. There will be a limited number of tickets available to be in accordance with current health guidelines.

 

RESIDENCE HALLS

  • Residence halls will promote physical distancing best practices in all designated areas.
  • Common kitchen areas will not be accessible to residents, at least for the fall semester.
  • Increased surface and facility cleaning will be done with approved cleaning products. Residents, RA’s, and custodians will all contribute to the cleaning of residence hall spaces.
  • Facial coverings are not required to be worn when students are in their rooms, but they will be required when students leave their rooms and occupy common spaces in the halls (i.e., lobbies).
  • Students will need to wear facial coverings when entering other residence halls.
  • Spray bottles of cleaner will be in each residence hall bathroom. Students will be expected to spray the sink after they use it for face washing, tooth brushing, shaving, etc.
  • Residents will be trained in the proper use of cleaning products and the proper way to wear a face covering.
  • Residence hall policies will be adapted to promote the wellness of students and meet social distancing guidelines.
  • Off campus visitors will not be permitted to enter the residence halls.
  • Athletes will act as a family unit, being assigned to specific floors with their teammates. Non-athletes may also be assigned to those floors.
  • The 3rd floor of GRB Hall will be the designated quarantine floor. Students will be required to move into a room on the 3rd floor of GRB if they are symptomatic. Roommates may also be requested to quarantine if the other is symptomatic.
  • Residence hall assignments, move-in dates, times, and procedures will be communicated to residents via email.


CAMPUS RESOURCES

Campus support, disability resources, guidance, career planning, advising, and tutoring will continue as vital student resources. These services will be available to everyone, both in person and remotely to provide increased access and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

When students are in NJC buildings for services including but not limited to Housing, Admissions, Bookstore, Student ID, Financial Aid, Records, International Student issues, Advising, Testing, Tutoring, iPad assistance, Payments, and Career Planning, they will need to follow social distancing guidelines and wear facial coverings.

Additionally, there may be limits placed on the number of people permitted in a single area at a time.


CAFETERIA

Although COVID-19 has changed how the cafeteria does business, our vendor, Aladdin, is committed to providing tailored services that meet the evolving needs of our students has not. Aladdin will continue to adopt a flexible approach that is designed to continuously improve and safely meet the needs of students. Here are the guidelines they will follow: 

  • Hygiene and sanitizing procedures will be heightened
  • Social distancing will be observed
  • Proper personal protective equipment will be worn as required (masks and gloves)
  • Masks will be worn at all times in food preparation and service areas and other locations on campus as required
  • Employees’ personal health will be monitored
  • Safe-minded service modification will be designed
  • Food and supply chain safety practices will be enhanced

 

Safe Café is Aladdin’s way of telling customers and guests that they have their health and safety in mind in everything they do. 

When you see the Safe Café sign, it means this location and staff abide by strict standards of health and safety, supported by enhanced sanitation, social distancing, service modifications, PPE and personal health monitoring.

Here are examples of signs/communication that will be visible in the food service operations:


ENFORCEMENT

Consequences for students not wearing facial coverings or refusing to social distance based on personal preference versus disability accommodation will be in violation of the student code of conduct. Progressive discipline will be used. Every effort will be made to use non-compliance as an opportunity to educate students about the reasons for the directives for facial coverings and social distancing.

Furthermore, every student will sign a Waiver/Release for Communicable Diseases Including COVID-19/Assumption of Risk/Waiver of Liability/Indemnification Agreement. This waiver/release will cover all programs or activities that students participate in at Northeastern during the 2020-2021 academic year. The waiver is located at the end of this plan.

Consequences for employees not wearing facial coverings or refusing to social distance based on personal preference versus disability accommodation will be subject to progressive discipline up to termination. Every effort will be made to use non-compliance as an opportunity to educate prior to discipline


FINANCIAL DISCLAIMER

During the 2020-21 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2020-21 academic year.


QUARANTINING AND ISOLATION

CDC link for quarantine is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/quarantine.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fif-you-are-sick%2Fquarantine-isolation.html

If an employee or student (athletes included) has been exposed to COVID-19, the recommendations are:

1. 14 days of home quarantine and self-monitoring for symptoms;
2. Follow-up with primary care physician. If testing is warranted, then wait 7 days after exposure. If the test is negative, the individual remains in quarantine to finish the 14 days. A negative test does not release a person from quarantine. It means that the person did not test positive for COVID on that day.
3. If a person develops symptoms while in quarantine, then the situation becomes isolation.

If an employee or student is ill with COVID symptoms and/or tests positive for COVID-19, the recommendation is 10 days of home isolation, even if the person tests positive and has no symptoms.

The CDC link for isolation guidance is https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

Discontinuation of home isolation:

1. 10 days have passed since symptoms started;
2. The person is fever free for 24 hours;
3. COVID symptoms are improving.

The CDC link for guidance on discontinuation of home isolation is  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/end-home-isolation.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprevent-getting-sick%2Fwhen-its-safe.html

 

PLEDGE

In closing, Northeastern encourages students to take the following pledge to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I pledge to protect myself by:

  1. Self-monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19 and reporting to a medical professional if I experience fever, dry cough, chills, muscle pain, difficulty breathing, headache, sore throat of loss of taste or smell.
  2. Washing my hands often with soap and water, and using hand sanitizer.

I pledge to protect others by:

  1. Maintaining appropriate social distancing, especially in the classroom and in the presence of older members of the community.
  2. Staying home or in my residence hall room if I feel ill, or after I have been exposed to someone who is ill or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  3. Wearing an appropriate facial covering.

I also pledge to:

  1. Keep my clothing, belongings, and personal spaces clean.
  2. Clean up after myself in shared common spaces.
  3. Remain educated about COVID-19 and the latest reports of infection.

 

 

WAIVER/RELEASE FOR COMMUNICABLE DISEASES INCLUDING COVID-19

ASSUMPTION OF RISK / WAIVER OF LIABILITY / INDEMNIFICATION AGREEMENT

 

PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY: PARTICIPATION IN A COLLEGE PROGRAM AT NORTHEASTERN JUNIOR COLLEGE/ACTIVITY AT NORTHEASTERN/ PARTICIPATION IN CAMPUS INSTRUCTION AT NORTHEASTERN

In consideration of accessing and using facilities owned by Northeastern Junior College, the undersigned (user) acknowledges, understands, and agrees that while Northeastern has taken steps to implement the State of Colorado lawful orders and guidance for institutions of higher education that:  

1. Use of Northeastern space could include possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist; and,

2. I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF Northeastern Junior College, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (“SBCCOE”), and the State of Colorado and assume full responsibility for my participation at and use of Northeastern facilities; and

3. I willingly agree to comply with the State health guidelines and requirements in regard to protection against infectious diseases. If, however, I observe any unusual or significant hazard during my participation in activities, programs, or classes at Northeastern, I will remove myself from the specific space or activity and immediately bring such to the attention of campus authorities (i.e., Vice President of Academic Affairs or Vice President of Student Affairs); and

4. I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY INDEMNIFY, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS CCCS, the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education (“SBCCOE”), and the State of Colorado (“RELEASEES”) WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL ILLNESS, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law. 

This waiver shall be governed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, and venue for any action related to this waiver shall be in the City and County of Denver, Colorado. This waiver is intended as the complete integration of all understandings between the parties. No prior or contemporaneous addition, deletion, or other amendment hereto shall have any force or effect whatsoever, unless represented in this agreement in writing.

I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT, FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, UNDERSTAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND SIGN IF FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENT.

Electronic Signature Agreement: The parties agree that this agreement may be electronically signed. The parties acknowledge that electronic signatures appearing on this agreement are the same as handwritten signatures for the purposes of validity, enforceability and admissibility.

 

Name of User:    

________________________________________

 

User signature:    

 

_______________________________________

   

Date signed:         

 

_______________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: July 10, 2020

Financial Disclaimer

During the 2020-21 academic year, some or all of the instructional formats may change due to an emergency situation affecting college operations, public safety, or public health, including the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuition and fees are charged at the beginning of the semester and will remain in place regardless of any changes in instructional format. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event the curriculum delivery format changes for any part of the 2020-21 academic year. 

 

Updated: June 3, 2020

Northeastern is in the process of making plans for flexible learning options the fall 2020 semester. We plan to offer in-person, face-to-face classes, as well as provide hybrid and remote learning opportunities. Please keep in mind, that plans are subject to change based on the guidance and directives of the Governor in response to COVID-19. Check this site often for updates. 

You’ve made a commitment to completing your education, and regardless of the current circumstances of the global outbreak of coronavirus, we remain passionately committed to your success, safety and well-being.

Northeastern has taken several steps to ensure you have a clear path to complete your educational goals. In the spring 2020 semester, we seamlessly transitioned to online distance-learning tools for most of our courses for flexible remote learning. These courses, as structured by individual instructors, retained the high quality of academics that students expect from Northeastern. As we return to face-to-face learning in the fall, flexible learning options will continue.

The menu items to the left will guide you to specifics about what your options are with online learning, classroom learning (such as labs that require hands-on work), and campus residence halls and dining.

We did not allow this situation to get in the way of helping our students receive the quality education they expected in the spring semester; we will continue that same commitment for the fall semester. We are here for you, and are ready and resolute to ensure you continue on your individual path to success.